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What is DiSC®?

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The DiSC circle of four personality styles - D, i, S, C
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. Organizations and facilitators use these profiles as tools to help ignite cultural change, inspiring lasting behavior changes that positively shape their workforce.


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DiSC personality profiles help users share a common language and understanding to work better as a team

A common language

The Everything 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.

Everything DiSC map: D, i, S, C and their underlying personality types

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 an emphasis on cooperation and sincerity.

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

Everything DiSC also measures priorities (the words around the circle), providing more nuanced and memorable feedback in profiles.

The process is simple:

  1. Take a short DiSC personality assessment to determine where you “fit” into the four main personality reference styles. The adaptive DiSC model test itself takes 15 to 20 minutes and includes approximately 80 questions.
  2. Upon completion you’ll receive a personalized profile where you’ll learn about your unique behavioral style, strategies for engaging with others, your needs, and preferred environment. Learn more about how the DiSC personality test works
  3. Many organizations conduct facilitated DiSC sessions that help team members discover how to apply the information in their profiles to their day-to-day work.

There are a variety of different types of DiSC assessment products depending on your overall goal (becoming a better leader, improving management skills, growing your selling skills, etc.), so if you need help deciding on the right solution for yourself, your team or your organization, our customer service team is here to help!

Why use the DiSC test?

Wiley's Everything 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: Everything DiSC® profiles help build stronger, more effective working relationships.

The DiSC test helps improve workplace collaboration

Workplace culture

If you need:
to improve workplace culture and cultivate effective communication and relationship-building strategies

The DiSC personality assessment and related profile understanding helps to improve teamwork

Team building

If you need:
to build stronger teams and discover the best ways to collaborate

Develop personal skills in the workplace with DiSC personality tests

Personal development

If you need:
to learn more about your own personality and how it impacts your life and work

Become a better leader through what you learn from your DiSC test and facilitation support

Leadership training

If you need:
to develop confident, impactful leaders

Utilize DiSC training from DiSC Profile to become a better manager

Management training

If you need:
to teach managers how to effectively engage with, motivate, and develop their staff

DiSC Profile offers facilitator training to expand your DiSC expertise

Facilitating DiSC

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to expand your DiSC expertise and learn to lead DiSC trainings

DiSC Profile's assessments can help your team develop new conflict management skills and practice emotional intelligence

Conflict management

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your team to develop better conflict management skills and practice emotional intelligence

Use DiSC profile and DiSC personality tests and training to improve your sales team and customer service skills

Sales and customer service training

If you need:
to improve customer service and sales skills throughout your organization

Utilizing a DiSC personality test in your hiring processes can help managers and HR leaders find complimentary personalities for existing teams


If you need:
to hire the right people and set them up for success

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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 and how inclined you are to those styles.

The science behind DiSC

The science behind the DiSC model

DiSC assessments are extensively researched and time-tested. The publisher of DiSC personality tests, 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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