Makes sense to me, I’ve got both traits. But I guess I was remembering back in high school there was a clear segregation between the two. People who couldn’t cut it academically were nudged toward the art classes, people who were good at math and science were labelled “geeks” and told not to waste their time with art. I got weird looks from both groups, because I can’t pick up on boundaries like that unless they’re spelled out for me. It wasn’t until the end of senior year that someone told me I wasn’t supposed to enjoy my pottery class because I was too good at math and science.
Then again, I sometimes think I fit the stereotype of the mad scientist :p
Are you left handed too? As the wife of a lefty and the mother of a lefty (both creative engineers)I’ve come to the conclusion that lefties and righties don’t think alike.
I belonged to a quilting guild at one time, and I noticed that when we were all seated at a frame together, the lefties had to be at the end, of course. I also noticed that the lefties in the group were some of our most creative sewers. They had all figured out clever shortcuts to accomplish piecing that was difficult to accomplish in the traditional way. These were methods that my right handed brain had to really struggle to copy. But, I found I could do them easily if I followed their directions step by step.
So, it dawned on me why my husband and I could never agree on how to accomplish a task. We are thinking about it from the opposite direction. So, I went home and announced to my son (who was studying for his doctorate in engineering) that he should look for a left handed woman to marry because she would be easier to get along with.
He just rolled his eyes at me and said, “I don’t want to marry another engineer, and you wouldn’t want me to bring home an ARTIST, would you?” He’s happily married and expecting his 5th child. At least 3 of those kids are lefties too!
And my husband’s left handed sister taught pottery for years.