Develop Thinking Agility and Keep the Learning Alive

Designed for the 2+ million thinkers with HBDI® profiles, the HBDI® App serves as an interactive reinforcement and reference tool for anyone who has completed an HBDI® after an HBDI® Certified Practitioner has worked with them to interpret their results.

If you would like to take the HBDI®, request a free consultation with one of our Whole Brain® Strategists to learn how.

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Understand Your HBDI® Profile

Understand your HBDI® profile. Learn more about your thinking preferences and clusters, as well as your thinking at work, at home, and under stress.


Apply the insights. Learn more about the Whole Brain Model®. Create guesstimated profiles for your friends, family, colleagues and clients. Practice using your Whole Brain® with in-app tips and tricks.


Share your thinking. Instantly post your HBDI® profile on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, or share it via e-mail.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I download and start using the App?

The ideal timing to download the App is during or directly after your debrief with an HBDI® Certified Practitioner.

Does the App replace a debrief by an HBDI® Certified Practitioner?

No. The App is meant as a reinforcement and reference tool for anyone who has completed an HBDI®, after an HBDI® Certified Practitioner has worked with them to interpret their results.

If I have completed multiple HBDI® profiles, which profile will I see?

If you have multiple profiles, the HBDI® App will use your most recent profile. If you would like to view another profile in the HBDI® App, please contact us and we will provide you with the necessary credentials to view older profiles.

What is an HBDI® Certified Practitioner?

An HBDI® Certified Practitioner is anyone who has completed the Certification process through Herrmann International, who is certified to use and deliver the HBDI® and use Whole Brain® Thinking.

If you’re interested in becoming a Certified Practitioner, please contact us.

How is my privacy protected in the HBDI® App?

The HBDI® App, like all of Herrmann International’s technologies and tools, are compliant with the US-EU Safe Harbor program. Herrmann International will never share your personal data without your permission. For more information, please see our privacy policy.

What is the HBDI® and Whole Brain Thinking®?

The HBDI® is the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument®, an assessment tool to measure thinking preferences in individuals against the Whole Brain® Model, a framework of 4 interconnected cognitive systems that characterize the way we think.

The Whole Brain Model can be used to compare people, teams, organizations, and even ideas and information.  Herrmann’s Whole Brain® Thinking system is a method that transforms people’s thinking at all levels of an organization. Based in neuroscience, the Whole Brain system is a powerful yet simple translation of the way each of our brain’s thinking systems work. When applied, Whole Brain® Thinking delivers results by allowing you to recognize and leverage cognitive diversity in yourself and others.

What if my profile looks incorrect?

The HBDI® App uses the most recent HBDI® profile associated with your e-mail address. If you have participated in the “Working Backwards” exercise associated with HBDI® Certification, or have used your e-mail address for another individual’s HBDI® profile, your correct profile may not be loaded into the app. To resolve these issues and get the correct credentials, please contact us.

Do you have to complete a new HBDI® profile to get it on the App?

No. The HBDI® App will pull your most recent profile. Currently, the App cannot pull multiple profiles that you may have completed.

Can I use this app to complete the HBDI®?

No. You cannot take the HBDI® in the current version of the app.

How will I receive new versions/updates for the HBDI® App?

How you will receive updates depends on the settings on your phone. If you selected Manual Updates for all of your Apps, you need to open the App Store on your device, then go to the Updates tab and select The HBDI® App to update the App. If you selected Automatic Updates for all of your Apps, the HBDI® App will get updated automatically.

Is there anything available in the app beyond my individual HBDI® profile?

Through the current version of the HBDI® App, Thinkers can complete guesstimates for someone else’s thinking preferences, which will be saved across devices for your future use. Future versions of the HBDI® App will include the ability to explore Pair and Team profiles, as well as new tools to improve your own thinking through processes, tools and games.

What if my email has changed since I took the HBDI®?

As long as you remember what email address you used to complete your HBDI®, you can request that your login credentials are sent to your new email address.

Is the HBDI® App included in my company’s Herrmann International Solution Model package?

Yes. Access to the current version of the App is included in any Herrmann International Solution or Subscription Model package.

Who is allowed to access the App?

Anyone may download The HBDI® App, but only those who have completed the HBDI® can login and access an HBDI® profile.

How do I give feedback on the App?

There is a feedback option in the App to send direct feedback to the HBDI® App team. We appreciate your input and ideas!

Can I change my login or password?

Unfortunately, the login and password is not changeable. But you can select “remember me” to avoid having to log in every time you visit the App.

How do I login to the App?

You will be asked for a username and password to access the HBDI® App. This username and password are unique identifiers that you may have received from your HBDI® Certified Practitioner with your HBDI® profile, or to access the HBDIinteractive®, or HBDI® Fundamentals e-learning programs. To receive your login credentials, click “Forgot Username or Password” on the App’s login screen and follow the instructions, and you will receive your App login information through your current email.

How much does it cost?

The HBDI® App and all included content and features in the current version of the App is free (for a limited time) for anyone who already has an HBDI® Profile. If you don’t have an HBDI® Profile yet, you can get one by contacting us.

Where can I download the app?

For Apple iOS devices, you can download the app here.

For Android devices, you can download the app here.

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