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Understanding the Herrmann Whole Brain® model B Understanding the Herrmann Whole Brain® model B a detailed guide to the results I — The Visual Profile To create the graphic representation of your profile, we used the profile scores which appear on the first line of the Data Summary sheet. These values are placed along the diagonal axes. The four totals are read in the order ABCD, starting in the upper Left and going counter-clockwise. This order is also used to describe a group or family of Preference Codes which can be found in the C booklet. The four different modes II — The Data Summary sheet and Explanation page Your package includes a Data Summary sheet and explanation page. The explanation page describes, in descending order of preference, your selections in each quadrant. The Data Summary shows how your profile scores for each quadrant are deter- mined. This sheet consists of a table of four colour columns sorting your responses into the four quadrants and a set of self- placement scales in black and white. The purpose of this sheet is to remind you of your responses to many of the questions on the Profile scores: the basis of your profile HBDI® Survey Form and to clarify which specific element selected in each quadrant you prefer. This is particularly useful should you wish to compare or contrast your data to that of others. The four columns represent the quadrants from left to right ABCD: > The A (blue) and B (green) columns correspond to the Left brain mode. > The C (red) and D (yellow) columns correspond to the Right brain mode. SAMPLE SAMPLE The Visual Profile graphic Your thinking preferences are measured not only by the four quadrants, but also by four modes combining the mental processes of 2 adjoining quadrants; Left (A+B), Right (C+D), Upper (A+D) and Lower (B+C). 100% is split between Upper and Lower to show the degree of tilt toward that mode. The Left and Right modes also have 100% representatively split between them. > The Upper Mode, combining quadrants A and D, is more cognitive and intellectual, preferring thinking in abstract, conceptual modes. Compare to the Lower mode. > The Left Mode, combining the A and B quadrants prefers concise, efficient processes with realistic, disciplined and orderly approaches. Compare to the Right mode. > The Right Mode, combining the C and D quadrants, includes key mental processes such as intuitive and perceptive thinking, as well as idealistic, expressive and open approaches. Compare to the Left mode. > The Lower Mode, combining the B and C quadrants is grounded and emotional in nature. This mode often prefers visceral, ‘gut’ and concrete approaches. Compare to the Upper mode. This line shows the total score for each quadrant A, B, C and D. These figures are used to plot the graphic on the profile overlay. Adjective pairs The adjective pair data comes from the forced choice pairings section on the HBDI®. By forcing you to choose between two different terms, this section typically reveals the thinking style distribution that is most instinctive for you. This distribution may or may not be the same as your overall preferences. Your adjective pair data helps indicate your inner or ‘back up’ style of preferred thinking. The highest score typically reveals the thinking styles favored in ‘pressured’ situations, which may vary from your ‘day Key descriptors: a general view of self This section is a simple transcription of the choices you made in the Key Descriptors section of the HBDI® Survey Form (questions 26–50). An X appears next to your selections in the columns relating to the quadrant to which they belong. The asterisk (*) denotes the key word you chose as being SAMPLE to day’ preferences. Differences between adjective pairs and your overall profile sometimes indicate that you are undergoing a change in preferences in part of your life. Preferences suggested by the adjective pairs may be more visible to others than your overall profile and under pressure situations you may react more in keeping with the adjective pair indications. There are 24 pairs, and therefore, 24 points distributed between the four quadrants. SAMPLE the most descriptive of the 8 you selected from the 25 provided. Look over the distribution of your selections. Do they cluster in certain quadrants or are they distributed across all four? Is the distribution consistent with your overall profile scores? Page - 12 Page - 13

