One of the tools we used at NCLI last week was the DISC Personality Inventory. I had done the Meyers-Briggs inventory in the past, but found the DISC to be particularly interesting. It was explained that Myers-Briggs is a test of who we are and how we function when we’re on our own or alone, but that DISC helps explain who we are as we work in teams and relate to others.
From the above DISC website:
The DISC Profile is a nonjudgmental tool for understanding behavioral types and personality styles. It helps people explore behavior across four primary dimensions:
Dominance: To the point, decisive and bottom line oriented. These people tend to be independent and results driven. They are strong-willed people who enjoy challenges, taking action, and immediate results.
Influence: Optimistic and outgoing. They tend to be highly social and out going. They prefer participating on teams, sharing thoughts, and entertaining and energizing others.
Steadiness: Empathetic & Cooperative. These people tend to be 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”.
I am an I-S. Depending on how strongly you score in each of these areas the inventory then assigns you an additional level personality type. I am a colleague. Have you taken the DISC? What did it tell you about yourself?