My new boss at work uses a personality tool to get to know each other. I took the free online test and shared the results with my boss. Here’s the intro to the test and my results below. You can take the test too Click here. Since I recently took the Myers-Briggs (Click here for Results) test for fun, I shared those results with my boss too. It will interesting to discuss the findings and it will be nice to know my boss understands me more.
DISC personality test
This free DISC personality test lets you determine your DISC type and personality profile quickly. Find out how the DISC factors, Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance predict your behavior towards others and the everyday things you do.
This online DISC assessment is designed to test personality by calculating your personal DISC profile based on your everyday typical behavior. Simply fill out the inventory like you would with other online personality tests. It’s quick and without any obligations. Every year millions of people take DISC personality tests!
In the detailed report you will find a graph depicting your DISC type, a concise textual characterization of your personality profile and elaborate explanations of all DISC factors. Additionally you can even upgrade to an extended report if you like.
DISC personality test instruction
This test contains 28 groups of four statements. Answer honestly and spontaneously. It should take you only 5 to 10 minutes to complete.
- Study all the descriptions in each group of four
- Select the one description that you consider most like you ()
- Study the remaining three choices in the same group
- Select the one description you consider least like you ()
For each group of four descriptions you should have most like you and only least like you.
Sometimes it may be difficult to decide which description to select. Remember there are no right or wrong answers in this DISC personality test, so just make the best decision you can.
Your DISC Personality Report
Your specific distribution of scores on the DISC personality test is an indication of your unique personality. You can think of this as your DISC Personality ‘DNA’. In the pie chart below you see your distribution of scores.
The highest percentage is likely to be your most dominant personality factor, the second highest your next most dominant personality factor and so on. As such for you the DISC factors are ordered as: Influence, Dominance, Steadiness, Compliance.
DISC Personality Model
To help you understand the DISC model of personality here are definitions of the four factors measured.
|Describes the way you deal with problems, assert yourself and control situations.|
|Describes the way you deal with people, the way you communicate and relate to others.|
|Describes your temperament – patience, persistence, and thoughtfulness|
|Describes how you approach and organize your activity, procedures and responsibilities.|
Your DISC personality type
Your unique sequence of scores characterizes you in a specific way. The positive impact you are likely to make on people is:
You are socially oriented. You have a strong self-motivation to get to know people in all walks of life and to nurture those relationships.
You have a natural enthusiasm for all types of ideas and projects – your own and other people’s.
People are likely to describe you as gregarious, persuasive and optimistic.
DISC Patterns or Profiles
As you will appreciate, there are literally thousands of different combinations of scores. Therefore to help interpretation, communication and understanding, DISC Personality Model experts have defined – through statistical analysis of the score combinations – fifteen DISC ‘Patterns’ or ‘Profiles’.
The ‘Profiles’ are often given names. The objective of these names is to give a single descriptive term that captures the essence of that Profile. Names often used are Achiever, Coach, Evaluator, Counselor, Creative, Individualist, Inspirational, Investigator, Objective Thinker, Perfectionist, Persuader, Practitioner, Enthusiast, Results-Oriented or Specialist
To understand the DISC theory even further descriptions are given for people who score comparatively high and comparatively low on each of the four DISC dimensions.
Here are some traits and behaviours that describe people who are comparatively high in Dominance:
- enjoy competition and challenge.
- are goal orientated and want to be recognised for their efforts.
- aim high, want authority and are generally resourceful and adaptable.
- are usually self-sufficient and individualistic.
- may lose interest in projects once the challenge has gone and they tend to be impatient and dissatisfied with minor detail.
They are usually direct and positive with people, enjoying being the centre of attraction and may take it for granted that people will think highly of them.
They may have a tendency to be rather critical of others. Consequently, other people may tend to see them as being rather domineering and overpowering.
Here are some traits and behaviours that describe people who are comparatively low in Dominance:
- tend to want peace and harmony.
- prefer to let others initiate action and resolve problems.
- are quiet and indirect in their approach to most situations.
- are usually cautious and calculate risks carefully before acting.
They are generally well liked because of their mild and gentle nature. Other people will tend to see them as being patient, calm, thoughtful and a good listener.
Here are some traits and behaviours that describe people who are comparatively high in Influence:
- are strongly interested in meeting and being with people.
- are generally optimistic, outgoing, and socially skilled.
- are quick at establishing relationships.
Sometimes their concern for people and people’s feelings may make them reluctant to disturb a favourable situation or relationship.
Here are some traits and behaviours that describe people who are comparatively low in Influence:
- are usually socially passive.
- quite frequently have an affinity for things, machinery and equipment.
- are generally comfortable working alone.
- frequently have a tendency to be analytical and once they have sorted the facts out they communicate them in a straightforward direct way.
- tend to take little at face value.
They may well have learned and developed good social skills but they only bring these into play when logic dictates such tactics.
Here are some traits and behaviours that describe people who are comparatively high in Steadiness:
- are usually patient, calm and controlled.
- have a high willingness to help others particularly those they consider as friends.
Generally they have the ability to deal with the task in hand and to do routine work with patience and care.
Here are some traits and behaviours that describe people who are comparatively low in Steadiness:
- tend to enjoy change and variety in their work and non-work life.
- are expansive by nature and tend not to like routine and repetitive work/activities.
They enjoy stretching themselves intellectually and physically.
Here are some traits and behaviours that describe people who are comparatively high in Compliance:
- are usually peaceful and adaptable.
- tend not to be aggressive.
- tend to be cautious rather than impulsive.
- avoid risk-taking.
- act in a tactful, diplomatic way and strive for a stable, ordered life.
- are comfortable following procedures in both their personal and business life.
They prefer sticking to methods that have proved successful in the past. They have a high acceptance of rules and regulations.
Here are some traits and behaviours that describe people who are comparatively low in Compliance:
- are independent and uninhibited.
- resent rules and restrictions.
- prefer to be measured by results and are always willing to try the untried.
Free in thought, word and deed, they long for freedom and go to great lengths to achieve it.
They feel that repetitive detail and routine work is best “delegated” or avoided.