Understanding the Herrmann Whole Brain® model B Understanding the Herrmann Whole Brain® model B Work Elements: your work self Energy Level and Motion Sickness SAMPLE SAMPLE When completing this section of the HBDI® Survey Form (questions 10–25) you were asked to rank order the Work Elements from 1 (work you do least well) to 5 (work you do best). Your rankings are shown, sorted into the four quadrant display. Your work preferences show thinking styles that are most accessed in a work environment. This is often influenced by the training, assignments, opportunities and challenges your work experiences have provided. Note your selections. Where do the higher rankings (4’s and 5’s) appear? Check for clusters of preferences in certain quadrants and lack of preferences in others. Now compare this section with your Key Descriptors section. Are they similar or different? Your data may reveal situational work preferences which have developed that are perhaps somewhat different from your overall more general Key Descriptor preferences. Adolescent education, educational focus, occupation and hobbies: other aspects of self SAMPLE This information corresponds to the questions about day/ night time energy and about motion sickness (questions 73–75). Energy Level: In very general terms, people who are Left mode dominant are frequently more morning or day oriented and people who are Right mode dominant are frequently more night oriented. However this can be greatly influenced by life circumstances. This information can give a clue to preference by observation and is useful in deciding when to schedule meetings, tasks and group activities. From your own perspec- tive, an idea of when you are likely to be most mentally alert shows the optimum time of day to pursue activities which are most mentally challenging. Motion Sickness: An area of ongoing Introvert/Extrovert research, a person’s sense of balance is maintained with information from two biological sources, the eye and the inner ear. Motion sickness occurs when input from these two sources conflict. Left mode people often have the ability to deal with facts and information sequentially and thus may have the inner control to make an ‘executive decision’ to either go with the information from the eye or the ear but not both at once. Right mode people often have a large tolerance for ambiguity and tend to take note of both inputs and may end up nauseous as a result. However, the above is a tendency and there are many exceptions to the trend. SAMPLE An indicator of an earlier, often influential time of your life, ranking school subjects can indicate an early orientation toward maths, foreign language or native language, and through that orientation a possible inclination toward associated thinking styles. Additional clues are provided about the tilt of your mental preferences through understanding preferred subjects in school, education and occupational choices and how you spend your leisure time. The data Hand Dominance has been consolidated, sorted into quadrants and grouped together B for comparative purposes. A bar chart indicates the distribu- tion of preferences for each of the above categories. The longer the bar, the greater the preference for that quadrant. If no bar appears in a quadrant, there was no significant data in that quadrant in response to your selections.v SAMPLE Your self–placement in the introvert/extrovert scale on the assessment is replicated on the report. In very general terms, introverts tend to be more Left mode oriented and A Quadrant Introvert: Quiet, serious, very focused Extrovert: Debater, often funny, driven B Quadrant Introvert: Controlled, always ‘doing,’ often keeps to self Extrovert: Dominant, organiser of events and people extroverts more Right mode oriented. However, each quadrant may have its own continuum of introvert to extrovert, and thus its own interpretation and impact. D Quadrant Introvert: Off in ‘own world’, does own thing, loner Extrovert: Constant flow of ideas, loves to experiment with others, have fun C Quadrant Introvert: Expressive through writing or non–verbals, caring in a quiet way Extrovert: Talkative, interested in bringing people together, sharing Preference does not equal competency Hand dominance is readily recognised. Most of us consider ourselves either left or right handed. Handedness provides a simple example of the body’s tendency towards dominance in paired structures. Analysis of our data indicates a slight con- nection between left handedness and Right brain dominance and between right handedness and Left brain dominance. Therefore we are continuing to gather data for further research. You were asked (questions 5 and 6) to choose the diagram which corresponded most closely to the way you hold your pen and this provides another interesting research opportunity. Handwriting has a connection to language processing — a powerful mental process. Remember that your profile is not ‘good’ or ‘bad’, ‘right’ or ‘wrong’. It is just a representation of your preferred thinking approach. The concept of dominance is often evident with any paired structures in the human body. In most cases we naturally choose to use a certain hand, foot, or eye in preference to the other and then reinforce this with continued and habitual use. This does not, of course, reflect less potential for effective use of the other. The same pattern frequently emerges with a dominant thinking style. A preference or dominance does not indicate competence. Although there is a link — the two terms represent two distinct ideas. We often have competencies in areas of lesser preference. Our preferences present those thinking styles that provide the greatest satisfaction, those that make our ‘heart sing’. Our competencies are skills that allow us to perform and get things done. Page - 14 Page - 15

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