TOP 360°
TOP records all seven levels of personality in not only a structural sense but it is also development and resource oriented regarding the dynamic processes within a personality.


What distinguishes TOP from traditional personality tests?

Not only stable personality traits are considered but also the relevant changes and dynamic personality traits. Personal styles are stable and change, if at all, only very slowly. Traditional personality tests restrict themselves to these stable traits whereas changes that are possible by self-development, counselling or training (developmental perspectives) or development (evaluation of changes) are not recorded. Primary responses/personal styles are recorded by traditional personality tests, but with a different method. Traditional personality tests are based on the factor analysis of a personality model and are constructed with the assistance of a factor analytical method. That has the advantage that ultimately only a very few personality traits (personality factors) are considered. The disadvantage lies in the fact that the differences between similar and opposite personality traits are swallowed and not displayed. TOP personality tests also depict similar and contradictory styles, which, in practice, are not uncommon. If such constellations appear, this information is particularly valuable for professional counselling.