A personality profile delivers a remarkable insight into you, your characteristics and your communication style. A personality profile gives the opportunity to know who you are, what you can offer and, most importantly, how your managers and your team perceive you.

Personality profiles often show that people are using behaviours they are not comfortable with. This leaves them unfulfilled and stressed as they are most likely in the wrong job or the wrong career.

The DISC personality system, developed by William Moulton Marston, is the universal language of behaviour. People with similar personality profile styles tend to exhibit specific behavioural characteristics. DISC stands for four personality styles. All people share these four styles in varying degrees of intensity:

  • D (Driver, dominant)
  • I (Influencing, inspiring)
  • S (Steady, stable)
  • C (Correct, compliant)

The DISC profiling highlights how you appear to other people, how you cope under pressure and how you see yourself.

The results of the DISC profile report are designed to provide insights and strategies for interpersonal success through more effective communication, understanding and tolerance.

Understanding personality types is helpful for appreciating that while people are different everyone has a value, special strengths and qualities. Also, understanding behavioural styles benefits personal and professional relationships by improving communication skills and reducing conflict.

Examples are:

Driver

General characteristics: direct, decisive, strong ego, problem solver, risk taker, self starter.

Motivated by: new challenges, power and authority to take risks and make decisions, freedom from routine and mundane tasks, changing environments in which to work and play.

Value to team: bottom-line organiser, places value on time, challenges the status quo, innovative.

Possible weaknesses: oversteps authority, argumentative attitude, dislikes routine, attempts too much at once.

Greatest Fear: being taken advantage of.

Compliant

General characteristics: accurate, analytical, conscientious, careful, fact-finder, precise, high standards, systematic.

Motivated by: standards of high quality, limited social interaction, detailed tasks, logical organisation of information.

Value to team: perspective: “the anchor of reality”, conscientious and even-tempered, thorough to all activities, defines situation, gathers, criticises and tests information.

Possible weaknesses: needs clear-cut boundaries for actions/relationships, bound by procedures and methods, gets bogged down in details, prefers not to verbalise feelings, will give in rather than argue.

Greatest Fear: criticism.