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Free five minutes personality test

Updated on August 6, 2012

We all get stuck at some point when asked to describe ourselves. Its not that we don't know . Its only that we never analyzed this well enough to say the right words . I went through a simple personality test as a part of my curriculum in college . It helped me understand myself better . I'll share it with you here . This hardly takes five minutes . All we need to do is follow the directions and answer honestly .

The test is a part of the well know DISC theory formulated my Dr. William Martson who is believed to have a major hand in the development of the lie detector . DISC theory helps in understanding the behavioral styles and behavioral preferences of an individual .

DISC is the abbreviation of Dominance Influence Steadiness and Compliance . All of us are a combination of all these traits , but one or more of these may be predominant .

Follow the steps bellow to find out if you are dominative , an influencer , steady , or compliant.

This self - analysis will help you to know what is your predominant disc characteristic both at work / college and at home .

After you finish the test and find out your predominant DISC profile , you can go through the info that describes each DISC profile in detail to know yourself better , at the end of this article .

Follow the steps as soon as you read the instructions . Do not read the whole article . You will not be able to finish the test correctly if so done .

Step 1 :  Copy the following image to your desktop .

You can see that the table has four columns with 48 adjectives that describe a person .

Step 2 : Open the image in paint , if you are in Windows or its equivalent , if you are in Linux . Mark the word that describes you at work in orange using brush tool . Similarly , mark the word that describes you at home in black color . You can leave the words that don't describe you in either of the instances .

Check the example below . This was the result when I took the test .

Step 3 : Now , for each column , count the number of orange dots and black dots . Sum up both numbers and Write it down on a piece of paper or type it in notepad.

I have done the same for the above shown example .

Col 1 --  orange =  8               Col 2 --  orange = 5          

              black    =  6                             black   = 6 

              sum      = 14                            sum    = 11

Col 3 --  orange = 7               Col 4 --  orange = 3

              black    = 7                             black   = 4

              sum     = 14                              sum  = 7


Your Result

The score of the first column represents your dominance level.

The score of the second column represents the level of your ability to influence .

The score of the third column represents the level of your steadiness.

The score of the fourth column represents the level of your compliance .

For instance , I scored 14 each in column 1 and in column 2 . This means I'm predominantly steady and dominative .

You can also compare your DISC profile at home and at work , by comparing the score assigned to orange and black dots .

Like in the above example , I'm more complaint at home than at work .

Below are the descriptors of each DISC profile .

Descriptors for a steady person




High standards




Speaks slowly

Seeks facts and data


Deliberate in actions


Descriptors for dominative person




Problem solver

Result oriented

Self starter


Gives a strong first impression

Tries to control the situation


Fast - paced speech

Descriptors for a compliant person


Good listner





Deliberate - methodical

Easy going

Uses an emotional tone of voice

Descriptors for a person who influences








Friendly and talkitive


Gets emotional

Hope you enjoyed taking the test . I wish it helped you to know more about yourself .Do mention your result in the poll below . Have a nice day !

What is your DISC profile ?

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 3 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Informative n useful. Voted up. Keep on writing. All the best

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      Johnb875 3 years ago

      Very informative blog post.Really thank you! Keep writing. baabedfegadd

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      maheshtcr1 5 years ago

      good hub, voted up.........

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Great article. Enjoyed taking these personality tests. Well done and voted up!

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      7 years ago

      Thanks your article was a great help

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      Lor Larson 7 years ago

      10-15 times as many meaningful (researched) adjectives is better

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      urs_dipak 7 years ago from Kolkata, West Bengal, India


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      shabarigirish 8 years ago

      Very informative hub Preethi. This test really helps to understand the gap between where we stand and where we want to be. The test not only demonstrates once personality, but also guides to boost it.

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      Preethi Anusha 8 years ago from Hyderabad , India

      Thanks .... hope it helped you ... have a gud day :)

      share you exp

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      sarovai 8 years ago

      Welcome Preety anusha, well written about the personality test.Learning about ourselves is most important thing as well as is the ladder for uplifting ourselves.