Choosing between Everything DiSC vs DiSC Classic

The DiSC Profile has been used by millions for over 30 years. Today, we offer both the graph and the circular application of DiSC, but we frequently are asked which one a user should use.

Below you will find a comparison of the two most popular DiSC model. DiSC Classic 2.0 is the second generation DiSC Profile formally the DiSC Personal Profile System 2800 Series. It using the original three graphs and was developed from the first generation 24 question model. The Everything DiSC model is a third generation DiSC model using adaptive testing and has the highest validity and reliability of any DiSC profile available. Both models are published by Wiley’s Workplace Learning Solutions based out of Minneapolis, MN.

DiSC Model Comparison

Everything DiSC ProfilesDiSC Classic Profile
Everything DiSC ProfilesDiSC Classic Profile
DiSC ModelsEverything DiSC Model Targeted assessments reports for Workplace, Leadership, Management, Sales, and 360 Degree Feedback.
  • Recommended model for new users
  • Easier to understand
  • Greater Personalized results, feedback, and customization
  • Using latest technology
  • Highest validity
  • Includes Free Comparison Reports between any two completed Everything DiSC Profiles
DiSC Classic Graph
  • Traditional graphic model
  • Available in online or paper format
FormatTask online. Results are in PDF format.Take online with PDF results or Paper Booklet Self-scoring version.
DiSC Model DifferencesCircular DiSC Model (uses circumplex), online version only. Utilizes current technology and research methods, as well as 38 years of research to generated a more detailed, personalized, in-depth, and easier to understand report then those offered using the traditional graph-based DiSC profile. Provides a more precise analysis based on the combination of your D, I, S, and C DiSC style and their relation to each other.Traditional Graph Model, available both online or in paper booklet form. Originally designed as a self-scoring paper booklet and in 1994 adapted to computer and later to online versions. The graph model provides your DiSC classical pattern.
# of QuestionsUses 79 adjectives on a five-point scale indicating how much each adjective describes them.Uses 28 forced multiple choose word clusters of four adjectives each, requiring the selection of both, which word describes them the most and least.
Time to CompleteAbout 14-17 minutes.About 13-15 minutes for online versions. Or 25-30 minutes for the paper self-scoring version.
Research-based and validated?Yes, based on the latest and most current research, with the highest degree of validity and reliability of any DiSC profile. Yes, high reliability and validity using the 38 year old DiSC graph model. It has a proven track record and large following.

DiSC Profiles, Reports, Assessments and Training Material

Everything DiSCDiSC Classic
ProfilesTraining MaterialsProfilesTraining Kit
DiSC Workplace ProfileYesYesDiSC Classic Paper VersionYesDiSC Classic Facilitation System
Work of Leaders (DiSC Leadership Profile)YesYesDiSC 2.0 Profile - OnlineYesDiSC Classic Training System
DiSC for ManagementYesYesDiSC 2 Plus - Online
(Includes everything in 2.0, plus any or all of six additional categories for management, sales, and relating to others).
YesDiSC Classic Facilitation Kit
DiSC for SalesYesYes
360 Degree Feedback Survey - 363 for LeadersYes
Comparison ReportsFree
Everything DiSC Facilitation ReportYesDiSC Classic Facilitation ReportYes
Everything DiSC Group Culture ReportYesDiSC Classic Group Culture ReportYes
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