|The Golden Personality Type
(GPTP) comprises five dimensions that can be used to explain
individual differences in personality. The first three dimensions are based
upon Jung's (1964) theory of psychological type, the fourth on Allport's notion
of the "Dynamic organization" within an individual and his or her adjustment to
the environment, and the fifth on the trait of Emotional Stability from the
"Big Five" model of personality proposed by Eysenck and other researchers
Each dimension contains two global bipolar or psychological
opposite scales (e.g. Thinking versus Feeling). Further, each of the five
global dimensions is composed of several more specific sub-component scales
that are also bipolar. Hence the "talkative" facet of Extroverting is the
psychological opposite of the "quiet" facet of Introverting.
The Global Scales
The first four global
dimensions can be interpreted in combination offering 16 possibilities; for
example ESFA (Extroverting, Sensing, Feeling and Adapting).
(E) - Introverting (I)
(S) - INtuiting (N)
(T) - Feeling (F)
(Z) - Adapting (A)
(T) - Calm (C)
The Facet Scales
To understand more specifically the differences
between say Extroverts we can look to the facet scales. One may have a
preference for Talkative and Socially Bold, but only a slight preference for
Outgoing and Participative; whereas another might be the opposite, reflecting
both the person-situation fit and differences within type.
Questions are designed
to capture peoples' behaviour within particular contexts, e.g. work, to avoid
ambiguity in interpretation, and to provide accuracy and consistency in
response. The Golden also includes items about individual behaviour, offering a
more accurate description of personality.
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