Extended DISC® is a invaluable tool that helps you interact better with others. By measuring your most comfortable behaviors or how you naturally prefer to do things, it can also help you improve your overall workplace performance.
The DISC Model is a basic and user-friendly theory of human behavior. It gives people a common language to better understand themselves and others. It does not judge good or bad, or right or wrong. Each of us has all 4 DISC styles. The DISC assessment reveals which behavioral styles are more comfortable for us (natural) and which take more energy (not natural).
You can divide people into 4 DISC styles. People are identified as either People-oriented or Task-oriented. They are then further identified as Reserved or Active. The resulting personality types are called:
- D-style (Dominance)
- I-style (Influence)
- S-style (Steadiness)
- C-style (Correctness)
A person’s DISC profile does not limit what he/she can accomplish or how successful he/she can be. It simply predicts how he/she tends and prefers to do things.
We can find successful people and leaders in all of the 4 DISC types. However, the most successful people know who they are. They are aware of their strengths, but they are also aware of the areas they need to develop. They modify their style fittingly with different styles of people and in different situations.
Remember, none of the styles are better or worse. They all have strengths and areas that need to be developed. The strengths and development areas are just different.
An online DISC assessment is quick to do and easy to access. In the follow-up consultation you have the opportunity to discuss the results with a qualified consultant. That way you will learn how you can best use what you have learned to improve and develop further.
Once you understand yourself better you’ll find it easier to make the progress you are looking for.