DiSC PPSS – General Characteristics

The General Characteristics Report provides an in-depth interpretation of a respondent’s DiSC® PPSS profile. It can be used to train and coach respondents in specific application areas, to focus respondents’ attention on particular areas of behavior, and to provide DiSC® Classic users with a next step in behavioral understanding.

The 15-page General Characteristics Report includes the following sections:

Behavioral Highlights

The first section identifies the respondent’s Classical Profile Pattern, which is a representation of his or her DiSC® scores. In addition to displaying the respondent’s range along the DiSC® scale, this page lists the common behavioral strengths of individuals who have this behavioral pattern.

Personal Profile System® Graphs

Next, the respondent is introduced to the DiSC® graph, commonly known as Graph III. This page also offers brief definitions of the four DiSC® styles so that the respondent can see how they differ from one another. An optional page showing Graphs I and II can be included.

Behavioral Overview

This section presents a narrative description of the respondent’s behavioral style. The narrative explains what factors influence the respondent and how he or she tends to behave. The respondent’s goals and communication methods are clearly explained, while the strengths and limitations of his or her style are also highlighted.

The next several pages of the General Characteristics Report dig deeper into specific aspects of the respondent’s behavioral tendencies, including the following:

  • Motivating Factors
  • Preferred Environment
  • Tends to Avoid
  • Strategies for Increased Effectiveness
  • Demotivating Factors
  • Behavior in Conflict Situations

Behavioral Tendency Continuum

The Behavioral Tendency Continuum displays the respondent’s potential range of intensity for each of the 32 behaviors listed.

Performance Management Worksheet

The final two pages in the report offer a series of questions that help the respondent devise an action plan. The worksheet’s goal is to get the respondent thinking about ways in which to turn the report’s insights into real-world applications.

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