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Not sure if this will work...

I found a left vs right brain test online- more specifically ,http://www.wherecreativitygoestoschool.com/vancouver/left_right/rb_test.htm. I got to thinking, and I noticed that the people who call themselves creative tend to have more instructables than those who don't- so if you use the right brain percentage as a measure (however faulty) of creativity, than maybe I could graph the relationship, and (Warning- this is far fetched) find an equation. So If you could take the test, share your right brain percentage and the amount of instructables you've written, I would Greatly appreciate it. Thank you.

(what I'll use to graph it - https://www.abettercalculator.com/c)

Hope I'm not asking too much! :)

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kentdvm
kentdvm

9 years ago

38% left
62% right
5 instructables. member since 3.14.09

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Ilija Miljkovac
Ilija Miljkovac

9 years ago

im a 10 year old boy and am not intrested in that and i dont have where o work

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moneyfuskie935
moneyfuskie935

Reply 9 years ago

You can salvage electronics parts from old toys and computers and make batteries (The way I did it) with vinegar, thin sheets of cardboard, and nickles. Most of the stuff that I do is done in 1 square foot of space in the same place where my computer, books, and tools are. If you want a secret​ place to do stuff, (which I don't recommend), then you could use a closet (preferably your own). 

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CatTrampoline
CatTrampoline

9 years ago

Left -58%
Right - 42%

Instructables: 6 published, 2 unpublished (in process)
5 on the drawing board

member since March 2010,

In my opinion, creativity inspires projects, but it requires some structured linear thinking to write up all the steps and publish an 'ible. I create more than I publish. My son also carries th MacGuyver gene and is a DIY/builder/painter/modder but publishing an instrucatble is too much like homework for his taste.

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moneyfuskie935
moneyfuskie935

Reply 9 years ago

That's what I've noticed!

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mistyp
mistyp

9 years ago

4 instructables

Left Brain/Right Brain
59%/41%
Member since 12/2010

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Ilija Miljkovac
Ilija Miljkovac

9 years ago

Left Brain Right Brain
48% 52%

i havent post any instructables because i dont have a workshop yet but i have tons of ideas

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moneyfuskie935
moneyfuskie935

Reply 9 years ago

You don't need a workshop to make stuff like wire earrings or glue made out of milk . ;)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 9 years ago

....or, like I did at that age, make batteries out of lead sheets, paper towels, and salt water, and with a screw driver and a few "bits" one can take many a device a part and either figure out how it works, or improve it's functions.

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Davo62
Davo62

9 years ago

Right brain = 51%
Left brain = 49%

I haven't posted any instructables so far. I have planned a few but just did not follow through. Depression seems to do that, but it is much better.

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thematthatter
thematthatter

9 years ago

56% right.
Have you tried graphing stuff with excel, its pretty right brained friendly. HA!

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moneyfuskie935
moneyfuskie935

Reply 9 years ago

LOL.... I have fedora so that's not happening anytime soon.

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BrittLiv
BrittLiv

9 years ago

56 % right, I usually only post about stuff, that I thing might be interesting for a lot of people. I would love to post more, but sadly I just don't have the time. I've only got two unpublished instructables, because usually when I start something I have to finish it.

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lemonie
lemonie

9 years ago

Inconclusive, ~50/50.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 9 years ago

Tilde (~) is like wobbling your hand, it means "about" or "near enough", there's a margin of error and "statistical significance" to be condidered.

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Reply 9 years ago

Just read the information in the link for 'statistical significance', and it'll make more sense. It's something to consider factoring in on your data.

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Thrasym
Thrasym

9 years ago

Left %56

No instructables, yet. Mainly because I only found the site a couple months ago, Nov 2011. I do have several planned, 2 are in progress as I complete projects, taking pics and writing it all out.

Lots of duplicate questions on that test, you can tell it was written by a right brainer! :)

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moneyfuskie935
moneyfuskie935

Reply 9 years ago

Has the test changed? Because when I took it, there weren't any duplicate questions.....

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 9 years ago

The word may be different but the questions are the same.
e.g. 33) I am spontaneous and unpredictable. and 47) I do not like to follow directions.

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Thrasym
Thrasym

Reply 9 years ago

I was just joking around, there are just lots of questions that seem to be the same, like the above and the "I like fiction" vrs "I like non-fiction"...but they do serve a purpose, I'd imagine, as you can be spontaneous and follow or not follow directions...like both fiction and non-fiction, etc.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

9 years ago

Interestingly, I am 50-50 or near enough, despite being an Engineer, and I have about a 50:50 published ratio.

