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Braverman Personality Assessment

Braverman Personality Assessment
Circle the highest number. This is your most deficient nature, and is the one which is most likely to lead to illness. Your deficient nature can be the same or different to your dominant nature. In fact, you'll most likely realize deficits to your dominant nature sooner than you would recognize deficits to other aspects of your biochemistry, simply because you are used to behaving and feeling a specific way. Often, you burn out your edge just by being yourself.

For example, dopamine natures often push themselves too hard at work and burn out their edge. Serotonin natures are known to overindulge, especially with alcohol, which would also lead to a biochemical imbalance. When GABA natures don't get enough sleep, they create problems for themselves as well.

  • Any category with between 3 and 5 true statements is considered a minor deficiency. 
  • Any category with between 5 and 8 true statements is considered a moderate deficiency.
  • If you have more than 8 true statements in any one category, it is considered a major deficiency.
  • If you have 15 or more true statements in any one category, you need to get help immediately.

Minor deficits are the early warning signs of health problems. If ignored, they will eventually lead to more serious deficiencies, ultimately affecting your dominant nature,
even if they occurred in another nature. If you fell into the moderate deficit range, you probably have already sought medical treatment for any number of ailments. Minor and
moderate deficits can be treated without medications and usually respond to a combination of natural/nutritional, hormonal and life-style changes.

Major deficits warrant medical treatment and should be addressed immediately. These deficits are treated as diseases, i.e. Parkinson�s disease, severe mood disorders, high
blood pressure, memory loss, seizure disorder, depression, learning disability, attention deficit disorder, migraines, sleep disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, manic depression,
anxiety, among others. These conditions most likely require mediations: nutritional, hormonal and/or life-style changes will not be adequate in addressing these problems. If
you experience any of these symptoms or illnesses, it is important to consult your doctor and get immediate treatment.

Download Your Braverman Assessment (click on link)
  1. Part I: YOUR DOMINANT NATURE.pdf
  2. Part II: YOUR DEFICIENCY.pdf


Taking the Assessment
Download the assessment and fill it out. Once complete add the totals as indicated to give you your Dominant Nature and your Deficiency. The following will help you to understand yourself better.

PartI: YOUR DOMINANT NATURE: 
The category with the greatest number of true responses will identify your dominant nature. A classically dominant nature is typically a score of 35 and above in any one category, which suggests a less-than-balanced life. Note: When any other nature is 10-15 points lower than the dominant one, the nature with the lower score is probably a lifelong relative deficiency and needs balance even in times of good health. For example, if your score is 40 dopamine, 33 acetylcholine, 25 GABA, and 17 serotonin, you likely have long-standing relative deficiencies in both GABA and serotonin. 

1B. Total number of T responses: dopamine dominant __________
Dopamine is found in the frontal lobe (working memory) of the brain. It regulates the electrical voltage of the brain and functions related to power, blood pressure, metabolism and digestion. It generates electricity to control movement, intelligence, goal setting, long term planning and personality. Personality types of this nature tend to be thinking intuitives or theory oriented persons skilled in long range planning, high energy, precision and tend to be extroverts. More likely to use stimulants or boost for personality. 

2B. Total number of T responses: acetylcholine dominant __________
Acetylcholine is found in the parietall lobe (immediate memory) of the brain. It regulates brain speed. Neurons produce it and it serves as a lubricant for flow of energy and information. Helps keep signals intact and create myelin (body insulation) as well as creativity. Personality types of this nature tend to be intuitive feelers or idealists that strive to be authentic, benevolent, empathetic. Try to make the world better, do their best, strive to create and retain memorable events. More likely to use stimulants/drugs to make reality more dream like. 

3B. Total number of T responses: GABA dominant __________
Gaba is found in the temporal lobe (vebal memory) of the brain. It serves as the brains natural valium and controls brain rythym to function at a steady pace includign memory and language functions. Its byproduct is endorphins. Personality types of this nature tend to be sensing/judging types that are committed to organization and tradition. Generally hold a calm temperment and are known as guardians, preserve convention, maintain relations and keep word. Can hold both extrovert and introvert qualities. 

4B. Total number of T responses: serotonin dominant __________
Seratonin is found in the occipital lobe (visual memory) of the brain. It controls the visual process and regulates the brains ability to rest and resynchronize. Gives a nourished feeling to the brain and body. A pleasure seeker that can enjoy food and good rest. Personality types of this nature tend to be sensitve perceivers or artisans that act on impulse and seek adventure and experience. Can be involved in manual trades, performing arts and are driven by foods to alter moods. Likely to choose carbohydrates for mood change. 

Part II: YOUR DEFICIENCY
The second assessment will determine if you are deficient in any of the four biochemicals, including the one that governs your nature. Please focus on area that you counted the LEAST amount of true answers for. This deficiency will explain the symptoms and ultimate health consequences you can experience if your biochemical remains unbalanced. 

1B. Total number of T responses: dopamine deficiency __________
A lack of dopamine can lead to agressive, angry and hostile temperments. Long range health consequences include: addiction, obesity and fatigue. A balanced diet to support dopamine can include: 
amino acids including tyrosine. 

2B. Total number of T responses: acetylcholine deficiency __________
A lack of acetylcholine can lead to language disorders and memory loss. Long range health consequences include: craving of fatty foods to deliver an instant choline boost. Key is to eliminate cravings to improve mood. A balanced diet to support acetylcholine can include: amino acids such as phosphatidylserine and Acetyl-L-Carnitine. Consuming choline is key. Choline is a natural component of plant and animal products. i.e. egg, yolk, cereals, broccolli, peanut butter, almonds, pine nuts, cabbage, artichokes. Choline begins as a bvitamin and is converted to acetylcholine. 

3B. Total number of T responses: GABA deficiency __________
A lack of gaba can lead to long range health consequences including: headaches, seizures, hypertension and diminished libido. A balanced diet to support gaba can include amino acids such as glutamine. 

4B. Total number of T responses: serotonin deficiency __________
A lack of serotonin can lead to long range health consequences including depression, hormonal imbalance, PMS, sleep disorder and eating disorders. A balanced diet to support serotonin can include amino acids such as tryptophan. 

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