HBDIHerrmann Brain Dominance Instrument Thinking Styles Assessment This 120-question survey form results in a profile of your preferred thinking styles. By understanding your thinking style preferences you can achieve greater appreciation for how you learn, make decisions, solve problems, and communicate, and why you do these things—and others—the way you do. The survey measures preferences rather than skills. It is not a test; there are no wrong answers. You will gain the greatest understanding by answering the questions frankly and sincerely. Used With Permission From Herrmann International The Ned Herrmann Group Please fax or Mail Completed Forms to: Hope Unlimited 720 Maple Lane Sewickley, PA 15143 1-888-907-HOPE (4673) Fax (412) 741-2159 Use of this form is subject to your agreement with the following conditions: (i) The instrument must be used in its entirety; no portion may be extracted and used separately. (ii) No change or alteration of the instrument in any way is permitted; to preserve the integrity of the instrument and its scoring methodology, the instrument must be used exactly as it is produced here. (iii) Any use of the instrument must contain the notice of copyright held by The Ned Herrmann Group. (iv) The title - Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument - is an integral part of the instrument, and must always appear on the document. HBDI • Copyright 1989-2001 The Ned Herrmann Group • Used With Permission by Hope Unlimited Please mail or fax completed form to: Hope Unlimited • 720 Maple Lane • Sewickley, PA 15143 • (888)-907-HOPE (4673) • fax (412) 741-2159 concepts. verbal • Having good speaking skills. and signs as representative of facts and ideas. Able to coordinate color. Refer to the glossary of terms for clarification of the terms used. detailed • Paying attention to the small items or parts of an idea or project. rational • Making choices on the basis of reason as opposed to emotion. financial • Competent in monitoring and handling of quantitative issues related to costs.g. conceptual • Able to conceive thoughts and ideas. Slow to expose reactions. writer • One who communicates clearly with the written word and enjoys it. “heart of gold. dominant • Ruling or controlling. inclined to know or seek exact measures. parts and elements of ideas. and thoughts to others. spatial • Able to perceive. feelings. You are only indicating your preferences. PA 15143 • (888) 907-HOPE (4673) • fax (412) 741-2159 . and investments. to others. verbal. at work and at home. and send or fax pages 2 through 5 to the Ned Herrmann Group at the address on the cover. mathematical • Perceiving and understanding numbers and being able to manipulate them to a desired end. Please respond to questions as authentically as possible. music. teaching/training • Able to explain ideas and procedures in a way that people can understand and apply them. integration • The ability to combine pieces. and able to communicate that feeling. GLOSSARY OF TERMS analytic • Breaking up things or ideas into parts and examining them to see how they fit together. confirm that you have answered every question.g. etc. holistic • Able to perceive and understand the “big picture” without dwelling on individual elements of an idea. elements. or sculpture. rigorous thinking • Having a thorough. organized • Able to arrange people. When you have completed the survey form. judging the feasibility of an idea or product. intellectual • Having superior reasoning powers. etc. methods. design. to generalize abstract ideas from specific instances. objects. and institutions. and there are no right or wrong answers. critical • Exercising or involving careful judgement or evaluation. and musical. introvert • Directed more toward inward reflection and underHBDI • standing than toward people and things outside of self. elements. concepts and situations into a unified whole..having instant understanding without need for facts or proof. e. keeping in mind your total self. conservative • Tending toward maintaining traditional and proven views. and texture for pleasing effects. symbolic • Able to use and understand objects. problem solving • Able to find solutions to difficult problems by reasoning. feelings. Iogical • Able to reason deductively from what has gone before. intuitive • Knowing something without thinking it out .. reader • One who reads often and enjoys it.” musical • Having an interest in or talent for music and/or dance. creative • Having unusual ideas and innovative thoughts. or checking the boxes provided. extrovert • More interested in people and things outside of self than internal thoughts and feelings. able to attend to more than one activity at a time. innovating • Able to introduce new or novel ideas. detailed approach to problem-solving. in charge of one’s emotions. technical • Able to understand and apply engineering and scientific knowledge. quantitative • Oriented toward numerical relationships. budgets. Quickly and easily exposes thoughts. emotional • Having feelings that are easily stirred. marks. e. sequential • Dealing with things and ideas one after another or in order. reactions. metaphorical • Able to understand and make use of visual and verbal figures of speech to suggest a likeness or an analogy in place of literal descriptions. controlled • Restrained. spiritual • Having to do with spirit or soul as apart from the body or material things. • Used With Permission by Hope Unlimited Copyright 1989-2001 The Ned Herrmann Group Please mail or fax completed form to: Hope Unlimited • 720 Maple Lane • Sewickley. or