Golden Personality Type Profiler™

Help individuals perform better and build greater teams

Golden supports development of soft-skills by helping people gain knowledge about other team members, improve their self-awareness, how they make decisions, ways to manage relationships, effective ways to work together, and dealing with stress.

Leaders who have used the Golden Personality Type Profiler find it a key starting point for individual or team development. Understanding what makes an individual unique leads to greater self-acceptance, and to value the differences of others. These are key factors impacting team performance as well as supporting health and well-being at work.

Used by organizations in all sectors, the Golden Personality Type Profiler™ is one of the most in-depth personality assessments available to learning and development professionals to support coaching and mentoring activities. Powered by Jung’s Theory of Type as well as the Five Factor model of personality, Golden identifies both a 4-letter Jungian type and a 5th element for stress while offering I8 subfacets that describe the unique personality of each individual.

The assessment comes with powerful reporting options for both individuals and teams. The NEW Golden Team Facilitator report will be available soon.

Golden At A Glance
  • Delivers in-depth insights about personality to support coaching and mentoring activities
  • 4-letter Jungian type and a 5th dimension for stress, plus 18 personality traits
  • Highly relevant for professional development at all stages of career; relevant to all job levels
  • 125 items
  • 25-30 minutes, untimed
  • Free support materials, guides and technical manuals
  • Reporting options for both individuals and teams

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  • English: US, UK, Australian, Indian
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Norwegian
  • Swedish
  • Danish

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Development of the Golden

A Modern Type Assessment With Business Relevance

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.

Become a Certified Golden Administrator

The Golden Personality Type Profiler helps drive higher performance in teams and individuals. Enroll in a Certification class and start leveraging this instrument in your organization today! Certify with GPTPonline, created by Dr. John Golden, the lead developer of the Golden Personality Type Profiler. This revolutionary 100% online platform makes learning about the Golden fun and easy. Dr. Golden shares his unique insights and capabilities in order to master the use of the Golden at your own pace, on your own schedule at an incredible price.

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“GOLDEN is a great catalyst to improve collective efficacy and business processes. It helps people become aware of each other’s differences and of how useful it is to adapt.”

Pierre Gras, Talent Development and L&D Manager, Banque de France