What is a DISC Assessment?
We are often asked, “What is a DISC Assessment?, How do I pass a DISC Assessment?, or Can I fail a DISC Assessment?” A DISC Assessment is not a test, so it is impossible to fail. When taking a DISC assessment it is important to relax and answer the questions openly and honestly. So what does a DISC assessment measure?
DISC assessments measure a person’s different levels of each of the four DISC Factors:
Dominance: Your need for control and your source of ambition.
Whenever you are feeling self-motivated, you are using your ‘D’ factor.
Influence: Your need for communication and your source of persuasion. Whenever you are feeling talkative, you are using your ‘I’ factor.
Steadiness: Your need for planning and your source of thoughtfulness. When you are being strategic or go out of your way to help someone, you are using your ‘S’ factor.
Compliance: Your need for structure and your source of organization. When you become extremely focused on completing your tasks, you are using your ‘C’ factor.
DISC Profile: Our algorithm takes your answers to all the questions and instantly creates your DISCflex Profile. Your DISCflex Profile is based on your highest factor(s) and will allow anyone trained in DISCflex to quickly identify with your general behavioral style. Example: My DISCflex Profile is High DI. This means I have elevated Dominance (control and ambition) and Influence (communication and persuasion) factors with lower scores in Steadiness and Compliance. My profile tells a story: I focus on getting results, I am self-motivated, I am an extrovert, I enjoy working in a group environment, and I prefer to lead in a group rather than follow. My lower Steadiness (planning and thoughtfulness) and Compliance (structure and organization) show that my potential weaknesses are: Starting without a well thought out plan, lack of Organization, and bending the rules to get results (which can be good, but if unchecked this behavior could get me in trouble).
Each profile can be broken down easily once you remember which attributes belong to which factor. Not everyone has the time to memorize these factors and what each of them means, so we also generate your DISCflex Report.
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DISCflex Report: Once your DISCflex Profile is established our system will automatically generate a DISCflex Report that can be downloaded directly to your computer or printed. Your DISCflex Report will give you detailed information about your DISCflex Profile and how it will affect your behavior in different settings or situations. Each DISCflex Report will contain targeted information based on which DISCflex Product you choose. Your DISCflex Report will vary slightly from other people with your same general DISCflex Profile because our system takes all 4 of your factor scores into account when generating your report. For instance, you and your colleague might both be a High I as your profile, but the other 3 factors may vary. In this scenario, even though you both have an elevated I, your DISCflex Reports will read differently. Your report will provide tips and beware’s about how to avoid your weaknesses in situations that they may get you into trouble.
Flexing Your Behavior: Once you have read your report and become familiar with your behavior style and how it can affect the people around you, the next step is to start flexing. Flexing refers to internally monitoring your behavior and choosing how you interact or react in situations. Example: I am naturally an extrovert and very talkative. While writing this article I need to focus and flex my behavior more towards being introverted and ignore any activity that can distract me. I am currently wearing headphones that are playing no music to give the illusion that I can’t hear anything so coworkers don’t get my attention unless I am really needed. This is a form of flexing. Another way I flex at work is to actively monitor my impulse to speak up in a meeting. My natural tendency is to jump in with thoughts and opinions early and often, but I have learned (and been taught) that this behavior can cause meetings to run long.
Behavior Morphing: The more you flex your behavior the easier it becomes. Eventually, you will spend less time internally monitoring your behavior and we refer to this as morphing. In other words, Behavior Morphing is the result of flexing over time. If flexing is the equivalent of going to the gym, morphing would be the equivalent to your results after spending a lot of time in the gym.
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