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 $35 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 customize 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 canceled 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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III. The Four Factors

The results of a DISC questionnaire are usually presented in the form of a DISC Graph (or a set of graphs, known as a Profile Series). This chapter looks at the different types of DISC graphs available, the four DISC factors (Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance) and the twelve standard 'sub-traits' that are derived from these four factors.

From Style Card to DISC Graph

This section explains the relationship of the 'Biaxial Model' and the Style Card to the standard DISC Graph. You will find this particularly helpful if you have read through chapters I and II and are interested in the direct connections between the underlying theory and the DISC profile itself.

Principles of DISC Profiling

In order to produce a set of DISC results, it is of course necessary to objectively assess an individual's behavioral style. The range of techniques available for achieving this are growing and diversifying, but there are certain principles that remain standard in any DISC questionnaire. This section examines these underlying ideas.

The Basics of DISC Graphs

Most DISC profiling systems provide three standard DISC profiles, each of which goes by various names. This section explains the meanings of these three profiles, and their relationships to one another.

D for Dominance

The first of the four DISC factors is Dominance, abbreviated to D. This section gives a description of the Dominance factor.

I for Influence

Influence (abbreviated to I) is the second of the four factors. In this section, we discuss the main elements of the Influence factor.

S for Steadiness

Steadiness (S) is the third factor. The traits and behavior of the Steady style are explained in this section.

C for Compliance

The fourth and final DISC factor is Compliance, or simply C. The Compliance factor is described in this section.

Changes Across a Series

It is not unusual to find variations across the three graphs within a DISC profile series. In this section, we look at the significance of different shifts, and the ways that these can help interpretation.

Twelve Standard Sub-traits

From combinations of the four basic DISC factors, it is possible to extract twelve further factors, called sub-traits. This section looks at these twelve sub-traits, their definitions, and their meanings.

Job Matching

Job Matching is a useful technique for quickly assessing an individual's suitability for a particular role, achieved by matching a pre-defined Job Profile or Template with a DISC profile. This section looks briefly at the theory and practice of this technique.

Stress

While DISC was not explicitly designed to measure stress, it is often possible to use a profile series to derive a general picture of an individual's stress levels, and their likely sources. This section takes a look at DISC's uses with regard to stress.


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