DiSC profile definition

DiSC profile definition

We are D, i, S, and CDiSC® is a personal assessment tool used to improve work productivity, teamwork, leadership, sales, and communication.

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:

direct, strong-willed and forceful
sociable, talkative and lively
gentle, accommodating and soft-hearted
private, analytical and logical

The test instrument and the profile results are designed so that they’re easy to understand and recall your behavioral style and insights. The writing is engaging and the visuals are memorable. Facilitation resources are available to guide and reinforce learning.

DiSC profiles feature action steps. These are for Everything DiSC Workplace.

The Everything DiSC Workplace profile features action steps for your individual style.


People interested in DiSC often want to see DiSC profile sample reports. You’ll find that there are several versions of the DiSC assessment based on what outcomes are desired. So you’ll find reports focused on the workplace, sales, management, leadership, and conflict.

More: What is DiSC?


The DiSC Model of Behavior was first proposed by William Moulton Marston, a physiological psychologist with a Ph.D. from Harvard. Later, others developed assessments based on this model. The Everything DiSC® product family, launched by Inscape Publishing in 2007 and now published by Wiley, was created to make the DiSC assessment even more valuable to its users. It introduced more highly personalized reports, customizable facilitation tools, and electronic access to follow-up reports.

More on the history of DiSC

More about DiSC profiles

All DiSC styles: DC, D, Di, iD, i, iS, Si, S, SC, CS, C, CD



  1. Ty 5 years ago


  2. Nandini Munshi 4 years ago

    We did Individual analysis and did job profiles analysis. Now we have identified gaps. We have come up with areas for individuals for increasing D or decreasing D (likewise for all DiSC). Now to make batches to conduct their training in these behavioral area, do I generally club Increasing D with Lowering S together? Are there any predefined pairs identified, please share these with me.

    • Author
      The DiSCProfile.com team 4 years ago

      Wiley’s research has shown very little correlation between DiSC style and job success. For example, people in sales tend to be show up in the i quadrant, but they are also found in the other three. For more information see pages 82-84 of the Everything DiSC Manual. I think you’re wanting to teach people to stretch outside their normal styles – something we all do every day. DiSC is there to help people value each other’s styles and understand their priorities. Asking someone to lower their S is asking for the impossible. Instead, ask for people to build the skills they need to be successful in their jobs. For example, expression of the S style will always be of value to any job, but there are times when moving fast will be necessary. What does the S style need to make that easier for them? How can the manager motivate each style?

  3. Liza 2 years ago

    What test do you take if you don’t work/live alone/not on or leading/managing a team? Is the Classic old version the only one available? Maybe you are moving away from this and your products are only for working people? Please advise.

    • Author
      The DiSCProfile.com team 2 years ago

      We would recommend either Everything DiSC Workplace (you interact with other even if it’s not in a workplace) or Everything DiSC Agile EQ if you want to learn about your style and improve your emotional intelligence. In our office, we’ve all given Everything DiSC Workplace to our loved ones and close friends.

  4. Karlee 2 years ago

    Why isn’t Ci listed as one of the disc styles? I’ve consistently tested as a Ci and I’ve seen it not listed on several sites. Is it rare to have conflicting personality traits?

    • Author
      The DiSCProfile.com team 2 years ago

      You can learn more at
      What happened to my DiSC style: iC/Ci or DS/SD? I have a friend who has a C style with an extra priority in Enthusiasm. That might be the same for you. Have you taken the Everything DiSC assessment?

  5. John Carston 9 months ago

    It really helped when you said that considering behavioral style affects the interviewer on how will he take it. My brother told us that they are looking for a pre-employment solution that can assist them with employment screening. I’ll be sure to remind him that they may contact a trustworthy disc personality profile service for further information, thanks to this helpful article.

    • Author
      The DiSCProfile.com team 9 months ago

      Just remember that DiSC is not validated for hiring. It’s not a predictive test. We recommend PXT Select if you want a validated pre-employment assessment. And no assessment should be more than around 30% of how you make a hiring decision.

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