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Do you ever feel that your mind is overloaded with all that you have to do, be and have?
Life as we know it, has evolved to a much faster pace than what we were use to over 50 years ago. With the advances of technology, the way we communicate, the speed of our vehicles, the time pressures of work deadlines and the many other commitments in our lives, it seems that we simply don’t have time to relax and enjoy the moment. In this 21st century, our lives are much busier now, than they ever were. At times I wonder if all these changes and advances are really moving us to where we ultimately want to be, which is to be more peaceful and happy.
We all have experienced how it feels to be stressed out and our mind is full of thoughts of what we need to do…
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What kind of brain do you have and what can you do with it? Quiz Created by Rachel Addine
I know well that these types of generic trivia quizzes are very deterministic, generic and ambiguous, but some of the questions and answer options on this one are interesting. Each option may (or may not) define a type of personality and connect to a certain of the nine types of intelligence.
My (pretty accurate) result of the Quiz:
You have a logical mind! You notice patterns and are stimulated by your curiosity. You like to get to the bottom of things, and try to base your conclusions on solid evidence. You’re an excellent problem-solver.