When you order a DiSC® profile you will receive an access code for an on line assessment. You will then answer a simple questionnaire about your own behavior.
For Classic DiSC®, you review a word and respond with “this word describes me most, this one describes me least”.
For Everything DiSC®, you’ll see a rating scale — I strongly agree, agree, am neutral, etc.
Regardless of the type of assessment, you are the expert on yourself. There are no right or wrong answers… just your answers.
After the assessment is complete, scoring will be completed electronically. This information will produce a profile report specifically for you featuring your unique behavioral style, your tendencies, needs, preferred environment and strategies for effective behavior. You’ll learn about focusing on your strengths and hiring to, or partnering with, someone else whose strengths are your weaknesses.
Each profile report also includes general information about other DiSC® styles to help you be more competent in your communication. There are also comparison, group or other reports to provide a greater understanding of your team, group, clients or peers.
What does DiSC® measure?
DiSC® measures your personality and behavioral style. It does not measure intelligence, aptitude, mental health or values. DiSC® profiles describe human behavior in various situations, for example how you respond to challenges, how you influence others, your preferred pace and how you respond to rules and procedures.
The DiSC® model discusses four reference points:
Dominance – direct, strong-willed and forceful
Influence – sociable, talkative and lively
Steadiness – gentle, accommodating and soft-hearted
Conscientiousness – private, analytical and logical
Eight scales are used to more accurately provide personalized feedback in the Everything DiSC® product family. Profiles created for specific uses, such as Everything DiSC® Management or Everything DiSC® Sales, map behavioral traits within a more focused environment.
Personality assessments in psychology
Psychologists have been measuring personality traits since the 1930’s. Since that time they have strived to better understand personality and to create a way of measuring it. They have become more aware of the complexity of interactive forces that are responsible for any one behavior.
DiSC® assessments differ in method and purpose from instruments used in clinical settings to determine the emotional health of individuals. DiSC® is used to help people understand themselves and others in the range of normal human behavior.
Most personality psychologists believe that traits and situations are interactive. This is one reason why DiSC® can be so helpful – you can learn to adapt your own responses depending on the DiSC® style of the person you’re speaking with or your situation. So as a manager, you might choose not to use the behavior you’re most comfortable with, but instead use one you know will be more effective with your entire team.