Left-Right Brain Conflict: Say the Color, Not the Word

By on June 18, 2012 — Updated on February 24, 2013

Say the color as fast as you could. Say the color, not the word and let us see how creative or logical you are.

This is only an example of left-right brain conflict; your right brain tries to say the color and your left brain insist to say the word, thus, causes you to slow down the process.

Take a free Hemispheric Dominance Test here and know which side of your brain is dominant to you. I had also taken this test and this is the result:

You responded as a right brained person to 11 (57.9%) questions, and you responded as a left brained person to 8 (42.1%) questions. According to the Hemispheric Dominance test, you use your right brain the most. The summary briefly describes your dominance type. Remember, this only represents half of the picture. Some of the traits associated with the right side of the brain are listed in the below. Not all of the traits will apply to you. Remember, we use both side of our brain, but your right sides gets the most exercise.


For the Right Brain (57.9%)

  • Holistic – Processing information from whole to part; sees the big picture first, not the details.
  • Random – Processing information with out priority, jumps form one task to another.
  • Concrete – Processes things that can be seen , or touched – real objects.
  • Intuitive – Processes information based on whether or not it feels right you know answer but not sure how it was derived.
  • Nonverbal – Processes thought as illustrations.
  • Fantasy-Oriented – Processes information with creativity; less focuses on rules and regulations.

For the Left Brain (42.1%)

  • Linear – Processing information from part to whole in a straight forward logical progression.
  • Sequential – Processing information in order from first to last.
  • Symbolic – Processes symbols an pictures; likes to use letters, words and mathematical symbols.
  • Logical – Processes information piece by piece using logic to solve a problem.
  • Verbal – Processes thoughts and ideas with words.
  • Reality-Based – Processes information based on reality; focuses on rules and regulations.

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  1. RonLeyba

    June 19, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Cool share. Geeky nerdy read for me haha. Nice knowing something new in here. Thanks for sharing JP!
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  2. carmel

    June 19, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    ayayay… I took the test and I’m right-brained, but I always thought I’m more inclined to be logical, hehehe… it was difficult to answer the questions, you’re only given two choices for each, so I can’t really say it’s accurate.
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  3. metalpig design

    June 19, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    cool.. and here’s mine..-> You responded as a right brained person to 10 questions, and you responded as a left brained person to 9 questions. You seemed to be comfortable using strategies for both sides for the brain. awesome! 🙂
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  4. tatess

    June 20, 2012 at 3:48 am

    i did not get the idea for the first time so i said the words and finally got it right , but it was difficult to say the colors instead of the words.
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  5. violy

    June 22, 2012 at 5:01 am

    interesting post, I will try it after this. yeah I saw some of related tests online I tried a few also before but first time to read about this. thanks for the share! 😉
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