Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument® (HBDI)

The foundation for Thinking Agility™, cognitive diversity, and innovative thinking

The HBDI® is a powerful psychometric assessment that defines and describes the degree to which we think in the four quadrants of the Whole Brain® Model. The data helps us adapt our thinking preferences to communicate effectively, improve decision making and problem solving.

After completing the survey, the person receives a comprehensive HBDI® Profile report that includes in-depth interpretation of the results, reference material about the Whole Brain® Model, comparison data, and activities for further exploration and development.

You also have access to the HBDI® app for immediate insight and application upon completion of the survey.

It provides the bases for Whole Brain® Thinking and all of our learning programs based on the Whole Brain® Model.

HBDI® Profiles for Pairs and Teams

HBDI® Team Profile

A catalyst for team alignment, collaboration and productivity, the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument® (HBDI®) Team Profile™ provides a composite view of the similarities and differences in team member thinking preferences. Using this information, the group can make adjustments to greatly improve processes, outputs and outcomes.

HBDI® Pair Profile

The Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument® (HBDI®) Pair Profile™ provides a comprehensive analysis and insights about the similarities and differences in the way two people think. The pair is able to uncover and appreciate their similarities, see the benefits of their differences, and learn techniques for working optimally together—for a better relationship, better performance and better results.

Personalised, On-Demand e-Learning

Speed up learning transfer with our e-learning options.


Give your employees the background they need to quickly begin leveraging the power of Whole Brain® Thinking.

Participants explore the foundational concepts of thinking preferences and the Whole Brain® Model so they are fully prepared to receive and understand their HBDI® Profile results.


HBDIinteractive® makes it easy to use better thinking to accelerate performance and improve results across the business.

The Thinker’s HBDI® Profile results are woven throughout, this engaging online simulation immerses participants into the concepts, principles and applications of the Whole Brain® Thinking System.

Learn how HBDI® Certification can help you introduce Whole Brain® Thinking into your organisation.

In more than 30 years of the corporate life, I’ve used so many different tools and assessments that you tend to forget. The HBDI® has had the most profound and lasting effect on me.

Mike BeckerlegFounding Partner, THiiNK Consulting

Learn how to get started with the HBDI® and take the next steps towards unleashing Thinking Agility™.