DISC Personality Profiling

Used since the 1920's, DISC personality tool helps build non judgemental understanding of our behaviours.

We are all made up of patterns generally of four behaviours which impact on what motivates us and what we fear most and therefore avoid.

The assessment is used by over 1 million people every year to improve productivity, performance and communication.

DiSC profiles help you and your team:

  • Increase your self-knowledge: how you respond to conflict, what motivates you, what causes you stress, and how you solve problems

  • Improve working relationships by recognizing the communication needs of team members

  • Facilitate better teamwork and teach productive conflict

  • Develop stronger sales skills by identifying and responding to customer styles

  • Manage more effectively by understanding the dispositions and priorities of employees and team members

What is DISC?

The DISC quadrant

Applications of DISC

Dr William Marston first discussed the behavioural model of DISC and the quadrant in his book, Emotions of Normal People in 1928, he did not design the assessments, these have evolved over the years following his theory.

The assessments can be used in multiple ways, for individuals and teams.

  • Improving communication

  • Talent Management

  • Hiring the right candidate

  • Placement of assets (employees where they will be most productive/motivated)

  • Training for Sales

  • Managing stress

  • Improving team performance

  • Motivating staff and improving morale

  • Self development.

The DISC assessment was developed in 1940, multiple versions exist now, and it is important to note that none of the personality assessments are mutually exclusive so DISC works well with others, and fine tuning your understanding of yourself and others can only benefit organisations.

We will identify through teh assessment a preference, there are 41 different potential styles, further impacted by environment, stress and other external factors.  When you complete the assessment you must think of yourself in one role only, this becomes clear when you receive your feedback session/workshop session.

For the most part, there are no pure styles, but all people share these four styles in varying degrees of intensity represented by graphs with a mid-line.  These composite styles are known as personality style blends, each with their own characteristics, preferences, fears, strengths and limitations.

Assessments are delivered online, reports emailed and feedback sessions can be undertaken either virtually or face to face.  Group profiles are also available.

Resources

Grab a copy of some of these useful downloads to get you started on your DISC journey.  Take the free test (please remember, this gives you a basic understanding of the styles and is not a whole profile) or if you have been to one of my workshops or heard me speak at an event, you will have received links or copies of these resources!

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Don't forget to connect with me on social media, sign up to the email list and tell me what you thought of your profiles! Been to a MIBA Networking Meeting or seen me speak LIVE - grab your one page mini test here! 

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