They were all invented by Dr. William Marston.
In 1917, Dr. Marston discovered the link between blood pressure and lying which led to the creation of the prototype for the polygraph and the lasso of truth.
In the 1930’s, he applied his studies on human behavior to help Universal Studios transition from melodramatic silent pictures to movies with audio and encouraged the need for more natural gestures and facial expression by actors.
In the 1940’s, he introduced us to Wonder Woman. Her heroic behaviors show strong will, power, and the use of the behavioral style dimensions of DiSC — dominance, influence, submission, and compliance — to accomplish her missions.
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Want to hear more about Dr. Marston, watch this CBS report.