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About DISC Personality Source

DISC Profile, DISC Personality Test, DISC Test, DISC AssessmentDr. Carlus Gupton
DISC Human Behavior Consultant
I was introduced to DISC Personality Test over 25 years ago as part of my doctoral studies. It was such a positive experience that I became a DISC Consultant to share it with others. I have administered the DISC Assessment to thousands as a university professor, leadership coach and consultant. I believe in the DISC Profile and highly recommend it to others.

DISC Profile is one of the best tools available to help you understand yourself, enhance good relationships, improve strained relationships, build teams, increase work effectiveness, and refine leadership skills. It is simple, understandable, and non-technical, yet as accurate as many of the more complex learning instruments. I use it confidently in academic settings and scores of other contexts with individuals, groups, and large organizations. It is a joy to present the DISC Personality Test, and even more exciting to interact with people as they gain better understanding of themselves and others. I am not alone, as over 40 million people worldwide have used DISC Profile for many of its beneficial purposes. It is perhaps the most widely used instrument of its kind.

Here's what you will find on this site:
  • Informative articles describing the DISC Profile and its value.
  • An easy online ordering system that places your results on an accessile web page with the capability of saving it in an attractive .pdf file
  • Tools such as the Team Chart to help apply DISC personality insights.
  • Educational articles to help you understand the DISC Assessment.
  • And more...

If it helps you to know a little about me professionally, I am a seminary professor teaching leadership and communication on both masters and doctoral levels, and a consultant with churches and non-profit organizations. For more than a decade before my current role, I was a university professor in the fields of religion, leadership and business communication. Prior to that, I was a minister for twenty years. I graduated from Lipscomb University, received a masters degree at Harding University, and completed a doctorate at Abilene Christian University. My wife and I have been married for over 30 years, and we have two grown daughters.

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DISC Profile, DISC Personality Test, DISC Test, DISC Assessment

DISC Profile, DISC Personality Test, DISC Test, DISC Assessment



Quick Facts on the DISC Profile

DISC Profile is Recognized

  • DISC Profile is known globally by many names: DISC Personality Test, DISC Assessment, DISC Personality Quiz, and DISC Test.
  • DISC Profile is the most popular personality test used by over 40 million people worldwide.

DISC Test is Positive

  • DISC Personality Test is an affirming behavioral profile, and does not assess dysfunction or mental illness.
  • DISC Assessment provides a healthy and constructive way to see yourself and others, and discourages labeling people or excusing negative behaviors.
  • DISC Personality Test describes people in neutral terms, and does not give greater or lesser worth to certain profiles.
  • Referring to DISC Profile as DISC Personality Test or DISC Personality Quiz does not mean you are graded as "passing" or "failing."

DISC Personality Test is Simple

  • DISC Profile does not require a psychologist or other professional to administer or interpret. Anyone can grasp its essential meaning and then seek greater understanding through books or trained consultants.
  • DISC Personality Test uses plain language to describe common behaviors.
  • DISC Assessment categorizes behavior in an uncomplicated pattern of four personality types: Dominant (D), Influencing (I), Steady (S), or Conscientious (C). A person is usually higher in one or more of these types, and will usually fall in one of more than twenty blends of these types.

DISC Assessment is Proven

  • DISC Profile measures personality traits that have been recognized since the ancient Greeks and validated by extensive research over the last century.

DISC Personality Test is Helpful

  • The major purpose of DISC Profile is to increase self-understanding and improve relationships.
  • DISC Profile affirms your natural tendencies and helps you adapt your behavior to relate to people and situations more effectively.
  • DISC Assessment helps you grow personally, improve relationships, build better teams, and enhance leadership skills.

See the next article, What Is the DISC Personality Test?


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DISC Profile, DISC Personality Test, DISC Assessment, DISC Personality Quiz, DISC Test


What is DISC Personality Test?

Over 40 million people understand
themselves better & enrich relationships
with the DISC Personality Test

DISC Personality Test, also known as DISC Profile, DISC Test or DISC Assessment, is one of the most trusted, proven tools for self-improvement. DISC Profile is a simple yet profound instrument that helps people know themselves, emphasize strengths, minimize blind spots, and relate to others more meaningfully. It is used by major corporations, small businesses, universities, churches and other non-profits. Here, it is available for you.

