Which type are you? Are you left-brained, right-brained or simply bird-brained (just kidding!)? Ok, I was kidding there. But if you are either left or right brained you could face serious issues in life. As we know our brain is made up of 2 hemispheres. The left hemisphere is a logical and sequential processing machine. The right on the other hand is intuitive and can take a more holistic view of things. A balanced approach to life will involve both hemispheres.
But very often in life we come across people who are either left or right brained. So let me give you an example of left-brained interactions.
Husband (upset and tired) returns from office: “I got into an argument with my boss today”
Consider these 2 responses
Wife: “Why did you not do your assignment given?”
As opposed to
Wife: “Its ok, relax. You can tell me later.”
Or consider this
Son (crying): “My head is aching, daddy”
Dad: “I told you not to play those computer games”
Dad: “Go lie down.” And much later when the son feels better tells him about not spending too much time on the computer.
In both the above cases the response is rational, logical and correct. There is no emotional sympathy involved. This is case of left brained activity which really does not help much and can be quite irritating.
Let us consider the alternate, right-brained only responses. These people simply believe in something. They neither reason nor analyze their thoughts. How many times you come across people saying “I just dislike him/her” They never try to analyze what it is about the other person that they dislike. These people simply guess things. They form opinions based on hunches and react impulsively. This is right brained response and can be equally dangerous.
What is really required is that we assess the situation objectively, listen to what our heart tells us and then analyze it logically. There has to be nice balance between the left and right hemispheres. This way we will have proper approach to life and the world.