2nd Edition

by James P. Eicher, John E. Jones, PhD,  William L. Bearley, EdD, Tony Jeary, and Kevin Grant

Available in both Online and Paper-Based Format

The Neurolinguistic Communication 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. 

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.

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 the Neurolinguistic Communication 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 Neurolinguistic Communication Profile into a half-day programme.

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

Product Type 

Preferred methods of communication 

Sensory Modality, Thinking Style, Mode of Expression 

Time Required 
1.5 hours

What to Order

The Neurolinguistic Communication Profile 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 1 Facilitator Guide per trainer and either 1 Paper Participant Guide or 1 Online Assessment for each individual learner. 

Deciding whether to order Online or Print Assessments? 

Both versions include a personal style report, full colour 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.