what is DISC?
'DISC' is a behavioural profiling system widely used in recruitment. Based on your answers to a simple questionnaire, it builds a description of your typical behaviours, and uses that to provide an insight into your likely motivations, and your approach to life and work.
the DISC questionnaire
A standard DISC questionnaire consists of twenty-four questions. Each of these questions presents four options, and asks you to select which of these applies most closely, and which least closely, to your approach. For example, the options in a typical DISC question might look something like this:
Once we have a questionnaire with all twenty-four questions completed (a process that takes typically around fifteen minutes), myDISCPROFILE will automatically analyse your responses to the questionnaire to produce a DISC profile.
what a DISC profile tells us
This example shows a typical DISC Profile. Each of the four points indicates the level of one of the four DISC 'Factors' present. Those factors - Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance - give DISC its name. This example shows a very high level of 'I' (Influence) and relatively low levels of 'S' (Steadiness) and 'C' (Compliance).
The darker areas at the top and bottom of the profile relate to highly significant factors. Where one or more of the four factors fall into these areas, they are highly significant from a statistical point of view. The central area of the profile is also marked. Factors falling into this central region, like the 'D' (Dominance) in the example) lie very close to the average, and are not considered significant.
the profile series
Most DISC systems are not limited to single DISC profile, and instead will provide at least two analyses of a questionnaire, and usually more. Together, this collection of profiles is referred to as a 'Profile Series', and will consist of one or more of the following:
You don't need to be a DISC expert to make sense of the profile shapes in a DISC profile series. myDISCprofile will create an individually tailored interpretation in plain language, based on the DISC graph shapes in your own particular profiles.
DISC profiles provide far more scope for interpretation than even the production of textual report, though. myDISCPROFILE can expand the interpretation to provide information such as:
Finding out more about DISC
This page is a quick and simple introduction to DISC and DISC profiling from the myDISCprofile online profiling service. If you're looking for more detailed information, you might find the following links useful:
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