DISC Profile Testing

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Best Practice Use for a DISC Behavioral Assessment: Assess team fit and culture fit; team building; personal and professional development; coaching and mentoring.

When it comes to understanding how a candidate or employee will interact with people and approach the job, there is no better online employment assessment than a DISC behavioral assessment. In fact, many managers refer to DISC as an “employee user’s manual.” In fact, many managers refer to the DISC behavioral assessment as an “employee user’s manual.” In each DISC report, the best ways to communicate, manage, and coach an employee are included. DISC really is the best behavioral assessment for employees.

DISC Profile Testing is a behavior assessment based on the DISC theory of psychologist William Moulton Marston (who incidentally was also the creator of Wonder Woman!). The acronym DISC represents four distinct personal preferences that determine a person’s behavioral style. These preferences affect how employees respond to the four Ps of Performance:  Problem, People, Pace and Procedures.  For example:

D = Direct – Employee is energized by taking control and solving Problems

I = Influence – Employee is energized when influencing other People

S = Steadiness – Employee is energized by a steady Pace

C = Conscientious – Employees is energized by complying with Procedures Set by other people.

While using a DISC behavioral assessment for employees will not predict if an individual is skilled at great conversations or completing a task, it does reveal with amazing accuracy how he or she will approach people, complete tasks, fit on a team, and embrace the company culture.

DISC Profile Testing

To identify someone’s DISC behavioral style, all you really need to do is observe and listen. That is because each of us has a preferred style that can neatly be described with a characteristic body language and tone. Some of us speak loudly, others in a soft whisper. Some speak fast, others slow. Some communicate with distinct and expressive movements, while others are more subtle and reserved. Even the words people use reveal a person’s behavioral style. Because DISC can be observed, others can be taught how to read another’s DISC style and adapt their communication accordingly in order to be heard and trusted.

But training people to observe and listen takes time.  That’s where DISC Profile Testing helps.

You can shortcut the whole process regardless if the DISC behavioral assessment is being used for self-improvement or team building. Other popular applications for DISC Profile Testing include improving interpersonal skills, enhanced training for customer service and sales, and leadership development.

Four Report Versions Are Available: Manager, Individual, Sales, and Interview Assistant

DISC profile testing and understanding the reports is easy. The Proception2 DISC  profile system integrates a combination of advanced technology and behavioral principles that allows individuals to complete a short 10 –15 minute questionnaire and for employers to generate a report on their personal behavioral styles. Our DISC Profile Testing reports produce an overview of the 4 basic behavioral style based on an individual’s responses to the online questionnaire. This report discusses how an individual approaches problems, influences people, paces his (her) work, or follow procedures. With each DISC behavioral assessment, a personalized report is generated that includes the following descriptions and performance improvement suggestions:


  • Notable Primary Behaviors – insights into how an employee prefers to function in a work environment
  • Preferred Work Environment – insights into the type of environment in which an employee is more comfortable
  • Adjustment to the Work Environment – insights into how the individual believes he or she must adjust to be more successful in the job and in the work environment
  • Potential Strengths in Business – insights into the strengths the individual believes he brings to work
  • Strengths to the Team – insights into how the individual believes he or she will contribute to team goals
  • *Implementing Change – insights into how the individual may adjust to change
  • Performance Enhancement – insights into how the individual may need to change to improve performance
  • Personal Performance Motivators – insights into how the individual is best motivated
  • Personal Growth Suggestions – insights into behaviors that may impede success or improvement
  • *Managing for Results – insights into how the individual prefers to be managed
  • Communication Builders – insights into how to best approach and communicate with the individual
  • Communication Barriers – insights into what mistakes to avoid when communicating with the individual
  • Primary Word Portrait – words that highlight behaviors most likely associated with the individual’s natural behavior
  • Adjusted Word Portrait – words that highlight behaviors most likely associated with the individual’s adjusted behavior
  • Graphic Profile – a visual using line graphs to represent the primary and adjusted behavioral styles of the individual
  • Intensity of DISC Behaviors – a variation of the graphic profile that provides insight into the intensity of each style
  • My Action Plan – a “cheatsheet” for the individual to come up with a plan for personal development

*Not included in Individual report
DISC Profile Testing serves as an “owner’s manual” for every new employee, guiding his or her approach toward communicating, motivating, coaching plus creating the best work environment and improving performance.

To learn more about DISC profile testing or how to use a behavioral assessment for employees, click here or contact us today.

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