I’ve never been a fan of management & other pseudo psychology and the the left brain / right brain rubbish that is out there drives me mad.
Back in 1987 this was a myth. Fast forward 25 years and it’s still a myth.
Here’s the abstract from the paper:
[This paper ] reviews research on the functional differences between the 2 hemispheres of the human brain and finds that such claims represent a hemisphere mythology that is contradicted by research on the nature of the differences between the hemispheres.
Let me say it again, there is no evidence that difference between the left/right sides of the brain has any effect on behaviour. It’s a myth, a fallacy. Designers you are not left brained any more than developers are right brained.
From Left brain/right brain mythology and implications for management and training. Terence Hines (1987)
JSTOR: The Academy of Management Review, Vol. 12, No. 4 (Oct., 1987), pp. 600-606 (Requires free registration to read).
Here’s an example of the myth in action from Mercedes Benz: