DISC

I am sure that many of you have heard of the DISC Assessment which classifies four aspects of behavior by testing a person’s preferences in word associations:
* Dominance – relating to control, power and assertiveness
* Influence – relating to social situations and communication
* Steadiness – relating to patience, persistence, and thoughtfulness
* Compliance – relating to structure and organization

My most recent results was “Promoter” – a very high “I” and mid-level “D” (my “I” tested even higher than when I took the test three years ago while my “C” is now lower than my “D”):
* D Dimension
* Competitive: Driven to accomplish goals (but be careful not to become obsessive)
* Quick: Grasps concepts quickly (but be careful not to move too quickly)
* Self-Reliance: Produces effective solutions (but be careful not to undo team bonds)
* Calculated Risk-Taker: Helps prevent disasters and minimize losses (but be careful not to stifle creativity and limit growth)
* Self-Critical: Offers helpful insight that benefit myself and the organization (but be careful to avoid condemning others)
* Unassuming: Not one to call attention to yourself (but be careful to speak up and let others know when you can be more effective)
* Self-Effacing: Employs wit to eleviate tension (but be careful not to be too laid-back and cause others to lose respect for you)

* I Dimension
* Enthusiastic: Brings energy excitement when forming new relationships or creating new projects (but be careful to follow-through with the work)
* Gregarious: Makes new friendships (but be careful to do the work with the team)
* Persuasive: Shows natural way of winning people over (but be careful not to use that trait in order to manipulate others)
* Impulsive: Has ability to be spontaneous (but be careful that others are willing to join you)
* Emotional: Feels strongly in certain situations (but make sure that those situations do not make others feel uneasy or upset)
* Self-Promoting: Offers expertise to the group when needed (but make sure not to come across conceited)

* S Dimension
* Change-Orientated: Stays on the look-out for novel concepts (but make sure to always see the positive elements of tradition as well)
* Fault-Finding: Uncovers errors in order to identify flaws that others have missed (be careful not to become nit-picky or cynical)
* Spontaneous: Keeps things vibrant and fresh (but be careful not to grow frustrated in systems and routines)
* Frustrated by Status Quo: Innovates yourself around former barriers (but be careful to tempter your frustration)
* Active: Respects deadlines as long as there are legitimate reasons for them (but be careful not to neglect necessary deliberation)

* C Dimension
* Mature: Uses wisdom and experience to solve complex problems (but be careful not to close your mind to new ideas)
* Evasive: Stays out of personal conflicts (but be careful not to allow for communication breakdowns)
* “Own Person”: Feels comfortable in expressing your own opinions (but be careful to remember the importance of personal interactions with others)
* Self-Righteous: Shows strong sense of leadership and decisiveness (but be careful not to come across as smug or condescending)
* Opinionated: Offers firm ideas on any topic (but be careful to avoid all forms of acrimony)
* Persistance: Works hard toward expected goals (but be careful not to come across as stubborn)
* Independence: Stands free of peer pressure (but be careful to seek feedback from others)

DISC

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