DISC measures the “how” of who you are – the way you do things – in four dimensions: Problems, People, Pace and Procedures
Is the report 100% true?
Yes, no and maybe! DISC only measures tendencies in our behavior, and behavior is adaptable. Behavior also represents a very small part of who we are – and, because it is observable, a very big part of how other people see us. We tend to judge other people’s behavior through our behavior lens:
- Some people might think we’re intimidating if we tend to be direct and to-the-point.
- They think we talk too much or are not serious enough if we get energized and enthusiastic talking to people.
- Others can find us aloof if we are private and prefer not to wear our emotions on our sleeves.
- Yet others consider the lack of being detail-oriented a character flaw.
Once we understand our own behavior we can better understand other people’s behaviors. On a team (or in a family!) this decreases misunderstandings and unproductive conflict.
And DISC does a lot more … it is a valuable tool in the hiring process, a stellar team-building tool, excellent to use in addressing conflict or communication issues and great for understanding how to motivate and manage your workforce!