Common questions about Discus and DISC
What does Discus profiling cost?
How do I get started with Discus?
Can I send questionnaires to my candidates online?
Can a person completing a questionnaire read their own report?
Do I have access to all my profile reports?
How can I recover a lost or forgotten Discus password?
Is training available?
I received a test invitation, but I'm not able to use it.
I completed an invited questionnaire, but I didn't receive a copy of my report.
Can I try Discus for free?
What does Discus profiling cost?

Discus profiles start at just $38 each, with discounts available for more substantial purchases.

For new accounts, we offer a whole range of useful extras. Find out more on our pricing page.

How do I get started with Discus?

Getting started with Discus is easy. You'll just need to take a few minutes to sign up for an account, and then you'll be ready to start creating profiles right away.

Can I send questionnaires to my candidates online?

Discus provides an entire suite of features to make this process easy and automatic. At the simplest level, you can simply enter a person's e-mail address, and Discus will send them an invitation and then display and manage the questionnaire. Once the questionnaire is complete, a report will immediately be compiled and added to your accounts.

Discus also provides lots of options for your to customise this process to meet your exact requirements. For example, you can arrange to be automatically notified and sent a copy of the report as soon as it is available.

Can a person completing a questionnaire read their own report?

This is a decision you can make as you set up an invitation. There's no requirement to share the report, but you have the option of doing so if you wish.

Discus can also provide an intermediate solution through the 'Feedback' report, which is an alternative version of the report specifically designed for this purpose, providing a readable and accessible summary of the results.

Do I have access to all my profile reports?

Every DISC profile produced on your account is held in your own secure Discus database. You can access, review and manage those reports at any time. Discus even provides extra features to assess the results in combination, such as comparing candidates against the needs of a role, or assessing how individuals would work together in a team.

How can I recover a lost or forgotten Discus password?

It's easy to reset your Discus access details. You can start the process from the Discus sign-in page, or by following the link below. Discus will handle resetting your access through your registered e-mail address.

Is training available?

We offer a comprehensive online video training course introducing the DISC system and its workings. The course is free if you sign up for an account with fifty credits or more.

Discus itself offers an interactive guide to get your started, and extensive help resources throughout the system.

I received a test invitation, but I'm not able to use it.

There can be various reasons for this. The invitation code might already have been used, or it might simply have expired, or been cancelled by the user who originally set up the invitation.

Your best course of action in a situation like this is to get in touch with your invitation provider and ask them to set up another invitation for you.

I completed an invited questionnaire, but I didn't receive a copy of my report.

When a Discus user sends out an invitation, they can choose whether to give you access to your report or not, so it may simply be that this option isn't active.

If you think you should have received a report, your best course of action is to contact the person who sent you your invitation; they will have the option of sending you a copy.

Can I try Discus for free?

Sorry, we aren't able to offer free trial profiles, but if you want to try the service, remember that you can set up a Discus account with just a single credit.

If you want to see what Discus can produce, take a look at our extensive library of sample reports.

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The Basics of DISC Graphs

Having collected an individual's responses to a DISC questionnaire, collated and calculated the results, the final outcome is a set of three graphs. Each of these three graphs (or 'profiles') describes a particular side to the candidate's approach. In combination, the set of three is known as a DISC 'profile series'.

Example DISC Graph

The three graphs of a DISC analysis all follow the same basic format, an example of which can be seen on the left. This graph format shows the levels of four different basic traits or factors; reading from left to right, these are Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance. These are easy to remember, because their initials (D, I, S and C) are the reason that the DISC system is so named. The four points on the graph are connected by lines to establish a recognisable 'shape' for a profile. With practice and experience, the shapes associated with common styles become easily distinguishable.

The three graphs that make up a profile series might closely resemble one another, or diverge significantly, depending on the particular individual involved. Different DISC systems use different titles for each of the three, and their order can also vary from system to system. Nonetheless, the meaning and significance of each remains constant.

The Internal Profile

This graph describes a person's 'inner' style, the type of behaviour that can be expected when they feel completely at ease. Conversely, this style can also sometimes be seen when certain people are placed under severe pressure, because such pressure limits their capacity to adapt their style. The Internal Profile tends to remain more constant over time than the other two graphs. Other names sometimes used for the Internal Profile include the 'Pressure' Profile and the 'Underlying' Profile.

The External Profile

Very few people maintain the same approach regardless of circumstance; instead, they adapt to situations and others' requirements. The purpose of the External Profile is to describe the style of behaviour that an individual feels is appropriate to their current circumstances. The External Profile can change considerably over time, as a person's situation and environment changes - such modifications often accompany major life events, such as starting a new job or moving house. The External Profile is also known as the 'Work' Profile or the 'Mask' Profile.

The Summary Profile

The Internal and External Profiles provide valuable information about a person's attitudes and perceptions. In reality, however, a person's behaviour is rarely based completely on one or the other of these styles. The Summary Profile combines information from the other two to present a view of a person's actual behaviour. Among the many variant titles of this profile are the 'Basic' Profile, the 'Composite' Profile and the 'Snapshot' Profile.

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