DiSC® is a personal assessment tool used to improve work productivity, teamwork, leadership 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.
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 and leadership.
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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 upon this model. The Everything DiSC® product family, launched by Inscape Publishing in 2007, 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 unlimited follow-up reports.
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