|Left hemisphere||Right hemisphere|
|The left hemisphere is detail-oriented, prefers mechanisms to living things, and is inclined to self-interest,||The origin of all experience is in the right half, the master, that sees everything in its environment, is holistic and intuitive yet wide-focused.|
|The left brain, the emissary, focuses on specific details of the experience and analyses it and returns this detailed picture to the right half,||while the right hemisphere has greater breadth, flexibility and generosity.|
|The left brain uses language precisely,||more abstractly, the right brain understands meaning, metaphors and jokes.|
|The left half organizes, manipulates and controls details for a specific purpose,||in the right brain the details become integrated to enrich the wider picture.|
|The left wants consistency, it measures, classifies and creates labels and abstractions, and will happily disregard inconsistent facts or information!||the right brain is responsible for empathy; relationships; and appreciating the meaning of gestures, facial expressions and tone of voice. The right half handles the greater part of our emotional life.|
|The right half experiences time as a continuum, it responds to music, poetry, the spiritual and moral dimensions.|
Andrew Lewis is an ADHD Coach, writer and founder of SimplyWellbeing. He has over 10,000 hours and 15 years of experience in coaching hundreds of ADHD executives, business professionals and creatives, and previously running a large ADHD support group and an ADHD diagnostic clinic. His business expertise comes from a twenty years career in software, from programming, through marketing, sales and running a few start-ups. His ADHD insight is personal, with decades understanding his own ADHD experience and in bringing up his ADHD daughter. He has published his writing primarily via this website, with interactive ADHD courses in development.