Free five minutes personality test
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
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
Seeks facts and data
Deliberate in actions
Descriptors for dominative person
Gives a strong first impression
Tries to control the situation
Fast - paced speech
Descriptors for a compliant person
Deliberate - methodical
Uses an emotional tone of voice
Descriptors for a person who influences
Friendly and talkitive
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 !