Benefits of DISC

Organisations embracing DISC may benefit from improved communication, less misunderstanding, shorter meetings, less conflict, effective teams, more cooperation, more productivity, and improved financial performance. Key areas where DISC is particularly useful:

Business, HR Training, Consulting, Coaching Ministry Education

Developing leaders, Team development

Team Collaboration and Cohesion

Sales Team development, Customer service training

Conflict management, Job and career coaching


By understanding each others communication style and preferences can lead to highly effective teams who can communicate interactively, respectfully and importantly with collaboration and teamwork. DISC helps to do just that, by helping identify both yours and the teams around you, communication styles and preferences.


  • A Behavioural Language— DISC focuses on behaviour not emotions. DISC is not a clinical tool, so no doctor visits are necessary.

  • An Understandable Language— DISC uses four main dimensions and their intensities, so it is a simple language to understand and remember.

  • A Universal Language— DISC may be the only language that is truly universal.

  • A Neutral Language— DISC does not have right or wrong, good or bad styles. All styles have strengths and limitations, and all styles are uniquely positive.

  • A Practical Language— DISC can be applied to life. It has practical and useful applications in social, business, and family relationships, and is a wonderful tool for self-development.




DISC theory, researched by Dr. William Moulton Marston at Harvard University, is a method of identifying predictable actions and personality traits within human behaviour. Marston narrowed these predictable personality traits into four DISC personality types.



DISC is not about identifying rights or wrongs, it is about ensuring we all understand each other and our selves better, which in turn leads to a more collaborative team, who understands each others preferred communication preference, so each can then be more adaptive in how 

they speak, email and talk to their colleagues and in other forms of communication.  

DISC is great when teams are feeling uncertain or unsure of each other and how things are effecting them too. 

More about each of the 4 styles



  • General Characteristics:   Direct. Decisive. High Ego Strength. Problem Solver. Risk Taker. Self Starter.

  • Value to Team:   Bottom line organizer. Places value on time. Challenges the status quo. Innovative.

  • Possible Weaknesses:  Oversteps authority. Argumentative attitude. Dislikes routine. Attempts too much at once.

  • Greatest Fear:  Being taken advantage of.

  • Motivated By:  New challenges. Power and authority to take risks and make decisions. Freedom from routine and mundane tasks. Changing environments in which to work and play.



  • General Characteristics:  Enthusiastic. Trusting; Optimistic. Persuasive. Talkative. Impulsive. Emotional.

  • Value to Team:  Creative problem solver. Great encourager. Motivates others to achieve. Positive sense of humour. Negotiate conflicts; peacemaker.

  • Possible Weaknesses:  More concerned with popularity than tangible results. Inattentive to detail. Overuses gesture and facial expressions. Tends to listen only when it's convenient.

  • Greatest Fear:  Rejection.

  • Motivated By:  Flattery, praise, popularity, and acceptance. A friendly environment. Freedom from many rules and regulations. Other people available to handle details.



  • General Characteristics:   Good listener. Team player. Possessive. Steady. Predictable. Understanding. Friendly.

  • Value to Team: Reliable and dependable. Loyal team worker. Compliant towards authority. Good listener, patient and empathetic. Good at reconciling conflicts.

  • Possible Weaknesses: Resists change. Takes a long time to adjust to change. Holds a grudge. Sensitive to criticism. Difficulty establishing priorities.

  • Greatest Fear: Loss of security.

  • Motivated By: Recognition for loyalty and dependability. Safety and security. No sudden changes in procedure or lifestyle. Activities that can be started and finished.



  • General Characteristics:   Accurate; analytical. Conscientious; careful. Fact-finder; precise. High standards; systematic.

  • Value to Team:  Perspective: "the anchor of reality." Conscientious and even-tempered. Thorough to all activities. Defines situation; gathers, criticizes and tests information.

  • Possible Weaknesses:  Needs clear-cut boundaries for actions/relationships. Bound by procedures and methods. Gets bogged down in details. Prefers not to verbalise feelings. Will give in rather than argue.

  • Greatest Fear:  Criticism without Justification

  • Motivated By:  Standards of high quality. Limited social interaction. Detailed tasks. Logical organisation of information.

Simple quick and effective , we email a DISC questionnaire link directly to your team member and then email the results.  We can also go through the results with you and your team member face to face via site visits or online.  You can order Team DISC profiles or just individual ones for specific people.  DISC is great for both personal and professional development.