One thing that may have intrigued you while considering your own brain profile is the fact that, although you may be strong in a certain quadrant, you do not seem to have equally strong preferences for all the processes associated with that quadrant. In fact, you may even find that you have rather low or average preferences for some of those processes of your so-called strong quadrant.

Our latest research has shown why this is the case. Each quadrant has at least two possible divisions, and you may very well be strong in one and low in the other, or of course quite balanced in the two divisions. Therefore we would like to introduce you to the EIGHT DIMENSIONS OF THE BRAIN


The eight dimensions are a revolutionary aspect of the NBI® as they provide greater insight into elements within each of the four quadrants. This allows for a more thorough interpretation of an individual’s thinking preferences.

When you have insight into your own brain preferences and how these affect your thinking and behavior, you can move on to specific applications of this knowledge in different areas of your life.



You prefer clarity of thinking and concrete information. You prefer to focus on a specific goal or outcome without distractions. This outcome should be defined clearly, should preferably be achievable, and direction and guidelines towards goal should be clear and without confusion. You prefer to weigh pros and cons and to have a clear understanding of consequences.


You prefer to get to the essence of things you are involved with and therefore like to dig deeper to achieve results. You prefer to connect a figure or measurement to things. You prefer certainty and would therefore calculate, probe, research and examine conditions and circumstances before proceeding. You like hard proof and therefore you prefer to query, question and enquire before starting out.



You prefer circumstances where traditions and well-proven methods and practices are followed and respected. You also prefer circumstances where rules and regulations are in place and where you can work in a methodical and cautious manner. You prefer an environment that is neat, secure and stable and to work with skilled, loyal and trustworthy people.


You prefer to plan, organise and arrange things. Your approach is orderly, detailed and systematic. You are an implementer and like to put things into action and be involved in the action. You also like to work according to a schedule or “to do” list, to administer and to oversee tasks. Perseverance, effectiveness and usefulness are high priorities.



You are a people’s person and like to work with others in groups or to spend your free time in the company of others. You prefer to be surrounded by people and to be part of gatherings and crowds. You also go out of your way to bring people together, at work or when entertaining. You prefer to share information, to reach consensus and to encourage others to participate in sharing their ideas. You like to network can be outgoing and energetic when in the company of others.


You prefer to assist, help and reach out to others. You prefer to serve others through a caring, sensitive and unobtrusive attitude and by depending on your intuition. You also like to encourage others to achieve. You place a high priority on a positive, hopeful and caring environment. You may not have many friends, but value the companionship of a few friends and family and would tend to place their needs above your own.



You prefer to connect past and future and to see the vision, even to make forecasts and predictions as far as the future is concerned. While planning and creating your future, you prefer to challenge existing approaches and asking the Why? questions. You find unfamiliar territory, new experiences and uncertainty a challenge. You prefer to consider a variety of possibilities and would not shy away from risk when involved in designing future trends. You like to fill in the gaps between present and future possibilities.


You prefer to think in pictures and to use metaphors and images to describe experiences. You also draw picture, doodle and scribble when listening to someone talking. You often play around with impossible ideas, and like to daydream, fantasise and think beyond the ordinary. You are reflective and meditative, often unsystematic (maybe even chaotic) and would like to do things “your way”. You often discover new insights in unexpected ways and like to nurture “strange” ideas.