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DiSC Assessment: What is a DiSC® Profile?

DiSC personality profiles analyze your behaviors, natural tendencies, and priorities.  The DiSC profile is an assessment which allows you to better understand yourself, recognize how you are perceived by others, and improves collaborations and communication in the workplace. Each year, more than one million people worldwide utilize the tool in more than 70 countries across the globe.  

When you utilize our DiSC profiles, you are using an assessment that is used and trusted by more than one million people daily.  Companies, small and large, such as Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, American Insurance General (AIG), and others have used DiSC assessment to develop their workforce and improve employees self-awareness.

The DiSC profile can be administered electronically (Everything DiSC®) or in a paper format (DiSC® Classic).  

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The participants who complete an electronic assessment provide their email address so the assessment code can be emailed.  Once registered for the assessment, you will receive a link inviting you to complete the assessment.  In the electronic version of the Everything DiSC® profile, participants respond to about 80 questions based on a five-point Likert scale from strongly agree to strongly disagree.  

Once the participants complete the online assessment, the DiSC assessment results are available to download immediately.  

The report is the key to understanding yourself better, and provide you with tools and tips for improvement.  While reviewing your DiSC assessment results, it is important to remember our cornerstone principles which reminds you that all personality types are equally valuable, no one style is better than another style, and understanding yourself better is the first step to being more effective with others.  When you understand yourself better, your motivators, stressors, and priorities, you can flex your style to work with others with a differing DiSC personality type. 

Your DiSC assessment result is personalized just for you.  It highlights your dot placement, identifies your personality style and explains the impact of your dots location on the DiSC circular map.  The report also provides participants with a story overview of their personality type.  We have found when participants review their results, they are generally excited at how their DiSC profile report captures their behaviors and accurately describe their personality type.  After the excitement, participants are faced with the truth serum, where they get to see how their perception of themselves aligns with how others how others may be experiencing them in the workplace. This report provides allows individuals to read and process the feedback on their terms providing an opportunity for improvement.

The DiSC personality report helps you to create strategies which directly enhance working with others.  Being transparent and communicating with employees and your peers will be simpler when you understand your DiSC profile type and behaviors, the reasons you do the things you do, and how to effectively communicate with others with a different DiSC profile type. 

Everything DiSC® establishes a common language to improve communication, teamwork and enhance productivity in the workplace.

  


Although DiSC® describes four styles (D, I, S, and C), the model is two-dimensional.

The first dimension runs along the vertical axis, from fast-paced at the top, and moderate pace at the bottom. It depicts an individuals activity level, their energy.

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The second dimension runs along the horizontal axis, ranges from skeptical on the left, to accepting on the right. People whose dot fall to the left are expected to be more questioning and cynical. While people who fall to the right are expected to be more trusting of others.

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The two dimensions of DiSC® create four quadrants which many people are familiar with and refer to as their DiSC personality type.

In additions to the four quadrants, DiSC® drills down deeper into twelve segments to give you a more accurate view of your personality styles. Many individuals have a primary and secondary style. So instead of just being a "D," an individuals style may be an "iD" which demonstrates that their primary style is Influencing, however, given a certain situation, they have the tendency to respond with the D (dominance) style also.

With practice, we all have the ability to utilize all four styles of the DiSC® model.

The Everything DiSC® Profile offers a suite of assessments for you to utilize:

Everything DiSC® Workplace:  This assessment is good for individuals who are accountable for managing themselves, no direct staff reporting accountability, and is an individual contributor in the organization.

Everything DiSC® Management:  This assessment is good for individuals who are accountable for managing others.  This report provides participants with an overview of their DiSC® profile types and how they engage with others.  In addition, it also outlines what their management priorities and preferences are, how they manage and delegate to others, and provides tips on how to manage their manager.

Everything DiSC® Sales:  This assessment is good for individuals who are accountable for achieving sales objectives.  The report provides participants with an overview of their DiSC® Sales style and how they engage with customers.  Participants who understand themselves better can learn how to modify their selling approach to their customer persona.

Everything DiSC® 363 for Leaders:  This assessment is good for individuals who are leaders in the organization.  The report provides participants with an overview of their DiSC personality type.  In addition, the report utilizes additional feedback from others, such as direct reports, manager, partners, or any other key stakeholder, to have them complete an assessment of the individual.  The final review provides a report which outlines how the individual perceives themselves and how others that they directly work with experiences them.  This provides an opportunity to identify areas which are in alignment and areas that may need further development.

In addition to these core reports, we have tons of additional reports to support the development of individuals to enhance their communication skills and ability to develop effective relationships.

Our EPIC system, which is the database that the reports are generated from allows account holders to access many reports for free and allow users to combine reports to create a team view.  Utilizing the report in a teambuilding session, and accessing the team view, allows a manager to see where his teams' capabilities lie and structure work to effectively utilize an individual's skills.

  

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