Helpful Tips in a handout format about using and interpreting the Extended DISC® Personal Analysis.
FAQ - Extended DISC® Personal Analysis: Download
Occasionally you may receive Extended DISC® Personal Analysis results indicating that the results are “Invalid”. The reason that you may receive this message is that the Extended DISC® System does not generate a report when the validity of the results is very low. Rather than providing you with information that may be misunderstood, misinterpreted or misused, the system does not generate a report.
An invalid profile is a result of a person not answering the questionnaire consistently. There are several underlying reasons that can cause an invalid profile. Please keep in mind that an invalid profile does not indicate a problem. It simply means that you may need to look deeper into the situation. The most common causes are that the respondent:
When you receive an invalid profile, the best course of action is to ask the person to complete the questionnaire again. In a vast majority of cases, the second profile is valid. However, you need to use some tact when asking the person to respond again because you need to be careful not to place more pressure on him/her. You may want to blame the situation on the technology.
This is what you could say: “Would you mind completing the questionnaire again? There must have been an interruption in the online connection and the system did not capture all of your responses. I am sorry about the inconvenience.”
You will not be charged for Invalid Profiles.
The Extended DISC® Personal Analysis offers you several additional assessment options. Once an individual completes the questionnaire, you can customize the assessment reports to provide the information that is really needed.
There are ten Additional Style Assessments available:
Most of the Extended DISC® users select two or three of the additional style assessments at one time. When deciding what additional style assessments to use, think of the specific behavioral areas you are trying to develop or evaluate.
How can Extended DISC® identify both my “natural’ style and how I perceive I must adjust my behavior in my work environment?
The way our brains work at unconscious and conscious levels is that we naturally focus consciously on the “most” answers more than the “least” answers. As a result, our conscious behavior style (i.e. the adjusted style) is calculated mostly from the “most” answers. Similarly, our unconscious style is calculated primarily from the “least” answers.
I found it a little difficult to complete the questionnaire. In some questions I felt that more than one statement described me well, but in others none of the answers seemed to fit. Why is this?
Extended DISC® Personal Analysis, like many assessment tools, is based on a forced-choice questionnaire. The process allows the system to identify both the natural and adjusted styles accurately while keeping the questionnaire process to a very reasonable 7-10 minutes. Try not to overanalyze the questions; use your intuition. You will be pleased with the results.
Humans are very complex beings. No assessment can capture all of the different aspects of our human entity.
As a result, the answer to this question has four main points:
Extended DISC® Personal Analysis measures only behavioral style. There are many other facets to an individual.
No. The length and the direction of the arrow indicate what type of adjustment the person feels he/she must or wants to make. A longer arrow indicates that the person simply feels that a greater conscious adjustment is needed in the present environment.
For more Frequently Asked Questions, please download the attached document: FAQ Extended DISC Personal Analysis
Frequently Asked Questions