Thomas' DISC assessment

A Thomas PPA takes just 8 minutes to complete and provides information about a person’s fears, motivators, values and behavioural style using 4 profile factors. Everyone has not just one factor but a combination of all 4 factors to varying degrees which gives you an indication of how a person behaves at work in different circumstances.






    Use PPA to help your business:

    • Recruit the right person

    • ​​​​​​​Improve communication

    • Motivate and engage staff

    • ​​​​​​​Enhance team effectiveness

    • Identify areas for development

    • Manage performance​​​​​​​

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    The PPA provides an accurate insight into how people behave at work, giving you a greater level of certainty when recruiting, identifying where to allocate your learning and development resources, understanding where you need to adjust your approach to avoid staff turnover and getting the best out of people through better management.
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    "The PPA is the highest rated DISC-based assessment in the market"*

    *Based on the validation scores of the British Psychological Society.

    What is DISC theory?

    The DISC model is an easy-to-use but very accurate theory to understand human behaviours. It provides an increased level of self-awareness and awareness of others through a common language and framework of understanding. 

    According to William Moulton Marston’s research, published in the book “Emotions of Normal People” in 1928, people’s behaviour is based on an individual’s perception of and reaction to a situation.  

    Marston narrowed this into four behavioural types of styles which are sometimes referred to as DISC personality types:

    D        Dominance (with description)

    I         Influence/Inducement

    S        Steadiness/Submission

    C        Compliance

    Whilst most people will show all four of these behaviour patterns at times, an individual will display one or more of them consistently in the workplace. This is because each person develops a behavioural style which places particular emphasis on certain postures and less emphasis on others.


    How can DISC assessments be used?

    In 1958, Dr Thomas Hendrickson developed the Thomas Personal Profile Analysis (PPA) assessment based on Marston’s theory.

    DISC profiling is a quick but very effective way to understand an individual’s workplace behaviours, giving you a greater level of understanding of their capabilities and how they are likely to act. This information can be used to answer a variety of questions such as:

    • What motivates them?
    • What are their strengths and limitations
    • What is their preferred communication style
    • How do they interact with their peers and team?
    • How do they behave under pressure?
    • Are they showing any frustrations in their current situation?
    • What management or coaching style will get the best out of them?

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