DiSC personality test: the method to master

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Step 1: Determine which DiSC personality test

Any step beyond step 1 assumes that you have:

  1. Already chosen to work with disc partners,
  2. Gone through the product selection process and,
  3. Purchased your access code. This is when you really start to enter the world of DiSC.

At discs partners, we are authorized Wiley partner. We help you purchase DiSC assessments, with minimal effort. With your profile management platform, facilitation and tracking tools, you start an inspiring DiSC experience .

How long does it take to complete the assessment and how long does it take to receive it once completed?

What happens if you have no in-house facilitation resources?

At disc partners, we are Wiley Authorized Partner and Master Certified Everything DiSC trainers. We offer the full range of Wiley DiSC products available for use in facilitated learning or training sessions. Here you find the options available to you

Option 1: You need both the assessment (profiles) and the training resources (a facilitator) to run the DiSC workshop.

If you need help in making the right training and coaching decisions, consider contacting us directly.

You will need to purchase 2 items:

  • A DiSC evaluation and profile report (for each respondent/learner). Each participant should receive 1 DiSC Personality Test Access Code (an online questionnaire) + 1 DiSC Personality Test Profile Report. Buy a DiSC personality test + a DiSC personal report for your participants / learners
  • A facilitated team workshop. Choose amongst: two day DiSC team training, one day DiSC team training, half day DiSC team training (+) DiSC individual coaching. Buy a DiSC personality test + report + training or coaching

You have internal facilitation resources

Option 2: You only need the assessment and profile reports and will run your DiSC workshop with internal or other resources

You can purchase:

  • DiSC assessments and profile report(s) (each participant receives 1 DiSC personality test + 1 DiSC personality profile report). Buy a DiSC Personality Test + DiSC Personality Test Profile Report.
  • EPIC Credits: For those who have purchased access to the EPIC online profile management platform, EPIC Credits allow you to purchase a pre-determined amount of each DiSC personality test (DiSC personality test + DiSC personality test profile report).

Buy EPIC credits and run your DiSC workshop independently.

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Step 2: DiSC personality test

Take the online questionnaire on preferred behaviour

  1. You have received an access code for the DiSC personality test in your inbox. Click on the link provided in that e-mail and proceed to the next step (do not delete the e-mail, which you may need later).
  2. You answer a simple questionnaire about your behaviour.

Gain a better understanding of the difference between a test and an evaluation, in the BLOG section, see: test and evaluation, what is the difference? Hint: there are no right or wrong answers.

Step 3: Learn from your DiSC profile report

Find out more about the DiSC personality test and profile report. The online assessment platform produces a DiSC profile report. It describes your unique behavioural style, tendencies, needs, preferred environment and strategies for effective behaviour. They help you learn more about your strengths and challenges, which are easy to understand.

Each DiSC profile report also includes information on all other DiSC styles, so you can observe the people around you and compare. Remember, there is no right or wrong in DiSC.

Facilitators often use DiSC group reports or other available reports to provide more information and a better understanding of your team, group, clients or colleagues.


Step 4: Practical activities with the DiSC profile

If you stop at this stage, you are potentially missing 90% of the value that the DiSC Profile Report would add to your knowledge and skills. The impactful part of your DiSC experience starts in step 3 and the implementation activities you associate with the report recommendations in step 4. Two options exist, implement as an individual or as a group:

Once you wish to take the online questionnaire on preferred behaviour

  1. You have received an access code for the DiSC personality test in your inbox. Click on the link provided in that e-mail and proceed to the next step (do not delete the e-mail, which you may need later).
  2. You answer a simple questionnaire about your behaviour.

You can also gain a better understanding of the difference between a test and an evaluation, in the BLOG section (top menu) see: test and evaluation, what is the difference? Hint: there are no right or wrong answers.

Step 5: Reinforce learning at myeverythingdisc.com

Dig deeper into the practical understanding of DiSC, how the theory relates to your day-to-day relationship management. Work to improve relationships through benchmarking reports, with powerful, personalised tools and resources.

