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DISC: A Layman's Guide
What is DISC?
Video: Introduction to DISC
DISC Profile Interpretations
DISC Factors
Team Building with DISC
History and Development of DISC
Personality Types
Applications: Putting DISC to Work
Validity and Reliability of DISC
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Common questions about Discus and DISC
What does Discus profiling cost?
How do I get started with Discus?
Can I send questionnaires to my candidates online?
Can a person completing a questionnaire read their own report?
Do I have access to all my profile reports?
How can I recover a lost or forgotten Discus password?
Is training available?
I received a test invitation, but I'm not able to use it.
I completed an invited questionnaire, but I didn't receive a copy of my report.
Can I try Discus for free?
What does Discus profiling cost?

Discus profiles start at just $35 each, with discounts available for more substantial purchases.

For new accounts, we offer a whole range of useful extras. Find out more on our pricing page.

How do I get started with Discus?

Getting started with Discus is easy. You'll just need to take a few minutes to sign up for an account, and then you'll be ready to start creating profiles right away.

Can I send questionnaires to my candidates online?

Discus provides an entire suite of features to make this process easy and automatic. At the simplest level, you can simply enter a person's e-mail address, and Discus will send them an invitation and then display and manage the questionnaire. Once the questionnaire is complete, a report will immediately be compiled and added to your accounts.

Discus also provides lots of options for your to customise this process to meet your exact requirements. For example, you can arrange to be automatically notified and sent a copy of the report as soon as it is available.

Can a person completing a questionnaire read their own report?

This is a decision you can make as you set up an invitation. There's no requirement to share the report, but you have the option of doing so if you wish.

Discus can also provide an intermediate solution through the 'Feedback' report, which is an alternative version of the report specifically designed for this purpose, providing a readable and accessible summary of the results.

Do I have access to all my profile reports?

Every DISC profile produced on your account is held in your own secure Discus database. You can access, review and manage those reports at any time. Discus even provides extra features to assess the results in combination, such as comparing candidates against the needs of a role, or assessing how individuals would work together in a team.

How can I recover a lost or forgotten Discus password?

It's easy to reset your Discus access details. You can start the process from the Discus sign-in page, or by following the link below. Discus will handle resetting your access through your registered e-mail address.

Is training available?

We offer a comprehensive online video training course introducing the DISC system and its workings. The course is free if you sign up for an account with fifty credits or more.

Discus itself offers an interactive guide to get your started, and extensive help resources throughout the system.

I received a test invitation, but I'm not able to use it.

There can be various reasons for this. The invitation code might already have been used, or it might simply have expired, or been cancelled by the user who originally set up the invitation.

Your best course of action in a situation like this is to get in touch with your invitation provider and ask them to set up another invitation for you.

I completed an invited questionnaire, but I didn't receive a copy of my report.

When a Discus user sends out an invitation, they can choose whether to give you access to your report or not, so it may simply be that this option isn't active.

If you think you should have received a report, your best course of action is to contact the person who sent you your invitation; they will have the option of sending you a copy.

Can I try Discus for free?

Sorry, we aren't able to offer free trial profiles, but if you want to try the service, remember that you can set up a Discus account with just a single credit.

If you want to see what Discus can produce, take a look at our extensive library of sample reports.

Personality Tests: Business Solutions

Sample reports

Personality profiling can give you a real advantage in Human Resources management.

Factors profiled by DISC

  • Accuracy
  • Compliance
  • Co-operativeness
  • Dominance
  • Efficiency
  • Enthusiasm
  • Friendliness
  • Independence
  • Influence
  • Patience
  • Persistence
  • Self-confidence
  • Self-motivation
  • Sensitivity
  • Steadiness
  • Thoughtfulness
DISC Profile Schematic

Personality profiling gives you a way to assess and quantify the most important features of an individual's personality style. Using a quick and simple test, you can gain an immediate insight into the most important motivating factors in a personality, and use that information to help guide decision making.

  • There are several different ways to assess personality, but we focus on a profiling technique known as DISC.
  • This takes its name from the initials of its four main factors:
    • Dominance
    • Influence
    • Steadiness
    • Compliance
  • DISC's combination of power and ease of use means that it has become one of the most widespread business profiling systems in use today.

Our own DISC profiling solution is Discus, which incorporates unparalleled interpretation and analysis features for DISC personality profiles. We'll look at Discus in more detail shortly, but first we'll take a moment to look at DISC profiling and how it can benefit you in business.

DISC: First Principles

  • A DISC test consists of just twenty-four simple questions.
  • It can typically be completed in less than ten minutes, a straightforward process that makes it practical for almost any assessment process.
  • The results of that test are then analysed to calculate an individual's 'DISC factors'.
  • From those factors a detailed and specific report can be produced.
Illustration of individuals with different DISC profiles
  • At the core of a DISC assessment is the 'DISC graph' which highlights the most important factors in a candidate's personality.
  • It's from the relative levels of these four factors that a DISC assessment is developed, allowing us to understand how a person is likely to respond in different roles and in different types of situation.
  • In fact a DISC profile creates more than just a single graph; rather, it produces a 'series' that describes a person's responses in different situations.
    • Specifically, it shows us how that person views and responds to their working environment as opposed to their more natural style
    • From that we can infer more detail, including possible sources of tension and stress.

