The right-brained student wants to know all the possible answers that make up a whole concept or image. Only then does it see all sides to a question or a lesson and will accept the information as complete enough to form the visual images it needs to think about the information and store it in long term memory.
They generally refuse to accept an answer or make personal decisions if they do not have all the answers and options on several levels of thinking. Only when they are sure they understand and have considered all possibilities are they ready to make choices. However, they may have too many choices and fail to reach a decision. This is when they lose their focus on the limitation they need to answer a question or understand what lesson requires.
Right-brained students have a tendency to ask “Why? What is the purpose of learning something?” They must know where the information they are expected to learn is leading them and to what purpose and conclusion. This means they analyze until they thoroughly understand a concept on all its levels. Generally, they will refuse to answer questions or make personal decisions if they do not have all the answers and options. The key to understanding this behavior is that they must be able to complete a story, a lesson or an assignment fully at one sitting as short term memory discards the information it does not understand and cannot store. When this happens, the lesson is lost and must be done all over again.
An interesting example is how they read a book. Many right-brained individuals start at the front, gather all the information in the first one or two chapters that tell them who, where, when, and what (cause and effect) and then turn to the last pages to read the results of what happened and why. Only then can they understand the middle part of the story which they then read last.