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Understanding the Herrmann Whole Brain® model A Understanding the Herrmann Whole Brain® model A IX — Inside each of the four quadrants B Quadrant: Organise The following model and paragraphs explain the characteristics of each quadrant, shown as clusters of preferred tasks, and style of functioning within each quadrant. A preference for a quadrant indicates an inclination for some or many of the clusters of tasks in that mode. This helps explain how two Upper Left A Intellectual Thinking Logical Analytical Problem solving Test & prove Knows how Things work Factual Critical Rational Realistic Rigorous thinking Knows the basis of things people with similar preferences can be different in the specifics of that preference. Keep in mind that you may only A prefer one cluster in a quadrant while another individual with a preference for that quadrant may prefer a different cluster or clusters. Original Imaginative Innovative Creative Curious Artistic Artistic Spatial Visual Integrating Synthesising Holistic Intuitive (solutions) Playful Breaks rules Risk taking Original Upper Right D This quadrant likes structure in a practical and procedural sense. A primary preference here would suggest you have a natural inclination towards organisation, reliability, efficiency, order, and/or discipline. Tasks might frequently be prioritised; you would tackle them in a systematic and sequential manner and complete them; time is often managed effectively. This quadrant is mindful of logistical constraints and is methodical and attentive to detail. Skills of this quadrant include operational planning and the implementation of projects. Equally, administration and maintenance are smoothly handled. B quadrant preferences may suggest you dislike chaos and confusion and have considerable skill and satisfaction in making order out of such a situation. Characteristics are caution, control, and conservatism. The degree to which ‘B’ quadrant tendencies are apparent will be affected by the ‘D’ quadrant score; a low primary or high secondary preference in ‘D’ would tend to have a balancing influence. Clusters in this quadrant may include safekeeping for one individual vs. timelines for another. Which clusters best describe you? Technical Financial Numerical Quantitative Mathematical Knows about Money Simultaneous Impetuous Like surprises Conceptual Metaphorical Intuitive (Solutions) Strategic Future oriented Imaginative C Quadrant: Personalise B Lower Left Conservative Traditional Controlled Dominant Safekeeping On time Organized Reliable Detailed Speaker Reader Linear Sequential Step by step Procedural Implementation Gets things done Organized Planning Administrative Preventive Neat Interpersonal Friendly Intuitive (people) Sensitive to others People oriented Supportive Empathetic Emotional Feeling Symbolic Intuitive (people) Spiritual Talker Teaching/Training Communicator Expressing Musical Writer Reader C Lower Right A primary preference in this quadrant would suggest you are naturally in tune with and sensitive to other’s needs, mood, attitudes, atmosphere, or energy level. There is usually an attraction to people–related tasks plus an ability to relate to others and express yourself easily. Characteristics may include good interpersonal skills with an awareness of the feelings of others, ease of communication, and often skills in teaching/training facilitation or group leadership. ‘Sensory intuition’, in the form of gut feelings or hunches, D Quadrant: Strategise may be given credence. Spiritual awareness and musical interest are largely ‘C’ quadrant features. People with preferences in this quadrant may be emotional and highly sensitive. For some, spiritual aspects represent a significant ‘cluster’ for this quadrant. For others, interpersonal aspects play a key role. Which clusters represent your preferences in this quadrant? A Quadrant: Analyse This quadrant prefers a cognitive and rational approach. When using this thinking style, you would be likely to approach problem solving in a logical manner and to take account of facts, figures, statistics, and other tangibles. You would prefer conclusions that are backed up by supporting data or by examples of precedent. You would like approaches that reduce the complex to the simple, the unclear to clear, and the cumbersome to the efficient. Your critical evaluation of ideas occurs in this quadrant; decisions or judgments are explained and justified by A quadrant thinking. This style is logical, analytical and rational; it is engaged in feasibility studies, critical assessments, and any task that requires rigorous and focused research. Financial, mathematical, and technical matters are included in this mode. One individual may prefer rational, logical approaches, while another may be mathematical and quantitative. Which clusters do you prefer? With a D quadrant preference you can usually handle several mental inputs simultaneously, make rapid connections and feel comfortable with abstract concepts. An initially holistic approach to problem solving may be preferred; various facets are assessed simultaneously, ‘mental jigsaws’ are made and conclusions are reached in a spontaneous rather than a studied manner. Such operating could be called intuitive in an intellectual sense. Lateral thinking takes place in this mode and inspires imaginative, innovative and original ideas. This quadrant could be described as the catalyst for the creative process. Strategic thinking is an activity that draws heavily on D quadrant thinking. In this mode you welcome positive change (particularly when occurring with a considerably lower ‘B’ score) and may have an inclination towards adventure, experimentation, and risk. This quadrant often thrives on the excitement of new ideas, variety, incongruities, and possibilities. The risk–taking aspects of this mode may be in contrast to or balanced by the B quadrant safe–keeping modes. Some prefer the ‘artistic’ cluster while others might select ‘metaphorical’. Which clusters represent your D quadrant thinking? Page - 8 Page - 9

Understanding the Herrmann Whole Brain® model B Understanding the Herrmann Whole Brain® model B Reading your HBDI® profile step by step Preference code This consists of four numbers placed in order of the quadrants: ABCD. The terms ‘Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary’ are used to designate the 1 (prefer), 2 (use), 3 (use least) zones of the profile grid. Please refer to chapter C to read more about your code. Reading your HBDI® profile step by step You have just received your HBDI® profile. You now want to understand the significance of the results. You want to learn how to apply the results. This chapter was created to get you started. Profile Scores and Preferences Codes > 1 or Primary (score of 67 or above): In a given quadrant, a primary indicates a dis- tinct preference for the type of activities relevant to that quadrant. Every profile will have at least one primary score, but could have as many as four. A result above 100 represents a very strong preference, often easily recognised by other people. Scores may go above 133, outside the boundary of the grid, and represent very strong preferences. > 2 or Secondary (score of 34–66 inclusive): A secondary in your profile indicates thinking modes that are comfortable and available as necessary with relative ease. It is still A QUADRANT TO UNDERSTAND ‘WHAT?’ My learning profile a preference, but clearly secondary to your primary (or primaries). > 3 or Tertiary (scores less than 34): A tertiary preference indicates a lack of interest in that mode of thinking and for some people even an avoidance. This means that the modes of a tertiary quadrant will, although available to you, be those you will least likely use or with which you are least comfortable. A tertiary will reinforce (by the absence of preference) the other strong preferences in the profile, especially when a primary preference is situated diagonally opposite it (A–C or B–D). D QUADRANT TO DISCOVER ‘WHY?’ Different ways to look at your HBDI® profile results The Visual Profile found on your transparency is a good place to start. It is a graphic displaying 4 diagonal axes, where the data plots of your four profile scores have been placed, based on your responses to the HBDI® Survey Form. It is a visual representation which synthesises your responses into a global Visual Profile. At the top of your Visual Profile, you will find your preference code, adjective pairs and profile scores for your easy reference. Another way to look at your data is the Data Summary sheet which shows how your pro- file score for each quadrant is determined. The purpose of this sheet is to remind you of your responses to many of the questions on the HBDI® Survey Form and to clarify which elements in each quadrant you prefer. It is a representation of your profile using a sequential, linear, detailed and quantified mode format. TO APPLY ‘HOW?’ B QUADRANT TO LIVE AND FEEL ‘WHO?’ C QUADRANT Dotted line profile: It indicates where your thinking shifts in pressured situations. It is the result of the forced choice pairings on the HBDI® survey where you were asked to select one of two adjectives most like you. Page - 10 Page - 11