He made a deliberate decision to focus only on psychological phenomena that were directly observable and measurable through objective means. From his research, Marston theorized that the behavioural expression of emotions could be categorized into four primary types, stemming from the person’s perceptions of self in relationship to their environment. These four types were labelled by Marston as Dominance (D), Inducement (I), Submission (S), and Compliance (C). These are currently referred to as Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Conscientiousness
How DiSC® Profiling Works
DiSC® is a personal assessment tool used worldwide by more than one million people every year to help improve teamwork, communication, and productivity in the workplace.
The DiSC® model provides a common language people can use to better understand themselves and those they interact with—and then use this knowledge to reduce conflict and improve working relationships.
DiSC® Profiling is used in thousands of organizations around the world.
It is NOT a mental health test.
It is NOT an aptitude test.
It is NOT a test of values.
It is NOT an intelligence test.
It is NOT judgemental
The reason is simple: DiSC® profiling helps build stronger, more effective working relationships.
People with D personalities tend to be confident and place an emphasis on accomplishing bottom-line results.
People with i personalities tend to be more open and place an emphasis on relationships and influencing or persuading others.
People with S personalities tend to be dependable and place the emphasis on cooperation and sincerity.
People with C personalities tend to place the emphasis on quality, accuracy, expertise, and competency.
From the first assessment to be built on William Moulton Marston’s model of behaviour to the robust suite of Everything DiSC® profiles, DiSC® has a history based on research and real-world applications. For over 40 years, the publishers of DiSC® have worked to improve the assessments, reports, and facilitation.
Everything DiSC Workplace® is far more than another assessment about you. It’s about how to work better with others. How to communicate better. Collaborate better. Get along better with everyone you work with.