Author Archives: Mike Discovella

Mike is an avvid writer about DiSC Profiles and Personality Testing in general. Be sure to follow Mike on Google+

All About The DiSC Personality

DiSC-PersonalityWhenever we come into contact with anybody, we start to analyze them and try to understand their personality. Most of us do this subconsciously, but we actually base a lot of our decisions on the amateur psychology we unwittingly engage in. Personality psychologists do the same thing, albeit on a more professional level.

Our amateur psychology efforts talk about individuals, but psychologist actually use concepts that they can apply to everybody. By studying personalities, a range of different hypotheses have been created that are designed to tell us why we have certain personality traits.

Aspects of Personality

There are hundreds of personality theories. However, before looking into these, it is important to understand just what personality is. Basically, it is the pattern of our thoughts, our behaviors and our feelings. The combination of these makes us individuals. Personality is something that stays with us forever and it makes us respond in similar ways whenever we come across specific situations.

Personality is found within individuals and is a constant factor throughout life. It is developed through genetic make up, but also through life experiences – nature and nurture. Personality develops very early on and is seen as more than just behaviors. It describes the characteristics that make people unique.

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The DiSC Model And DiSC Profile

In the book “Emotions of Normal People”, written by William Moulton Marston, published in 1928, we were first introduced to the DiSC model, still used in the DiSC profile today. Since then, more than a 50 million people worldwide have completed the profile. The assessment itself was developed four decades ago and has been popular ever since. We have now seen three generations of the DiSC Profile, results of our continuing dedication to quality, validity and accuracy.

The 1st Generation DiSC Profile

1-disc-profileThe very first generation, known as the DiSC Classic Paper Profile, was first known as the Personal Profile System. Now, it is simply called the DiSC Classic. This is the paper version, which comes in a booklet. It includes a 20 page DiSC Classic paper profile. The questionnaire has 28 boxes with four words per box. The participant then chooses which one of the four words is most like them, as well as picking which one of the four words is the least like them. Simply rub the box that comes after the applicable word to continue. Naturally, the booklet includes instructions on scoring and creating a graph with the results. It is very easy to interpret the DiSC Profile. This version is perfect for those people who do not have internet access.

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