DISC Profiling is a concept you may be familiar with, as it is becoming increasingly popular in the workplace environment.

According to the creators, DISC profiling is a tool used to identify behavioural style by measuring attributes or qualities of a person and aspects of his or her personality. DISC is an acronym for the four primary dimensions of behaviour:

Dominance – direct, results-oriented, strong-willed and forceful.

Influence – outgoing, enthusiastic, optimistic and lively.

Steadiness – even-tempered, accommodating, patient and humble.

Conscientiousness – analytical, reserved, precise and systematic.

Ever wondered why people do not change even after training? The following article highlights both the strengths of the DISC, but most interesting discusses the reasons why no amount of profiling or lessons can alter a person without a significant change in their mindset.

What do you think about profiling in the workplace?