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  • DISC Invitations and Questionnaires

    Discus will handle all your DISC questionnaires online, managing the entire process for you and compiling the results as soon as they're ready to view.

  • The DISC Personality Report

    Discus offers one of the most comprehensive and sophisticated DISC reports available. Each report is uniquely tailored to each individual set of DISC results.

  • DISC Profile Feedback

    Discus offers direct candidate feedback for DISC results: the Feedback Report gives candidates a convenient and accessible way to review their own DISC profile.

  • The DISC Motivation Spectrum

    Discus gives you direct insight into the motivating and demotivating factors for any personality with the Motivation Spectrum report.

  • Remote and Home Working Reports

    Discus can provide specialized reports looking at the ways a candidate will operate in remote working conditions, and how their performance can be optimized when away from an office environment.

  • DISC Job Matching

    The Discus Job Matching feature helps you find the optimum DISC personality style for any role. Choose job styles from a library, or create your own with the built-in Job Profiler.

  • Managing Relationships with DISC

    Discus relationship assessments use DISC to describe the personality dynamics of any working relationship, looking at the relationship from both perspectives.

  • DISC Team Building

    Discus team building uses DISC to help model and assess any team, exploring relationships within the team, individual team roles, leadership issues and much more besides.

  • Sample DISC Reports

    Explore the range of reports Discus can produce: not only the DISC personality report, but also reports for feedback, Job Matching, relationships and teams.

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  • Customized and Branded DISC Profiling

    Completely customize your candidates' DISC profiling experience with Discus, using your own logo and color scheme on all your DISC questionnaires or reports.

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DISC

  • What is DISC?

    A DISC test gives you personality profiling that's easy to use and affordable. A DISC profile produces a detailed picture of any personality from a simple questionnaire.

  • How DISC Works

    Find out how a DISC personality test, using DISC theory, can build up a powerful and sophisticated overview of any individual's behavioral style from just a simple questionnaire.

  • Benefits of the DISC Profile

    DISC brings real and varied advantages. Its core benefits lie in recruitment, but it can also help to integrate and develop people throughout an organization.

  • The History and Evolution of DISC

    Though DISC assessment itself originated in the 20th century, some of its core ideas have a remarkably long history, stretching back as far as ancient Greece.

  • D for Dominance

    The DISC factor of Dominance relates to assertiveness, drive and ambition, describing a dynamic individual with a direct, forceful and competitive attitude.

  • I for Influence

    The DISC factor of Influence relates to openness and positive communication, describing a self-confident person with an outgoing and expressive attitude.

  • S for Steadiness

    Steadiness, or 'S', is the third factor of DISC. People with a high 'S' factor work steadily and reliably, showing a focused, deliberate and patient attitude.

  • C for Compliance

    Compliance, or 'C', is the fourth factor of DISC. People with a high 'C' factor have an organised, cautious attitude, and approach tasks in an analytical way.

  • Reliability and Validity

    The Roodt Report is an independent assessment of the Discus DISC profiling system, providing a detailed study of the reliability and validity of the system.

  • DISC Training

    The online DISC training course from Discus provides an interactive video experience introducing the DISC system.

Understanding DISC I

The Theoretical Basis of the DISC System

  • Introduction and Contents

    An introduction to the basic ideas behind DISC personality assessment, looking at the ways two fundamental behavioral traits build a detailed DISC profile.

  • What is Personality?

    'Personality' is a word with many different definitions, but here we look at the operational description of personality used by the DISC profiling system.

  • History

    The concept of classifying personalities goes back into ancient history, evolving and developing over time to give us modern techniques like the DISC test.

  • Two Behavioral Axes

    Behavioral axes are part of the underlying theory behind DISC assessment, specifically two intersecting axes describing degrees of Assertiveness and Openness.

  • Assertiveness and Receptiveness

    One of the two personality axes behind DISC describes attitudes and motivations relating to drive and activity, from high Assertiveness to high Receptiveness.

  • Openness and Control

    One of the two personality axes behind DISC describes a spectrum of interpersonal behaviors ranging between the concepts of Openness and Control.

  • The Biaxial Model of DISC

    The 'Biaxial Model' is the theoretical construct that connects different personality types. and helps us to understand their similarities and differences.

  • A Note on Profiling Techniques

    The 'Biaxial Model' is the theoretical construct that connects different personality types. and helps us to understand their similarities and differences.

Understanding DISC II

The Style Card

  • Introduction and Contents

    The Style Card is a simple and straightforward means of representing a DISC personality style, and exploring the relationships between DISC factors.

  • The Style Card Concept

    We can plot personality styles on a grid - the Style Card - to give us a simple overview of the fundamental factors at work within a behavioral style.

  • Naming the Styles

    It's convenient to assign memorable names to the major divisions on a DISC Style Card, identifying types such as Driver, Communicator, Planner or Analyst.

  • Motivation

    Each of the core DISC personality types is motivated in quite different ways. Here, we a look at the ways motivating factors change from one type to another.

  • Pressure Responses

    Different personality types not only feel pressured in quite different kinds of situations, but also show a whole range of different responses to pressure.

  • Negotiation Strategies

    Each of the personality types of the DISC Style Card have their own motivations, and so understanding those types can help in building negotiation strategies.

