… that there is a personality style tool called DISC assessment?
It is used as a theory to explain that people show their emotions through 4 different behaviour styles: Dominant, Initiative, Steady and Conscientious style.
People base their behaviour on their sense of selves and on the interactions with the environment.
This was one of the topics we discussed on our last business seminar at the Lufthansa Training and Conference Center in February and it was very revealing and interesting for everyone because of its importance to be able in defining our own personalities and of the ones next to us. We were teached through a game that consisted in groups of four people picking up cards with different colours (red, blue, yellow and green) with written words on it, refering to aspects of the personality. It consisted in taking 6 cards at the beginning for then take only one and if this card had a written aspect that matches your pesonality, you could keep it with yourself. Otherwise, if that picked card nor any of the others you have match your personality, you could return it back to the batch of cards. The game is done when all the cards are over. In the end you will have 6 cards whith a defined color or a mixed one or half and half. So cool! You are now able to discover your personality.
Dominant: Task focused. People with this style tend to be direct and decisive. They prefer to lead than follow and normally go for management positions. They have high self-confidence and others look up to them for decisions and direction. They are open to changes in certain way but keeping the limits.
Initiative: People focused. They are enthusiastic, optimistic, talkative, persuasive, impulsive and emotional. This personality type will trust others naturally, truly enjoys being around others, and functions best when around people and working in teams.
Steady: Planner. They are steady, stable and predictable. They are even-tempered, friendly, sympathetic with others, and very generous with loved ones. Is understanding and listens well. Preferring close, personal relationships, very opened with loved ones, but can also be possessive at times and hold them close.
Conscientious: Analyzer. They are accurate, precise, detail-oriented, and conscientious. Analytical and systematical and make decisions carefully. Very creative and well prepared.
Try it and discover what style of personality you have! :-)