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It’s possible other people view you differently than how you think you come across.

Heads Up

For the most accurate score, we encourage you to ask someone (who knows you well) to also complete this screening quiz for you. Once you're at the Interpret the Results part of this quiz, you’ll learn how to combine those two scores.

Part 3: Calculating the Results

Person 1: Count each marked square as one point. Keep a record of that total.

Person 2: Count each marked square as one point. Keep a record of that total.

Compare scores. If there’s a difference in the totals, add those scores and divide by two. That answer will be your final quiz score.

When there’s more than a five-point spread between scores, this can be interpreted in two ways.

If your score is much lower than the other person’s total, this may indicate that you’re not always aware of how you respond—which is very common when the lower centers of the brain are not fully developed.


But if your score is much higher than the other person’s total, this may indicate that you compensate well enough that others aren’t aware of how much you struggle in various areas. For example, you may feel angst all the time, but you don’t show that when you’re with others.

Part 4: Understanding Your Score
0 points

This reflects that your lower brain development is likely fully developed.


1-4 points 

All in all, this score suggests that your lower brain is likely or nearly developed . . . unless one of your marked areas is significantly impacting your life (e.g., panic attacks). There is also the possibility that you may be compensating well, including avoiding whatever would cause you problems.


5-9 points

This score shows some degree of incomplete lower brain development. However, since the number is not that high, you probably compensate well enough—most of the time—until there may be too much stress all at once.


Over 10 points

This suggests a significantly underdeveloped lower brain. It also reflects that your higher centers of the brain are working way too hard to compensate for missing automatic brain functions. The higher the number is past 10, the greater probability of more underdevelopment of the lower brain.


For example, a person with just 10% of their lower brain developed is going to have a much more difficult time compensating (so we’ll see more signs of a lower brain behaviors) than someone who already has 50% of that development complete.

Part 5: Connecting Behaviors and Diagnoses
To glean a better understanding of how incomplete lower brain development and being stuck in protection mode (which is higher probability when much of the lower brain is not yet developed) might be showing up in your daily life, you may want to go to these additional pages on our site to learn more:

Entertaining footage on common behaviors reflective of incomplete lower brain development. (While kids star in most of these videos, adults often relate to whatever they are enacting.)

How specific behaviors and diagnoses may be linked to a possible lower brain connection

Connection Mode: How to Change Your Brain for an Easier Life, written by the creator of Brain Highways Global

Online course that teaches how to change your brain and nervous system

Part 1: The Checklist

For this screening quiz, you are Person 1, and Person 2 is the other person who screens you.

  • Person 1: Mark the square if the description applies to you.

  • Person 2: Mark the square if you’ve observed the behavior in Person 1.

Part 2: The Statements

Person 1: Mark the square if anyone has ever said any of these comments to you.

Person 2: Mark the square if you have said or you’ve heard others say any of those comments to Person 1.

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