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Untangle The Mystery Of Other People's Behaviour Using The DISC Personality Test


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Untangle The Mystery Of Other People's Behaviour Using The DISC Personality Test

  1. 1. Untangle The Mystery Of Other People's Behaviour Using The DISC Personality Test
  2. 2. As a tool for understanding ourselves and others, the DISC personality test is widely regarded as one of the most useful available. It is based upon the theories of William Moulton Marston and reveals the basic characteristics that shape our thinking and behaviour. By using the test, we can learn a tremendous amount about ourselves and the people we associate with, and greatly improve our career and home lives.
  3. 3. At the heart of DISC theory is the concept of the four styles. They are Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Conscientiousness. Rather than being strictly one style, each of us is a unique mix of the four, but will usually have one dominant style. This is supported by a secondary one, a tertiary one and an inferior one. Following below is a short overview of the four styles.
  4. 4. Those with the Dominant style are highly competitive action-takers. They are bold risk-takers who place a lot of value on winning and being successful. Those around them may describe them as having a strong personality, fast-paced and forceful. They tend to be impatient and can be scornful of those they see as weak. To get on with this type, one's communication should be direct and to-the- point. Stand up to them and be solution-orientated.
  5. 5. Influencers are also doers, but they are much easier to get along with. They are positive, enthusiastic and enjoy collaborating with others. They value social recognition and are often described as gregarious, charming, persuasive and fun to be with. Despite their can-do and competence, they can be disorganised and sometimes struggle to follow through with projects. To get on with an influencer, be a positive team player, don't be too serious, and spare them from too many details.
  6. 6. Those of the Steadiness style are good-natured co-operators who seek harmony with others. They favor a stable environment where they help others and feel appreciated. On the negative side, they can be indecisive and over-accommodating, and can resist change. To get on with an S-type, be co-operative, amiable, avoid displays of aggression and show appreciation.
  7. 7. Analytical and independent-minded, those with the Conscientiousness style are focused and detail-orientated. Often highly intelligent, they place great value on competence and accuracy. Those who know them may describe them as diplomatic, careful and thorough. Their love of competence can lead them to be critical, and they can over-analyze when they should be taking action. To get on with this type, be factual rather than emotional, and be patient with them.
  8. 8. It's clear that each style is very distinct, and these differences reveal why there is so much conflict and misunderstanding in everyday life. These inter-personal challenges are made less problematic when one has a deeper understanding of others, and oneself. Knowledge of DISC can make communication with other people, and getting along with them, vastly easier. It also reveals why people can behave the way they do, and thus make their behaviours much less puzzling.
  9. 9. For bosses and managers, the DISC personality test is a way to get into the minds of employees and deploy them in projects that make the most of their strengths. This can often massively improve morale and productivity. On a non-professional level, having knowledge of the DISC style can help us navigate the sometimes choppy waters of our family and personal lives with much greater poise.
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