Find out more about DISC

Putting DISC to Work

  • Because DISC quantifies different elements of a personality, it helps to add structure to decisions in Human Resources.
  • A classic example of this is in the 'Job Match', in which an ideal personality profile for a role is created.
  • Using that profile, it's possible to assess not only how well suited any individual is for that role in terms of their personality, but also to isolate their particular strengths and weaknesses relative to that position.

  • The practical advantages of this approach will be clear.
  • Though of course personality only forms a part of a candidate's qualifications for a position, being able to objectively assess that personality adds a new dimension to recruitment and assessment
  • DISC can provide a detailed personality assessment for any individual and for any role.
  • Not only that, because the test is so simple and rapid to administer, it's possible to have candidates for a role complete assessments even before the interview stage.
DISC Questionnaire
  • DISC can help at interview, too: The insights it provides into a personality can be extended to help guide the interview process
  • It can even suggest relevant questions to help develop a behavioural interview.

Find out more about DISC applications

Discus logo

features at a glance:

  • Automated testing
  • Built in report generation
  • PDF report layout
  • Unlimited Job Matching
  • Full-feature Job Profiler
  • Sales and negotiation tools
  • Customised reporting
  • Discounts on multiple purchases
  • Extensive Job Profile library
  • Team building
  • Relationship assessment

Discus is the Ultimate DISC Solution

  • If you want to put personality profiling to work in your business, then you need Discus.
  • Discus is a complete DISC profiling solution that offers everything from testing and reporting to fully integrated job profiling, as well as team and relationship assessment and much more besides.
  • Discus is an online service, which means that your profile information is accessible from anywhere, and also brings other advantages.
  • For example, using Discus it's possible to set up personality tests for candidates to complete across the Web, so you can profile anyone in the world and see their DISC results in a matter of minutes.

Find out more about Discus


DISC questionnaires

  • Discus offers a wide range of testing options.
  • You can conduct a DISC test directly on the screen, or you can set up an invitation for a candidate to complete a test online.
  • If you prefer to use paper questionnaires, Discus will print them for you and you can enter the results to view a detailed report.

Unparalleled reporting

  • Discus provides DISC analyses and reports that are second to none.
  • Discus' unique DISC analysis technology provides detailed and insightful reporting on numerous topics that are relevant to the personality in a business setting.
  • Discus reports also include numerous additional features, including graphical analyses and a full personalised glossary within each report.
  • Discus can even compile a Feedback Report, designed to allow you to give a candidate feedback based on their personality results.
Discus Job Match screenshot

You can explore a whole range of screenshots of Discus in action on our DISC on the Web page. We also have a selection of sample reports for you to browse.

Candidate management

  • Discus manages all your candidate results in its online database.
  • That means that your DISC profiles are accessible wherever you are (we even provide an app to allow you to use Discus on a mobile device).
  • Discus also incorporates a suite of user management features, so you can handle the profiling needs of multiple sites or departments, all through one account.

Profiling and matching jobs

  • Discus includes a library of nearly three hundred predefined job profiles covering many industry sectors.
  • It also provides a Job Profiler that will allow you to develop an unlimited number of additional DISC job profiles for yourself.
  • Matching for candidates is built into the Discus report, so you can instantly assess any candidate for any job, and investigate their suitability for a role in fine detail.

Relationships and teams

  • Discus' reporting abilities are impressive when applied to a single candidate, but it also provides another dimension of analysis: looking at the ways that two or more personalities interact.
  • Discus includes a full suite of tools for investigating working relationships, as well as the ways individuals will work together in team.
  • The team building module will let you model and develop teams, helping to find optimum combinations of individual personalities.

Seamless integration

  • If you're profiling candidates online, you want to do so through your own branded Web presence, and Discus takes care of that.
  • You can set up your online profiler to mirror your own livery and present your own logo to candidates as they complete a test, and even attach your branding to personality reports.
  • Discus can go even further: our custom Synergy solution provides for complete integration of a profiling service.
  • With Synergy, for example, you can automatically insert candidate details into your own database, or even set up a charged online profiling service of your own.
  • Synergy is a service tailored to provide exactly what you need: there's no limit to its capabilities.

An international solution

  • Discus questionnaires and reports are available in multiple languages.
  • You can translate from one language to another with a single click.
  • Its multilingual capabilities make Discus a truly international solution.
  • It's even possible to have a candidate complete a questionnaire in one language and read their report in another.

Truly cost-effective

  • We've designed Discus to be a truly effective business solution, and that includes the price.
  • You pay only when you use Discus to create a DISC profile: all other features are free and unlimited.
  • That means that you can create an analyse as many job profiles, teams, or working relationships as you like.
  • There's no charge, either, for extra questionnaires or reports: you can print questionnaires or review reports as often as you like.
  • What's more, we have a discount structure in place that comes into play automatically when you prepurchase certain levels of 'credits' within the system.
  • You can find full details of our pricing structure on our Price List.

Choose which of our great value business packages is best for you, and you'll be up and running in just a few minutes.

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