What's your DISC Profile?

Recently, I attended a FTL (First Time Leader) workshop/Training session in my organization. A very Interesting information I learned from the session was about a personal/profile assessment tool called DISC.

What is DISC?

DISC is a personal assessment tool used to improve work productivity, teamwork, and communication. DISC is non-judgmental and helps people discuss their behavioral differences.

DISC is an acronym for:

 Ø Dominance – relating to control, power and assertiveness
 Ø Influence – relating to social situations and communication
 Ø Steadiness (submission) – relating to patience, persistence, and thoughtfulness
 Ø Compliance (or caution, compliance) – relating to structure and organization

Dominance: People who score high in the intensity of the "D" styles factor are very active in dealing with problems and challenges, while low "D" scores are people who want to do more research before committing to a decision. High "D" people are described as demanding, forceful, egocentric, strong willed, driving, determined, ambitious, aggressive, and pioneering. Low D scores describe those who are conservative, low keyed, cooperative, calculating, undemanding, cautious, mild, agreeable, modest and peaceful.

Influence: People with high "I" scores influence others through talking and activity and tend to be emotional. They are described as convincing, magnetic, political, enthusiastic, persuasive, warm, demonstrative, trusting, and optimistic. Those with low "I" scores influence more by data and facts, and not with feelings. They are described as reflective, factual, calculating, skeptical, logical, suspicious, matter of fact, pessimistic, and critical.

Steadiness: People with high "S" styles scores want a steady pace, security, and do not like sudden change. High "S" individuals are calm, relaxed, patient, possessive, predictable, deliberate, stable, consistent, and tend to be unemotional and poker faced. Low "S" intensity scores are those who like change and variety. People with low "S" scores are described as restless, demonstrative, impatient, eager, or even impulsive.

Compliance: People with high "C" styles adhere to rules, regulations, and structure. They like to do quality work and do it right the first time. High "C" people are careful, cautious, exacting, neat, systematic, diplomatic, accurate, and tactful. Those with low "C" scores challenge the rules and want independence and are described as self-willed, stubborn, opinionated, unsystematic, arbitrary, and unconcerned with details.

We were asked to fill a questionnaire, which had four set of words and we need to choose one word that describes us most and one word in the four that describes us the least!

A graph based on the most, least and the difference would be drawn and that graph would determine our DISC profile!

I was an “I” J

Over all DISC profiles help you and your team,

• To increase self knowledge: how you respond to conflict, what motivates you, what causes you stress, and how you solve problems
• To learn how to adapt your own style to get along better with others
• To foster constructive and creative group interactions
• To facilitate better teamwork and minimize team conflict
• To develop stronger sales skills by identifying and responding to customer styles
• To manage more effectively by understanding the dispositions and priorities of employees and team members

As part of the training we were asked build miniature houses and this what we came up with in 45 minutes J

Have you guys ever taken up this DISC profiling test? If so what’s your DISC profile J

3 Response to "What's your DISC Profile?"

Jeremy Miles said...

I'm going to try the DISC profiling tool. I'm very excited on what is going to be the results.

Danica said...
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Danica said...

This tool greatly helps in the identification of one's personality. I am thinking to try this disc profile testing to determine the real score of my personality. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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