The journey to becoming certified in administering DISC personality systems spans four days, sometimes topped with an assessment. Yet, let’s face it, four days hardly transforms anyone into a personality guru or cognitive psychology whiz. As someone who’s wielded DISC for team development and leadership traits in dynamic Singapore, let me illuminate the thrilling adventure of interpreting those three graphs post-questionnaire completion.

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The profiles of the 3 graphs can be similar or markedly different from one another. I have shown above the 3 graphs cumulating from the answers that were given by one participant.

Graph 1 – External profile

Institute of Motivational living describes Graph 1 as the Mask. This behavior is seen as the public self. The external profile is also described as the “work” profile. If you can grasp this analogy; for a Prisons Officer, whose role is to manage inmates, there is a tendency for the individual to adopt a strict disciplinarian persona towards the inmates he manages. This individual may not adopt the same interpersonal skills at home or in a setting that is different from his work environment. The outcomes of this graph can change over time as one progress in their careers and the environment they work in changes.

Graph 2 – Internal profile

The internal profile is described as the core or private self. This is described as the “Pressure Profile”. This graph will exhibit one’s learned behavioural responses in the past. These are the behavioural responses one accepts about yourself and this is you naturally and at times of pressure the ingrained behavior will resonate itself naturally. This graph is least likely to change and it has been edged out through your formative years, in school and at home.

Graph 3 – Summary profile

The third graph, the penultimate one, is where the magic happens. It’s a fusion of your responses from the first two graphs, your DISC personality decoder. This graph paints a vivid mental portrait of YOU, blending past learned behaviors with the expectations of your current work environment.

Now, as you gaze upon these three graphs, dive deep into critical reflection. Focus on those peaks soaring above the midline. Consider your workplace duties and the skills essential for your career triumphs. Differences and similarities across the graphs are both par for the course. Ponder the skill sets crucial for your job and how you can refine your interpersonal finesse. Tweak your behavioral responses accordingly. After all, DISC is your personalized journey, and you hold the reins to shape it in your workplace.

Harnessing the power of DISC and having a seasoned expert by your side can revolutionize your outlook. Reach out to us at office@teamworkbound if you seek a seasoned facilitator in DISC. Let’s embark on this transformative voyage together!


Introduction to Behvaioural analysis, IML DISC insights, Published by the Institute of Motivational living (Program notes)

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About the Author: Ebnu Etheris Ma.IDT, B.Hrd

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Ebnu Etheris, holds a Masters degree in Instructional Design and was part of the pioneering team of executives who saw through the start up of Singapore’s first Budget Airline, Valuair. He was responsible for developing the airline’s Crisis planning systems and initiating blended learning in Flight operations. He works as a Partner with Teamworkbound.

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