Does your brain work differently?

Apparently according to this test, my brain works quite like that of the vast majority of humans. Take this quick test to check your thought pattern. Do tell what happened in a comment but please don’t spoil the test for others by revealing your answer. Just say whether you are with the majority or not. It would be interesting to see how the numbers stack up. Thanks much. (Caution: Don’t read the comments if you want to do the test and not prejudice yourself.)

38 thoughts on “Does your brain work differently?

  1. Kaffir Friday December 17, 2010 / 12:54 pm

    According to this test, I fall in the 2%, but I don’t really give much credibility to such tests. Let’s see what the comments show.


  2. Atanu Dey Friday December 17, 2010 / 12:57 pm

    Kaffir, note that the post is categorized under comic relief. It is not supposed to be serious. Cheers.


  3. Sanathan Friday December 17, 2010 / 1:21 pm

    i got the color wrong !


  4. Rao Friday December 17, 2010 / 1:22 pm

    98% as well.

    I reckon, after doing no of fast arthmitic calculations, mind is in a hurry and when it comes to the last question, we tend to think in hurry and pick popular ones coming to mind and thats what puts you in the 98%. Would be interesting for someone working with wide varity of those things in real life, would pick differently.


  5. Anonymous Friday December 17, 2010 / 1:24 pm

    one part of my answer was similar but not the other part.


  6. SV Friday December 17, 2010 / 1:34 pm

    Well, I am in the other 2% too


  7. Sid Friday December 17, 2010 / 1:49 pm

    Well, I got the tool right, but not the color. I am wondering if I belong to 2%.


  8. NK Friday December 17, 2010 / 3:19 pm

    Got the color right, but not the tool.


  9. Sudipta Chatterjee Friday December 17, 2010 / 4:26 pm

    2% – but I am aware of such a category of tests and consciously decide to not follow the norm πŸ™‚


  10. Amit Kumar Gupta Friday December 17, 2010 / 6:43 pm

    What the hell was that. So weird.


  11. hmmm Friday December 17, 2010 / 7:08 pm

    Close! layer of bright orange-red tree leaves–>my burgundy red guitar(axe!), but no hammer!


  12. anup Friday December 17, 2010 / 8:12 pm

    i am one of 98%… but i added the numbers differently just for the heck of it (or perhaps since i wanted to to it differently!!) πŸ˜‰

    for example 3+56= i) 86 or ii) 48 instead of 59.

    i)3+56 => (3+5)6 => (8)6=> 86
    ii)3+56=> (3+5)(6)=> (8)(6)=> 48


  13. Ben Friday December 17, 2010 / 10:10 pm

    OMG! πŸ™‚


  14. Vishnu Friday December 17, 2010 / 10:57 pm

    I was in the 2%. Am quite surprised at the 98% answer that it is claimed to be. We can probably test its credibility by looking at the result here.


  15. Loknath Friday December 17, 2010 / 10:58 pm

    I thought of my multipurpose wrench that works on all sizes of bolts and does many more things…and its steel grey colour

    so I am different. boss never thought so. He has been lecturing me to think differently but he says I am dumb as a hammer.

    Atanu: doesnt seem to be a reliable test. I think everyone thinks differently and across large population the the results may differ.. by geo, age, gender. Even a basic z-test will fail here.


  16. Anjali Iyer Saturday December 18, 2010 / 12:46 am

    Got the wrong tool, right colour. So 2%? Hmmm…unsure.


  17. Ketan Saturday December 18, 2010 / 2:27 am


    What was the point of this test? It did not provide me even comic relief! 😦

    I happen to be in the 2%, which seems to be at least the 20 % in this comments’ section. πŸ™‚


  18. TiredProf Saturday December 18, 2010 / 2:31 am

    98% get tricked into completing such tests. 2% laugh them away.


  19. vinay Saturday December 18, 2010 / 4:02 am

    Red Spanner πŸ˜€


  20. Akshar Saturday December 18, 2010 / 7:24 am

    I did think of Hammer but in my case color was blue.


  21. Akshar Saturday December 18, 2010 / 7:25 am

    I suggest the spiral dynamics quizes instead. They are far more accurate and meaningful.


  22. hUmDiNgEr Saturday December 18, 2010 / 8:05 am

    I got a different color… 2%??


  23. jjreddick Saturday December 18, 2010 / 8:53 am

    Test says I am in 2%… I must be different… πŸ˜‰


  24. alok jain Saturday December 18, 2010 / 10:03 am

    Both are correct for me i am in 98%


  25. Straight Face Saturday December 18, 2010 / 11:49 am

    Blue Hammer.
    I thought most people would pick blue – the screen colour.


  26. seadog4227 Saturday December 18, 2010 / 8:18 pm

    Addition took a few seconds each.
    Thought of a steel-black set of pliers.
    Am I an uncertified nut?


  27. A Saturday December 18, 2010 / 10:14 pm

    I thought of a pink screwdriver.
    must be the drink i had last night…


  28. Abhijat Saturday December 18, 2010 / 11:08 pm

    Yippie … I got all the sums right :-).


  29. Dinesh Sunday December 19, 2010 / 1:55 am

    See how David Blaine reads your Mind.
    Especially about the 2 digit number between 10 and 50 with odd and different digits.

    I think a carpenter taking a test would say a brown saw as an answer. Nothing special in this.


  30. Venkat Sunday December 19, 2010 / 10:24 am

    I don’t understand how I too thought of a red hammer… *##**%*%*%(#.. :))


  31. Satya Sunday December 19, 2010 / 8:18 pm

    I am a 2% guy! I thought of the colour blue and a Drilling machine …


  32. Amitabh Ranjan Monday December 20, 2010 / 11:52 pm

    Purely, statistics.
    Red & Hammer are common colors/tools thought of by a major percentage of the population (offhand responses – not calculated ones)

    If it was cars it would be Maruti in India (maybe in silver/red/white which sell most) or maybe Ford in US etc.


  33. Yoga Wednesday December 22, 2010 / 6:39 pm

    I am in the 2%. Abnormal!


  34. AP Keshari Thursday December 30, 2010 / 5:30 am

    Yes Dr Dey, I too fall in the same category as you and rest of the majority!
    The “hammer” thought came to me instantly, and then i actually thought of blue but for some reason ‘red hammer’ made more sense!

    My take is that the series of arithmetic exercises programmed our brains to think in a predictable, linear, “schooled” mode. Closed out any creative/out-of-box thinking possibility.


  35. Prasanth Prabhu Tuesday January 4, 2011 / 4:45 am

    Color = red /Tool = Spanner – so neither there nor here !!


  36. Maddy Saturday February 18, 2012 / 7:24 pm

    I am amound the 2% apparently, I guess this means I really am wierd


  37. Stephanie Tuesday November 27, 2012 / 6:01 pm

    Ha, I was amoung those who actually do think differently than most. I always knew my brain was different.


  38. Aakriti Sunderum Friday December 20, 2013 / 10:03 am

    umm…. confusion
    i first saw a complete image of hammer which was brown and its metalic part was shining. so hammer and brown.
    but then 2 sec later i changed it to hammer and red.
    where do i lie exactly???


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