The DISC model is based on the work of psychologist William Moulton Marston, who proposed that people exhibit distinct behavioral patterns based on their perceptions of the environment and their emotional responses. The model categorises individuals into four primary personality types: Dominance (D), Influence (I), Steadiness (S), and Compliance (C).
The mechanics of the DISC model involve understanding the behavioral tendencies and communication styles associated with each personality type:
DISC Personality Traits
- Dominance (D): People with dominant traits are direct, assertive, and focused on results. They often take charge, make decisions quickly, and are driven by challenges and achievement.
- Influence (I): Individuals with influential traits are outgoing, sociable, and persuasive. They excel in communication, networking, and motivating others. They are often enthusiastic and optimistic.
- Steadiness (S): Those with steady traits are patient, cooperative, and reliable. They value harmony, stability, and are supportive team players. They prioritise maintaining relationships and creating a peaceful environment.
- Compliance (C): People with compliance traits are analytical, detail-oriented, and systematic. They emphasise accuracy, quality, and focus on tasks. They have a preference for planning and following established procedures.
You will be provided with a secure log-in to an autonomous Control Panel – CP.
The CP is, in other words, the Dashboard or your private Account.
Functions of your CP
- From your CP you will send ’email invitations’ to take the test. Each email will provide instructions and a unique link to take the test online. Note: You can customise the content of all the email templates.
- As soon as the test-taker finishes the questionnaire and clicks on Submit you will be advised by email. That email will contain a link to their results.
- The results are provided in a PDF format.
- They would not be able to view their results. You are able to forward them as and when you wish. Note: If you prefer, the CP can be setup so that test-takers
automatically receive their results.
- All results can be accessed via the CP.
- You can print the reports from the email link or from your CP.
- All results can be forwarded by email to a third party or to the test-takers.
Important! Candidate has to retake the TEST
There are three patterns of response that occur very rarely. This happens when people do not answer in a spontaneous and uninhibited way. In these instances it is necessary for the questionnaire to be completed again. Ask the test-taker:
● To be reactive rather than reflective.
● Not to think too hard about the implications of his or her answers.
● To be spontaneous.
● To remember that there are no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answers.
The Three Results:
1. When responding to the questions the test-taker placed a low value on all four of the personality traits measured.
2. When responding to the questions the test-taker placed an equal value on all four of the personality traits measured.
3. When responding to the questions the test-taker placed a high value on all four of the personality traits measured.
You will be advised in the PDF report that it is necessary for the test to be re-taken.
The mechanics of the DISC model aim to provide insights into individual preferences, behaviors, and communication styles. Understanding these mechanics can help individuals enhance self-awareness, adapt their communication style to different situations, and improve interactions with others.
It’s important to note that the DISC model is descriptive rather than prescriptive. It does not label individuals or limit their potential, but rather provides a framework for understanding and appreciating different personality styles.