Definition of Brain Types


While independent studies and experiences led Jonathan Niednagel to concur that there are sixteen types (with additional sub-classifications), his understanding concerning the various types came to be quite different from the norm. We now distinguish these differing designs as Brain Types found in all people the world over each with unique and inborn mental/cognitive, physical/motor and visual/spatial proficiencies.

Though personas can vary significantly within individuals of each Brain Type (due to nurture: parenting, upbringing, etc., and nature: genetic variances, etc.), Niednagel’s years of extensive research and intense scrutiny revealed a firm and undeniable conclusion. That is, differing inborn neural circuits in each Brain Type affect specific cognitive, physical, and spatial skills and that these similarities within each design are due to genetic hardwiring nature.Niednagel has built upon the empirical data collected by Jung and subsequent protagonists of his by applying neuroscientific, genetic, and biomechanical studies implemented by others, those with whom he works, and himself.

Bear in mind that Niednagel is not a psychologist, nor does he practice psychology. In that vein, Brain Types is not a form of psychology. Rather, it is a new science that will come to be known as the most accurate science devoted to identifying and understanding inborn traits/skills mental (cognitive), physical (motor), and spatial (visual). Because each Brain Type is most proficient in its brain region of uniqueness, all people the world over sharing the same Brain Type have similar tendencies in these three significant areas. Therefore, Brain Types does not specifically measure someone’s personality or psychological bent (though it most certainly has an impact); rather, it reveals an understanding of what is considered Nature (vs. Nurture).

Brain Types Definitions and Comparisons

Here, now, is the similar but distinct nomenclature that Brain Types uses to provide a greater, deeper understanding of and appreciation for our inherent designs over traditional Jung-Myers terminology:

(A) Front similar to Extraversion: anterior, forepart, energy-expending, external, expressive, broad, many

(B) Back similar to Introversion: posterior, rear, energy-conserving, internal, reflective, deep, few

(C) Empirical similar to Sensing: observe, experience, literal, concrete, actual, realistic, 5 senses, pragmatic, what is

(D) Conceptual similar to iNtuitive: imagine, envision, figurative, abstract, theoretical, idealistic, sixth sense, visionary, what could be

(E) Animate similar to Feeling: living, persons, emotion, compassion, encourage, feelings, deductive, subjective, relational

(F) Inanimate similar to Thinking: non-living, things, logic, justice, critique, issues, inductive, objective, systematic

(G) Right brain-dominant similar to Perceiving: synthetic, holistic, universal, adaptable, multiple, graceful, artistic, spatial adeptness peripherally, etc., pattern-skilled, sufficient solution, welcoming of interruptions, skilled at drawing and sculpting, spatial and visual logic, play-oriented

(H) Left brain-dominant similar to Judging: analytic, divisible, local, ordered, sequential, mechanical, detailed, speech-skilled, exact solution, resistant to interruptions, skilled at reading and writing, numerical and verbal logic, work-oriented.