DISC Personality Profiling
Discover Your True Colours with DISC Personality Test
What are DISC Personality Tests?
DISC is the most widely used personality assessment tool in the world, with over a million users each year, and for a good reason. Businesses, groups, and people from around the world have realised the value of DISC personality testing in improving communication, teamwork, and productivity in the workplace.
DISC personality tests are based on the DISC theory, which proposes four main behavioural types: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Compliance. Each behavioural type has a specific set of behavioural traits and preferences that can be identified using the assessment.
Everyone shares these four DISC behavioural types to varying degrees. But while some people prefer a high-intensity approach, others like a combination. A person’s DISC personality style is determined by how much of each behavioural type they exhibit in their behaviour. While every DISC personality style has advantages and disadvantages, each style requires a different approach.
The Benefits of DISC Personality Profiling
There is a myriad of ways in which understanding your personality style and that of your team can benefit you:
- Increased self-awareness regarding what motivates you, how you prefer to communicate and solve problems.
- Increased emotional awareness regarding your emotional triggers and how you respond to conflict.
- Improved communication skills that benefit you both in the workplace and at home.
- Develop a greater understanding and appreciation for the differences in others.
- Gain credibility and positively influence others.
- Conduct compelling meetings and drive your message home every time.
- Prevent conflicts and resolve them with greater ease where they do arise.
- Build a productive and well-balanced team.
- Assist in recruiting new employees and the placement or promotion of existing employees.
- Better understand what drives your team members to help them reach their full potential.
- Increase sales by better understanding your potential customers.
- Improve customer service.
Frequently Asked Questions
A DISC personality test is a self-assessment tool used to identify and understand an individual’s behaviour and communication styles. It is based on the theory that people tend to exhibit predictable patterns of behaviour and have distinct preferences in how they interact with others.
The term DISC is an acronym for the four primary personality types identified by the assessment: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Compliance. Each of these types has unique characteristics and traits, and individuals may exhibit varying degrees of one or more of these types.
D: People with a high D personality type are typically risk-takers and self-starters.
I: People with a strong I personality thrive being around people and are the life of the party.
S: S personalities are often described as a rock. They seek out stability and routine in life.
C: C personalities are described as perfectionists and place great value on accuracy.
We all share a combination of the four DISC behavioural types in varying degrees of intensity. The intensity of each personality type determines a person’s DISC personality style. There are forty-one combinations in total.
Our personalities are a combination of traits from all four DISC types. However, your DISC style is determined by your primary and any secondary and tertiary types that appear above the midline on your DISC profiling, identifying one of forty-one potential combinations.
On average it takes around 10 minutes to complete the questionnaire. The questions should be answered instinctively and not overthought to ensure the accuracy of the results.
Following completion of the online questionnaire, a seventeen-page bespoke report will be generated, which identifies your personal style, shows you how your “Public Self”, “Private Self” and “Perceived Self” differ, provides communication tips to improve your relationships with others, your strengths in leadership and identifies areas for personal development.
Absolutely. Once all team members have completed their individual DISC profiles we provide a Group Dynamics report, which provides visibility around the balance of personality styles across the team and any gaps you may wish to consider filling them recruiting new members of staff it the tea. It also helps you to understand your team’s working styles under normal conditions and how the team changes under stress.
Certainly. We work with PeopleKeys specifically because of their commitment to providing DISC tools that you can rely on and adherence to the highest industry standards for validating the accuracy of their products. All of the DISC products we offer are based on thorough research and testing.
Further information on the validity of DISC personality profiling tools used here at Delphinium can be viewed in this DISC Instrument Validation Study from 2015.
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