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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The Lower Right C quadrant, characteristic of interpersonal, emotional, and intuitive thinking modes, would be functional, yet secondary. This results in a visceral, grounded approach. Distinctly secondary, but usually functional would be the integrative, tesf and holistic characteristics of Upper Right D. Occupations would involve little administrative detail and include positions which would be technically or financially oriented with a strong preference for people interaction or an interpersonal focus, such as investment counselors, technical trainers, science and mathematical educators or social service lawyers.

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 Upper Right D quadrant, characteristic of holistic, imaginative, synthesizing and integrative processes, would be tertiary or of low preference.

The degree to which anyone of the three primaries, A, B or D, became the lead quadrant would depend on the relative preference for that quadrant. Occupations with this profile are, typically, tes and include entrepreneurs, artists, and those in the teaching and ‘helping’ professions.

Occupations for this profile would include technical managers, manufacturing managers, financial positions including accountants and book keepers, and operational and production oriented engineers.

BOTH the Upper and Lower dominant tets of profiles unite distinct thinking processes in a synergistic interchange. On one occasion they may be quite controlled and structured: In other words, no evidence of validity [of hemisphere dominance] etst presented.

The two remaining quadrants are expressed as tertiaries. I didn’t take that as an insult as it is fairly accurate. The combination of these two preferences can be very powerful if the Lower Left B is able to stand aside and permit the more imaginative, creative Upper Right D to make its special contribution. Set the stage for intact and cross-functional team success executive, sales, marketing, project-specific, strategic planning, etc.


Occupations would involve those with little administrative detail and more attention to technical or financial aspects of work with a strong preference for people interaction or an interpersonal focus such as investment counselors, technical trainers, or social service lawyers.

This allows the individuals to move through their three dominant modes somewhat seamlessly, looking at all of the perspectives before making a decision.

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The person with this profile would feel this distinct difference in their approach to work,communications, decision making and life experiences. Occupations would, typically, include technical, scientific or financial professions in which interfacing with people is a relatively low priority. Retrieved from ” https: 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 preference.

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Or the way you need them to be to take your business forward? A, B, C, D. The fourth quadrant, Lower Right C, is a tertiary and its characteristics would clearly be the least preferred the more interpersonal, emotional and spiritual modes of processing.

Now it is back to you – anyone done one of these tests or have a view on them? Work that is considered a “Turn On” hndi include: While these processing modes are trst well balanced and functional, the singular preference for quadrant B would represent the primary mode of thinking for this profile. This profile is characterized by hbdj distinctly opposing thinking processes: I suppose that makes me fairly balanced.

This profile is a singlular dominant profile, the most preferred quadrant being the Upper Left A. 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.

The secondaries represent the Upper Right A quadrant, logical, analytical, and rational modes and the Lower Right C quadrant, interpersonal and emotional modes. The rest secondary and tertiary preferences of the cerebral modes, Upper Left A and Upper Right D, are also characteristic of this profile with logical and analytical processing in the Upper Left A quadrant representing a easily accessible style of thinking,but less preferred.


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.

The primary preferences occur across all of the four quadrants. The interpersonal, emotional and spiritual characteristics associated with this quadrant would situationally be avoided. The Upper Left A quadrant and Lower Right C hest are least preferred and often times these thinking processes may even be avoided. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

It gives you insight into why you value certain types of information over others. It is worth noting that no direct connection exists in the brain to link the upper left tesg mode with the lower left lower or the upper right middle cerebral with the lower left lower mode.

People with this profile are, typically, entrepreneurs, facilitators, advisers, consultants, sales-oriented leaders, and artists. This person would tend to be a perfectionist in terms of detail and the implementation of activities.

Individuals with this profile can have the ability to adapt to the listener if they are so motivated.

The Upper Left A quadrant is expressed as a secondary, with logical, analytical and rational modes of processing being functional, yet secondary in preference to the right modes. That can be quite difficult for the single dominant person, unless they live or work in an environment where either 1 people of like profiles predominate, or 2 the differences are acknowledged, honored and appreciated.

Mike Beckerleg Partner, Hatch Solutions. This profile is characterized by the D quadrant primary aspect of imaginative, artistic, holistic and conceptual processing and the C quadrant aspect of interpersonal, emotional and spiritual modes of thinking.

Competence and preference are two different things. 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. Is your team thinking the way they always have?