What is the DISC Behavior Styles Survey?
What Is Disc?
DISC is a theory of behavior developed from the work of Dr. William Marston and his book, The Emotions of Normal People. Marston believed that behavior can be divided into four basic dimensions:
Each person displays some behavior, in varying intensity, in each dimension. One’s personality is the total picture produced by the intensity of each of the four factors and the way in which they influence each other.
The DISC measurement system analyzes these factors and reveals one’s actual behavior and tendencies toward certain behavior. By understanding oneself and others, one will be better able to achieve success in any situation — on the job, at home, in society at large.
By better understanding ourselves — and others — we can be more effective as individuals and as an organization.
DISC – Behavior Styles
- Purpose is to better understand yourself and better understand others, and to communicate more effectively together.
- DISC does measure behavior and emotions.
- DISC does not measure intelligence, values, skills, education.
- There are no rights or wrongs.
- Differences are valuable for teams.
- Behavior is identified in four quadrants:
- Behavior is measured for ADAPTED and NATURAL.
- DISC has been validated but is not infallible.
DISC – Total Person Analysis