  • Suitability Comparison

    Looking at the ways that different Style Card personality types interact with one another give us a useful introduction to DISC relationship assessment.

Understanding DISC III

The Four Factors

  • Introduction and Contents

    A detailed and comprehensive overview of the workings of the DISC assessment system, from first principles to more advanced interpretation techniques.

  • From Style Card to DISC Graph

    Style Card personality types can be mapped onto full DISC profile patterns, with each segment of the Style Card corresponding to a DISC profile shape.

  • Principles of DISC Profiling

    There are a series of common principles lying behind DISC questionnaires and their interpretation that help us build a useful picture of a personality.

  • The Basics of DISC Graphs

    A DISC graph gives a clear overview of a personality's relative levels of Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance in different kinds of situation.

  • D for Dominance

    Dominance, or simply 'D', is the first of the four DISC factors and relates to traits such as independence, competitiveness, ambition and personal drive.

  • I for Influence

    Influence, or simply 'I', is the second of the four DISC factors and relates to traits such as sociability, personal confidence, openness and expressiveness.

  • S for Steadiness

    Steadiness, or simply 'S', is the third of the four DISC factors and relates to traits such as patience, reliability, consistency and acceptance of others.

  • C for Compliance

    Compliance, or simply 'C', is the last of the four DISC factors and relates to traits such as structure, procedure, rule-orientation and organisation.

  • Changes Across a Series

    DISC profile shapes can change substantially from one graph in a series to another in a profile series. Here we look at the implications of changes like this.

  • Twelve Standard Sub-traits

    DISC provides a useful technique for quickly extracting even more sophisticated information from a graph, a technique is known as 'sub-trait analysis'.

  • Job Matching

    Job Matching involves comparing an individual DISC profile against a personality template for any role to assess a candidate's suitability for that role.

  • Stress

    DISC assessment can help to identify certain types of stress, or 'profile tension', by looking at the ways a personality is adapting to different situations.

Understanding DISC IV

DISC Profile Shapes

  • Introduction and Contents

    An interactive guide with general interpretations for the most common DISC profile shapes, looking at communication, common abilities, motivations and more.

  • High D Only

    A DISC profile where Dominance (or 'D') appears as a sole high factor describes a person whose style is efficient, self-motivated and independent.

  • High I Only

    A DISC profile where Influence (or 'I') appears as a sole high factor describes a person whose style is friendly, enthusiastic and self-confident.

  • High S Only

    A DISC profile where Steadiness (or 'S') appears as a sole high factor describes a person whose style is patient, thoughtful and persistent.

  • High C Only

    A DISC profile where Compliance (or 'C') appears as a sole high factor describes a person whose style is co-operative, accurate and sensitive.

  • High D and I

    A DISC profile with two high factors of Dominance and Influence describes a person whose style is self-motivated, independent, enthusiastic and self-confident.

  • High D and S

    A DISC profile with two high factors of Dominance and Steadiness describes a person whose style is efficient, independent, thoughtful and persistent.

  • High D and C

    A DISC profile with two high factors of Dominance and Compliance describes a person whose style is efficient, self-motivated, accurate and sensitive.

  • High I and S

    A DISC profile with two high factors of Influence and Steadiness describes a person whose style is friendly, self-confident, patient and persistent.

  • High I and C

    A DISC profile with two high factors of Influence and Compliance describes a person whose style is friendly, enthusiastic, co-operative and sensitive.

  • High S and C

    A DISC profile with two high factors of Steadiness and Compliance describes a person whose style is patient, thoughtful, co-operative and accurate.

  • High D, I and S

    A DISC profile with combined high Dominance, Influence and Steadiness describes a person who is independent, self-confident and persistent in style.

  • High D, I and C

    A DISC profile with combined high Dominance, Influence and Compliance describes a person who is self-motivated, enthusiastic and sensitive in style.

  • High D, S and C

    A DISC profile with combined high Dominance, Steadiness and Compliance describes a person who is efficient, thoughtful and accurate in style.

  • High I, S and C

    A DISC profile with combined high Influence, Steadiness and Compliance describes a person who is friendly, patient and co-operative in style.

  • Special Situations

    Sometimes DISC profiles can form unusual patterns ('compressed', 'extended' and so on), and each of these special cases has its own particular implications.

Understanding DISC V

Application Areas

  • Introduction and Contents

    DISC assessment has a host of application areas, from recruitment and assessment to team-building, conflict resolution and career development.

  • Recruitment

    Recruitment is probably the area where personality profiling is most actively applied, with applications in all areas of the selection and hiring process.

  • Cultural Integration

    Cultural integration is the process of inducting a new member into a group or organisation, and an understanding of personality is crucial to this process.

  • Assessment

    A DISC assessment, or behavioral profile, has a part to play in ongoing appraisal, helping to build a comprehensive picture of staff performance and effectiveness.

  • Redeployment

    DISC behavioral assessment and role matching can provide vital insights to help redeploy individuals into the best suited roles within any organisation.

  • Team-building

    Personality is a key factor in team building, and a profiling tool like DISC can give you deep insights into the ways people work together in a group.

  • Addressing Specific Problems

    DISC assessment can play a part in identifying sources of both personality conflicts in the workplace, and help to address personality issues like this.

  • Career Development

    DISC can help to identify career paths most closely suited to individual personality types, by matching careers against a person's preferences and motivations.

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