With DISC Profile, you'll gain positive insights into your own behavior and learn how to connect with others more effectively. What you learn from the DISC Test will help in all areas of life and every relationship.

What Does "DISC" Mean?

The extensive research on DISC Profile highlights four basic behavioral preferences and describes how these shape what we contribute to and need from our relationships. The four DISC personality styles are...

  • D - Dominant, determined, decisive doers
  • I - Influencing, inspiring, interactive initiators
  • S - Steady, stable, submissive servants
  • C - Conscientious, cautious, competent coordinators

DISC Test consists of 24 questions that measure where a person appears on the high-average-low scale for each of these styles.

Referring to the DISC Profile as a test or quiz does not mean one passes or fails, as there are no right or wrong styles. It is a "test" in that it accurately assesses one's style. It is a "quiz" in that it is simple and takes less than 20 minutes to complete.

Once you complete the DISC Personality Test, you are not pegged or fixed into a particular type. DISC Profile simply describes your current typical pattern, explains the most common behaviors associated with that pattern, increases understanding of those with different orientations, and provides a basis for adjustments and changes that may improve relationships.

The next set of introductory articles provides a brief overview of each DISC Personality Style: D - Dominant, I - Influencing, S - Steady, and C - Conscientious


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DISC Profile, DISC Personality Test, DISC Test, DISC Assessment


DISC Personality Styles, Pt 1 - High D

DISC Profile Personalities, Part 1: D - Dominant

In the DISC Personality Test, the first letter in the acronym is "D" for "Dominant" tendencies. The list below describes the characterstics of those who score high "D."
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Basic description - DOMINANT, Demanding, Driving, Determined, Decisive, Doers

Ancient Greek (Hippocrates) – “Choleric”

Wilson Social Style – Driver

Celebrity "D" Personalities - Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bill O'Reilly, Sarah Palin

Emphasis - Shape the environment by overcoming opposition to achieve results

Strengths - Get immediate results, cause action, embrace difficulties

Blind spots under pressure - Pushy, impatient, domineering, aggressive, tough, harsh

Outgoing - Initiates action, expresses opinion, leads, "mover and shaker"

Achievement-Oriented - Takes on new challenges, overcomes obstacles, tries new things

Conflict - Faces it head on (and sometimes creates it) through confrontation, wants to resolve quickly and move on

Fast-paced - Gets things done quickly and efficiently

Facts over feelings - Objectively sees the logic of a situation but may be blind to others' feelings

Change - Prefers the new and untried over status quo, imaginary, visionary, creative

Individual over group - "Believe me, I can get this done!"

Contributions - Adventure, determination, results, creativity, innovation

***See the description for other DISC Personality Types - High I, High S, High C***


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DISC Profile, DISC Personality Test, DISC Test, DISC Assessment


DISC Personality Styles, Pt 2, High I

DISC Profile Personalities, Part 2: I - Influencing

The second letter in the DISC Personality Test is "I" for the "Influencing" orientation. Here are the tendencies of those with strong "I" tendencies.
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Basic description - INFLUENCING, Inspiring, Impressive, Interactive, Interested in People

Ancient Greek (Hippocrates) – “Sanguine”

Wilson Social Style – Expressive

Celebrity "I" Personalities - Dolly Parton, Drew Carey, David Letterman, Carol Burnett

Emphasis - Shape the environment by influencing or persuading others

Strengths - Contacting people, making favorable impressions, articulate expressions

Blind spots under pressure - Disorganized, undisciplined, manipulative, excitable, reactive, vain

Outgoing - Likes to be out front, wins confidence and support of others

People-Oriented - Looks for ways to be with friends and make more friends

Conflict - Disklikes it but tries to overcome it through the power of persuasion and positive, winsome interaction

Fast-paced - Creates positive, energetic and enjoyable circumstances

Feelings over facts - Tries to engender better feelings, may compromise to maintain popularity and good will

Change - New possibilities are better than the old ways, easily drawn to current trends

Group over individual - The more the merrier, mix work and play

Contributions - Imagination, spontaneity, inspiration, participation

***Click for information on other DISC Styles - D Type, S Type, C Type***


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DISC Profile, DISC Personality Test, DISC Test, DISC Assessment