DISC Self-Assessment Term Paper by Nicky

A discussion on the DISC personality profile and its application in the workplace.
# 149779 | 1,471 words | 6 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Dec 31, 2011 in Psychology (Testing) , Business (General)

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This paper provides an overview of the DISC personality profile and relates the author's personal analysis of her own DISC scores. The paper also offers a more general examination of how DISC can enhance leadership and teamwork in the workplace. The paper concludes with reflections on the use of personality assessment in the workplace.

Overview of DISC
My Profile
Leading and Following

From the Paper:

"The DISC Model of Human Behavior is actually based upon a very old, Renaissance-era classification of personality types. It describes the four basic temperament types as follows: "Choleric (D-type), Sanguine (I-type), Phlegmatic (S-type) and Melancholy (C-type)" (Carbonell 2005). The modern definition of an S/C type is that of a passive, people-oriented person (S) and a passive task-oriented person (C). "The DISC Personality System is the universal language of behavior. Research has shown that behavioral characteristics can be grouped together in four major divisions called personality styles. People with similar personality profiles styles tend to exhibit specific behavioral characteristics common to that profile. All people share these four styles in varying degrees of intensity. The acronym DISC stands for the four personality styles represented by the letters: D (driving), I (Influence), S (Steadiness), C (Compliance)" (DISC, 2009).
"The DISC profile offers two types of separate personality assessments, classified under the designations of "this is you," (in other words, how you 'really' are) versus "this is expected of you" (your social self). This idea seems to recall the concept of the Johari Window, which divides the self into aspects of the self that are known to me and others, aspects known to me but not to others, aspects known to others but not to me, and aspects of the self that are entirely unknown (Yen 1999)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Carbonell, Mels (2005). Uniquely You. Retrieved June 13, 2009http://www.uniquelyyou.net/disc/index.php
  • DISC personality profile. (2009). DISC Insights. Retrieved June 13, 2009 athttp://www.discinsights.com/cyber/scripts/disc.asp#used
  • Witt, Christ. (2009). C-type. DISC. Retrieved June 13, 2009 http://www.wittcom.com/DISC_C_personality.htm
  • Witt, Chris. (2009). S-type. DISC. Retrieved June 13, 2009 http://www.wittcom.com/DISC_S_personality.htm
  • Uniquely you report. (2009). Personality Profile. www.uniquelyyou.com/disc.php

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APA Format

DISC Self-Assessment (2011, December 31) Retrieved April 02, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/disc-self-assessment-149779/

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