Have you ever wondered why some people “don’t get what you’re saying”?
Or have you ever thought “I can’t figure out why this person talks about same the details over and over”?
Do you have to “see” or “feel” the question or task at hand before being convinced of its validity?
Or maybe you need to make sense of it before making a decision logically.
We decide if we agree with or reject ideas, people, or situations, in less than 4 seconds!
Neither is wrong or right – it’s just how different personalities respond to different environments.
To avoid conflict, you can refer to a powerful and straightforward personality tool to help you understand how you communicate when you’re at your natural best.
This tool also helps you understand how people with different personality traits also navigate the world.
By understanding DISC® you can build more cohesive relationships based on understanding the four predominant behavioural styles.
The DISC Model of Behavior was first proposed by William Moulton Marston, a physiological psychologist with a PhD from Harvard. His 1928 book, Emotions of Normal People, explains his theory on how normal human emotions lead to behavioural differences among groups of people, and how a person’s behaviour might change over time. His work focused on directly observable and measurable psychological phenomena. He was interested in using practical explanations to help people understand and manage their experiences and relationships.
Marston theorized that the behavioural expression of emotions could be categorized into four primary types, stemming from the person’s perceptions of self-concerning his or her environment.
And DISC® was born!
DISC assessments are used worldwide in thousands of organizations including governmental agencies, non-profits, start-ups, real estate teams, and Fortune 500 companies.
What does DISC stand for?
Dominance – direct, strong-willed and forceful
Influence – friendly, talkative and lively
Steadiness – gentle, accommodating and soft-hearted
Conscientiousness – private, analytical and logical
Keep in mind DISC profiling uses these four personality traits of human behaviour and even though we each have a prominent one, everyone has a unique blend.
If you’d like to take a free personality test, try out an online tool called Crystal Knows. After the test is complete, you’ll see a personality profile for yourself. You can then use the insights to communicate more effectively. We’ve tried it, and it’s fun and easy to use. (We are not affiliated in any way and do not receive compensation if you use it.)
Try it out here: Crystal Knows