DISC Personality Test





The DISC personality test is extremely easy to understand and to remember.

On the graphic here below, at the top of the horizontal axis, you have people who are extroverts, and who like to make decisions fast.

At the bottom of this same horizontal axis, you have people who are introverts, and who prefer to take their time before making a decision.

Now, without going any further, where would you place yourself, on the upper side or on the lower side of this continuum?

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Once you have placed yourself somewhere on this graphic (on the upper or on the lower side), let’s continue with your DISC personality test.

On the graphic here below, on the left side of the vertical axis, you have people who focus on facts (as opposed to feelings), to them it is more important what people do (as opposed to who people are), and they tend to be colder type of people.

On the right side of this same vertical axis, you have people who focus on feelings (as opposed to facts), to them it is more important who people are (as opposed to what people do), they tend to be warmer type of people.

Again, without going any further, where would you place yourself, on the right side or on the left side of this continuum?

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Once you have placed yourself somewhere on this graphic (on the left or on the right side), let’s continue with your DISC personality test.

Taking both previous graphics, in what quadrant do you place yourself on this graphic here below, in the upper right corner, or in the lower left corner, or in the lower right corner, or in the upper left corner?

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The upper left corner is known as the “D” (Driver)
The upper right corner is known as the “I” (Influencer)
The lower right corner is known as the “S” (Steady)
And the lower left corner is known as the “C” (Compliant)

Note: We all have a little bit of all quadrants, but usually we tend to prefer one or two to the others.

To continue with your DISC personality test, let’s now see the general characteristics of each one:

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Driver:

This quadrant measures how we respond to challenges: the stronger our “D,” the more we like challenges.

This person is determined, decides, and takes risks.

The Driver wants results.

The Driver is also called the Warrior, the Winter, the North, the Leader.

Influencer:

This quadrant measures how much we influence others: the stronger our “I,” the more we tend to influence others.

This person is creative, likes to speak, and is optimistic.

The Influencer wants attention.

The Influencer is also called the Visionary, the Spring, the East, the Communicator.

Steady:

This quadrant measures the rhythm at which we take changes: the stronger our “S,” the more avoid change.

This individual gives support, likes routine, and is an important person in building community.

The Steady wants stability.

The Steady is also called the Healer, the Summer, the South, the Relationships Builder.

Compliant:

This quadrant measures how we respond to rules: the higher our “C,” the more we respect systems, structures, procedures, etc.

This person is methodical, focuses on facts, and is an analyst.

The Compliant wants data.

The Compliant is also called the Teacher, the Autumn, the West, the Organizer.

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