Golden Personality Type Profiler
A personality instrument based on the theories of Carl Jung plus a measure of emotional stability
The Golden Personality Type ProfilerTM is a Global online personality measure helping individuals understand themselves and others better.
Unlike some simplistic type-oriented assessments, Golden identifies both a Jungian 4-letter personality type E/I, S/N, T/F, A/Z plus a fifth global scale looking at responses to stress. In addition there are 18 sub-facets measuring differences between people of the same type.
GPTP is widely used for coaching, leadership and team development and career counselling.
Golden training is highly practical and cost-effective.
Both the Golden test and training are available in a number of languages including Dutch, English and French.
A variety of training courses are available for introductory and conversion to the Golden qualification.
Golden Personality Type Profiler Qualification Training (2-day, £525 + VAT per person)
Golden Personality Type Profiler Conversion Training (1-day, £199 + VAT per person)
BPS Level B Training in Golden Personality Type Profiler (3-days, £785 + VAT per person)
If you would like to experience the Golden Personality Type Profiler for yourself then please contact Alie Carvey on 01279 623642 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a trial.
In order to interpret the report, feedback from a qualified user of the GPTP is required. We offer a range of training options - see our training page for more details.
Questions relate to five global areas:
- Where you focus your energy
- How you gather information
- How you make decisions
- How you approach life
- How you respond to stress
Sub-facets look at differences within Type
Each area includes questions relating to facet scales that represent more specific components of the global scale. Such specificity is important for understanding differences among individuals who score similarly on the global scales. These facets offer valuable insight in to similarities and differences within the same global type. These facet scales are described in the fact sheet and in detail in the facet descriptors link.
The instrument is completed online and both individual and team reports are available. Training is required to use the instrument and interpret the results and Pearson offers a range of practical and flexible training options.
The Golden reports provide insights on personal and team style and can be used in the following interventions.
- Employee Development
- Executive Coaching
- Career Planning
- Sales Force Training
- Conflict resolution and more
A key feature of Golden is that for each Global Scale and Facet there is both a numerical score and a strength and clarity preference category for BOTH of the opposite scales in a dichotomy (the preferred and non-preferred behaviour) as the example below shows.
Facet scale examples
Development of the Golden
The Golden Personality Type Profiler has a long and rich history spanning two generations of psychologists.
In the early 1980's, Ed Golden's company ORA played an integral role in the early development of the MBTI® TDI and EAR versions by funding and supporting much of the validation research.
Later, ORA developed an assessment that united the ideas of type, temperament, trait and the Big 5 theories into one survey/report and to make it easy to implement.
Ed's son John developed and implemented the plan and created the Golden Personality Type Profiler, which today is known as the most modern and development-oriented type assessment based on Big 5 theories.