The R-brain person

Common behaviours

"All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose."

—Brian Tracy

"A creative life is finding a unique or different solution and showing the art and beauty of your solution for all to apply, enjoy and experience."


"The source for all religion, art and original ideas lies in the right side of the brain."


The R-brain person

R-brain types are people who can efficiently and effectively transfer information from the L-brain to the R-brain on a regular basis.

R-brain people are the opposite to what L-brain people are. For example, where L-brain types are spontaneous and quick, R-brain types will tend to have a delayed approach and become a great thinker of their inner and outer world rather than participate/talk and do things. They will create new ideas and new possibilities based on a wide range of information sources (including the more obscure types). They will rarely, if ever, manipulate or change the outer world first before thinking about an issue very carefully. These types would prefer to manipulate and change their inner selves first through thinking and visualisation before doing anything to affect the environment.

Highly skilled in unifying observable and unobservable patterns derived from experience and in the mind to form one simplified and powerful main pattern, R-brain people will see interrelationships in all things, even those that L-brain types cannot directly observe with their eyes. Often, R-brain people are described as intuitive types because they can see patterns not directly observable in reality and can foresee likely consequences or outcomes when thinking carefully and taking into account in their minds enough factors as they imagine how things are likely to play out.

In a social setting, R-brain people are, by nature, capable of being discriminate and thus communicable with other people, but are conditioned to being tolerant and quiet in society (i.e. they reveal an understanding of the limitations of words to accurately describe the bigger reality of life).

R-brain people are good at noticing similarities in the universe and in people (and hence understand what's common in all things) with particular ease and power, rather than look for differences and highlighting them. Thus R-brain types are more accepting of other people for who they are, as real individuals with feelings and thoughts, and requiring the same essential physical needs as anyone else.

And it can also be very hard to argue against a R-brain type mainly because he/she will spend the time listening and understanding what you have to say, agreeing on some things. Where there is any disagreement and it is important to let the other person know, it if often stated in a matter-of-fact and calm way and showing a deep level of understanding in areas that he/she disagrees but always presented with respect and a willingness to listen to new perspectives and insights so he/she can imagine and see the situation from another person's eyes.

The R-brain approach can be taught by practising to think (or visualise), and be creative in your own thinking on a single problem of interest to you for a long time (i.e., you must maintain a certain level of concentration on your thinking for a reasonable period of time). For example, consider practising the art of carpentry by doing a long-term project, or consider doing nothing but think about a long-term and difficult problem that you would like to solve. For younger people, video games can be designed with sensors attached to the head to help measure brain activity and the type of waves emitted so that a person can train his/her mind to relax and possibly think about something to help achieve a particular goal in the game (e.g., make a paper plane stay in the air and avoid obstacles). Alternatively, games that give more time to think creatively and find alternative solutions and then to try them out with plenty of rewards often emphasise this R-brain approach.

Otherwise, R-brain thinking can also be taught through long moments of quiet time just being on your own and contemplating various issues in your life, by simplifying all the things you are doing right now, and by performing just one simple and enjoyable activity each day without feeling pressured or restricted in some way.

The removal of all boundaries or restrictions is considered crucial to promoting this internal creativity as well as the skills of R-brain thinking.

Examples of R-brain people in modern society include religious leaders, philosophers, artists, and certain tribal elders of primitive societies.