The Universal Language of Behavior: DISC
Have you ever felt like you were a deer caught in the headlights, or lost in translation when trying to communicate with someone? If so, you’re not alone. The way we communicate can be a complex and confusing thing, especially when we’re dealing with people who have different communication styles.
That’s where DISC comes in. DISC is a personality assessment tool that helps people understand their own communication style and the styles of others. It’s based on four main personality types: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness.
Each of these personality types has its own unique way of communicating. Dominance types are direct and assertive, while Influence types are outgoing and expressive. Steadiness types are calm and reliable, while Conscientiousness types are organized and detail-oriented.
When we understand our own communication style and the styles of others, we can start to communicate more effectively. We can learn to speak each other’s “language” and avoid misunderstandings. This can lead to better relationships, both personal and professional.
So how can you use DISC to improve your communication skills? Here are a few tips:
- Take a DISC assessment to learn your own personality type.
- Learn about the other four personality types.
- Pay attention to the way people communicate.
- Adjust your own communication style to match the person you’re talking to.
Using DISC can help you become a more effective communicator. It can help you build better relationships, resolve conflicts, and achieve your goals.
Why should you care about DISC?
There’s a growing body of research that shows that belonging and connection are key drivers of productivity, growth, and innovation. They’re also essential for employee retention.
When people feel like they belong and are connected to their team, they’re more likely to be engaged and productive. They’re also more likely to be creative and innovative. And they’re more likely to stay with the company.
DISC can help you create a more connected and engaged workplace. By understanding the different personality types, you can learn how to communicate more effectively with each person. This can help you build stronger relationships and create a more positive work environment.
DISC is a powerful tool that can help you improve your communication skills and create a more connected and engaged workplace. If you’re interested in learning more about DISC, contact us.