Right Brain and the Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur

The right-brain characteristics that depict the Creative Class are the same creative characteristics found in highly sensitive individuals.

In “My Stroke of Insight” by brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D, Dr. Taylor experienced a massive stroke when a blood vessel exploded in the left side of her brain and she was able to single out the experience of using only the right hemisphere of the brain. These were a few of her comments:

“My right mind character is adventurous, celebrative of abundance, and socially adept. It is sensitive to nonverbal communication, empathic and accurately decodes emotion. My right mind is open to new possibilities and thinks outside the box. It is not limited by rules and relationships established by my left mind that created the box. Consequently, my right mind is highly creative in its willingness to try something new. It appreciates that chaos is the first step in the creative process. It is tuned in to the subtle messages my cells communicate via gut feelings, and it learns through touch and experience.” (pg 140,141)

As you can see, the abilities of being intuitive via gut feelings, sensitive to nonverbal communication, empathic and accurately decoding emotion are all right-brained characteristics describing creative types such as entrepreneurs and artists and many highly sensitive individuals.