Under Pressure or Adjective Pairs?
In many HBDI reports, you will see references to the Adjective Pair Section of the survey. Over the course of the coming weeks you will notice that many times the data will now be referenced as the Under Pressure Score.
What’s the difference? The Adjective Pair “score” is the raw score or the number of Adjective Pair choices a Thinker made when completing the survey in each of the four quadrants. An example of an Adjective Pair score could be 4-4-10-6. Which indicates 4 Adjectives chosen in A, 4 chosen in B, 10 chosen in C and 6 chosen in D.
That data is often displayed on the HBDI® profile grid, as a calculated score. When calculated, for a Thinker 4-4-10-6 would display on the grid as A-51, B-51, C-127, D-76.
In order to simplify the Thinker’s data and to make the data consistent throughout the reports we have begun to refer to the Adjective Pair choices as the Under Pressure results. This gives the Thinker only one set of numbers to compare to their overall profile, where previously they could see that data as either a raw score or a calculated score and it was sometimes confusing.
Sample data for the “Under Pressure Results” are displayed below.