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Self-Assessment Tools

The Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument® (HBDI®) 

Assessment and Debrief



At the foundation of Whole Brain® Thinking is the HBDI®, the world's leading thinking styles assessment tool. The 120-question assessment identifies your preferred approach to thinking. Are you more emotional, analytical, structural or strategic? Why do you value certain types of information over others? 


Using valuable knowledge about yourself, you can learn how to “flex” into other ways of thinking and adapt to others – how they think, what they value, how they communicate. This comprehensive profile package goes in-depth into your results and provides activities for growth.  ​

The Birkman Method® 


Through a combination of regression and factor analysis, the Birkman Method® identifies your everyday interpersonal style (usual behavior), and gives unique insights into underlying motivations and needs. Stress behaviors are identified when these needs are not met. Knowing the underlying motivations and the consequences of unmet needs gives you and your Westwind Coach a platform for building and developing effective strategies to improve personal performance and interpersonal awareness and agility.

In brief, The Birkman Method® includes the five following major perspectives:

Usual Behavior - an individual's effective behavioral style of dealing with relationships and tasks.

Underlying Needs - an individual's expectations of how relationships and social situations should be governed in context of the relationship or situation.

Stress Behaviors - an individual's ineffective style of dealing with relationships or tasks; behavior observed when underlying needs are not met.

Interests - an individual's expressed preference for job titles based on the assumption of equal economic rewards.

Organizational Focus - the perspective in which an individual views problems and solutions relating to organizational goals.

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