DISC is the leading personal assessment tool used by more than 40 million people to improve work productivity, teamwork and communication.

What is DISC?

DISC provides common language to discuss personality differences in a non-judgmental and safe atmosphere. People use DISC language to better understand themselves and to adapt their behaviors to more effectively work in teams and lead others.  The DISC Personality Profile is used in a wide variety of settings, including business, education, sales, coaching, and counseling. DISC profiles and training help you and your team:

  • Increase your self-knowledge: how you respond to conflict, what motivates you, what causes you stress and how you solve problems
  • Improve communication and problem solving
  • Facilitate better teamwork and minimize team conflict
  • Develop stronger sales and service skills by identifying and responding to customer or patient styles
  • Manage more effectively by understanding the dispositions and priorities of employees and team members
  • Become more self-knowledgeable, well-rounded and effective leaders

What does DISC stand for?

The acronym "DISC" is taken from the first letter of each of these behavioral traits. The four quadrant system utilizes natural motivations of task orientation versus people orientation, or expressive versus reserved communication styles.  Within the four quadrants, there are behavioral blends that characterize people in distinct ways.


  • D – dominant, directive, go-getter, productive

  • I – influencing, inspiring, idea-maker, talkative

  • S – steady, stable, dependable, peaceful, good listener

  • C – competent, calculating, detail oriented, cautious


Although most people will be more dominant in one of the four DISC Styles, the in-depth Personality Profile report will help participants discover and evaluate their own behavioral blend on each of the four scales.