Professor Marston: Creator of Wonder Woman & Father of DISC Theory

Professor Marston: Creator of Wonder Woman & Father of DISC Theory

If you don’t know his name yet, soon you will, especially once you see the new movie based on his life. Dr. William Moulton Marston gave the world so much! The general audience remember him mostly for his Wonder Woman character, but he was also the Father of DISC theory and a seeker of truth.

How do we know Professor Marston was seeking truth? The polygraph or lie detector machine was the brainchild of  Dr. William Moulton Marston. And Wonder Woman, his female superhero archetype, uses a truth lasso as one of her superpowers. But perhaps Professor Marston's most enduring contribution to truth-seeking is the DISC Theory which reveals behavioral truths with profound effects on every-day people. We could focus on the controversial aspects of Dr. William Marston’s life, or as his student's called him, "Professor Marston" and Hollywood has already capitalized on those in the new movie Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, premiering in theaters on October 13th.

Many of us will remember Professor Marston for leaving an iconic symbol of feminine strength in Wonder Woman. But it was his controversial life devoted to discovering the truth about women, men, relationships, will and power that gave rise to our understanding of the DISC Personality Theory we use today. The truths he discovered about relationships, behavior, and human compatibility are being remembered and practiced each day by millions of people all over the world as they take DISC assessments and learn how to use DISC to improve communication in everything from family dynamics to today’s HR department.

Here are some facts about DISC since Professor Marston first released his findings in his book, Emotions of Normal People in 1928:

DISC has become the international language of behavior - DISC is internationally recognized as the most popular methodology to understand people. It may be the only language that unites everyone!
DISC focuses on what is positive – Other assessments may focus on what is negative and try to remediate what is negative. All DISC styles have strengths and limits.
DISC is a self-assessment tool, not a clinical tool – With DISC, you are only evaluated by yourself, no doctor’s office visits are necessary.
DISC focuses on observable behavior – rather than focusing upon emotional issues, DISC focuses only on what is observable.
DISC Is practical and can be applied to any walk of life.
Millions of people have taken the DISC assessment with eye-opening and life-enhancing results.

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Posted By: Coleen Kulkin

Coleen is the Director of Product Development at PeopleKeys, helping bring new DISC products and updated reports to-market through research, development, validation studies and testing. Personality Style: S

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