The Neethling Brain Instruments (NBI®) is a revolutionary battery of instruments that strives to develop whole-brain thinking in individuals. These assessment tools will help you develop strategies to sustain creativity and positive thinking in your personal and professional life. You will also be able to identify the essence of your problems and apply creative solutions immediately.

Personal Life Profiles

This instrument measures thinking preferences. Gaining insight into the way we prefer to think makes us more aware of and sensitive to the preferences of others.

Developing better relationships, making more dynamic contributions in the team and making sound and relevant decisions are but a few of the advantages of understanding your own thinking profile. Making more accurate job and career choices or determining the correct subject or study selections, could eventually lead to a more productive and fulfilled personal and professional life.

Because the focus of this NBI® profile is on thinking preferences, the end result is neither good nor bad. The NBI® provides a profile of thinking preference which is a descriptive, objective analysis of the individual’s thinking choices, with no profile being better or worse than another.

Why do we need two types of NBI® – one to focus on thinking preferences and the other to assess skills?

A person could well have a preference for certain things without the ability to see it through. For example, it is possible that an individual could have a very strong preference for order, planning and organisation, but has never had the opportunity to develop the skills to plan and organise.

On the other hand, it is possible that a person could have excellent skills to be a banker, but have a very low preference for the processes associated with the job. This, of course, could lead to a lot of frustration! The individual would therefore not be able to sustain the passion and energy to stay happy and productive in the banking environment.

A person’s brain is divided into four different thinking quadrants:
L1 – Analytical and factual
L2 – Organised and detailed
R2 – Interpersonal and sensitive
R1 – Strategic and unorthodox

Each of the four quadrants is further divided in two to give 8 distinct dimensions to a person’s thinking preference.

The Brain Profile gives an indication of how:

  • You act towards other people
  • You do business
  • You communicate
  • You learn
  • You teach
  • You solve problems
  • You form relationships
  • You play sport etc.

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 1 000.00 ZAR

This Instrument identifies an individual’s skills. You may have acquired skills in a particular area that is not really indicative of your brain preference or you may have a very strong preference in one area, but have never had the opportunity to develop the necessary skills.

It could happen that your skills profile differs from your preference profile. The most common reason for this happening is that preferring (“liking”) something does not automatically mean you have the skills to execute or implement the preference. You may like singing but do not have any singing skills.

The opposite is also sometimes true. A person may have excellent skills for accounting but has little or no preference for doing the work of an accountant. It would be very difficult to sustain passion and energy, if the correlation between the preference profile and skills profile is low.

Duration: 10-20 minutes
Price: R 1 000.00 ZAR

The NBI Faith Thinking Style profile is a descriptive, non-judgmental assessment with no profile being superior to the other. The NBI Faith Thinking Style profile identifies the strengths of your thinking preferences about faith in every quadrant. The profile report gives the specific quadrant scores and makes recommendations based on these scores.

It could happen that a person’s spirituality profile differs form his/her preference profile. The most common reason is that a person can move into different quadrants when thinking about his/her faith. Please note this instrument is currently only available in Afrikaans. The English translation will follow soon.

Special offer – R120 ZAR (Normal price is R250, so save 50%+)

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 120.00 ZAR

Your Creativity Profile will give you insight into “how you are creative”. Every human being is born with creativity at a superior level, but unfortunately the majority of us lose some of our creativity because of conditioning processes.

This Instrument identifies the type of creativity you use and apply. Because the focus is on thinking preferences the end result is neither good nor bad. The NBI® Creativity Style Profile is a descriptive and objective analysis of the individual’s thinking choices, with no profile being better or worse than another. Instead, the report gives a description of an individual’s thought preferences, and makes recommendations based on those.

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 500.00 ZAR

Your Parenting Profile will give you an insight into your parenting style; issues that are important to you (but maybe not to your child or partner!) and even where there could be room for improvement!

Developing better relationships, making more dynamic contributions in the family and making sound and relevant decisions are but a few of the advantages of understanding your own thinking profile.

Because the focus is on thinking preferences the end result is neither good nor bad. The NBI® Parenting Profile is a descriptive and objective analysis of the individual’s thinking choices, with no profile being better or worse than another. Instead, the report gives a description of an individual’s thought preferences, and makes recommendations based on those.

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 500.00 ZAR

This indicator measures preferences. It is very important that you, as teacher and parent, should understand that your thinking preferences and those of your child will determine amongst other things how you make decisions, communicate, educate, form relationships and eventually, how you live your life. Insight and knowledge regarding your brain profile and that of your child will:

  • Give your child the ultimate edge in coping with his/her world.
  • Give you unique insight into your child’s thinking preferences.
  • Understand why one child differs from the other.
  • Enable you to create an ideal environment for your child.
  • Apply whole brain creativity.
  • Know why one child communicates, plays and learns differently from the other.
  • Fill the gaps at an early age.
  • Make you the whole brain parent/teacher you always wanted to be.

