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Is there a “Best” or “Ideal” DiSC Classic 2.0 Profile Pattern?

DiSC Classic 2.0 ProfileMany people incorrectly assume there must be one best way of accomplishing tasks.  For example, someone may ask, “What DiSC Classic 2.0 Profile Pattern should a manager have?”  There is no one DiSC Classic Profile Pattern that is better for a manager than any other DiSC Classic Profile Pattern.  Managers with different patterns may approach their managerial duties differently, and then may react differently to a particular situation or to an individual employee, but each may be just as effective as a manager.

Success often has to do with a person’s motivation to succeed.  Another factor that contributes to success is that people often modify their environment to suit the way they like to do things.  A High “S” salesperson may focus on developing a sincere, trusting relationship with clients instead of going for the quick close.  People’s success is not connected to having certain behavioral styles.  Instead, people are effective if they know themselves, understand others, and can adapt to the needs of the situation.

Can People Be Expected to Change Their DiSC Profile Behavioral Styles?

DiSC Profiles are not intended to encourage people to change their behavioral styles.  Instead, it focuses on helping people identify their strengths and possible limitations.  Also, pressure for radical change implies that someone’s Dimension of Behavior or DiSC Classical Profile Pattern (the way in which a person’s four dimensions of Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness combine creates a profile pattern that is different for each combination) is inadequate.  Most people willingly accept the description of their behavioral styles and are eager to develop skills to make themselves more effective.

DiSC Classic Profiles help us to understand ourselves and how our behavior affects others.   We learn how to maximize what we do well, have a positive attitude about ourselves and, most importantly, know how to adapt our behavior to meet the needs of other people.  Instead of being at each other, we can learn to successfully be with each other.  We learn to give others what they need so that we can get what we want.  DiSC profiles are not diagnostic tools, but dialog tools.

Behavioral Styles identified in the DiSC Profile are always shown to be tendencies not fixed responses to situations.

Our most popular online DiSC Profile is the DiSC Classic 2.0.

The DiSC Profile Dimensions of Behavior Model.

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The DiSC Dimensions of Behavior Model stresses that no Dimension of Behavior or DiSC Classic Profile Pattern is better than any other and that all individuals use all four Dimensions of Behavior in varying degrees.  DiSC Profiles offer a self-assessment of an individual’s own behavioral style in a specific environment called a response focus.

This means that an individual is assessing his or her behavioral style with a specific focus like work, a relationship, or social situation.  The instrument is based on the respondent’s own perception of themselves without feedback from others.  This self-report format has gained wide acceptance because of its face validity.

The instrument provides them with feedback that describes their behavioral style in their selected focus.  It is more difficult to say, “This is not me,” when the individual is the only one who has responded to the 28 forced-choice items, it is easier to reject the results when they are based on input from others.  DiSC Classic Profile is self-scoring and provides immediate feedback.

Many users say they find the Online DiSC Classic 2.0 Profile to be better packaged, more user-friendly, and more easily presented than other learning tools because of its self-scoring format, immediately usable interpretation, and Classical Profile Pattern interpretive information.

How To Use DiSC Profiles

How To Use DiSC ProfilesDiSC Profiles have broad applicability for individuals and organizations and are cost-effective, flexible resources that can be easily incorporated into a variety of training programs including:

  • Team-building
  • Increasing productivity
  • Delivering better Customer service
  • Improve Selling skills
  • Management training
  • Individual and Group Empowerment
  • Developing Superior Communication skills
  • Increase Problem-solving skills
  • Decision-making improvement
  • Self-awareness and personal development
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Conflict resolution
  • Career counseling

A DiSC Profile can be built into self-study and classroom curricula.  Uses range from one-time offerings for building personal awareness to ongoing training in the areas mentioned above.

For additional information and a Video see:  How to Use DiSC Profiles.