1. What were your overall results?
The results from the test were that I am strongly left-hemisphere dominant with a balance between visual and auditory inputs. The exact results were 52.6% auditory, 47.4% visual, 61.1% left hemisphere, and 38.9% right hemisphere.
2. After reading your “Personal Evaluation”, what statements about you contained in your profile accurately fit you? Give a real example from your own life for each.
The personal evaluation stated that having a strong left hemisphere implies organization, structure, and self-monitoring, which I feel does characterize me fairly well. It also stated that it means I look at situations and problems and analyze them in a very systematic manner. This also holds true to my personality. One of my theories on life is that there are no problems, but only solutions. In any situation, I always look to see how I can get something accomplished in the best manner. One example of how I show left hemisphere dominance in everyday life is that I keep lists of things to do. I have a list for school work I need to get done, I have a list of everyday things I need to do, and I have a list of events coming up that I need to plan for. I make sure to do the first thing on the lists and cross it off before I go on to my next task.
Concerning the auditory and visual input results, I honestly do not agree with anything the personal evaluation said about my personality. The description given did not match me at all. If I were take an alternative test, then maybe the results would have been more accurate in coordinance with my sensory profile.
3. After reading your “Personal Evaluation”, what statements about you contained in your profile inaccurately fit you? Give a real example from your own life for each.
I agreed with most of what was said to come in turn with my strong left hemisphere, except the statement that everything must be a definite since improvisation is less easy for me. I feel that in the past that may have been truer, but I feel that I am a lot more spontaneous now than I have been earlier on in my life. For example, I used to have to plan every single activity I did with my friends at least a day in advance, but now I will do more things on a whim.
In regards to my sensory profile, I do not feel any of the statements given in the personal evaluation fit me. The test reported that I am balanced in auditory and visual perception, but I definitely feel that I am much more a visual than auditory person. The evaluation says that my balance of sensory preferences tends to make me more perceptive than most. I would agree that I am very perceptive visually, but auditorally it is harder for me to pick up on things. For example, in class it is much easier for me to read PowerPoint slides and take notes than it is for me to strictly listen to my teachers lecture and take notes. It is just hard for me to listen and process information at the same time. I learn a lot more by visually seeing the information.
4. Explain how you will be able to apply what you learned from this activity to your own life. That is, in what ways can you use the information learned from this activity.
I can use the information I learned to try and become better in my auditory skills. This is something I know I lack in and have been trying to improve. I know I will probably not reach the level my visual input is at, but I will make a conscious effort to improve my auditory skills. I already knew I was an analytical person, so it does not make much of a difference to me that the test reported this. I will continue to study and live my life pretty much the way I do, except I might try to be a little less structured.
5. Any other comments about your results?
I would like to take any alternate brain function tests to see if they come up with the same results this test reported because the results from this test were slightly surprising to me.