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moneyfuskie935
moneyfuskie935

Reply 9 years ago

It makes sense. Being an engineer requires logic, organization, and creativity. So your near even right-brain left-brain %s makes perfect sense.

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

9 years ago

Interesting idea. You'll also have to factor in the time someone has been a member. I've been posting instructables since December, so my number isn't going to compare very well to a member like Kiteman who's posted 141 instructables since joining in 2006...

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moneyfuskie935
moneyfuskie935

Reply 9 years ago

I'll do that- the plot thickens.

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Reply 9 years ago

Ok, I finally did the test. :)

Left: 49% Right: 51%

Member since Aug 2011, (wrote first instructable in Dec/11)
Written 12 Instructables.

BTW, I loved Question 50. "When you forget peoples names do you go through the alphabet until you remember". - I had to laugh at that, because I thought I was the only person who did that. lol :)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 9 years ago

No and some of us do it for LOTS of things they forget....not just "names" LOL

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Reply 9 years ago

a, b, c, d... (nope, not yet), e, f, gee wasn't that fun? lol :)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

56% "Right".

One quote: "You are able to visualize the "whole" picture first, and then work backwards to put the pieces together to create the "whole" picture."

That is exactly how I create a large number of my Instructables.

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moneyfuskie935
moneyfuskie935

Reply 9 years ago

I knew there was a connection! Thank You!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

What you need to do is to approach a random selection of members with 1, 2, 3 etc published projects and ask them directly to take that survey. Try and include active members who have posted no projects, "inactive" members who merely read rather than participate, and people outside the website who have no obvious interest in Making.

If you're at school or college, you could delve even deeper into the Mind of the Maker by looking at rates of publishing, ages, and even types of instructable (step-by-step, video, photo or a mixture).

Get a big enough sample, and you're on the way to publishing a "proper" paper, or at least an analysis that would be of great interest to the marketing folk here.

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moneyfuskie935
moneyfuskie935

Reply 9 years ago

I've started to send people private messages with the survey. Continuing to graph.

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moneyfuskie935
moneyfuskie935

Reply 9 years ago

Why would it be of interest to marketing?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

The more you know about the people you are selling to, the better you can sell to them.

Here, it could result in more interesting contests, and adverts that more members are likely to be interested in following (which, in turn, means more money for the site).

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interair
interair

9 years ago

Right you are.. :)

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scoochmaroo
scoochmaroo

9 years ago

My results surprised me!
Left: 43%
Right: 57%

I have been a member since May 3, 2008 (really?)
published 174 Instructable (70+ unpublished!)

So what does that say about me?

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moneyfuskie935
moneyfuskie935

Reply 9 years ago

I'm not a prophet, but it *seems* to say this:

You are creative, but organized. You have no issues coming up with ideas. You are committed, but flexible. You have no problem finding practical solutions either.


Keep in mind, what I said above is not written in stone. I may be wrong. These are just some tendencies that I've observed over instructables. Happy late valentine's day!

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hasha2000
hasha2000

9 years ago

Left Brain Right Brain
40% 60%

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moneyfuskie935
moneyfuskie935

9 years ago

Add 1 day to number of days per day elapsed since comment below. "A" is the # of fays since joining instructables.

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moneyfuskie935
moneyfuskie935

9 years ago

I graphed the data that's coming in (thanks guys!), using the earlier method* and got strange results (y-coordinate was +100,000). Now, I'm graphing it like this:
x=right brain%
y=# of instructables
a=# of days since joining instructables
(x*y)/a = b (<=x-coordinate)
(x*a)/y = c (<=y-coordinate)
[b,c]


*see earlier comment

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vicvelcro
vicvelcro

9 years ago

Left 40%
Right 60%

As of this date, I have 6 completed instructables, none uncompleted, 4 in progress locally being edited on my PC, and about 40 in my head that I want to do.

I have been a member since Jan 7, 2007. I was a guest lurker since late 2005 or early 2006. My first instructable was in 2011.

My lack of publishing is primarily because of my style of self documenting. I turn on the vid camera and keep my still-shot camera handy, but usually don't stop to take still photos (dirty sticky hands or too engrossed) and my vid camera often has the wrong point of view due to poor positioning before I begin. I then have to get stills from video footage or go back and re-vid some steps (for which I procrastinate).

Also, many things I do, I do on the spur of the moment and realize I should have prepared for making an instuctable, then never seem to get around to re-creating.

Perhaps my self-analysis will help you with your thing.

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moneyfuskie935
moneyfuskie935

Reply 9 years ago

It will! I'm starting to collect side data as well as processing the data that's coming in. Thanks for responding y'all (particularly kiteman, canucksgirl, and you)!