Why use DiSC?Self-knowledge leads to better understanding
FACT: Understanding DiSC can increase emotional intelligence
(EI). People with a higher level of emotional intelligence are
happier and tend to be more successful.
How DiSC relates to Emotional Intelligence?
Why We Do It. What We Do. How We Do It.
Why take the DiSC?
With a proper understanding of the principles involved in DiSC
assessment, you can also gain expert insights into others.
Exploring Human BehaviorAll DiSC profile styles have equal
value.The DiSC method is an indication of human behavior. There are
no right or wrong answers to the questions. For best results, go
with your gut.Employers use DiSC to screen potential hires, explain
reasons for work-place conflict, and to build higher performance
DiSC is used for examining peoples preferences, communication
styles and situationalbehaviors.
Most likely a type I
What are the Four DiSC Profiles?DiSC CategoriesD = Dominancei =
InfluenceS = SteadinessC = Compliance
Conditions involving WhyWhatHow
D = DominanceMeasures how you respond to Goals
Dominance style produces activity in an antagonistic
i = InfluenceMeasures how youInfluence others and your
environmentCommunicateInteract with others
Influence style produces activity in a favorable environment
S = SteadinessMeasures how you respond toChangePace of
acceptanceChanges in your environment
Steady style produces passivity in a favorable environment
C = ComplianceMeasures how you respond toProcessRulesProcedures
set by others
Compliance style produces passivity in an antagonistic
DiSC helps you in these ways:Increasing your self-knowledge.
Managing reactions to conflict situations. Revealing the factors
that motivate you. Highlighting aspects, situations and choices
that cause stress. Assessing your approach towards life and
decision making. By contrasting knowledge, one gains greater
insight into other peoples needs.
It is not always about you.
DiSC helps you better navigate between choices, decisions and
consequences. You become more aware of the consequences of your
Nothing is ever perfect all the time.
The first time I took DiSC my S seemed off. Im known for being
steady and resilient. Being curious, I asked the assessor, who
probed for more situational details. I was in active grief, I was
planning to sell my house and to move, plus I was undertaking a
challenging new work role. To those of you in major transition,
please consider such factors if you feel something is amiss.What if
my DiSC seems off?
It bothered me that my C score is low. My assessor said this is
what it meant:
I just pity the person who who ever expects you to do something
you did not explicitly agreed to do. Your type is sensitive to
rules or processes set by others especially those which you did not
buy into on the front end.
Heres what I believe helps. More knowledge. If you are concerned
about an aspect of your DiSC style, consult a pro and research.The
devil is in the details!
DiSC application fosters creative and productive group
interactions. Its used to develop winning combinations.Highly
prized in sales. Increased understanding leads to adapting to
different customer profiles and buying styles.
Fun Fact!Successful salespeople adapt to the style of the person
they are selling to.
With DiSC, you can learn to recognize the four profiles (styles)
and adapt yourself to WIN more success in your life!You can manage
things more efficientlySee motivations and needs of others!
Understand stylesRecognize priorities
Characteristics of Emotional Well-BeingDiSC will help with each
of these:I feel comfortable with myself. I am not overwhelmed by my
emotions. I can take lifes disappointments. I can accept my
shortcomings. I have self-respect. I can laugh at myself. I feel
good about the relationships I hold with other people.
Thanks! I hope you learned something meaningful in this
Bonus question. Who isDr. William Moulton Marston?
William Moulton Marston (18931947) was also known by the pen
name, Charles Moulton. He was an American psychologist, attorney,
inventor and comic book writer. Marston zeroed in on the
application of DiSC. He discerned that people have a tendency to
behave along two axes, with their attention being either passive or
active; depending on the individual's perception of his or her
environment as either favorable or antagonistic.
Marston created the character Wonder Woman!
I sincerely hope you learned more about DiSC profiles.Bonus
Closing Fun Fact On DiSC
Who are you?Lets Get To Know One Another
Following are two case studies for the classes I teach in Disc.
Two profiles: They are based on a person like me and an
organization like our management team.
A formula with solutions for classic conflict.You can create
similar profiles for a breakout session.Thanks!
My professional credentials, as well as our organizations
funding, licenses, and the livelihood of our employees are on the
line. Do they realize that if I miss a trend, do not identify
fraud, then we cannot pass the yearly audit? Im a dead duck. Im a
C.P.A.I do realize that the visionaries, fundraisers, volunteers
and coaches are energetic people who bring in the money, but I have
priorities too. I must account for everything. I need a schedule, a
paper trail and proper documentation. They are just too busy
raising money, inspiring people, and expounding on their latest and
greatest ideas to give me what is needed to comply. Will they ever
get it or ever turn in their receipts on time? Discussion: Conflict
Style Example SC vs. DIDanitas story
At times, Danita, drives me to the brink with her pickiness.
Why? Because my style is big picture master strokes and she is
caught up in the weeds- detail oriented. Shes a C.P. A. with high C
and S tendencies. This person needs consistency, predictability and
accuracy. She sends me detailed forms, endless requests and her
reporting schedule. We are polar opposites. I realize this now. I
gotta give. I truly like my work and my donors and my teammates. I
decide to try to comply more often and only push her so far! A
little give and take satisfies my profile style. I now take time to
be more responsive and attentive to those pesky reporting
Discussion: Conflict Style Example DI vs. SC MJs story