DISC

Use our DISC test to hire the best

About the DISC test

Understanding which behavior type motivates you and others to take action and make decisions enables you to navigate relationships, collaborations, and conversations with others better. Once you understand that main trait that governs your and others’ behavior you can tailor your words and actions and guide those of others to achieve better results together.

The DISC test offers these insights for your candidates by asking them to conduct a self-evaluation by scoring each of 48 statements from 1 (very inaccurate) to 5 (very accurate). The way candidates score these statements shows their preferences for each type of behavior in the DISC model: dominance (D), influence (I), steadiness (S), and conscientiousness (C). Candidates can sit squarely within one of the four main behavioral types or exhibit a combination between one type and one of its two adjacent ones, giving a total for 12 possible outcomes.

The results page gives the type of each candidate and a general description of their behavioral type. It then gives provides insights into how each type behaves in their personal relationships and at work and describes their best traits and main challenges. Finally, the report offers tips for effectively communicating and working with that type, as well as suggested questions to use in an interview.

The test is made by a testpreneur

Margarida Rafael

Dr. Rafael is a clinical psychologist and psychometrist. Her work has focused on studying and conducting psychological evaluations on different populations across a variety of clinical settings, from pain clinics and hospitals in Chicago to state prisons in Los Angeles. Two years ago, Dr. Rafael opened her own private practice in her hometown of Lisbon, Portugal, where she now dedicates her time to developing new psychological tests, conducting research, and doing therapy in person and online.

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FAQs

What is the difference between an assessment and a test?
An assessment is the total package of tests and custom questions that you put together to evaluate your candidates. Each individual test within an assessment is designed to test something specific, such as a job skill or language. An assessment can consist of up to 5 tests and 10 custom questions. You can have candidates respond to your custom questions in several ways, such as with a personalized video.
Can I add my own questions to an assessment?
Yes! Custom questions are great for testing candidates in your own unique way. We support the following question types: video, multiple-choice, coding, file upload, and essay. Besides adding your own custom questions, you can also create your own tests.
How do video questions work?
A video question is a specific type of custom question you can add to your assessment. Video questions let you create a question and have your candidates use their webcam to record a video response. This is an excellent way to see how a candidate would conduct themselves in a live interview, and is especially useful for sales and hospitality roles. Some good examples of things to ask for video questions would be "Why do you want to work for our company?" or "Try to sell me an item you have on your desk right now." You can learn more about video questions here.
Can you explain how the other custom question types work?
Besides video questions, you can also add the following types of custom questions: multiple-choice, coding, file upload, and essay. Multiple-choice lets your candidates choose from a list of answers that you provide, coding lets you create a coding problem for them to solve, file upload allows your candidates to upload a file that you request (such as a resume or portfolio), and essay allows an open-ended text response to your question. You can learn more about different custom question types here.
Can I get a free trial?
Yes. You can sign up here for a free trial and try all of our features for 14 days. You can also schedule a demo with one of our account managers to get a comprehensive tour of our software.
Can I customize an assessment with my company logo and color theme?
Yes! You can add your own logo and company color theme to your assessments. This is a great way to leave a positive and lasting brand impression on your candidates.
What type of support do you offer?
Our team is always here to help. After you sign up, we’ll reach out to guide you through the first steps of setting up your TestGorilla account. If you have any further questions, you can contact our support team via email, chat or call. We also offer detailed guides in our extensive Help & Inspiration Center.
What is the cost for using the DISC test?
You can find our pricing packages here. We also offer a 14-day free trial where you can fully explore our test library and invite your first candidates. Sign up here to try TestGorilla today.
Can I combine the DISC test with other tests?
Yes. You can add up to five tests to each assessment.
Where in my recruitment process should I use the DISC test?
We recommend using our assessment software as a pre-screening tool at the beginning of your recruitment process. You can add a link to the assessment in your job post or directly invite candidates by email. TestGorilla replaces traditional CV screening with a much more reliable and efficient process, designed to find the most skilled candidates earlier and faster.
Which personality tests do you offer?
We offer the following personality tests: 16 types (MBTI), Big 5, Enneagram, and DISC. We also offer a Culture Fit test that assesses how a candidate’s values, traits, and interests align with the values of your company.
Which personality test should I add to my assessment?
Is there a test that assesses if a candidate's personality aligns with our company values?
Yes, our Culture Fit test is perfect for this.

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