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Over 50 million people worldwide have used DiSC to improve performance, deal more effectively with conflict, and value differences. The research-based DiSC® Dimensions of Behavior model is a simple four-factor map for understanding human behavior. The model describes behavioral patterns in terms of four preferences, Dominance, Influence, Steadiness or Conscientiousness. The relationship of the four tendencies creates a profile pattern which helps you better understand why you act the way you do. DiSC is used to improve performance, deal more effectively with conflict, andvalue differences. DiSC helps you better understand why you act the way you do,that leads to manage your own behavior to increase your effectiveness. It also help you to understand people who prefer different preferences of behavioral style in order to work more effectively with them.

INDIVIDUAL INSIGHTS Personal insight into behavioral preferences help people understand their habits and behavioral tendencies in a manageable and systematic way:

  • Understand the work environments that are most and least comfortable for you.
  • Develop a stronger sense of your task-oriented and relationship-oriented
    work habits.
  • See how your dominant characteristics can be both strengths and
  • Understand how others interpret your actions.
  • Learn the strategies you use to understand, influence, and relate
    to other people.
  • Understand the sources of your frustrations at work, if you are
    consistently required to behave in way that is incompatible with your personal

    • Learn more about your fears and behavioral tendencies when you are under pressure.
    • Understand what motivates you in your relationships and find ways
      to maximize this motivation.

Appreciation of Personal Diversity: Help people understand how others might have behavioral styles and needs that are different from their own.

  • Understand that others may have different motivations, priorities, and instincts that differ from your own.
  • Learn about tendencies and biases you may have when reading about the behavior of others.
  • Understand how others might interpret or misinterpret or misunderstand your behaviors.


A Common Language to Understand and Discuss
Human Behaviors:
Help people develop a language through which they can efficiently and accurately discuss interpersonal concerns:

  • Learn a better, simpler model to understand the complexity of human behavior.
  • Organize your experience with co-workers, friends, and loved ones into a usable format.
  • Create a common language to discuss your unique subjective experiences.

Dialogue About Behavioral
Preferences and Differences:
Help people create a forum in which an open
discussion about behavioral differences is not only accepted, but encouraged:

  • Understand that differences do not necessarily lead to conflict.
  • Understand that there are no right or wrong interpersonal preferences, just differences.
  • Create a safe forum to discuss differences.
  • Create a culture of acceptance around diverse interpersonal styles.

Relating to Individuals with Different Behavioral Preferences: Help
people develop strategies and skills that will mend or improve the quality of
interpersonal relationships within a social setting.

  • Understand that although people need to adjust at times, their preferences are not necessarily wrong.
  • Develop new communication strategies and contracts about communication.
  • Withhold judgment to see a situation from multiple perspectives.
  • Adapt your personal tendencies, when appropriate, to facilitate harmonious relationships.
  • Increase empathy and compassion for the perspectives and struggles of others.
  • Communicate your frustrations in a less threatening fashion.
  • Learn how to reduce misinterpretations of interpersonal behaviors.