Assessment: Preferred & Stressed Thinking Patterns

Does the candidates thought pattern fit with the job requirements, both under preference and under stress?

This test assesses the candidate’s Thinking Patterns & Brain Energy. The test concerns the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI). It concerns an American study of the thinking dominances used, both under stress and preference conditions. This research provides insight into the naturally present brain energy that can be used to perform tasks. The HBDI provides insight into whether the candidate can optimally fulfil the position / role / task, the communication style and it provides adequate insight into the direction of development.

The HBDI is also used in team optimisation, for which we also provide guidance, focused on group thinking and diversity. The test measures two thinking patterns; graphical representation of a preferred thought pattern and a graphical representation of the stressed thought pattern. In team composition it measures the positive and possible negative team influences.

Duration40 minutes
IncludedMS Teams feedback
Price€ 595 p.p.


  • All mentioned prices are excl. 21% VAT. Outside Europe: VAT reversed.
  • Besides English, some tests are available in several other languages.
  • Extra reporting requests (on top of our standard), if possible and approved, will result in a surcharge.
  • Data privacy & security: The setup we have created for assessments in our online portals meets all required standards and it meets the data protection rules.
Our Labels
Entrima and Market Abuse Centre (MAC) are the two labels we operate to provide learning services for professionals in the commodity & energy markets.

Content & Context

Entrima’s mission is to transfer knowledge regarding the business, controls & operations of parties in (or relating to) the wholesale markets.

Conduct & Culture

MAC’s mission is to facilitate the prevention & detection of misconduct and to foster proper behaviour in organisations. This is achieved via training, periodic updates and increased awareness.