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What is a disc profiles test?
A DISC profiles test is a simple, 10 minute personality test that unlocks the mystery behind human behavior types. Taking a DISC test is easy. Whether you are a part of a business team in conflict or an individual wanting to learn how to interact better with others, a disc profiles test will help you find the answers to how you fit within the 4 basic areas of human behavior styles.
DISC, which is an acronym for the four human behavior styles, is based on the original work of psychologist William Moulton Marston.
DISC stands for:
Marston’s work was later adapted to an assessment in the 1950’s by Walter Clarke who was an industrial psychologist. Over the years, many DISC style assessments have been created.
Over 50+ years of adaptive testing and sophisticated research has led millions of people to trust the results from the test. Most people do not fall within a single category and are a mix of styles.
At this point, you may be asking yourself how the are DISC profiles explained and what do the four styles mean?
DISC Profiles Explained
The four areas of a DISC profiles test are:
Persons of this style are confident and goal orientated. Their behavior is generally viewed by others as someone who often takes on challenges, can be blunt, and often sees the big picture.
Persons of this style influence others and are great at making relationships. Their behavior is often upbeat and collaborative. They dislike being ignored.
Persons of this style are sincere and pride themselves on being dependable. Their behavior is often calm and supportive. They do not enjoy being rushed.
Persons of this style regard expertise, accuracy and competency as character traits they exude and look for in others. Their behavior is often shaped by independence, objective reasoning and wanting details. They fear being wrong.
Why the little ‘i’ in DiSC?
The little ‘i’ in DiSC® represents the Wiley Brand of DISC profile tests. Not all DISC tests are the same. The Wiley Brand DiSC® profile tests provide a greater level of value to users in the form of a highly customized and detailed results report for participants. Each of the four DISC profiles explained in the results report are easy to understand and are proven to be very accurate. The results report is written with a visual style and for many users, this approach is more intuitive and memorable. The test itself has been revised repeatedly to include the most up-to-date research in the human behavior research field so users gain more accurate information.
*An additional advantage of taking a Wiley Brand version of the DISC profiles test is the adaptation of the test for different situations. DISC Marketplace offers an array of products including Everything DiSC Workplace, Everything DiSC Work of Leaders, Everything DiSC Productive Conflict and Everything DiSC Management.
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