DISC is the most widely used behavioural model in the world and has been utilised:
- In over 50 countries
- By more than 350 of Fortune 500 companies
- By in excess of 40 million people
DISC Profile® is Tested, Tried and Trusted. It is the assessment favoured by organisations such as Australia Post, Dodo, SBS, iPRIMUS, University of NSW, Commander Phone Systems, Fire & Rescue NSW, Datacom, Salvation Army Employment Plus, Royal Flying Doctor Service and many more.
Q: Does DISC measure personality?
"If your assessment provider says DISC measures personality, it's probably time to get another assessment provider. S/he has just demonstrated their lack of understanding of DISC and other assessment tools". Dr. Michael Abelson, Ph.D.
The truth: DISC DOES NOT MEASURE PERSONALITY.
Personality is very complex and includes an individual's patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. This includes emotions, morals, unique thoughts, attitude, temperament, cognition, values, character, beliefs and ethics.
Is DISC a test?
No, DISC is not a test. You cannot pass or fail DISC. There is no right or wrong and no good or bad. Sure, different behavioural styles have their own natural strengths and development opportunities, and it is a mature approach to acknowledge this. It is never a case though of "can or cannot do".
So, what does DISC measure?
DISC measures one’s unique behavioural style and preferences. This is indeed, very powerful. When you understand behavioural style, you can understand your own and others' behaviour significantly better. You can gain significant insights into yours and others' motivators, communication style, strengths and development opportunities.