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.
What will I get once I complete the survey?
After completing the survey, you will receive the following:
• A full-colour profile of your personal thinking preferences.
• An in-depth description of your profile and scores.
• An interpretation of the implications that your results have on your life in both a personal and
Trainers, consultants, human resources professionals, executive coaches, psychologists, business people,
students and parents from all walks of life use the NBI® products and services to take the guesswork out of personal and professional growth.
Can the NBI® help me as a parent or educator?
Our personal thinking preferences begin to develop during childhood years. They manifest in the
ways in which children prefer to learn and study. In today’s competitive world, education has
become more important than ever, and the NBI® can help children gain the mental whole-brain
edge they need to become successful, well-adjusted adults.
By identifying the personal thinking preferences of children, parents and teachers, learning can
be tailored to achieve successful results. Study methods and learning environments can be
adapted so as to create the ideal space for learning. Conflict will be reduced as
communication becomes more effective.
The Neethling Brain Instruments
The NBI® is a 30/15-question diagnostic survey that indicates your personal thinking preferences. Your thinking preferences influence the way you communicate, make decisions, solve problems and manage those around you. Understanding your thinking preferences can give you new insights into yourself and new perspective on those you interact with every day.
With the four quadrants as the basis, we are proud to introduce the 8 Dimensions Instrument which identifies two dimensions within each of the four quadrants. The 8 dimensions are a revolutionary aspect of the NBI® as they provide greater insight into the elements within each of the four quadrants. This allows for a more thorough interpretation of an individual’s thinking preferences.
Instruments which include the 8 dimensions are NBI General Adult, NBI Adult A, NBI Teacher/Trainer, NBI Senior Student and then more recently the NBI Job, NBI Desired Job and NBI Leadership.