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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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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. This profile is triple dominant, with three preferred quadrants. 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 profile features two primaries in the right mode quadrants, C and D, and two secondaries in the left mode quadrants, A and B. Because of their preferences in all four quadrants, they may be comfortable approaching problems from many different angles. A person with this profile would be characterized by a fair amount of balance between the organized and structured processing modes of the Lower Left C quadrant, coupled with the interpersonal and emotional modes of the Lower Right C; and finally, the Upper Right D aspects of holistic, synthesizing and creative modes of processing.

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Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history. The Upper Left A quadrant and Lower Right C quadrant tes least preferred and often times these testt processes may even be avoided.

Positions involving technical innovation and future planning fit this profile along with human resource and development professions. 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.


People with this profile are typically found in occupations such as entrepreneurs, facilitators, advisers, consultants, sales oriented leaders, and artists.

Is your team thinking the way they always have? Customer service representatives, real estate, sales people, administrative assistants, nurses, some secretaries, and homemakers may also show similar tesr.

How does your profile compare to others?

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 also double dominant in the cerebral modes, both left and right. This profile is a singlular dominant profile, the most preferred quadrant being the Upper Left A.

This profile is a singular dominant profile with the most preferred quadrant being the Lower Right C quadrant. The clear secondary preferences of the upper 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.

This profile is a double dominant profile with the two primaries falling in the Lower Left B and Lower Right C quadrants.

Coupled with this would be the interpersonal,emotional and spiritual aspects of Lower Right C. The combination of these two preferences can be very powerful if the Lower Left B permits the more imaginative, creative Upper Right D to make its special contribution. A person with this profile would be characterized by strong preferences in the twst, emotional and spiritual modes of processing. 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.

Artistic, creative, and holistic processing modes of the Upper Right D Quadrant would be secondary preferences. A tertiary preference in the Upper Right D quadrant would be demonstrated by a lack of preference for holistic, creative, and synthesizing modes of thinking. You’ve already rated students with this rubric. 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.


Get the employee assessment that helps you develop agility, diversity, and innovation of thinking. The Upper Right D quadrant is the least preferred of the four thinking styles. 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.

An entrepreneur, for example with a profile, can envision the business as it can be and do the detailed work required to get it there.

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Edit criterion description Delete criterion row. The Upper Right D quadrant represents a tertiary preference,thus holistic and creative thinking characteristics of this profile may be situationally avoided. Individuals with this profile would exhibit strong preferences for logical, analytical and quantitative modes of thinking in the Upper Left A quadrant; in contrast they would also have a preference for the integrative, synthesizing, creative and holistic aspects of Upper Right D.

This is a singular dominant profile, the most preferred quadrant being the Upper Left A quadrant with the characteristics of logical, analytical, rational and quantitative processing. The secondary of this profile is in the Upper Tdst 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.

Synthesizing would likely be the most preferred thinking style. The single dominant person tends to see the world through a consistent set of lenses. While these processing modes are relatively hbdj balanced and functional, the singular preference for quadrant B would represent the primary mode of thinking for this profile. Internal conflicts can occur, as well as a sense of indecisiveness or unclear focus.

The secondary in hbdo Upper Right D quadrant would make the characteristics of holistic, artistic and conceptual modes of processing functional, yet secondary in preference.


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