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The Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) is a system to measure and describe The format of the instrument is a question online test, which claims to determine which of the model’s four styles of thinking is a dominant. This activity includes an online test and an online follow up class. plan for a 90 Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument Assessment (HBDI). If you carry out the following on-line test, you can easily and quickly determine your brain hemisphere dominance, i.e. are you left or right brain dominant. The

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I think most of us do this ybdi a matter of course and perhaps subconsciously. The most natural problem solving strategies would include those strategies the individual feels best fit the situation.

The characteristics of this profile would be logical, analytical and rational in Upper Left A; controlled, conservative and organized in Lower Left B. This would further make evident the preference for the B quadrant since these two quadrants are opposing.

Ned Herrmann described dominance of a particular thinking style with dominance with a portion of a brain hemisphere. As opposing modes, double dominant left might perceive their right counterpart as unrealistic and unfocused.

Descriptors for this profile would include logical, analytical, and rational in the Upper Left A quadrant; planning, organizing and administrative preferences in the Lower Left B quadrant.

A person with this profile would be characterized by strong preferences in the controlled, planning, organizational, and structured modes of processing.

Perceptions and decision making tend to be predictable, coherent hbd comfortable.

This profile is a double dominant profile, with the two most preferred modes of processing occurring in the Lower Right C and Upper Right D quadrants.

Occupations typical of individuals with this profile would include human resource professionals, technical administrators, foremen, legal and technical secretaries and some in middle management positions where the work requirements for D quadrant input are very low.

How does your profile compare to others?

In the ideal case, they would be able to move back and forth between the quadrants on a situational basis. They did however find correlation between creativity in design students based on how flexible they were using all four thinking styles equally as measured by the HBDI.

As a result, the Upper Right D characteristics would be relatively invisible and the three primaries would impact the person’s mental preferences with a fair amount of balance. This profile is frequently that of professionals in the human resource area, sales persons, teachers, social workers, entrepreneurs, nurses and artists. However, his tests were supported by EduMetrics, a company on contract with Herrmann International to evaluate the system, and were therefore not completely independent.


It gives you insight into why you value certain types of information over others. Occupations would include professional contributors in technical, accounting and financial occupations; manufacturing and a variety in the management areas where ‘facts and form’ rather than ‘people and concepts’ are the primary focus.

HBDI Employee Assessment

Individuals with this profile would, typically, be capable of functioning in the three secondaries B, C and D but the clear preference would be that of Upper Left A. The person with this profile may even avoid the logical, analytical and rational modes of thinking of the A quadrant. The tertiary preference in the Lower Left B and Upper Right D quadrants would be demonstrated respectively by a lack of preference in the B quadrant for organizing, control, structure, conservative thinking styles and in the D quadrant for holistic, creative, and synthesizing modes of thinking.

This profile is a quadruple primary that is multi-dominant in all four quadrants A, B, C, D with relatively equal preferences in all four. Another potential challenge may be the multitude of options these preferences provide, as career decisions or educations choices need to be made. Measurements that require people to state preferences between terms have received criticism. Other occupations include the arts, such as writers,musicians, artists and designers as well as those in the ‘helping’ fields psychologists and counselors.

To measure self-report consistency, a differential item functioning review of HBDI was published in by Jared Lees. This area will be used by the assessor to leave comments related to this criterion. Each profile consists of four numbers: This profile features double dominant profiles in the right mode with the most preferred quadrants being the Lower Right C quadrant and Upper Right D quadrant. The secondary preference appears in the Lower Left B, while the least preferred quadrant, expressed as a tertiary, is in the Upper Left A quadrant.

Occupations typical of this profile would include researchers particularly physicists, financial consultants or advisers, design engineers and many in top executive positions in technical or financial business where futures-oriented strategic thinking is a major work requirement. Externally however, life may not be so harmonious. This profile is also double dominant in the cerebral modes, both left and right.

This profile could also support entrepreneurial behavior, since it features the imaginative, innovating and ‘risk’ oriented behavior of the right mode quadrants C and D without the control or preference of the structured, logical and conservative modes of the left quadrants A and B. This profile is typical of many personnel and human resource professionals, including teachers, as well as those whose occupations require an understanding and ability to function on many levels.


Overview This profile is typical of those occupations in technical fields, such as engineering and manufacturing; financial positions, middle managers and, in general, those positions for which left mode processing is clearly most important and where right mode processing is necessary, yet secondary. For example 1 2 2 1. The three strong primaries would tend to function in paired modes such as the logical, analytical, planned and organized left mode Upper A and Lower Band the logical, analytical, synthesizing and holistic cerebral mode left A and right D.

The person with this profile would feel this distinct difference in their approach to work, communications, decision making and life experiences. In particular, preferences for logical, analytical, quantitative modes of thinking in the Upper Left A quadrants, along with integrative, synthesizing, imaginative and holistic aspects of the Upper Right D quadrant are exhibited.

Due to the triple nature of their data, they are likely to share at least one preference with those with whom they interact.

The overall tilt of their thinking preferences will be tet by their highest profile quadrant or quadrants. I didn’t take that as an insult as it is fairly accurate. Each profile code consists of four numbers: Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to primary sidebar Skip to footer info kona. However, some find usefulness in self reporting measurements. Like other profile families hbi display multiple preferences, these individuals are faced with certain challenges associated with the multiplicity of their preferences.

As with triple dominant profiles, establishing a lead quadrant helps provide direction. Hayes, in their own publication of a competing cognitive style indicator called Cognitive Style Index [13] in the peer reviewed Journal of Management Studiesnoted that “there appears to be little or no published independent evaluation of several self-report measures developed as management training tools. Characteristics of this profile would be analytical, rational and quantitative processing of Upper Left A, with controlled, conservative, structured and organized processing modes of Lower Left B.

This results in a visceral, grounded approach. The Upper Right D quadrant is the least preferred of the four thinking styles. Tewt with this profile are typically found in occupations such as entrepreneurs, facilitators, advisers, consultants, sales oriented leaders, and artists. Edit criterion description Delete criterion row This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Description of criterion view longer description Range threshold: