DiSC Classic 2.0 Profile and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator are popular in business settings for the purpose of employee development and team building. Each has its origin in theories developed during the early decades of the twentieth century.
DiSC Classic Profiles are based on the theories of Dr. William Marston while the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is based on the theories of Dr. Carl Jung.
The DiSC Classic Profile describes behavioral tendencies based on how people view themselves in the various environments. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator describes how people approach the environment intellectually and attitudinally and how they process information.
The DiSC Classic Family of profiles is characterized by the use of the graph (as seen on the left).
The DiSC Classic Profile is primarily suited for increasing self-awareness in a setting where the individual can decide how to use the information in his or her relationships with others.
It is self-scored and self-interpreted, and respondents may keep their information private if they choose using either the traditional paper or the Online Web-based (Online via An EPIC Account) versions.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is primarily suited to increase self-awareness for the purpose of getting along with others more effectively. It is also used to identify the source of problems in relationships with the guidance of a skilled counselor and to prepare a therapeutic plan for growth or change.
They were designed for different purposes and based on different views of human behavioral styles. Because these two instruments provide different kinds of information, they augment each other as separate views of the same individual.
The NEW Everything DiSC family of profiles is characterized by the circle graph or circumplex (seen on the left).