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 250.00 ZAR

The NBI® Personal Negativity Instrument will give you a greater insight into your negative thinking. It identifies the processes most likely to cause your negativity and which can block your happiness and success.

Your standard Adult Profile (measuring your thinking preferences) and your Personal Negativity Profile will not look the same. In fact, you will often have a high negativity score in a quadrant where you have low brain preferences. For example, you may have low brain preferences for detail, organisation and structure (the L2 quadrant). When working in an environment where these processes receive strong emphasis, you may experience high negativity towards these processes and therefore have a high negativity score in this quadrant.

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 500.00 ZAR

Your Relationship Profile will give you an insight into your relationship style and issues that are important to you (but maybe not to your partner!) and even where there could be room for improvement!

Developing better relationships, making more dynamic contributions within the relationship and making sound and relevant decisions are but a few of the advantages of understanding your own thinking profile.

Because the focus is on thinking preferences the end result is neither good nor bad. The NBI® Relationship Profile is a descriptive and objective analysis of the individual’s thinking choices, with no profile being better or worse than another. Instead, the report gives a description of an individual’s thought preferences, and makes recommendations based on those.

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 500.00 ZAR

The NBI Adult A instrument is an alternative to the general Adult instrument with questions that focus more on general life.

The NBI Adult profile identifies the thinking preferences of the individual. Gaining insight into the way we prefer to think, makes us more aware of and sensitive to the preferences of others.

Developing better relationships, making more dynamic contributions in the team and making sound and relevant decisions are but a few of the advantages of understanding your own thinking profile. Making more accurate job and career choices or determining the correct subject or study selections, could eventually lead to the individual enjoying a more productive and fulfilled personal and professional life.

The NBI Adult profile measures thinking preferences, and not the skills or abilities necessary to execute those preferences. It is therefore possible that an individual could have a very strong preference for order, planning and organisation, but has never had the opportunity to develop the skills to plan and organise. The recommendation in this instance would be that since the desire is there, the skills to support that desire should be developed in order to be effective in a given career.

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 375.00 ZAR

The NBI® Adult P is a preference picture profile for illiterate adults. The report is the same as for the NBI Adult 4 quadrants.

The NBI Adult profile identifies the thinking preferences of the individual. Gaining insight into the way we prefer to think, makes us more aware of and sensitive to the preferences of others.

Because the focus is on thinking preferences the end result is neither good nor bad or right or wrong. The NBI Adult profile is a descriptive, objective analysis of the individual’s thinking choices, with no profile being better or worse than another. Instead, the report gives a description of an individual’s thought preferences, and makes recommendations based on those.

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 375.00 ZAR

The NBI Driving assessment identifies the thinking preferences of road users. It gives insight into the way a person prefers to think while driving and makes you more aware and sensitive to the thinking styles of fellow drivers.

For drivers, developing and improving his/her whole brain thinking and making better decisions during key moments will lead to safer roads.

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 375.00 ZAR

By completing the 15 questions you clearly indicated the kind of JOB you would like to have one day. The total score of every participant is 300 which means that there is no profile which is superior or better than the other. The different Job profiles do however show which skills, insights, thinking and attitudes are required to do well in particular jobs.

The profile report focuses on the specific quadrant scores and makes recommendations based on these scores. It is also recommended that you compare your personal profile (four and eight dimensions) to your desired job profile – the higher the correlation between these two profiles the better the possibility that your desired job the is the correct choice.

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 1 000.00 ZAR

The NBI Wealth profile identifies the thinking preferences of the individual. Gaining insight into the way we prefer to think, make us more aware of and sensitive to the preferences of others.

Because the focus is on thinking preferences the end result is neither good nor bad or right or wrong. The NBI Wealth profile is a descriptive, objective analysis of the individual’s thinking choices, with no profile being better or worse than another. Instead, the report gives a description of an individual’s thought preferences, and makes recommendations based on those.

The Neethling Brain Instruments measure thinking preferences and it is therefore of the utmost importance that the advisor takes careful note of the client’s thinking profile so as to uniquely meet the needs of a particular client. The client’s thinking preferences will determine the WHAT, HOW, WHO and WHY of: communication, decision-making, relationship-building and future creation.

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 375.00 ZAR

Your Whole Brain profile will give you an insight into the type of manager that you prefer and how that impacts your followership style. It will highlight issues that are important to you (but maybe not to your employer or colleagues) and even where there could be room for improvement!

The Whole Brain profile assesses thinking preferences and not the skills or abilities necessary to execute these preferences. It is therefore possible that an individual could have a very strong preference for order, planning and organisation in a manager, but has never had the opportunity to develop these skills him/herself.

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 500.00 ZAR

Note: Please note none of these profiles include a Professional feedback session by a Certified NBI Practitioner. For a feedback session, please search in the map below to find a practitioner near you or online.

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