DISC – The Universal Language of Behaviour

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The DISC Profile (or DISC Assessment) is one of the most popular and versatile development tools used by organisations and institutions across the globe.

Today, an estimated 75% of the Fortune 500 companies utilise DISC profiling in their businesses. It is one of the most commonly used and accepted profiling tools to ever be developed.

The DISC model was originally conceived by William Moulton Marston. He published “The Emotions of Normal People” in which he described the theory we use today.


It’s about how people prefer to act & communicate

Why is DISC Popular?

  • It’s User-Friendly: Only 4 quadrants make up the model. The DISC language is nothing more than how people prefer to behave, act and communicate which you can pick up just by spending time watching people
  • It’s Intuitive and Relatable: It’s not abstract theory and certainly no psych degree is required to learn it. DISC is directly linked to people you know in real life and can relate with every day.
  • It’s Fun and Colourful: Enjoyable to learn, discuss and apply to any facet of your life.
  • It’s Insightful: Eye-opening ‘ah-ha’ moments. Often the comments are; ‘That makes sense – now I know why my partner does that!’
  • It’s Powerful: Dramatically enhances workplace and personal relationships at any level.
  • It’s a Universal Language: All people, regardless of age, race, country, culture or gender have a DISC style. It is a common language for people to better understand their own behavioural style, others preferred style, and learn ways to adapt their behaviour for maximum personal effectiveness.

Key Benefits:

  • Increase understanding of self and othersDISC Model
  • Build better relationships
  • Reduce conflict
  • Build trust and cooperation

Common Uses:

  • Leadership Development
  • People  and Relationship Management
  • Team Building
  • Customer Service
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Coaching and Mentoring

Key points on DISC:

DISC is the universal language of observable human behaviour.

Research has shown that people, in terms of ‘how they act’ universally have similar characteristics.  Consistently,  these characteristics have been grouped in to 4 distinct quadrants.

We are not just simply 1 factor. It is the intensity of all 4 dimensions as measured by the DISC assessment that makes each of us unique [both high scoring and low scoring factors].

In short … DISC is a simple way for people to:

  1. understand their own behaviour
  2. identify other people’s style
  3. adapt their communication for enhanced relationships and increased effectiveness.

Ask us about how we provide DISC embedded into these services:

  • Vital Signs Leadership – coaching & mentoring package including DISC unpack
  • Vital Verve Workplace Culture – professional development workshops and team building sessions using DISC
  • Vital Verve Probe – individual coaching package + DISC unpack

Want more? … download this document:

Intro to DISC brochure