Neurotyping is a concept created by Coach Christian Thibaudeau. Its philosophy is to use an individual’s neurological profile/dominance to better design the optimal training program, nutrition plan and (if desired) supplement regimen.
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Neurotransmitters play a big role in your personality but also on various key elements like stress tolerance/response, motivation, drive and the need for structure or variation.
Sadly, direct neurotransmitter measures are not available to the average Joe/Jane, and they are not even that reliable. Dr. Mike Miletic, who uses direct neurotransmitter measures, told me that they are about 65% reliable. Furthermore, they only test for the level of neurotransmitters, whereas neurotransmitter sensitivity is at least as important. It also doesn’t measure recycling and reuptake.
As such, an indirect measure like a personality profile assessment remains the best way to get a good idea of someone’s neurological profile. That’s because neurotransmitters have a huge impact on your personality. When you know which personality traits are associated with high or low levels of activity for each brain chemical, you can paint an accurate picture of your brain chemistry by evaluating those traits.
There are some tests to evaluate your personality, but they do not work well with the Neurotyping system. Either they only give you a type of personality that doesn’t fit with the Neurotyping classification or, like the Braverman assessment, they are incomplete at best.
The Braverman assessment was utilized for similar purposes to the Neurotyping system but it is extremely limited in some regards. For example, it only assesses 4 of the main neurotransmitters and disregards the two most important activating neurotransmitters (noradrenaline/adrenaline and glutamate).
It is also imprecise in other aspects, for example, the “dopamine” questions are in large part applicable to an adrenaline dominance.
Finally, it makes some incorrect diagnostics, for example, that a high dopamine score indicates a high level of dopamine whereas it really indicates a high sensitivity to dopamine, which normally comes with a low dopamine level.
That’s why I created the Neurotyping test: Out of dissatisfaction towards the currently available means of assessment.
With this test, you will be able to get a good idea of what your neurotype is and thus make the best decisions possible regarding your training, nutrition, and supplementation.
When it comes to training, your neurological profile has a large impact on:
- How well you tolerate high-intensity sessions
- How much volume you can handle
- Your need for variation
- How fast you learn new movements
- What motivates you the most in the gym
- How fast/slow should you train
- What kind of training techniques you can use
- What the best intensity zone train in is for you
- What the optimal time under tension is for you
What does the test include?
- Fully automatized, 100-question Neurotyping test that can be completed online
- An assessment result indicating what your dominance is
- The option of sending your results to your coach or trainers
- The option of buying 1 - 10 - 50 or 100 licences. You get a volume discount depending on the quantity you buy. Make your selection when you buy the licences.
Is the test is really accurate?
As accurate as a self-administered psychological questionnaire can be. We have to understand that personal bias can affect the results or that the way you perceive yourself to be might not be how you really are. But after having administered the test to hundreds of people I can say that the accuracy (determined by selecting the proper neurotype) is in the 90% (compared to other forms of evaluation like in person evaluation, body language analysis, and physical tests). If you are honest with your answers (nobody but you will know your answers) and know yourself well, the evaluation will be accurate.
Does everybody have a clear-cut dominance?
No. Around 70-80% of the population will have a very clear dominance, meaning that on the test there will be one profile that very clearly stands out above the four others. In around 10-20% of the cases, two profiles will be similar and in 10% or less, you will have 3 or 4 profiles that are similar (which can only mean that the person is Type 2A because they are mimickers). But even when you have a mixed profile, it is possible to know what your dominance is by looking at the individual answers.
What can I do once I know my dominance?
On the thibarmy.com website, we offer programs and diets designed specifically for each neurotype, you can start there! You can also find a coach who is certified in Neurotyping to help guide you through the process.
Does the test really measure neurotransmitter levels?
It’s an indirect evaluation based on comparing someone’s personality traits with the traits associated with a high or low activity level of the main neurotransmitters. Activity levels can depend on the amount of the neurotransmitter, your sensitivity to it, recycling and reuptake, as well as interaction with other neurotransmitters or hormones. As such, it cannot be used as a medical diagnostic tool. However, it can easily be used to help you make the best training and nutrition decisions to optimize your results.
What is the refund policy?
This purchase is non-refundable