DISCdots are a unique feature of Discus: a simple pattern of dots on a report cover sheet that sums up the key features of the results described in that report.
When you're working with DISC reports, especially if you're presenting them to others, it's sometimes helpful to have some foreknowledge of their contents. That's the purpose of the DISCdots, an unobtrusive pattern of black and white dots printed on the cover sheet of every Discus DISC report.
When you print a Discus report, as long as you choose to include a cover sheet, you'll see a small pattern of dots near the lower right-hand corner. These are the 'DISCdots', a combination of symbols that, to the trained eye, communicate all the essentials of the profile. The dots are divided into three distinct sections.
The pattern of six dots on the left combine to represent the most basic facts about a profile. For example, if the profile is compressed, or there is a significant difference between the Internal and External profile, these six dots will show different patterns to represent these different conditions. There are five possible patterns:
Finally, the small triangle or arrow symbol indicates the type of questionnaire used:
This symbol appears beneath the four dots representing the Summary DISC factors. Its orientation and position relate to the type of questionnaire used to create the profile, Phrase-based, Adjective-based, Remote or Direct Entry. The 'Direct Entry' symbol is also used for profiles imported from other sources.
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