- Participant did not understand the directions.
- The participant was unclear about the environment and their role (new job, new situation etc.) or they switched from one environment to another while taking the assessment (this is me at work, and this is me at home).
- They were deliberately trying to skew the assessment results.
- To ensure the participant is not choosing responses based on what they want or think their profile should be.
- When there are many non-response answers, it can mean that the person is having difficulty responding to the profile and choosing strong “most” and “least” answers which describe themselves. This may indicate they are not sure of how they should respond in a given environment.
- Too many non-response answers may also result from the challenge of linguistics if used with people who are not fluent in the English language. People may have difficulty applying the responses to themselves.
PeopleKeys users: Excessive non-response answers appear in PeopleKeys in this manner:
Flagging of Candidates: You may see flags next to certain participants' names who take the DISC assessment. This flag signifies that the participant had an excessive number of non-responsive answers on the DISC assessment. This can be caused by several factors. You may want to re-test this individual at a later date and compare additional results for confirmation of style and match.
This flag may signify one or more of the following in the person's scores:
- Trying to “outsmart” the instrument used in the assessment
- Overanalyzing the answers
- Unclear goals or role that the person is expected to perform
- Pressure to do too much and take on many roles