Test your knowledge of DiSC styles

Test your knowledge of DiSC styles

DiSC Profiles Quiz

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Question 1
When working through a conflict situation with an S-style, you should
A
Avoid being impatient or lashing out emotionally.
B
Give them time to have their say and avoid purposely escalating the argument.
C
Stick to the facts and avoid hot buttons.
D
Take a more diplomatic and patient approach.
Question 1 Explanation: 
A person with an S style is motivated by cooperation, and values collaboration and stability. They are uncomfortable with confrontation and chaotic situations. People in conflict with an S-style will get through it best by being diplomatic and patient. Avoid forceful tactics that will cause them to hide their true feelings.
Question 2
When MANAGING an S-style you should
A
Let them know their ideas are being heard.
B
Give clear directions that address methods and logics.
C
Give them challenging projects that have an impact on the bottom line.
D
Give clear guidance and time to complete tasks.
Question 2 Explanation: 
People with the S style want to be given clear guidance and time to perform their tasks, and they don’t want to be rushed for quick answers. Provide them with the structure they require. Offer support by providing the information and resources they need to do their work.
Question 3
An i-style VALUES
A
Concrete results
B
Quality
C
Loyalty
D
Freedom of expression
Question 3 Explanation: 
A person with an i style values coaching and counseling, freedom of expression and democratic relationships.
Question 4
If selling to C-styles, you should remember to
A
Quickly lay out your main points
B
Provide them assurances your product is reliable
C
Create a friendly atmosphere to get to know them
D
Provide lots of objective information
Question 4 Explanation: 
C customers want to be assured that they are committing to the best, so they may scrutinize any offering for flaws or deficiencies. Have as many details and facts at your fingertips as possible.
Question 5
 A D-style is MOTIVATED by
A
Winning
B
Relationships
C
Quality work
D
Cooperation
Question 5 Explanation: 
A person with a D style is motivated by winning, competition and success.
Question 6
An i-style’s GOAL is
A
c. Independence
B
a. Popularity
C
d. Correctness
D
b. Group acceptance
Question 6 Explanation: 
I styles enjoy victory with flair, friendship and happiness, authority and prestige status symbols, popularity
Question 7
A C-style is described as
A
Diplomatic
B
Warm
C
Predictable
D
Strong willed
Question 7 Explanation: 
A person with a C style is described as careful, cautious, systematic, diplomatic, accurate and tactful.
Question 8
The best way to recognize and reward a D-style is to
A
Meet regularly with them to assure they are meeting your expectations.
B
Step back and give them more autonomy.
C
Compliment their performance and expertise.
D
Put them in the spot and provide opportunities to network.
Question 8 Explanation: 
People with the D style are demotivated by routine, foot dragging, and being under tight supervision. They respond well to working independently, setting results-oriented goals, and being praised with concrete examples of their achievements.
Question 9
A D-style FEARS
A
Being ignored
B
Offending others
C
Being wrong
D
Being taken advantage of
Question 9 Explanation: 
People with this style enjoy competition and winning. They like to feel in control of their environment. They prioritize competency in both themselves and in others. They do not like feeling vulnerable.
Question 10
A C-style PRIORITIZES
A
Accepting challenge
B
Taking action
C
Giving support
D
Ensuring accuracy
Question 10 Explanation: 
People with the C style place an emphasis on working conscientiously within existing circumstances to ensure quality and accuracy.
Question 11
An i-style is LIMITED by
A
Being over critical
B
Being indecisive
C
Lack of concern for others
D
Being impulsive
Question 11 Explanation: 
A person with a i style prioritizes taking action, but may be limited by being impulsive and disorganized with a lack of follow-through.
Question 12
An S-style needs others who
A
Concentrate on the task
B
Help prioritize work
C
Weighs pros and cons
D
State unpopular decisions
Question 12 Explanation: 
A person with an S Style may be limited by being indecisive, overly accommodating with a tendency to avoid change. Therefore they need others to help them prioritize tasks.
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9 Comments

  1. Bill 9 years ago

    I took the DiSC training in 1985. My certification lapsed but I still use the Classic occasionally in pre-marital counseling and team building and leadership sessions.

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      The DiscProfile.com team 9 years ago

      I hope you still did well on this test. I’m sure you did. Have you tried any of the new Everything DiSC profiles?

  2. Travis R. Ford 6 years ago

    This test shows me that i understand my D qualities pretty well and that i need to work on understanding the other qualities better when i see them.

  3. John 2 years ago

    Very good tool for us to work with people

  4. Kari Shotwell 8 months ago

    Doh! I thought I did better than that. More reviewing to do!

  5. Diamyn Hall 5 months ago

    This was great! Are there any more tools, tests, or resources that can help us memorize and master DISC?

  6. Adrianne Jones 4 months ago

    Really enjoyed the DiSC assessment and the quiz. Gave me great insight and completes the tools and resources I can use to better communicate with my team.
    THank you.

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