New vs “old” HBDI® Data Summary Report for Individuals
Here are screen shots of the New (left) and the old/current HBDI Data Summary Reports. There are some fantastic visual differences, too many to point out, but you’ll see them right away. And below we’ll discuss the content differences.
Under Pressure or Adjective Pairs? The new report displays the Under Pressure “score” that is plotted on the HBDI® Profile Grid. The old report had the number of selections from the Adjective Pairs section of the survey, but it was often difficult for Thinkers to understand how a 9 - 7 - 2 - 6 could be plotted on the same scale with their overall score. So we have now changed the reporting to be consistent on both reports, and since this plotted score is referred to as Under Pressure, that’s what the Data Summary Report reports too.
Some things are missing? Yes, Herrmann has determined that in order to emphasize the most meaningful data, we no longer report on two elements previous included on the Data Summary Report. Hand Dominance and Motion Sickness are no longer included since they are tiny “clues” in a Thinker’s overall profile score, and they do not have a big impact on the Thinker’s learning and application. Moreover, many Thinker’s have questions and concerns about how this personal data may be used and in some cultures these items are even considered to be similar to medical information. Herrmann has determined that the concerns over this data outweighs the benefits of reporting it on the HBDI® Data Summary Report.