Myers-Briggs Assessment Profile vs the DISC Assessment

 

What is the Myers-Briggs Assessment Profile

Jung Typology Test is based on Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’ personality type theory.  It is known as the  Myers-Briggs Assessment Profile and needs to be administered by a Psychometrist.

You will:

  • Obtain your 4-letter type formula according to Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’ typology, along with the strengths of preferences and the description of your personality type
  • Discover careers and occupations most suitable for your personality type along with examples of educational institutions where you can get a relevant degree or training
  • Understand communication and learning styles of your type.

At the heart of Myers Briggs theory are four preferences. Do you prefer to deal with:

  • People and things (Extraversion or “E”), or ideas and information (Introversion or “I”).
  • Facts and reality (Sensing or “S”), or possibilities and potential (Intuition or “N”).
  • Logic and truth (Thinking or “T”), or values and relationship (Feeling or “F”).
  • A lifestyle that is well-structured (Judgment or “J”), or one that goes with the flow (Perception or “P”).

Extraversion and Introversion – The first pair of styles is concerned with the direction of your energy. If you prefer to direct your energy to deal with people, things, situations, or “the outer world”, then your preference is for Extraversion. If you prefer to direct your energy to deal with ideas, information, explanations or beliefs, or “the inner world”, then your preference is for Introversion.

Sensing and Intuition – The second pair concerns the type of information/things that you process. If you prefer to deal with facts, what you know, to have clarity, or to describe what you see, then your preference is for Sensing. If you prefer to deal with ideas, look into the unknown, to generate new possibilities or to anticipate what isn’t obvious, then your preference is for Intuition. The letter N is used for intuition because I has already been allocated to Introversion.

Thinking and Feeling – The third pair reflects your style of decision-making. If you prefer to decide on the basis of objective logic, using an analytic and detached approach, then your preference is for Thinking. If you prefer to decide using values – i.e. on the basis of what or who you believe is important – then your preference is for Feeling.

Judgment and Perception – The final pair describes the type of lifestyle you adopt. If you prefer your life to be planned, stable and organized then your preference is for Judging (not to be confused with ‘Judgmental’, which is quite different). If you prefer to go with the flow, to maintain flexibility and respond to things as they arise, then your preference is for Perception.

Using the Myers-Briggs

The Myers-Briggs helps identify and individuals strengths and weaknesses in your natural personality.  After using the Myers-Briggs to identify your weaknesses, you now have a starting point to turn your weaknesses into strengths by working on them.  In the Myers- Briggs the styles are as follows:

Idealist—you are charitable, and desire self-expression and originality

Guardian–likes having rules to follow and desires structure

Rationalist–creative insightful, problem-solvers, and idea generators

Artisan—free-spirited party people

 

What is the DISC Profile

DISC is a behavior assessment tool based on the DISC theory of psychologist William Moulton Marston, which centers on four different behavioral traits: dominance, inducement, submission, and compliance. This theory was then developed into a behavioral assessment tool by industrial psychologist Walter Vernon Clarke.

What does the DiSC measure?
It does not measure intelligence, aptitude, mental health or values. DiSC profiles describe human behavior in various situations. For example, the DiSC questionnaire asks about how you respond to challenges, how you influence others, how you respond to rules and procedures, and about your preferred pace of activity.
DISC Personality Types:
  • D = Dominant (Active DISC Style, Task-Oriented)
  • I = Influential (Active DISC Style, People-Oriented)
  • S = Steady (Passive DISC Style, People-Oriented)
  • C = Conscientious (Passive DISC Style, Task-Oriented)

 

 

What does DiSC stand for? What do the letters mean?

D

Dominance
Person places emphasis on accomplishing results, the bottom line, confidence
Behaviors
– Sees the big picture
– Can be blunt
– Accepts challenges
– Gets straight to the point

I

Influence
Person places emphasis on influencing or persuading others, openness, relationships
Behaviors
– Shows enthusiasm
– Is optimistic
– Likes to collaborate
– Dislikes being ignored

S

Steadiness
Person places emphasis on cooperation, sincerity, dependability
Behaviors
– Doesn’t like to be rushed
– Calm manner
– Calm approach
– Supportive actions

C

Conscientiousness
Person places emphasis on quality and accuracy, expertise, competency
Behaviors
– Enjoys independence
– Objective reasoning
– Wants the details
– Fears being wrong

Comparison of the Myers-Briggs vs DISC

The Rationalist in the Myers-Briggs is the Dominant Behavior Pattern in DISC

The Guardian in the Myers-Briggs is the Steadiness behavior pattern in DISC

The Rationalist in the Myers-Briggs is the Consciousness pattern in DISC

The Artisan in the Myers-Briggs is the Influence pattern in DISC