After years of experience, I can recognize the DiSC Styles of people within the first few minutes of meeting them. And you can do it too!
Clues to look for are how they use or express themselves. Here are a few cues to look for in someone you’ve just met to help you DiSCover their behavioral style.
High D Personality – Dominant – DiSC Behavioral Styles are motivated by: Control, Dominance and Challenges. Their personality moves outward and direct through their body language. They are expressive with their non-verbals. Their fists fly through the air and their language can be colorful. If they overuse their tendencies, they may move to quickly or interrupt and not let your finish your sentences.
High I Personality – Influence – DiSC Behavioral Styles are motivated by: Popularity, Status and Approval. Their personality spirals out and upward in it’s expression. They laugh easily and generally elicit smiles and laughter you. Their enthusiasm can be contagious. If they overuse their tendencies, they can be perceived as insincere or flippant.
High S Personality – Steadiness – DiSC Behavioral Styles are motivated by: Traditions, Status Quo and Stability. Their personality is inward and reserved, constant and subtle. Their slow movement and gentle energy is inviting. If they overuse their tendencies, they can be indecisive and slow to action.
High C Personality – Conscientious – DiSC Behavioral Styles are motivated by: Order, Precision and Proper Ways. Their personalities have have the lowest level of natural movement. They appear formal and structured. If they overuse their tendencies, they can appear rigid and are often perceived as critical and serious. People often tell them to “Lighten Up!”
These are just a few clues to watch for. You can learn a lot by observing facial features and body language to determine someone’s behavioral style.
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