Choosing between Everything DiSC vs DiSC Classic

DiSC Model Comparison

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 our two most popular DiSC models. DiSC Classic 2.0 is the second generation DiSC Profile formally the DiSC Personal Profile System 2800 Series. It uses the original three graphs and was developed from the first generation 24 question model. The Everything DiSC model is a third generation DiSC model and uses 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.

Everything DiSCDiSC Classic
DiSC Models
Everything DiSC Model
    • Greater Personalized results, feedback, and customization
    • Uses Adaptive Testing Algorithms
    • Highest validity of the DiSC Models
    • Includes Free extended learning platform with podcasts, additional DiSC Style research, and individual DiSC comparison tools
DiSC Classic Graph
  • Traditional graphic model
  • Available in online or paper format
  • Original DiSC Model
  • Over 30 million reports completed
DiSC Model Differences
Circumplex Model (Circle Graph)
  • Utilizes adaptive testing, as well as 38 years of research, to generate a more personalized, in-depth, and easier to understand report than 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
  • Original model and designed as a self-scoring paper booklet
  • Adapted to computer testing in 1994 and later to online versions
  • Users identify their DiSC classical pattern
Online test environment only - results are in PDF format.Online test environment or fill out a physical paper booklet.
# of Questions
  • 79 Self-assessed adjectives on a five-point scale
  • User indicates how much each adjective describes themself
  • 28 forced multiple choose word sets of four adjectives
  • Participants select a word that describes themself the most and least
  • Time to Complete
    10-15 minutes.15-20 minutes for online versions. 25-30 minutes for the paper self-scoring version.
    Research-based and validated?
    Based on the latest and most current research, with the highest degree of validity and reliability of any DiSC profile. High reliability and validity using the 38 year old DiSC graph model. It has a proven track record and large following.