Personality Assessment/ Personality Profiling

DISC theory is based on decades of clinical research that categorize patterns of behavior in four distinct ways: (D) Dominant(I) Influencing(S) Steady, and (C) Compliant. The blend of these four distinct personality types within an individual represents their approach to life, people, and events.

These four personality types also represent various needs that a person will seek to have met throughout their lifetime. Often a client benefits from just knowing their natural tendencies and the temperament of those they are associated with. Marriage counseling, for example, can be started by exploring the couple’s DISC personality blends. This will help them open up the lines of communication, appreciate and respect their individual approaches to life, and adjust their expectations of each other.

Counselors use DISC to identify a client’s:

  • Needs
  • Fears
  • Patterns of Normal Behavior
  • Natural Strengths
  • Inherent Weaknesses
  • Conditioned Responses to Stress
  • Strategies in Confrontation
  • Influence Upon Others
  • Ideal Home and Work Environments
  • Motivational Triggers

A SHORT HISTORY“EMOTIONS OF NORMAL PEOPLE” is a book written by by Dr. William Martson in 1928, explaining how human emotions in groups and situations evolve over time.

The initial theoretical work was first published in the 1920s. Throughout the years, the product has been continually evolving  to become more reliable, simple to administer and memorable for the user.

DiSC ProfilingDiSC Profiling is a personal and group assessment tool used to improve work productivity, teamwork and communication. It is non-judgmental, and assists people in understanding their behavioural differences.

The DiSC model provides a common language that people can use to better understand themselves and adapt their behaviours to others. This can be within a work team, a sales relationship, a leadership position, or other relationships. DiSC Profiling not only facilitates better teamwork or minimise team conflict, it also provides skills that are transferrable to other areas such as sales and management. Sales personnel can use this to hone their sales skills to identify and respond to the various customer styles effectively. On the other hand, those in management positions can use this to better understand their employees and team members, thereby helping them become more perceptive, holistic and effective leaders

“Everything can be taken from a man but…the last of the human freedoms to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.”
― Viktor Frankl

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