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GPOP Golden Profiler of Personality

"Personality types – the key to successful communication, conflict avoidance, understanding others and synergetic teams."
Every person is different and unique. Everybody has their own preferences and inclinations. People who know their own preferences and inclinations, who can make good judgements about the preferences and inclinations of others and who can categorise them into types will be more successful at negotiation, communication and decision-making.

GPOP-based personality profiles can support processes such as:
  • Personal situation assessment for self-development
  • Creating effective teams for negotiations and projects
  • Executive development and coaching
  • Improving sales communications success
  • Conflict resolution and conflict avoidance
1. Personal situation assessment for self-development
The GPOP system provides insights into a person's personality structure and acts as a guide to help assess their individual situation. This provides information that helps to answer the question "How well do I know myself?" Each person involved will discover their own preferences and inclinations. The results will indicate their preferred management and communication styles, the factors that motivate and demotivate them, their contribution to the team and their personal learning style.

2. Creating effective teams for negotiations and projects
The GPOP system captures five dimensions of a person's personality structure, which then allows them to be allocated one of 16 personality types. Knowing the respective personality types of individuals within a team can help with promoting team development and collaboration, particularly because the composition of working groups, project teams and senior management teams has a major influence on the success of the organisation. People who build teams need to be able to demonstrate that they have "the right touch", particularly in their grasp of team dynamics. GPOP helps avoid leaving things to chance by providing a rational evidence base for decisions that is transparent to all involved.
The more complex the task, the more important it is that the team structure combines a diverse mix of different personality types. If instead there is a homogenous group of similar personality types, then the team may have a narrow outlook and either overlook important elements of a task, or dismiss them as irrelevant.

3. Executive development and coaching
GPOP helps people in senior management roles to identify their personal leadership style, the behaviour patterns associated with it and the risks and opportunities that those patterns create. This awareness promotes enquiry, enquiry promotes perception and perception triggers the learning process.
Viewed across the organisation as a whole, the type of personality structure that occurs most frequently also determines the culture. With GPOP, the preferences that dominate in a company or organisational unit are clearly visible.

4. Conflict resolution and conflict avoidance
Personality profiles based on GPOP can help with more accurately identifying the prevailing communication behaviours and needs in conflict situations, and therefore with identifying suitable adjustments to individual behaviours. An understanding of other personality types provides the basis for a decisive approach, which in turn leads to successful interventions that avoid and resolve conflicts.

The GPOP Golden Profiler of Personality is a system that is applied in human resources and organisational development to assess personality structure. The questionnaire incorporates five dimensions of a person's personality structure based on their alignment to 16 personality patterns (types). The fifth dimension (Tense/Calm) describes the subject's current stress level and its effect on their behaviour.
The five dimensions determine how a person interacts with their environment and processes information.
The GPOP Golden Profiler of Personality draws on Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung's theory of psychological type. The instrument takes its name from John Golden. With it, he made certain fundamental human behavioural types and traits recognisable and understandable. The English version of the instrument, the Golden Personality Type Profiler, was published in 2000 for the first time.
It was adapted for the German-speaking world by Golden himself, in conjunction with Richard Bents and Reiner Blank. The German version has been in use since 2004. Like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), this instrument is a tool used in psychology for assessing personalities. The method was standardised across a sample group comprising 3,615 people.

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