Everything You Need To Know About Right Brain Characteristics

Woman Exercising Right Side Of The Brain.

Our brain is one of the most important organs in our body. In fact, many would argue that it is the most important part. The brain controls our movements and every function of the body.

It also helps us process information and make sense of the world around us. Brain research continues to fascinate anyone who pays attention to its mechanisms.

The brain has two hemispheres: the left side and the right side which control different functions. Researchers have studied hemispheres extensively to understand what are the functions of each of them. 

Right brain characteristics are under the most scrutiny because it deals with components of human that are lesser known: our emotions and creativity.

In this article, we will focus on right-brain characteristics. We’ll explore what it means to be a right-brained person. And more importantly, how you can improve the right side of your brain for knowledge, skills, and talents.

Left-Brain Vs Right-Brain

As mentioned before, the human brain has two hemispheres: the right and the left. The left-brain is responsible for logic, while the right-brain is responsible creativity.

The two hemispheres are divided by a structure called the corpus callosum which helps them communicate with one another. There’s a common misbelief that there are left-brain or right-brain people; however, the truth is all humans use both hemispheres with a pre-dominance of one side.

Recently, society has gained more interest in the study of right brain characteristics because growing research has shown how a few traits are related to workplace success.

Some theories are skeptical about the dividing line. Yet, there are differences between left and right brain that are worth investigating.

Common Right-Brain Characteristics

Here are common traits of right-brained people:
• Guided by Emotions
• Controls the left side of the body
• Easy with arts and creativity
• Attention to context
• Visual skills
• Intuition
• Imagination
• Emotional intelligence
• Seeing the bigger picture instead of focusing on the details
• At ease in warm climates
• Mood swings

Right Cerebral Hemisphere: The Creative Side Of The Brain

One of the traits associated to workplace success is creativity. Creativity is linked with innovation. 

In fact, the right hemisphere of the brain controls creativity, imagination and intuition, giving you the ability to visualize and interpret reality. It helps people to look at the bigger picture so they can better assess problems and innovate strategies to solve them.

Moreover, the right side of the brain contributes to emotional intelligence, which is the ability to understand ourselves and be empathetic towards others.

Those who develop emotional intelligence are able to master interpersonal relationships, a vital skill for managers.

What Does It Mean To Be A Right-Brained Person?

Some people focus on developing one side of the brain, rather than the other. Let’s take a look at how a right-brained person sees the world and makes decisions.

Context Analysis

Seeing the bigger picture is essential for right-brained people to understand the world. For example, when organizing files, a left-brained person focuses on individual files. While, a right-brained person would think of a cataloging system to save time for the next batch.
In a love story, the right-brained person wouldn’t analyze each person’s behaviors. They would concentrate on the good feelings that person gives to their partner each day.


Right-brained people develop their creativities in warm climates. Mood swingsare usually controlled.

Work and Creative Life

Visualization and creativity are the headlights that guide right- brained people at work. They usually do not follow logic and weigh out pros and cons. Instead, they make decisions based on their gut feeling.


Although right-brained people experience mood swings, they are more inclined to understanding others. They also experience intra-personal and interpersonal intelligence.

What Percentage Of The Population Is Right-Brain Dominant?

According to The Huffington Post, 37% of Americans are left-brained, while only 29% are right-brained. In 34% of participants, the two hemispheres show equal influence on decision-making. Which is very important, you get the best out of both hemispheres!

How To Develop Your Right-Brain

People can change their approach to life and train their brain functioning.
You can train your brain. It’s important to learn how to unleash its potential and develop certain skills to make the most out of it. If we only use 10% of brain power, how can we make the most out of it? When you exercise your brain, you become a fast learner and enhance your productivity.
As Jim Kwik, the author of Mindvalley’s Superbrain Program, says: “If knowledge is power, learning is your superpower.”

Here are three sets of exercises that you can do to improve your right-brain:

Mental exercises

Since the right side of the brain is better with , simple brain games and exercises such as connect the dots and crossword puzzles can help improve these skills. 

Physical exercises

Exercising the left side of your body will stimulate the right side of your brain (and vice versa), simple exercises like breathing through your left nostril can awaken your brain.

Look at Art

A 2017 study on looking at art and visual images stimulates brain activity in the right-hemisphere.

Are you accepting the brain challenge? Unleash the power of your brain and learn how to make it a Superbrain!

What are some of the strategies you’ll try to develop your right brain? Let us know in the comments section below!

Hazel L

Hazel L

Hazel L is a Canadian actress and writer based in Toronto. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from York University and Technical Writing certificate from Humber College. She competed in Miss Universe Canada 2003 and appeared in commercials for Comwave, Scene & BNN Bloomberg. As well as, True Crime TV shows "Nowhere to Hide" & "Bizarre Murders."

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