Dear TOWIG reader,
Hoping all is well with you and that you have had an incredible week, whatever it is that you do. And if you haven’t my wish for you is that the week will become progressively better for you.
I would like to recap on what we covered over the past three articles:
Myers-Briggs – which is one of the most notable tests used today. You can take that test free here to reveal whether you are an introvert, extravert, thinking, perceiving, judge, feeler, intuitive. If you are yet to take the test, the information for the test can be found here.
Love Languages – Gary Chapman the founder of the “love languages”, explains how everyone on the planet ‘hears’ and ‘experiences’ love in different ways. Depending on our language, and getting that “language need” met, could determine the depth and connection in our relationships with other people as well as ourselves. Read it here.
Identity – Where I shared on the importance of knowing who we are as individuals and the the self-awareness that we need in order to nurture that in our lives. You can read the article here.
Today we will be speaking about DiSC Personalities. This is a topic and tool that I LOVE with a passion, so much so, I have become an accredited practitioner. What that means is I have the honour to have clients tested and break down their results and show them how to implement it in their daily lives and businesses.
So, what is DiSC?
DiSC is a behaviour personality test, which helps individuals to understand their perceived, public and private self. It’s incredibly fascinating to me every time someone raises their self awareness and realises their characterises and also how to leverage it in their life. Based on the work of William Moulton Marston Ph.D. (1893 – 1947), who was influenced by famous psychologist, Carl Jung. Marston He classified four categories of human behavioral type, style or temperament– Dominance, Influence (Marston chose the term inducement), Steadiness or Stability (originally submission) and Compliant, Conscientious, or Cautious, (originally compliance), which later was developed into four quadrants.
•Dominance: Direct, Driving, Decisive. These people tend to be independent and results driven. They are strong-willed people who enjoy challenges, taking action, and immediate results. The bottom line is their focus tends to be on the bottom line and results.
•Influence: Optimistic & Outgoing. These individuals tend to be very social and out going. They prefer participating on teams, sharing thoughts, and entertaining and energizing others.
•Steadiness: Sympathetic & Cooperative. These people tend to be your team players and are supportive and helpful to others. They prefer being behind the scene, working in consistent and predictable ways. They are often good listeners and avoid change and conflict
•Conscientiousness: Concerned, Cautious & Correct. These people are often focused on details and quality. They plan ahead, constantly check for accuracy, and what to know “how” and “why”.
What I love the most about DiSC is that it is relevant to anyone it and use it to understand themselves, peers, family and colleagues. Recently I’ve been running workshops in schools which has blown my mind as teenagers suddenly recognise that their personality is acceptable and it increased the respect and comprehension of their peers. Take a look to see what some teenagers had to say about their experience with DiSC below.
What I would like you to do is go ahead and take the test for free, answer the questions as quickly as possible and come back to let me know what your type is!
I hope you have found this article helpful, enhancing your self awareness and ultimately helping to increase you realisation of the way you are uniquely wired and the greatness inside of you.
To your self-awareness,
Please feel free to email me with any questions or thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org