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What is DiSC®?

Deepen your understanding of yourself and others

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DiSC® is a personal assessment tool used by more than one million people every year to help improve teamwork, communication, and productivity in the workplace.
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A common language

The DiSC® model provides a common language people can use to better understand themselves and those they interact with—and then use this knowledge to reduce conflict and improve working relationships.

What DiSC can do for you

DiSC® assessments are used in thousands of organizations around the world, from sprawling government agencies and Fortune 500 companies to nonprofits and small businesses. The reason is simple: DiSC® profiles help build stronger, more effective working relationships.

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Raise self -awareness

Constructive change begins with self-knowledge. DiSC profiles show you how you respond to conflict, what motivates you or stresses you out, and how you solve problems.

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Improve teamwork

Teams are where things get done in the modern workplace. DiSC profiles teach you how to improve communication and understanding between team members.
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Make conflict more productive

DiSC profiles can turn conflict into a positive, productive exercise that helps your organization move forward boldly.
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Develop stronger sales skills

DiSC profiles can also help improve your effectiveness in sales situations. Understanding and adapting to your customers’ styles is essential for connecting on a human level and seeing each other "eye to eye."
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Manage more effectively

Leaders become more naturally effective when they understand the dispositions and preferred working styles of their employees and other team members.

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Train without judgment

No one likes to be judged. DiSC profiles level the playing field by giving trainers and trainees the non-judgmental information they need to train more effectively.
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What does DiSC mean?

DiSC is an acronym that stands for the four main personality profiles described in the DiSC model: (D)ominance, (i)nfluence, (S)teadiness and (C)onscientiousness.

People with D personalities tend to be confident and place an emphasis on accomplishing bottom-line results.

People with i personalities tend to be more open and place an emphasis on relationships and influencing or persuading others.

People with S personalities tend to be dependable and place the emphasis on cooperation and sincerity.

People with C personalities tend to place the emphasis on quality, accuracy, expertise, and competency.

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How does DiSC work?

The DiSC journey starts with a simple test. You take a short personality assessment to determine where you “fit” into the four main personality reference points.

The science behind DiSC

The science behind DiSC

DiSC assessments are extensively researched and time-tested. The publisher of DiSC assessments, Wiley, is one of the world’s oldest and most respected publishers of scientific and technical references. Wiley and many others have been researching, analyzing, and improving the DiSC model for more than 40 years.

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Who created the DiSC profile?

The DiSC model of behavior was originally proposed by William Moulton Marston, a physiological psychologist with a Ph.D. from Harvard. His 1928 book, Emotions of Normal People, established the theories that were later expanded by many others.

A brief introduction to DiSC styles

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