DiSC® Productive Conflict Profile



There are many methods for perceiving and resolving organizational conflicts. The innate behaviors a person tends to project when faced with conflict can be modified if the behaviors are acknowledged and understood. The DiSC® Productive Conflict Profile is a report that can help an individual gain an understanding of underlying justifications for these behaviors. It is an expansion of the DiSC® Profile, adding valuable information to a person’s standard DiSC® scores, explaining where focus would be placed when faced with conflicts. It is a powerful, interactive tool that is best used in organizations wanting to increase their communication and productivity, as well as, learn more about each other in order to decrease conflict in a constructive manner.

Organizations can use the DiSC® Productive Conflict Profile Report Assessment to:

  • Improve self-awareness of adverse behaviors which promote unproductivity.
  • Assist with positive communication tactics when team members are presented with disagreements.
  • Gain perspective of different behavioral methods in order to modify innate objectives.
  • Learn ways for choosing productive responses by reframing automatic thoughts.
  • Recognize how and why some methods for handling conflict tend to be effortless, while others demand forethought.

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The DiSC® Productive Conflict Profile Report is an assessment used to assist employees, managers, executives, and leaders to find conflict resolution methods by gaining insight into their innate behavioral patterns and those of their teammates.

The report provides an interactive platform for self-discovery and highlights a means for increasing positive communication when dealing with conflict. It is an expansion of the DiSC® model, breaking down each DiSC® personality function’s focus and objective during team communications or decision-making activities.The official DiSC® Profile Report is constructed according to the DiSC® model. The 4-letter DiSC® represents four behaviors: Dominance (D), Influence (I), Steadiness (S), and Conscientiousness (C). It is possible to score borderline between two DiSC® traits, whereas a two-letter symbol such as Di (Dominant/Influence) is assigned. Next, an individual’s DiSC® score is represented by a black dot on the DiSC® graph. If the block dot is close to the center of the diagram, they are said to be more connected to that DiSC® dimension and may display characteristics of the reported style with ease. The DiSC® Productive Conflict Profile Report is expanded by including Shading, which can fall under one or more of eight priorities. Each Priority falls within a designated portion of the DiSC® and is measured by a bell shape.

Below is an explanation of the eight Priorities that an individual may report as innate behavioral characteristics:

  • Assertion – Individuals who assess with this Priority are known for their influence on others. Their DiSC® score lands between Dominance (D) and Influence (i), creating the perfect combination of direct, optimistic expression. They are known for their confidence and may tend to express their views in a direct manner.
  • Expression – This Priority is centered on the Influence (i) portion of the DiSC® model. People who assess with this function generally focus on how conflict affects both the feelings of others as well as their own. These individuals are generally enthusiastic go-getters who can command the attention of a room with ease.
  • Reassurance – Individuals who assess with this Priority report between the Influence (i) and Steadiness (S) portions of the DiSC® wheel. They are known to be easy-going people who consider others’ feelings, yet often find themselves influencing decisions with their outgoing personalities. These people generally are expressive individuals who value common agreements between all parties.
  • Harmony – This Priority is centered on the Steadiness (S) portion of the DiSC®. Individuals who share this Priority generally are not comfortable with conflict and may find themselves accommodating others’ needs over their own. They are known to be patient and understanding, focusing an argument heavily on feelings over logic or facts.
  • Stability – These individuals may tend to be unforthcoming in their desires when presented with conflict. They are known to be discreet in their objectives, which are often highly analytical and diplomatic. On the DiSC® model, they report between Steadiness (S) and Conscientiousness (C).
  • Objectivity – A person who assesses with a Priority in this area may come across as indifferent to others’ feelings when presented with a debated issue. Their concentration is instead commonly geared toward rationality. This Priority is centered in the Conscientiousness (C) portion of the DiSC®, where many behave passionately on precision and integrity.
  • Justification – These individuals report between Dominance (D) and Conscientiousness (C) on the DiSC® platform. It is common for them to challenge opposition with evidence to support their position. Competitive in nature, these people may find themselves looking for the upper hand during a dispute.
  • Control – As centered in the D portion of the DiSC®, these individuals are known to be Dominant (D). They generally prefer to be in control of a situation involving conflict and may be difficult to sway. It is common for people who assess in this area to become defensive and base their argument on logic or facts.

The DiSC® Productive Conflict Profile Report also introduces the four DiSC® conflict styles and provides information for:

  • Recognizing motivations for behavioral patterns of each style
  • A comparison of how the reported style communicates with each altering style.
  • Tips for how to have productive conflict management possibilities based on reported style.
  • A guide for how to turn common destructive responses into productive reactions.
  • An explanation of why the participant may respond with innate behaviors.
  • Instructions for how to recognize when unproductive behaviors are being used.
  • Ideas for how to reconsider negative innate responses (based on reported DiSC® type) and revise communication for positive, productive conflict resolution.

The DiSC® Productive Conflict Profile Report is a robust, interactive tool for developing positive conflict management processes. It can provide alternative methods for communication by providing a deeper understanding of others’ innate personality behaviors and gives the participant a deeper awareness of their own innate expressions. This assessment is meant to be used by working professionals but can also be applied for personal use as well.

The DiSC® Productive Conflict Profile Report Assessment provides a personalized DiSC® report including an overview of all DiSC® styles and is expanded with the added benefits of conflict management-driven behavioral content. It is a graphical representation of an individual’s DiSC ® scores within the four DiSC® traits. Following the DiSC® report, additional graphs explain DiSC® Priorities and Shading for expanded information on how likely the participant is to place their energy during a conflict resolution situation. It includes an interactive portion for developing an action plan for using results, as well as strategies for interacting with individuals who assess differently than the reported participant. It is a powerful tool for enhancing communication, increasing productivity, and building a positive work culture, by developing meaningful positive relationships between teammates.

What Happens After You Make a Purchase?

Once you make your purchase, you will receive an email with a link to complete your assessment(s) within 2-3 business hours. Assessments are completed online from any computer 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you have purchased for “someone else,” we will email you to obtain basic information regarding your participant, including their first and last name and email address, to send them an email to complete their assessment(s).

Once an assessment is completed, you will receive your results as a PDF document in your email for you to save, share and do as you wish, along with a link to schedule your complimentary telephone or Zoom audio consultation with one of our certified/qualified interpreters to best understand your reports within 24 hours Monday-Friday. If you have completed a Myers-Briggs Assessment, your personality type will be verified for accuracy depending upon your clarity scores during your consultation appointment.

*Please note, DiSC Assessments, The TKI Instrument, IStartStrong Assessment, and The MBTI Complete Assessment do not include consultations.

Bulk Purchases of 10 or more assessments include group consultations.