What to expect during the DISC profile test
As organisations in New Zealand place more emphasis on cultural and job fit, DISC profile tests are becoming more common during the recruitment process. Receiving an invitation to complete a DISC assessment can be a little intimidating. We put a guide together to help you understand what to expect and how you can prepare.
DISC questionnaires analyse your natural behavioural style to predict how you are likely to behave in a workplace. The questionnaire is an online, self-assessed behavioural inventory that describes your natural and adjusted behavioural styles, it is not a 'personality' test.
DISC does not provide high or low scores or classify people into 'better' or 'worse' categories or measure intelligence, professional skills or attitudes. Instead, it gives accurate data on which behavioural styles someone consciously and unconsciously displays. It doesn't limit your ability to develop and change. The DISC questionnaire is based on the Extended DISC model, which has proven statistical reliability.
The test is straightforward, and answering the questionnaire takes only 8-10 minutes. The questions are easy to understand, and you simply choose a set of words that is most like you or least like you. Remember not to over analyse, go with your gut feeling and be as honest as possible. Do not attempt to influence the results; you will only confuse yourself and invalidate the results.