Understanding DISC Assessment – DISC Profile Blends
In the theory behind DISC Profile, all four behavioral types factor into one’s profile. One is not just “high D,” or “high C,” etc., but is a unique blend of the high/low scales of all four. When you take the DISC Assessment, especially the standard, extended and leadership versions, you get a thorough description of your blend.
The sample graphs to the left reveal two blends. The top is S/C/I, and the bottom is D/I/C.
Sample: S/C/I Blend
Basic interpretation: She is calm, friendly, and cooperative to help fulfill mutual interests (S), but will insist on clear standards and quality outcomes (C). If she is in an environment that allows her to meet these needs, she will be very outgoing (I). The potential blind spot is being indecisive and perhaps overly compliant with a lack of assertiveness (low D).
Sample: D/I/C Blend
Basic interpretation:This person tends to direct and take control of situations (D) in an inspiring and fun way (I), and will be most comfortable doing this in situations where he is able to give attention to quality and doing the right things in the right ways (C). His blind spot is doing things without adequate sensitivity to people’s feelings (low S).
Let’s say these two were in a relationship. This would be a case of “opposites attract,” which often happens. The DISC Personality Test could help these people understand where they are alike and different, and how to make adjustments.
For more help with understanding the DISC Profile, see the next article on Type Intensity.