Develop Your Workforce with DISC Personality Tests
What is a Personality Assessment Test?
A personality assessment test is a method to uncover an individual’s natural behavioural style in the workplace. The insights from the personality test provide businesses with an understanding of the types of tasks and behaviours a candidate or existing employee will feel comfortable undertaking. The information in the personality test helps business leaders support their employees, enhance productivity and facilitate effective communication.
Personality tests provide businesses with an easy-to-learn framework to help understand human behaviour. Using the model, employees and managers can better understand themselves and others. Once people have a profound understanding of their natural tendencies, they can learn how to identify other’s natural styles and learn to adjust their behaviour to specific situations and people. Employees who know their personality style and learn how to modify it, will find their interactions and more effective and become more successful in their role.
What Do Personality Assessment Tests Measure?
DISC personality assessments identify and measure an individual’s behavioural traits commonly observed in the workplace. The personality tests are based on the behavioural theories from psychologists Carl G Jung and William Moulton Marston that describe four fundamental aspects of a person’s behaviour. We refer to these aspects, as Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance, or more commonly, DISC. The four letters in the acronym represent a different personality type, also known as temperament or behavioural style. They describe whether a person is extroverted or introverted and whether they are task or people-orientated or a combination of the characteristics.
Extended DISC measures and reports on 160 behavioural styles, allowing you to dig deeper into an individual’s behaviour and understand who your people really are. Extended DISC recognises that individuals are more complex than simplified reports distinguish and generates accurate and precise reports to make more reliable talent decisions and increase productivity.
A unique feature of the Extended DISC® personality assessment is that it allows for the comparison between a person’s conscious behavioural style and their unconscious behavioural style. This is a powerful feature as it tells us if a person is comfortable in their work role or if they are experiencing some pressure, feeling insecure, is frustrated or feels the need to adjust to a position outside their usual comfort zone. Comparing the two behavioural types allows managers to understand how a person feels they need to adapt their behaviour to cope with their environment. The comparison of unconscious and conscious styles enables managers to identify emotional issues, and the size and position of the two profiles provide them with the power to know how they feel.
Benefits of Personality Assessment tests
Benefits of DISC personality tests include the ability to:
- Identify, recruit and retain candidates that best fit the role
- Understand the behavioural strengths of employees
- Improve and enhance professional and personal communication
- Develop self-awareness and improve overall performance
- Understand maximise on the natural styles of your workforce
- Pinpoint motivators and demotivators
- Increase sales by identifying how each type sells
- Grow healthy teams by understanding each others’ styles
Extended DISC® personality tests can measure and report on over 1600 competencies, which covers just about any job role, workplace environment, and business situation. Extended DISC® is a behavioural model that focuses on workplace behavioural traits, rather than on general personality type. The reports are explicitly orientated to workplaces and describe how people naturally react in certain work-related situations. Extended DISC® promotes candid conversations and creates awareness around the fundamental truth that not everyone thinks or behaves in the same way.
DISC personality assessments assist people in understanding whether they tend toward the personality style of dominance, influence, steadiness, or compliance. Extended DISC® reports explain in a straightforward and easy to read format, with supporting graphics, the natural behavioural style of a person. Using this information, they can leverage their strengths and learn how to develop less natural areas. These insights help employees become more effective, experience more cohesive interactions, and enhance their productivity in the workplace.
Personality Assessment Test Questions
The Extended DISC® personality test, is an ipsative questionnaire, meaning that candidates are presented with several options and need to pick which option is most like them and which option is least like them. The questionnaire is a self-assessment and easy to administer online. The personality test consists of 24 questions (48 sub-questions). The innovative algorithm analyses the candidate’s answers and determines their natural behavioural style and how they prefer to interact with others. Sounds simple, but it generates exceptionally accurate insights into human behaviour.
Personality Assessment Test Answers
Once a person responds to the personality questionnaire, our cloud-based system turns their answers into a report that is sent to a nominated email address within minutes of the candidate completing the assessment. The report is unique to the candidate and describes how the person naturally behaves in a workplace environment. The report provides easy to action development tips to increase workplace performance.
Personality Assessment Test Types
Individual assessments support people to develop a strong sense of self-awareness. DISC profiles allow you to understand your natural behavioural preferences, increasing your understanding of why you behave the way you do.
A Leadership Assessment analyses your natural leadership styles and provides leaders with a framework to improve interactions with others. Leaders will learn how to read other’s styles and better adjust their style to work effectively with employees.
Recruit & Select Assessment
Recruitment Assessments allow you to analyse behavioural fit against crucial role requirements. The reports provide a clear understanding of an individual’s natural behavioural style and the types of tasks and activities they feel comfortable with.
The Extended DISC® model easily applies to sales due to its simplicity and accuracy. Using Extended DISC® theory in sales allows sales professionals to quickly and easily identify customer styles and adapt the sales pitch to their behavioural style.