Apparently DISC (dominance, inducement, submission, and compliance) is a kind of personality test.
When/where is it used and how does it correlate with Big Five?
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According to Jones and Hartley (2013), it's a test seldom mentioned in textbooks, but "used extensively in industry", more precisely in business organizations. Thee same paper also provides cross-correlation with Big Five factors:
Since the names in the left column of this table are a bit unusual ("left factors"), they are (in this order)
Also the Wikipedia descriptions of "DISC" factors don't quite agree with Jones and Hartley, which give them as
The correlations are pretty weak, but some "conclusions" are amusing: to be "stable" (i.e. non-neurotic in Big Five terms) one needs to be steady/submissive (and not dominant/driven) and the opposite goes for "tough-minded", or otherwise put, being agreeable looks (again) like being submissive/steady and not dominant. Being "closed minded" is correlated with being steady/submissive and not being good at influencing/inducing other people. And an introvert is "compliant" (??) and again not good at influencing other people. These "conclusions" don't make a lot of sense to me, except maybe the last one...