An important advantage of the DISC system over other profiling techniques is that it produces recognizable profile 'shapes' to describe different styles. In this section, we look at the most common profile shapes, and discuss the styles of behaviour associated with each.
There are literally hundreds of thousands of possible DISC profiles, and so of course there's no simple way to describe all the possible graph shapes in detail. This section looks at the most important formations, and provides some general notes about each.
Choose a profile to interpret from the contents listed below, or select high factors on the interactive profile opposite to jump straight to an interpretation.
To find the section that applies to a particular profile, look for factors over 65% (this is usually marked by a dotted line on a DISC graph). These are the high factors of the profile. Select the section that corresponds to these high factors.
Profiles with One High Factor
Profiles with Two High Factors
- High Dominance and Influence
- High Dominance and Steadiness
- High Dominance and Compliance
- High Influence and Steadiness
- High Influence and Compliance
- High Steadiness and Compliance
Profiles with Three High Factors
- High Dominance, Influence and Steadiness
- High Dominance, Influence and Compliance
- High Dominance, Steadiness and Compliance
- High Influence, Steadiness and Compliance
A number of profile shapes are considered special situations, with their own specific meanings. This section covers these special situations, including Compressed and Extended Profiles, and graphs showing Overshift and Undershift.