Whilst the MBTI provides a greater understanding of how ones own personality affects amongst other things business behaviour and the interaction with peers and colleagues alike, the HBDI is based on an understanding of the four areas of our brains. You can see from the graphic the four quadrants.
Each area of the brain is responsible for highly specialised functions and thought processes. The creator of the HBDI, Ned Herrmann’s Whole Brain model is a metaphor that demonstrated the preferred modes of each quadrant.
The HBDI has no pass or fail, no right or wrong, no good or bad. We use all four quadrants constantly but when ‘pressed’ or pressured we have a natural preference. The HBDI thinking styles assessment is a 120-question survey that provides a visual picture of an individual, team or group’s mental preferences. It illustrates like the MBTI, through “lens” through how we view life and helps provide a better understanding of how we process information, work, learn and relate to other people in our daily lives.