What is this “DISC Behavioral Assessment” program that you keep reading about? Very simply, it’s a way to identify a person’s behavior or temperament. Once you understand your own and others’ communication styles, strengths and limitations, you can then tailor your interactions to ensure that your relationships are mutually positive and beneficial.
(As a Certified Job Search and Career Coach, I really do consider this an invaluable tool. It is so vital to connect effectively with those that can aid you in your job search – networking, interviewing, career advancement within your current organization, and more!)
Here is a very basic description and examples of the four behavior types:
- Someone who scores high in intensity for Dominance usually attack problems head on. They are demanding, strong willed, determined, and aggressive. People who score low are usually chronic researchers who need to cover all of their bases before committing to a decision. They are cooperative, calculating, cautious, and modest.
- People high in intensity for Influence often influence others by using emotional appeals and talking through the process. They are convincing, enthusiastic, trusting, and optimistic. Someone low in intensity typically falls back on data and facts in order to convince people. They are usually reflective, logical, matter of fact, and once again, calculating.
- People high in intensity for Steadiness prefer the security of a steady environment. They do not like dynamic environments. They are usually relaxed, patient, predictable, deliberate, and consistent. People who score low thrive in dynamic environments. They embrace change and are often restless, impatient, eager, and impulsive.
- Those who are high in intensity for Conscientious adhere to structure. They are the ones who are following the rule book to the “t.” They prefer doing work well from the start as they are cautious, neat, systematic, diplomatic, and tactful. Someone low in intensity challenges rules and is very independent in nature. They are self-willed, stubborn, opinionated, and sometimes careless.
Curious and want to learn more? Just take the fifteen-minute internet-based assessment. Then we can work together to implement strategies capitalizing on your natural talents as you work on your career goals! For more information on the types of assessments offered, please check out JSM Career Coaching’s services at http://www.jsmcareercoaching.com/services.html.
(source material: http://studenomics.com/application/find-a-mentor-using-the-disc-method/)