Monday, November 30, 2015

Mind Mapping and Whole-Brain Thinking (part 1 of 2)

Are you familiar with the term ‘ambidexterity’? This term is used to describe the ability to use both hands. Famous individuals like Albert Einstein, Fleming, Harry Truman, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo were said to be ambidextrous individuals. As you can see, it’s quite hard to use both hands with dexterity. If you’re a right-handed individual, you will find it hard to use you left hand in the same way, and vice versa. Do you think it will be possible to achieve whole-brain thinking? Well, that’s not impossible because you can do that if you know mind mapping.

Being ambidextrous can also be achieved if you’re able to do multiple tasks at the same time. For example, you’re watching TV as you answer the phone; while talking over the phone, you will jot down important notes or information dictated by the person on the other end of the line. If you can do these things, then it can be said that both hemispheres of your brain is functioning. Unknowingly, most individuals are utilizing both hemispheres of their brain everyday in accomplishing their tasks.

How can you identify a person using only his left or right brain hemisphere? To understand it better, you need to know the different qualities that depict the left and right side of the brain. The right hemisphere of your brain is responsible for your qualities such as having artistic abilities, being a risk taker, imaginative, creative, highly philosophical, etc.

While the left hemisphere of your brain is responsible for your qualities like being a conformist, practical, can comprehend effectively, seeks order, etc. If you’re a person who relies on strong intuition and acts subjectively and holistically, you’re a right-brain individual while the left-brain individuals tend to be analytical, logical, and rational.

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