A Right Brained Wife vs a Left Brainded Husband

Topics: Human brain, Cerebrum, Lateralization of brain function Pages: 2 (674 words) Published: September 11, 2011
A Right Brained Wife VS A Left Brained Husband

Anita Davis

Davenport University

English 109, Monday

Professor Keller

May 23, 2011

A Right Brained Wife VS A Left Brained Husband

I am right brained and my husband (Denny) is left brained. One of our biggest problems is we do not think at all, along the same lines. One of his pet peeves, every thing has a place and needs to be put back into its proper place. I, on the other hand, tend to move things around and don’t always put things in the same place. I feel at times we are a right brained wife vs a left brained husband. I am going to talk about how differently we plan meals, how we make decisions so differently and how our views of people are so different.

When I am planning a meal, I usually do not start thinking about what I am going to fix until around an hour or so before the meal. Denny will start planning lunch and dinner while he is eating breakfast. We make his breakfast and lunch at home before work the next day. He will get angry with me if I don’t have it all put together and in his lunch container by 8:00 p.m. I tell him as long as I have it done before morning, what does it matter what time I get it finished. Sometimes, I like to do it after he has gone to bed, that way I can take my time and not feel like I am rushing.

As far as decision making goes, we are like night and day. I make decisions based on what feels right “The right brain addresses emotions” (Watson, 1998). Denny goes at it from the logical point “The left side of the brain sees individual parts that make up a whole. It organizes, analyzes, and rationalizes information” (Watson). He tends to try and look at the big picture and see how things will be affected down the road. I see thing at that moment and make judgments based on my feelings at that time.

It is weird how different our views about people are. I look for the good in people and he looks for the bad. For instance, I bought a cell phone off of...

References: Sipes, G.P. (2007, July 7). Business needs a different mind-set
          Indianapolis Business Journal, 29, 18.
Watson, K. (1998, Sept-Oct). The brain’s balancing act
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