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DiSC® is the leading personal assessment tool used by over 1 million people every year to improve work productivity, teamwork and communication.

What is DiSC®?

DiSC behavioral stylesThe DiSC profile, published by Wiley, is a non-judgemental tool used for discussion of people's behavioral differences. If you participate in a DiSC program, you'll be asked to complete a series of questions that produce a detailed report about your personality and behavior. You'll also receive tips related to working with people of other styles.

Note: Information here applies only to Everything DiSC and DiSC Classic assessments. It is likely that other tests using the name DISC have not been researched and validated to the depth of Wiley's DiSC products.

The DiSC® model provides a common language that people can use to better understand themselves and adapt their behaviors with others — within a work team, a sales relationship, a leadership position, or other relationships.

DiSC profiles help you and your team:
  • Increase your self-knowledge: how you respond to conflict, what motivates you, what causes you stress and how you solve problems
  • Improve working relationships by recognizing the communication needs of team members
  • Facilitate better teamwork and teach productive conflict
  • Develop stronger sales skills by identifying and responding to customer styles
  • Manage more effectively by understanding the dispositions and priorities of employees and team members
  • Become more self-knowledgeable, well-rounded and effective leaders

What does DiSC stand for? What do the letters mean?

D
Dominance
Person places emphasis on accomplishing results, the bottom line, confidence
Behaviors
- Sees the big picture
- Can be blunt
- Accepts challenges
- Gets straight to the point
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I
Influence
Person places emphasis on influencing or persuading others, openness, relationships
Behaviors
- Shows enthusiasm
- Is optimistic
- Likes to collaborate
- Dislikes being ignored
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S
Steadiness
Person places emphasis on cooperation, sincerity, dependability
Behaviors
- Doesn't like to be rushed
- Calm manner
- Calm approach
- Supportive actions
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C
Conscientiousness
Person places emphasis on quality and accuracy, expertise, competency
Behaviors
- Enjoys independence
- Objective reasoning
- Wants the details
- Fears being wrong
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DiSC profile descriptions

The DiSC profile questionnaire

The DiSC assessment is easy to take. With the newer Everything DiSC profiles, people  respond to a phrase instead of a single word. Everything DiSC also uses adaptive testing to improve results.

sample DiSC questions

Get more information about the questionnaires

Popular DiSC Profiles

   Everything DiSC Workplace
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   Everything DiSC Work of Leaders
   Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders
   Everything DiSC Management
   Everything DiSC Sales
   DiSC Classic 2.0


View DiSC profile report samples

  Everything DiSC Value Drivers brochure

Who created DISC?

Dr. William Marston, a physiological psychologist, who shared it in his book Emotions of Normal People, published in 1928. He did not create an assessment instrument from his theory. However, based on his model, others have created DISC assessments. That's why you might discover other DISC tests in the marketplace.


Look for the trademarked lowercase i in DiSC® to be sure you're looking at the assessment tool researched, validated, and published by Wiley.

 

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