John Grinder

1940 - Today

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John Thomas Grinder Jr. ( GRIN-dər; born January 10, 1940) is an American linguist, writer, management consultant, trainer and speaker. Grinder is credited with co-creating the pseudoscience known as neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) with Richard Bandler. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Grinder has received more than 313,763 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). John Grinder is the 2,087th most popular writer (down from 1,949th in 2019), the 2,624th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,547th in 2019) and the 226th most popular American Writer.

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  • 55.89

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  • 21

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  • 7.19

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  • 1.90

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Programmation neurolinguistique, Hypnothérapie
Le recadrage
Changement d'attitude, Programmation neurolinguistique, Psychothérapie
Bully for us
Patterns of the hypnotic techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Volume 2
Hypnose, Hypnotism, Hypnothérapie
Negotiation, Psychotherapy, Attitude change


Among writers, John Grinder ranks 2,087 out of 7,302Before him are Vasily Aksyonov, Sophie de Condorcet, Dominique Venner, Hermas, Cyprian Norwid, and Aspazija. After him are Walter Tevis, James M. Cain, Philippe Sollers, Gaston III, Count of Foix, Tin Ujević, and Jean Bruller.

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Among people born in 1940, John Grinder ranks 150Before him are Ruth Dreifuss, Pedro Rodríguez, Louis Pilot, James L. Brooks, Enrico Bombieri, and Jack Nicklaus. After him are Linda Gray, James Herbert Brennan, Jan Stráský, John Warnock, Antonio Skármeta, and Jeffrey Archer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Grinder ranks 2,624 out of 20,380Before him are Melissa McCarthy (1970), Marvin Harris (1927), Eleanor F. Helin (1932), Lew Ayres (1908), Drew Barrymore (1975), and A. E. Waite (1857). After him are Dorothea Tanning (1910), Walter Tevis (1928), J. T. Walsh (1943), James M. Cain (1892), Gertrude Ederle (1905), and Henry Flagler (1830).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, John Grinder ranks 226Before him are Lady Randolph Churchill (1854), Cornell Woolrich (1903), Richard Brautigan (1935), Bob Woodward (1943), Tom Wolfe (1930), and Erle Stanley Gardner (1889). After him are Walter Tevis (1928), James M. Cain (1892), Terry Brooks (1944), Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919), John Kennedy Toole (1937), and Ed McBain (1926).