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DISC Personality Test is also known as DISC Assessment, DISC Personality Profile, DISC Personality Assessment, DISC Behavior Style Assessment, DISC Style Analysis and similar names that vary by companies who publish DISC online software, training programs and related products.
This article will use DISC Personality Test as the representative term for all other references to The Universal Language DISC.
“DISC Personality Test” is the common nomenclature used by individuals who complete a response form and receive validated information about their behaviors, not their personalities.
DISC is an acronym for the theory of four styles of human behavior introduced by William Moulton Marston, a Harvard-educated American psychologist, in his book Emotions Of Normal People in the late 1920′s. Coincidentally, Marston was the inventor of the lie detector test and the original creator of the comic strip character Wonder Woman.
No publisher of DISC personality test software and paper assessments owns the acronym “DISC” nor do they own exclusive rights to publish and sell DISC-related materials. One publisher advertises their DISC-related products and training programs with a lower case “i” for which they obtained a registered trademark from the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Most publishers distribute their DISC programs through independent consultants and trainers.
There is no universally accepted DISC Certification training program. Publishers may require DISC facilitators to obtain “DISC Certification”. That requirement varies by publisher and with respect to the publisher’s own DISC product portfolio.
There is no consistency in that training between DISC publishers. DISC Certification training is often offered by DISC consultants (distributors) who “certify” participants but that certification may only be a method to attract fee-paying audiences who subsequently purchase DISC products from the distributors who “certify” them. Such certification may – or may not – be associated with other certification or training programs.