Neurolinguistic Communication Profile

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The Neurolinguistic Communication Assessment Profile (NCP) assessment is based on Neurolinguistic Programming, an innovative and useful model emphasizing the relationship between an individual's thinking and their communication preference and the ability to establish rapport with another person. The NCP focuses on assessing sensory-based preferences (visual, auditory, and kinesthetic) for taking in information, organizing it and communicating information to others and offers insights and practical tools for communicating more flexibly and effectively with others, regardless of their preferences.

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How It Works

The Neurolinguistic Communication Profile starts with a self-assessment that takes individuals approximately 20 minutes to complete. Individuals respond to 65 items relating to communication. The result is a set of scores in each of the three dimensions: sensory modality, thinking style, and preferred mode of expression. Combining these results produces an overall communication profile. The NCP also includes a quick assessment of rapport allowing individuals to look at communication strengths and weaknesses with another individual.

If you intend to use this communication assessment profile in a classroom training session, we recommend you allow approximately 90 minutes for interpretation of scores, topic discussion, debrief, and action planning. The facilitator guide also offers an easy-to-follow workshop outline that expands the profile into a half-day program.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify personal communication preference
  • Recognize communication preferences of others
  • Communicate more effectively with others who communicate differently
  • Discover how to increase productivity and motivation
  • Learn how to exchange information more accurately
  • Gain flexibility in striving to match another person's communication style

Uses and Applications

The NCP serves as a guide for establishing rapport quickly with people whose communication "styles" differ from one's own. It can serve as a centerpiece for training on topics including management, coaching, teamwork, and sales.

Product Details

Product Type
Preferred methods of communication
Sensory Modality
Thinking Style
Mode of Expression
Time Required
1.5 hours

What do I order?

The facilitator guide includes everything you need to lead a successful training session from comprehensive background information and activities, to reproducible handouts and even a professional PowerPoint presentation. You will need to order one facilitator guide per trainer and either one paper participant guide or one online assessment for each individual learner. Facilitator support materials will be available to you as a digital download link in your order confirmation.

Deciding whether to order online or print assessments?

Both versions include a personal style report, full color charts, interpretive information, worksheets, and action planning. The online version is an excellent choice for enterprise-wide training or audiences that are geographically dispersed. It offers 24/7 access, streamlined distribution, and instant scoring. It's also a great way to reduce paper use in your training. The print version is ideal for facilitators who prefer to oversee scoring and administration of the assessment, who don't know who the participants will be before the class begins, or whose learners do not have easy access to computers. It includes pressure-sensitive forms for scoring to aid manual tabulation.

About the Authors

William L. Bearly, Ed.E. is vice president of Organizational Universe Systems. He is an information systems and organizational development consultant. He pioneered the the fusion of OD with the introduction of management information systems.

John E. Jones, Ph.D. (1935-2003) was president of Organizational Universe Systems. He was a key contributor to training and organization development and a professor, trainer, presenter, counselor, and consultant. He received a BA from Wofford College and an MA and Ph.D. in 1965 from the University of Alabama.

James P. Eicher is the creator of Cognitive Management. He is an author and has taught seminars and consulted for many well-known companies. He has a bachelor's degree in theoretical linguistics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a master's degree in educational psychology from UCLA.

Tony Jeary is a strategist, thought leader, and prolific author of more than 45 titles. For over two decades, he has coached the world's top CEOs, entrepreneurs and high achievers. He partners with selected clients to clarify their visions and insure they stay focused, resulting in carving years off their strategic visions.

Kevin Grant is a co-author of the Neurolinguistic Communication Profile.