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Critical Thinking: Do Your Child Have A Creative Or Analytical Brain?

Is Your Child Creative or Analytical? What it means to be analytical or creative? How to find out if your child is creative or analytical? Your child is so much more than a label and a box

Do Your Child Have A Creative Or Analytical Brain?

(1) What it means to be analytical or creative?

It seems like a very simple question about whether your child is an analytical or creative thinker. Before we get into the details of this, let us first consider what it means to be analytical or creative, and how the brain functions for one to be either.

The brain is primarily divided into two hemispheres; namely the right and the left. Both sides of the brain perform different actions and process data differently. The right side of the brain looks at the whole picture and then at the details; the right brain more intuitively processes data while focusing on visuals. On the other hand, the left brain is both verbal and analytical; it takes the pieces sequentially, analyzes them and then creates the whole picture.

Creative thinkers are more likely to think of pictures, while the left brained analytical thinkers are more likely to think of words and sequences. There is nothing good or bad for being predominantly left or right brained; i.e. being creative or analytical. Making a statement that a child is creative or analytical simply means that a particular side of their brain is more dominant than the other.

(2) How to find out if your child is creative or analytical?

This also means that both sides of the brain can be developed to work equally well. It requires training, but can be done with great ease. Teaching a child to develop both hemispheres of the brain so that the child can make use of the required faculty as and when necessary.

There are various online tests that you can use to find out if your child is predominantly creative or analytical. This is just to give a clearer picture of the more dominant side. Or you can just observe that your child can come to the conclusion. Creative children are sloppier than their analytical counterparts who prefer things to be in order. This also appears in their choice of toys. Creative children opt for toys and games that let them use their imagination while the analytical ones go for constructive problem-solving type games like puzzles. 

(3) Your child is so much more than a label and a box

Whether your child is creative or analytical is no measure of your child's capabilities, it is just a part of it and should be treated as such. Many parents like to have their children analyzed so as to take further action accordingly, however it is best to provide them with an overall experience of everything and let them choose and grow on their own accord.

Do not be surprised if, one day, your creative child comes in having made a Lego house with even the minutest details, or if your analytical child comes home with an A at painting. Do not put you child in a labelled box of being creative or analytical. Your child is so much more than a label and a box.
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