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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Lower Right C interpersonal, emotional and intuitive thinking modes combined with the artistic, creative and holistic processing modes of the Upper Right D quadrant.

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The secondaries in the remaining three quadrants represent the interpersonal and emotional modes of thinking of the Lower Right C quadrant, the holistic, creative, and conceptual modes of the Upper Right D quadrant, and the logical, analytic and rational modes of the Upper Left A.

This assessment will help students better understand their thinking preferences. This area will be used by the assessor to leave comments related to this criterion.

This individual would be more experimental than safe-keeping and more emotional than controlled. Therefore this person would typically be functional in the processing modes of control, organization, structure and planning.

Portillo agreed that creativity is not localized into a particular thinking style, such as a right-brain dominance resulting in more creativity.

This profile is a singular dominant profile with the most preferred being the Hbdo Right C quadrant. How are their preferences similar or different from yours? The clear secondary preferences of the hbdl modes, both Upper Left A and Upper Right D, are also characteristic of this profile, with logical and analytical processing in the Upper Left A quadrant and holistic and creative thinking in the Upper Right D quadrant. Herrmann offered creativity workshops based on leveraging all the quadrants within the Whole Brain Model, rather than focusing on physiological attributes.

The Upper Left A quadrant is expressed as a tertiary. Individuals with this profile would, typically, be capable of functioning in the three secondaries B, C and Etst but the clear preference would be that of Upper Left A.

It is worth noting that no direct connection exists in the brain to link the upper left cerebral mode with the lower left lower or the upper right middle cerebral with the lower left lower mode. The Lower Right C quadrant characterized by interpersonal, emotional and spiritual processing and the Upper Right D quadrant characterized tes holistic, creative, and synthesizing are tertiary preferences.


Getting along smoothly in life requires some ability to see things the way the other person does. Distinctly secondary, but usually functional would be the integrative, creative and holistic characteristics of Upper Right D.

Measurements that require people to state preferences between terms have received criticism. After taking the assessment, Dr.

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Individuals with this profile frequently exhibit the ability to switch back and forth between the two upper quadrants, as the situation demands. Coupled with this would be the interpersonal,emotional and spiritual aspects of Lower Right C. This profile is typical of those occupations in technical fields, such as engineering and tfst 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.

A tertiary preference in the Upper Right D quadrant would be demonstrated by a lack of preference for holistic, creative, and hndi modes of thinking.

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These individuals have an opportunity to learn when to apply particular thinking processes appropriately to different situations, allowing them maximize the effectiveness of their mental processes. Retrieved from ” https: A person with this profile would clearly prefer the interpersonal, emotional,musical, and spiritual aspects of this quadrant.

Another potential challenge may be the multitude of options these preferences provide, as career decisions or educations choices need to be made. The person with this profile would feel this distinct difference in their approach to work, communications, decision making and life experiences. The primary in the C quadrant would equally show itself by interpersonal skills and sensitivity to feelings. Equip your teams with the data, insights and processes they need to take accountability for their productivity, move past roadblocks and distractions, generate more unique ideas, and reach better decisions and outcomes every time.

Together, these would express themselves in intuitive, insightful thinking, both in feeling and problem solving processes. 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.

The Lower Right C quadrant is characteristic of interpersonal, emotional, and intuitive thinking modes, while the Upper Left A quadrant is characterized by logical, analytical, mathematical, and rational modes of thinking.

A dissertation by C. The lack of preference for the more interpersonal aspects would reinforce the strength of the primary in Upper Left A. There would be an evident lack of preference for the emotional,interpersonal and spiritual aspects of the Lower Right C quadrant,as well as the same lack of preference for the holistic, creative, synthesizing and integrative modes associated with Upper Right D.


The primary in C is characterized by interpersonal, emotional and spiritual aspects. Edit rating Delete rating. As you can see, I am very strong in my artistic thinking style with a heavy emphasis on maths. The remainder of the population includes other profiles who for the most part will see the world differently.

The Upper Right is holistic, conceptual, creative and synthesizing.

Lower Right C is a tertiary or the least preferred quadrant in this profile. The secondary of this profile is in the Upper Right D quadrant, in which the characteristics of imaginative, holistic and synthesizing modes would be functional, yet clearly secondary in comparison with the primary left hemisphere modes. Perceptions and decision making tend to be predictable, coherent and comfortable. Please detail your enquiry below. There is an inherent internal contrast of preferences within these profiles.

This profile is further characterized by absence or avoidance of the logical, analytical and rational processing of the Upper Left A quadrant. The combination of these two preferences can be very powerful if the Lower Left Hbfi is able to stand aside and permit the more imaginative, creative Upper Right D to make its special contribution.

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 hbdii.

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This permits the person to be quite visibly imaginative, intuitive, experimental and innovative yet situationally functional, and fairly well-balanced, in nbdi of the logical, analytical, factual modes of thinking from the Upper Left A quadrant; organized, administrative, and controlled in terms of the Lower Left B quadrant; and finally, interpersonal and emotional from the Lower Right C quadrant.

The secondaries are represented by the Upper Right A quadrant, logical, analytical, and rational modes and the Lower Left B quadrant: The secondary in the Upper Right D quadrant would make the characteristics of holistic, artistic and conceptual modes of processing functional, yet secondary in preference. Nurses, some educators, personal assistants may also show similar profiles.