Everyone has experienced the frustration of not being able to communicate with another person... of not understanding what makes them “tick” or of not being able to figure out why they do what do. Haven’t you?
The good news is that human beings are not all the same. The bad news is that human beings are not all the same! Whether this fact is an asset or a problem to you depends on how ‘people’ or ‘DISC’-literate’ you are!
Have you ever noticed that not only do you not relate positively with everyone, but the same approach you use with one person may be totally ineffective with another? That’s because what motivates you isn’t always motivating to someone else - something that keeps Madison Avenue in business!)
The good news is that each style is different – and each has its strengths and weaknesses. After all, you can’t be both strong and weak in everything. The bad news is that each person does not intuitively know how the other styles think or feel because we tend to reference everything against ourselves. So if it is obvious we are different, you may ask, “How can we learn more about what makes us each unique?”
You do have a choice in how your life goes. It is between “learning by trial and error” and learning by studying and mastering a science. In the case of personality differences, you can start learning by first taking your own DISC personality profile. And even if you have already taken a DISC profile somewhere else, you can take it again in another focus – “Me at work,” “Me at home,” “Me in my personal or business partnerships.” You are changing and growing all the time. The question is, “How well do you know yourself NOW!?”
So “Why DISCover your style” You Ask?
Understanding what a DISC graph shows gives you a way to let others know how to best communicate with you. Without first understanding how you relate and view others you cannot be an effective communicator. Once you learn what each point on a DISC profile represents, you will know that it is more than words ‘defining’ your personality. It comes in your gestures, your response speed, the tone and volume of your voice, the style of clothes you tend to wear.
Your report presents a non-threatening, scientific analysis of your answers to the DISC Personal Profile gives you a powerful understanding of yourself and others, a clearer insight into interpersonal behavior and relationship interworking, and a way to maximize your potential in any situation where other people are involved.
The positive and prescriptive information gained from completing this self-study, professional growth profile provides the first step in becoming "People-Smart." 'PeopleSmart' people know who they are and are able to "read" the clues in other people's behaviors that suggest that person's likely motivated-needs and personal strengths. With just a little conversation, their "guesses" turn into openings for conversations, and thus this type of awareness makes it easier for them to:
I hope you will stay with it by continuing to follow our Blog, read our articles, and explore all the other types of profiles that will also give you another access to personal and business mastery. This journey we are on is to understand yourself and DISCover what it means to own the Magic of YOU!
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Many of us spend our lives in the same job doing the same things. Everyday we get up, we go to work, we tend to our children, we do our housework, we cook, we garden the list is endless. Yet how many of us see creativity in what we do? How many of us see creativity in our relationships? Some of you might be saying to yourself, "me creative, you have got to be kidding!"
I came across a utube video of Dewitt Jones. Dewitt worked as a National Geographic photographer for 20 years. He is a brilliant photographer and an inspirational speaker. If I had to choose one quote of his it would be... "look at the ordinary and see the extraordinary"!
Everyone one of us have had moments in our relationships where they have been extraordinary. Take a look back to these times. If you look closely what was present for you? I bet you that there was passion, there was being in the moment and there was love. What if every day you could tap into those moments, could feel the feeling of being in an extraordinary experience and relationship? And what would be possible for mankind and the world if everyone chose to live a creative and passionate life.
Here is the key...you get to CHOOSE. You get to choose how you see YOUR world. Your perspective creates how you experience the world. Dewitt puts it beautifully, he says we are looking through these lenses, and that we all have the potential to have a creative life. And I would like to add... to have creative relationships. So everyday ask yourself these questions:
How can I use my creativity in my relationships today?
Which lens am I choosing to look out from today?
What actions will I take today that will take the ordinary and turn it into an extraordinary day?
What do you see in Dewitt's story for yourself?
Carol and Sandra are passionate about supporting others to be the best they can be through sharing their stories and experiences they have gained along the way...