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Our free DISC profile test is an accurate psychometric test for you and your team to self-assess and learn how to communicate to the four behaviours of DISC and comes FREE with when you buy the Managing DISC E-Book
The DISC profile test is an accurate psychometric test for you and your team to self-assess and learn how to communicate to the four behaviours of DISC
The DISC E-book contains the following
The managing DISC guide will help you make sense of your results, helps with motivation, communication and
ultimately your management and leadership skills. We also encourage you to profile your team and work colleagues. The managing DISC guide explains the following for each quadrant:
Not only all the above it will also help you (on pages 10 and 11) to identify:
It really is a worthwhile investment.
The history of DISC began with the elements of Fire, Earth, Air and Water. The theory behind these four quadrants of personality style was originally written by Empodocles in 444 B.C. He recognized that people seemed to act in four distinctly different ways, but instead of attributing it to internal factors, like DISC personality styles, he believed it was external environmental factors that affected the way we would act. In fact, the concept of the elements determining your personality style is still in use by astrology DISCiplines today.
By 400 B.C. the history of DISC moved forward, as these four quadrants had shifted from environmental factors to internal factors, when Hippocrates redefined these quadrants as Choleric, Sanguine, Phlegmatic and Melancholic. He called them the 4 Temperaments.
Carl Jung & The Myers-Briggs Personality Test – From there, the history of DISC fast-forwards quite a bit. Though psychology itself had many advancements, it wasn't until 1921 that Carl Gustav Jung re-examined these four quadrants and types of behaviour. Carl Jung realised that while personality styles are indeed internal, Jung attributed the difference in personality styles to the way we think and process information. His four styles were Thinking, Feeling, Sensation and Intuition, now often used in the Myers-Briggs Personality Test (MBTI).
William Moulton Marston & The Birth of the DISC Personality Styles - Marston originally called these four factors Dominance, Inducement, Submission and Compliance, though 'Inducement' and 'Submission' now carry the more meaningful modernised names of Influence and Steadiness.
It was during the 1940's that Marston's profiling technique came to prominence, when it was adopted by the U.S. military to help in recruitment during the Second World War. Over the following decades its simplicity and flexibility meant that it became more and more widely used across the world.
In the early days, DISC profiles were created from paper questionnaires, marked and assessed by hand. With the advent of personal computers and the Internet, DISC adapted itself easily to a more automated approach, so that tests can now be managed in a completely automated way. Not only can tests be administered across the Web, but expert systems can compile customised reports from the results without the need for any human intervention. All this makes DISC an ideal profiling solution for the twenty-first century.