Right-brainers are adored聽for their exceptional聽artistic and empathetic tendencies. From designers of major fashion lines and movie stars to writers and creative makers, right-brainers can聽think聽outside of the box聽and easily relate to others, which are super powerful characteristics聽that are expected to become聽even more important in the future. Maximize your creativity,聽exercise and inspire your right brain聽with these聽13 titles we聽hope to spy in your next shelfie!

A Whole New Mind by Daniel H. Pink

1.聽A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink ($10): This research-based book explores six principles every one聽should master to be successful in work and life. Claiming that the future belongs to artists, inventors, storytellers and creatives, right-brained readers will surely relate.

Creative Confidence by Tom Kelly and David Kelly

2.聽Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All by Tom Kelly and David Kelly ($8): Penned by a set of wildly successful brothers, this book shows聽that everyone can聽access the right side of their brain to think more creatively. If you already think outside the box, use this book to fine-tune your strategies and take your brainstorming sessions a few steps further.

Contagious by Jonah Berger

3.聽Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger ($10): Powerful stories mixed with scientific studies are at the heart of this book about why things become popular and addictive among big groups of people. Right-brainers should tap into the book鈥檚 analytical approach while appreciating Berger鈥檚 deep understanding of human emotion.


4.聽Bossypants by Tina Fey ($6): If you don鈥檛 already love Tina Fey, you will after reading Bossypants.聽Her story is absolutely captivating from start to finish, as she shares experiences from her life as a creative and comedian, as well as the passion it took to build her career. Seeing her badass career unfold from such a personal POV will be a real treat.

Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon

5.聽Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon ($7): A must-read for all, this book captures hallmark traits of right-brains and some of Kleon鈥檚 personal experiences as a young artist and writer. His 10聽tips hail from a viral speech he once gave, and offer聽entertaining and practical advice for making the most of your artistic talents.

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards

6.聽Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Artistic Confidence by Betty Edwards ($11): First released in 1979, this revamped edition features more than 40 new drawing exercises for igniting聽your right brain powers.聽Your ultimate goal should be learning this skill, keeping up with practice sessions, reaching mastery and then repeating the process with another creative activity.

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

7.聽Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert ($11): Gilbert鈥檚 instant best seller is a right brain鈥檚 dream, since it was written to help anyone live a creative life 鈥 without fear. Its聽pages cover finding inspiration, using emotion as power and filling each day with passion and mindfulness. Use it to unlock your fullest potential while pushing aside insecurity and doubt.

The Art of Discovery by Robin Brooks

8.聽The Art of Discovery: Hollywood Stars Reveal Their Inspirations by Robin Bronk ($36): This coffee table book is sure to become a classic, with Hollywood鈥檚 most beautiful and fascinating celebs on each page. Bronk unlocks the art, emotion and empathy behind each person profiled, many of whom consider themselves creatives or right brains. Gain an understanding of the craft and how people navigate art as a career while fostering relationships.

Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist

9.聽Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace and Learning the Hard Way聽by Shauna Niequist ($10): This highly personal collection of essays is a heartwarming and sometimes heartbreaking read. Empathetic right-brains will appreciate Niequist鈥檚 honesty about how she found hope after terribly challenging events. The key lesson聽is that ordinary people can make a difference in strangers鈥 lives.

The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan

10.聽The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays And Stories聽by Marina Keegan ($11): Marina Keegan was an incredibly talented girl who worked hard to achieve her dreams. Sadly, she died in a car accident just after graduating from Yale University and right before she was slated to start her first job at The New Yorker. Her collection of essays and stories still delight, though, making them a perfect pick-me-up for artists, dramatics, feelers and thinkers.

The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison

11.聽The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison ($12): You鈥檒l be聽hooked on this book from the first page, in which Jamison details聽her work as a medical actor to help students learn how to diagnose symptoms.聽From there, her essays begin to question the essence of humanity.聽Why do we care about each other? Can we feel each other鈥檚 pain? Her captivating聽quest for grace and understanding is sure to inspire your curiosity.

chasers of the light by tyler knott gregson

12.聽Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series by Tyler Knott Gregson ($12): When Tyler Knott Gregson found and fell in love with a typewriter, he discovered a brand new creative outlet that let him type his feelings without much hesitation. His raw (and revision-free) emotion spills across the pages, which are dedicated to life, love, people and things.

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

13.聽Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead by Bren茅 Brown ($10): This #1 New York Times best seller is based on more than 12 years of intensive research, making it a must-read. Among countless thoughtful observations and lessons, Dr. Bren茅 Brown digs deep to uncover the connection between vulnerability and other emotions like fear, innovation and love 鈥 and talks about how to find the courage to tap into empathy and creativity. If you have a tougher time letting down walls, you might try some of Brown鈥檚 suggestions for embracing more emotion.

Are you empathetic and creative? Do you consider yourself to be a 鈥榬ight brain鈥 thinker? Which books have you recently read and loved? Tell us @BritandCo!

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