The DISC test is based on the model developed by psychologist William Marston for behavioral assessment. It classifies how we express emotions into the four behavior types of DISC: dominance (D), influence (I), steadiness (S), and conscientiousness (C).
Understanding which behavior type motivates you and others to take action and make decisions enables you to navigate relationships, collaborations, and conversations with others better. Once you understand that main trait that governs your and others’ behavior you can tailor your words and actions and guide those of others to achieve better results together.
The DISC test offers these insights for your candidates by asking them to conduct a self-evaluation by scoring each of 48 statements from 1 (very inaccurate) to 5 (very accurate). The way candidates score these statements shows their preferences for each type of behavior in the DISC model: dominance (D), influence (I), steadiness (S), and conscientiousness (C). Candidates can sit squarely within one of the four main behavioral types or exhibit a combination between one type and one of its two adjacent ones, giving a total for 12 possible outcomes.
The results page gives the type of each candidate and a general description of their behavioral type. It then gives provides insights into how each type behaves in their personal relationships and at work and describes their best traits and main challenges. Finally, the report offers tips for effectively communicating and working with that type and suggested questions to use in an interview.