StrengthsFinder vs DISC

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If you’re debating which personality test to use – for yourself and/or your team, here’s how StrengthsFinder compares to the DISC test.

StrengthsFinder vs DISC
StrengthsFinder is easier to understand than DISC. Because of the straightforward nature of the results it yields, StrengthsFinder makes it easier to predict your own behavior and the behavior of those around you. Years after taking the DISC test, few people can remember what designation they were given (e.g. DI, ISC, etc.) or what it meant. But StrengthsFinder sticks, in large part because it resonates with people.

StrengthsFinder also seems to do a better job of revealing people’s true personality traits, because there are 34 possible strengths, rather than the four categories of DISC.

What Is The DISC Test
The DISC behavioral assessment tool was first developed in the 1940s, and it separates people into four primary temperaments. The designer of the test, William Moulton Marston, believed that these personality traits dictate people’s behavior and that each person came by these traits both naturally and as a result of their environments.

The DISC test includes 79 questions and takes about 15 minutes to complete. More than 2 million people have taken the DISC test.

DISC Profile Types
The four DISC profile types are:

  • Dominance
  • Influence
  • Steadiness
  • Conscientiousness

DISC Style Combinations
When you factor in primary, secondary, and tertiary behaviors, there are 40 possible DISC styles. The DISC combinations are:

  1. D (Dominance)
  2. DI (Dominance, Influence)
  3. DS (Dominance, Steadiness)
  4. DC (Dominance, Conscientiousness)
  5. DIS (Dominance, Influence, Steadiness)
  6. DIC (Dominance, Influence, Conscientiousness)
  7. DSC (Dominance, Steadiness, Conscientiousness)
  8. DSI (Dominance, Steadiness, Influence)
  9. DCS (Dominance, Conscientiousness, Steadiness)
  10. DCI (Dominance, Conscientiousness, Influence)
  11. I (Influence)
  12. IS (Influence, Steadiness)
  13. IC (Influence, Conscientiousness)
  14. ID (Influence, Dominance)
  15. ISC (Influence, Steadiness, Conscientiousness)
  16. ISD (Influence, Steadiness, Dominance)
  17. ICD (Influence, Conscientiousness, Dominance)
  18. ICS (Influence, Conscientiousness, Steadiness)
  19. IDS (Influence, Dominance, Steadiness)
  20. IDC (Influence, Dominance, Conscientiousness)
  21. S (Steadiness)
  22. SC (Steadiness, Conscientiousness)
  23. SD (Steadiness, Dominance)
  24. SI (Steadiness, Influence)
  25. SCD (Steadiness, Conscientiousness, Dominance)
  26. SCI (Steadiness, Conscientiousness, Influence)
  27. SDI (Steadiness, Dominance, Influence)
  28. SDC (Steadiness, Dominance, Conscientiousness)
  29. SIC (Steadiness, Influence, Conscientiousness)
  30. SID (Steadiness, Influence, Dominance)
  31. C (Conscientiousness)
  32. CD (Conscientiousness, Dominance)
  33. CI (Conscientiousness, Influence)
  34. CS (Conscientiousness, Steadiness)
  35. CDS (Conscientiousness, Dominance, Steadiness)
  36. CDI (Conscientiousness, Dominance, Influence)
  37. CIS (Conscientiousness, Influence, Steadiness)
  38. CID (Conscientiousness, Influence, Dominance)
  39. CSI (Conscientiousness, Steadiness, Influence)
  40. CSD (Conscientiousness, Steadiness, Dominance)

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