Discovering DISC - What Style Are You?

 

 

DISC is a self-assessment tool that identifies our natural behavioural tendencies. It also reveals characteristic ‘styles’ or patterns of relating to others which determine the ease with which we are able to communicate and build relationships.

 

An individual's behavioural preferences are observable expressions of their personality and DISC assesses these behaviours in the following way:

 

D measures how a person solves problems and responds to challenges. D styles are outgoing and task focused.

I  measures how a person attempts to influence or persuade others. I styles are outgoing and people focused.

S measures the pace at which a person undertakes activities and responds to change. S styles are reserved and people focused.

C measures how a person responds to rules and regulations set by others. C styles are reserved and task focused.

 

No DISC style is more or less desirable than the others, and most DISC profiles highlight a blend of styles.  For example, you may have an ID profile or SC, DIC, SCI.  People can also vary in the intensity of behavioural traits, which are shown on the DISC Report graphs.

 

The DISC Report includes:

 

  • A summary of the client’s DISC profile. 

  • The strengths exhibited by that profile.

  • The potential weaknesses of that profile when their strengths are overplayed.

  • The preferred communication style of people with that profile.

  • Areas for development. 

  • A guide to recognising other DISC styles.

 

The intention of a DISC assessment is to increase a client’s self-awareness in their chosen context and role. DISC provides a rationale for why they do what they do and also helps them to recognise and understand the behaviours of others, making relationships and communication much more effective.

 

To explore the potential of DISC and how a self-assessment could benefit you, simply get in touch to arrange a preliminary chat.

 

© Jane Eames 2015