devices. concepts. Can see the forest as contrasted with the trees. implementation • Able to carry out an activity and ensure fulfillment by concrete measures and results. simultaneous • Able to process more than one type of mental input at a time. artistic • Taking enjoyment from or skillful in painting. understand and manipulate the relative positions of objects in space. Answer each question by writing in the appropriate words or numbers. conditions. planning • Formulating methods or means to achieve a desired end in advance of taking actions to implement. visual. drawing. Then complete the name and address information on the back of the form. imaginative • Able to form mental images of things not immediately available to the senses or never wholly perceived in reality. clear and effective with words. displaying those feelings. able to acquire and retain knowledge.g.Page 1 INSTRUCTIONS A profile of your mental preferences will be determined by your responses to the following 120 questions. interpersonal • Easily able to develop and maintain meaningful and pleasant relationships with many different kinds of people. synthesizer • One who unites separate ideas. Save the glossary page for reference when you receive your profile results. able to confront and deal with a problem in a new way. having strong impact on others. Able to put things together in new and imaginative ways. into coherent relationships with each other. or concepts into something new. empathetic • Able to understand how another person feels. holding back. or situation. This is not a test. e. 26. ______ 31. _____ Native language or mother tongue Please check that no number is duplicated: The numbers 1. KEY DESCRIPTORS Select eight adjectives which best describe the way you see yourself. Occupation or job title Describe your work (please be as specific as possible) 2. ______ 11. 7. ______ 33. Educational focus or major 4. and 3 must be used once and only once. ______ Organization 24. some right C Both hands equal D Primary right. ______ 37. using the following scale: 5 = work I do best. Rank order all three subjects on the basis of how well you did: 1 = best. ______ Dominant 45. 3 = third best. ______ 38. ______ Creative Aspects 25. ______ 14. ______ 28. ______ Reader 49. some left E Primary right SCHOOL SUBJECTS Think back to your performance in the elementary and/or secondary school subjects identified below. ______ Symbolic 44. including your answers to questions 2. Do not use any number more than four times. Correct if necessary. ______ 27. 4 = work I do well. When directions are not followed or data is incomplete we are unable to process your survey. ______ Emotional Spatial Critical Artistic Spiritual Rational Controlled Mathematical 43. ______ 32. Then change one 2 to a 3 for the adjective which best describes you. ______ 20. ______ Math 8. 3 and 4. 1’s_____. please redistribute. ______ Holistic 46. ______ Teaching/Training 23. Sex: M F HANDEDNESS 5. ______ Technical Aspects Implementation Planning Interpersonal Aspects Problem Solving 21. ______ 13.Page 2 BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION Please complete every question according to the directions given. Which picture most closely resembles the way you hold a pencil? A B C D 6. PA 15143 • (888)-907-HOPE (4673) • fax (412) 741-2159 . Enter the appropriate number next to each element. ______ Analytical Administrative Conceptualizing Expressing Ideas Integration Writing 16. ______ Foreign language 9. ______ Financial Aspects Please tally: Number of 5’s_____. ______ 34. ______ 39. ______ 40. ______ Intuitive 47. ______ 29. ______ Factual Please count: seven 2’s and one 3? Correct if necessary. HBDI • Copyright 1989-2001 The Ned Herrmann Group • Used With Permission by Hope Unlimited Please mail or fax completed form to: Hope Unlimited • 720 Maple Lane • Sewickley. ______ 19. 2 = work I do less well. What is the strength and direction of your handedness? A Primary left B Primary left. 2. WORK ELEMENTS Rate each of the work elements below according to your strength in that activity. Name 3. If there are more than four for any category. ______ 15. 2 = second best. 1 = work I do least well. ______ 41. ______ Innovating 22. ______ 12. ______ 30. 1. 3 = neutral. provide important data. ______ 18. ______ 42. and must return it to you. ______ Logical Creative Musical Sequential Synthesizer Verbal Conservative Analytical Detailed 35. 4’s_____. 3’s_____. 2’s_____. ______ 17. Each response. ______ Simultaneous 50. ______ Quantitative 48. ______ 36. Enter a 2 next to each of your eight selections. 10. ........ train.. Controlled 81. Yes b.. a 2 next to each primary hobby... 3-10 d..... Problem-solver 80 . 63... Spiritual 85. Warm.. or D to indicate the number of times. Original 90... Well-organized 97..... 66. _____ _____ Sewing Spectator Sports Swimming/Diving Tennis Travel Woodworking Other ______________ ______________ Please review: Only one 3 and no more than six hobbies. .... Have you ever experienced motion sickness (nausea... . No ADJECTIVE PAIRS For each paired item below. C.. . _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ Gardening/Plants Golf Home Improvements Music Listening Music Playing Photography Reading Sailing 67. _____ 69. B....... check the word or phrase which is more descriptive of yourself..... 56.... or C. 60. . 52..... None b. Feeling 83 ...... 61.. bus. 58... . Correct if necessary.. .. 