This is the DISCstyle Assessment that measures observable human BEHAVIORS. What do we mean by behaviors? Think of them as the delivery vehicle we use to transmit our ideas, concepts and most importantly, our decisions to other people. The DISC model has been used over 50 Million times and has been found to be very accurate in its ability to reflect how we prefer to interact with others.
Please understand that like ingredients in a cake, everyone possesses some degree of each of these 4 primary behavioral factors. The intensity of each factor and how they combine and interact with each other define and power our unique behavioral style.
The Four Behavioral Factors measured by the DISC model are:
Dominance [D factor] measures and identifies how assertively and aggressively an individual prefers to deal with the PROBLEMS they encounter. Someone with a high (0- 100) ‚ÄúD score‚Äù will actively pursue and attack problems, while someone with a low (0-100) ‚ÄúD score‚Äù will be more reserved and conservative in tackling difficult, problematic and confrontational issues. Individuals who plot in the upper right ‚ÄúD‚Äù dominant quadrant of the behavioral diamond will typically exhibit a more assertive, guarded and direct results oriented behavioral style.
The Influence/Extroversion [I factor] measures and identifies how an individual prefers to deal with the OTHER PEOPLE they encounter. Someone with a high (0-100) ‚ÄúI score‚Äù will be outgoing, seek personal connections and enjoy frequent interactions with others while someone with a low (0-100) score will be more introverted, more reserved and less inclined to initiate new personal connections and interactions with others. Individuals whose integrated plot is in the lower right ‚ÄúI‚Äù Influence/Extroversion quadrant of the behavioral diamond will typically exhibit a more people oriented, direct but open behavioral style.
The Steadiness or Patience [S factor] measures and identifies how an individual prefers to deal with the ACTIVITY LEVEL or PACE of their daily agenda. Someone with a high (0- 100) ‚ÄúS score‚Äù will exhibit a great deal of patience and prefers a stable, focused and consistent workload preferring not to frequently shift gears and alter direction mid-stream. Someone with a low (0-100) ‚ÄúS score‚Äù exhibits strong URGENCY or LOW PATIENCE and prefers a fast-paced, rapid fire, multi-tasked agenda that offers active, change-oriented and spontaneous options. Individuals whose integrated plot is in the lower left ‚ÄúS‚Äù steadiness/patient quadrant of
the behavioral diamond will typically exhibit a more indirect but open, patient and teaming behavioral style.
4. Compliance/Following the Rules
a. The Conscientious/Compliance [C factor] measures and identifies how an individual prefers to deal with the ‚Äúrules‚Äù, attention to detail, accuracy and data. Someone with a high score (0-100) will insist on accuracy, reliable facts, precision and high standards.
Someone with a low score (0-100) will tend to question the rules, can be quite independent, opinionated and may favor emotional persuasion over logical data. Individuals plotting in the upper left ‚ÄúC‚Äù Conscientious/Compliant quadrant will typically exhibit a more indirect and guarded, data focused detailed and analytical behavioral style.