Introduction to DISC profiling
Recently I got the opportunity to pass a certification to become a DISC expert. Even though this was in the context of work, I've found that it has some huge benefits for all aspects of life. So, I've decided to share with you the secrets of DISC.
What is DISC?
The DISC is an assessment tool that helps you better understand your personality type and behavioral style. In other words, it is a test with multiple questions through which you will be able to determine the way you naturally act in life and in which category you belong to.
There are 4 main categories:
- D for Dominance
- I for Influence
- S for Steadiness
- C for Conscientious
According to the psychologist William Moulton Marston, creator of the DISC, we can label any human in one of those 4 categories. The world population is equally dispatched over these 4 categories. It is usually represented by a circle or square divided in 4 equal parts.
What are the 4 categories?
In order to establish these 4 categories, there is a simple 2 step process:
1 - Establish if you are more "fast paced & action oriented" or more "reserved & reflective".
If you are the first case,then you'll be placed on the top side of the circle and if you are of the second type, then you'll be on the bottom side of it.