51.. _____ Arts/Crafts _____ Boating _____ Camping/Hiking _____ Cards _____ Collecting _____ Cooking _____ Creative Writing _____ Fishing 59.... Analyst 78. _____ 68...... Musical 93....... Communicator 95... _____ 72..... Thinking about your energy level or “drive....... and a 1 next to each secondary hobby... . PA 15143 • (888) 907-HOPE (4673) • fax (412) 741-2159 ... amusement ride)? Check box A.. Like Things Planned Analytical 99.. Detailed 86........ or vomiting? a...... Enter a 3 next to your major hobby.. Simultaneous 94. HBDI • Copyright 1989-2001 The Ned Herrmann Group • Used With Permission by Hope Unlimited Please mail or fax completed form to: Hope Unlimited • 720 Maple Lane • Sewickley........ Enter only one 3. 64.. Original 82.. Friendly / / / / / / / / / / / / Empathetic Synthesizer Musical Planner Creative Emotional Thinking Organizer Creative Holistic 88 ... ... 1-2 c..... Day person b. .. Controlled 92 . ........ 53... Creative 91..... 62. ... Check box A or B for each pair.. ....... _____ 71...... boat.. Interpersonal 84...Page 3 HOBBIES Indicate a maximum of six hobbies you are actively engaged in. a...... More than 10 75. Do not omit any pairs... .. Technical Please review: Did you mark one and only one of each pair? Correct if necessary...... B.... a... 65... .. ......... plane... nausea... Can you read while traveling in a car without stomach awareness. ENERGY LEVEL 73.... Night person MOTION SICKNESS 74....... Quantitative 79 ....... .. Day/night person equally c...... Originate Ideas 87 ... vomiting) in response to vehicular motion (while in a car. even if the choice is a difficult one...... 54..... 55.. Imaginative 89. Technical Things 96.. _____ 70... 76. Check box A.......” select the one that best represents you................ Rigorous Thinking / / / / / / / / / / / / Sequential Reliable Logical Emotional Detailed Empathetic Conceptualizer People-oriented Logical Metaphorical Thinking Like Things Mathematical Dominant Test and Prove Ideas 98.. Conservative 77 .. . 57. I would enjoy spending an entire day “alone with my thoughts. 107. 115. HBDI • Copyright 1989-2001 The Ned Herrmann Group • Used With Permission by Hope Unlimited Please mail or fax completed form to: Hope Unlimited • 720 Maple Lane • Sewickley. 119. Unusual ideas and daring concepts interest and intrigue me. I feel that a step-by-step method is best for solving problems. 117. Daydreaming has provided the impetus for the solution of many of my more important problems. 103. I’m basically more competitive with others than selfcompetitive. I would rather be known as a reliable than an imaginative person. Check one box to place yourself on this scale from introvert to extrovert: introvert extrovert TWENTY QUESTIONS Respond to each statement by checking the box in the appropriate column. I dislike things being uncertain and unpredictable. I prefer specific instructions to those which leave many details optional. I prefer to work with others in a team effort rather than solo. 110. 112. I tend to rely more on my first impressions and feelings when making judgments than on a careful analysis of the situation. 102. strongly agree strongly in agree between disagree disagree 101. 120. I like people who are most sure of their conclusions. 108. Much of what is most important in life cannot be expressed in words. 113. 118. I feel that laws should be strictly enforced. I sometimes get a kick out of breaking the rules and doing things I’m not supposed to do. Know-why is more important than know-how. 104. 106.” 111. I rely on hunches and the feeling of “rightness” or “wrongness” when moving toward the solution to a problem. PA 15143 • (888)-907-HOPE (4673) • fax (412) 741-2159 . Please review to make sure you have answered all 120 questions. 116. It is important for me to have a place for everything and everything in its place. I often get my best ideas when doing nothing in particular. I can frequently anticipate the solutions to my problems. 105. 109. 114.Page 4 INTROVERSION/EXTROVERSION 100. Thorough planning and organization of time are mandatory for solving difficult problems. Please print. PA 15143 • (888) 907-HOPE (4673) • fax (412) 741-2159 . but please answer as many as you feel you can. the answers to these questions are valuable in our continuing brain dominance research. and self by checking the appropriate symbols. Then circle the symbol representing yourself.Page 5 FROM You must provide an address and indicate the method of payment in order to receive your HBDI results. MALE Oldest FEMALE Date of birth _______________ Years in current occupation __________ Nationality ________________ Native language ___________________ Ethnicity: American Indian Black Caucasian Hispanic Asian Other: ___________________________ 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th MALE FEMALE How many children do you have? ____________ age of oldest _________ age of youngest ____________ Couple status: married separated divorced living together widow/widower single To what extent were you formally educated for the field you are now working in? not at all somewhat to a great degree fully How do you see yourself? Please distribute 100 points between these four descriptions: Rational _______________ Organized _______________Interpersonal _______________ Imaginative:_______________ Please check the best descriptor indicating your mood or the way you felt at the time you were completing this survey: happy enthusiastic interested OK relaxed indifferent distracted tired unhappy HBDI • Copyright 1989-2001 The Ned Herrmann Group • Used With Permission by Hope Unlimited Please mail or fax completed form to: Hope Unlimited • 720 Maple Lane • Sewickley. 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