What % of Your Brain Is Ruled by Imagination?

By: Ian Fortey

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When people claim to have seen Bigfoot, what do you think they're seeing?

Do you think there is life on other planets?

If we gave you a bunch of Lego, what do you think you'd do with it?

When you're reading a book, can you picture the characters in your mind as the story progresses?

Have you ever done any creative writing?

What do you see when you look up at the clouds?

You're in the mood for eggs today. How many ways can you cook them?

As a kid, did any monsters live under your bed?

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You have an open plane ticket to anywhere on Earth. Where will you do?

What are your dreams usually like?

If you're about to buy a new house but the real estate agent discloses at the last second that it's also apparently haunted, are you sealing the deal?

If we had the technology to travel to any planet in our solar system, where would you go?

There are a million great movies in the world. Which of these would you say is your favorite?

What's the weirdest ingredient you'd be willing to try on a pizza?

If you buy some furniture to assemble and the instructions are impossible to understand, what will you do?

Have you ever discovered that you've been doing some small task the wrong way for your entire life?

Do you ever dream of having super powers?

What goes on vanilla ice cream?

How good are you at solving riddles?

Do you have issues with daydreaming?

Who is your favorite comic book character that has never appeared in a movie?

How often do you talk to yourself out loud?

When you were a kid, did you have any imaginary friends?

Which one of these four fellows would you rather spend an afternoon with?

We just got a time machine on Amazon. What time period do you want to go to?

Do you have a favorite holiday?

What do you think of cosplay?

Do you believe in psychic powers?

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About This Quiz

If people didn't have access to powerful and diverse imaginations, we might never have made it this far as a species. Imagine how boring the world would be if no one could imagine all the stories and movies that entertain us, if no one ever imagined "The Avengers" or James Bond, if Shakespeare had never imagined "Hamlet" or Melville had never imagined "Moby Dick." And this is true not just in the world of creative entertainment but even in science. What if no one had been able to imagine a world beyond our own, or harnessing the power of electricity? We wouldn't have progressed beyond simple beasts, really. Imagination is an integral part of all that we do. But it can be overdone sometimes.

In life, you need balance. Part of your mind needs to be imaginative, but just how much of it depends on who you are and what you're doing. You don't want your surgeon's head in the clouds too much, but at the same time, a creative doctor is more likely to be able to come up with an imaginative treatment that just might work. Everything needs to be in balance. So what's your balance? How much of your mind is ruled by imagination? Put on your thinking cap, take the quiz and find out!

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