It just occurred to us that you might be interested in knowing why we have committed so much time in our careers to encouraging people to “know themselves” by starting that inquiry with a DISC Assessment.
(Hint: It's probably NOT what you expect!)
Well, here’s the answer…
Over and over again while talking to business owners and students who have NOT taken their own DISC assessment, it is clear to us that they have no clue of the gift that they are! We often ask them to describe themselves, what they need, what motivates them, and how they like being communicated with.
And they can’t!
And it matters so much – IF they want a high quality of life and great relationships with others. They do tell us that this is important to them, but they don’t see the connection!
So we wonder, Why is it so hard to get their attention? Why do those who know about it put it on the ‘back burner’ so to speak and think they will get around to doing it ‘someday’?
The biggest reason we think is that they are a little afraid it might tell something about them that they have spent their whole life trying to “hide” from others.
And why is this?
Because the people who have been giving them any type of negative feedback throughout their lives are usually those people who are well-meaning and think it is their job to correct or to improve them – like parents, siblings, teachers, etc. But we find that those are usually people whose personality style is completely opposite to the one they are ‘lovingly giving feedback to’ – (I.e. Correcting’!)
Is that your situation? Have you ever felt criticized for being just the way you are by someone who you don’t see eye to eye with all the time anyway?
Of course! It is natural! All human beings have one thing in common… they want to be “right.” (And no one likes being “wrong” so they try to prove how right they are by telling those who are different from them that they are wrong… and the cycle goes on and on and on.)
Well it is just not the truth! Every single person has some personality trait that is different from the next person. And it isn’t a matter of “right” and “wrong.” In fact, while the human ego would object loudly, it is actually a GOOD THING to surround yourself with people with different points of views and perspectives. (We will leave the WHY of that to another post.)
But this is the way some people think… that is, UNTIL they take their own DISC assessment! Then they see for themselves the gift of the traits and the style strengths identified in detail in their DISC assessment report! What a shock! It is totally different from what they thought it would be like!
Once they see that their assessment is amazingly accurate, they suddenly want those others in their world – at home and at work – to take their own DISC assessment so that everyone can start to appreciate each other for their similarities - and their differences!
I hope you can now see that this is why it is time for you to stop stalling and to go ahead and take your assessment! Click here now! You’ll LOVE learning what everyone else sees and knows about you. You’ll see why you do what you do. You’ll find out how to adapt the way you approach others who have a different style from you when you are with or at work with them.
Then you’ll wonder why it took you so long to find out!
You’ll know this is right for you when you feel that feeling of completeness… that BEINGNESS that grows in you when you get to look at yourself… and enjoy the view!
Be the gift that you are!
Carol and Sandra
Sandra is very passionate about supporting others to be the best they can be through sharing her stories and experiences she has gained along the way...