With MyEverythingDiSC, learners access their DiSC profile at any time, with any device. Compare your DiSC style with one of your colleagues and explore the similarities or differences. By doing this, you learn more about the impact of your DiSC style on working relationships and productivity. It deepens your skills, understanding and applying the theory behind the Everything DiSC personality test. Sales professionals can create Customer Interaction cards to improve sales relationships with their prospects and customers (Everything DiSC Sales). Finally, all learners build better working relationships by using the effective communication tips.



DiSC tools: for better management

Do you want to build good business relationships? Do you want to communicate better and understand your prospects’ behaviour better in order to sell better? The DISC method is the solution to all these problems. This more effective communication tool brings fluidity to communication and interpersonal relations. Find out in this article what the DISC model is? What are the DISC profile typologies? And why use the DISC tool in management? 

What is the DiSC model?
  • Dominance (green or red) ;
    Influence (red or yellow) ;
    Stability (blue or green);
    Compliance (yellow or blue).

    To determine the main behaviour of an individual, Marston used two axes. The first expresses his or her view of the situation in an environment (favourable or hostile), while the second expresses his or her propensity to act in that environment (accepting or acting). This self-knowledge helps you to communicate well and to understand your potnetial blindspots.

    The DISC model also facilitates the identification of the psychological dominance of individuals in a work environment. As a manager using the DISC tool, you will be able to manage appropriately if you are able to perceive the dominant trait of each of your employees.

What are the typologies of DiSC profiles?

From the vertical and horizontal axis, William Marston determined four categories of behavioural reactions with the DISC tool. He assigned four colours to the four typologies for ease of use and understanding.

The dominant style

Fiery, powerful, determined, tenacious, assertive and often visionary, the dominant profile has extraordinary potential. This rather extroverted profile does not beat around the bush. They are direct in their communication (verbal, gestural or non-verbal) and do not hesitate to speak up.

She can appear authoritarian and aggressive with those around her, a potential danger to team cohesion. On the other hand, this person has a competitive spirit, which allows her to focus on her goals. They rely on facts to act and move forward. Business leaders and great intellectuals share this personality type.

The Influence style

The person with the disc Influencestyle is social, friendly, optimistic, very demonstrative and enthusiastic. This person has very good interpersonal skills, which makes him or her a valued member of the team. Thanks to her personality, she likes to collaborate and works in a democratic way.

Nevertheless, this person is sometimes superficial in the way she finds problems and manages matters. Their objective is to generate enthusiasm, to seek to convince, to seek recognition and collaboration.

The disc steadiness style

The person with the disc steadiness style is calm, patient, methodical, loyal, serious, reliable and humble. This personality profile is introverted and flexible and is rather resistant to change. He is able to listen to his interlocutor and never imposes himself. He is a team player. Their objective is to prioritise support and collaboration and to seek balance.

The disc Conscientious style

The person with the Conscientious disc style is discreet, precise, factual, autonomous, methodical, organised, structured and analytical.

Often perceived as cold and authoritarian, this type of profile can be at ease in accounting or administrative jobs, but the style does not determine the preferred job. Be aware that the mostly introverted, organised, task-oriented person likes order and following rules. Their goal is to prioritise precision, balance (monitoring and moderation) and challenge.


Why use the DISC model in management?
  • Knowing others better to communicate effectively;

  • Understand others and adapt to their personality;

  • Adopt empathetic listening and manage difficult situations;

  • Encouraging communication;

  • Selling and managing in colour;

  • Improve interpersonal skills to build positive relationships;

  • Building team spirit

    In the recruitment process, DISC allows the recruiter to better know himself and understand the candidate’s own behaviour in case of stress for example. Thus, this communication key also helps you to identify the candidate’s motivations, weaknesses, strengths, interpersonal skills and abilities.

    In the communication management process, it allows you to adapt your communication to better understand each other and to better cooperate thanks to the empathy it generates. Finally, the DISC tool enables you to adapt to your interlocutors and anticipate their decision-making process, in the commercial approach.