Let's determine your and your team members' DISC personality types
👋 Hello, everyone! 👋
Today, I’d like to share something unrelated to development. A few months ago, my older brother (using the pseudonym “P’Tan Mycos”) shared some knowledge with me and my friends. I found it to be an interesting topic, and I want to share it with all of you.
DISC is one of the psychological theories used to identify characteristics, personality traits, and behaviors. It was developed by William Moulton Marston and can categorize people into four types: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness. Understanding the DISC model can help us know ourselves and our team members better.
Let’s start by taking a 10-question quiz to determine our DISC personality types. Once you complete it, you can see the description of your personality.
👉🏻 https://www.quotev.com/quiz/2239883/What-Is-Your-DISC-Style?fbclid=IwAR21WAnFq87EdT9XBQSvQ-RTadz1mRSzQHjzSSdkhfHXhIQ62ZlgtsZbONs After taking the test, let’s explore the descriptions for each personality type together:
Dominance (Bull): Strong-willed and assertive
People with Dominance traits enjoy challenges and prefer taking action themselves rather than listening to others. They are decisive, fast-paced, and highly confident. They won’t easily believe in something until they see results from doing it themselves. They can be seen as brave and always ready to face problems.
Strengths: Takes care and protects friends, supportive of teammates, and willing to face and resolve conflicts.
Improvement Areas: Should be more accepting of mistakes, be patient and wait, and review whether their decisions are really accurate. Avoid thinking and acting too quickly. Having strong self-esteem might make them seem too authoritative.
Summary of Dominance strengths:
- Quick decision-making
- Easily assertive
- High confidence
- Daring and fearless, dislikes being controlled
- Dislikes working with complex processes
Influence (Eagle): Outgoing and enthusiastic
People with Influence traits are highly energetic and sociable. They have independent thinking and a strong imagination, always dreaming positively and seeing the world in a good light. They love trying new things and get easily interested in something, but they tend not to stay interested for long. They are like “life-of-the-party” individuals, creative, lively, and always ready to help others.
Strengths: Always enthusiastic and never reject socializing, view the world positively like religious evangelists, friendly with people of all departments, dislike working with conflicts.
Improvement Areas: Tend to get bored easily, don’t like to prioritize things.
Summary of Influence strengths:
- Enthusiastic and lively, always lively
- Never refuses social interactions
- Views the world positively, often seen as a spiritual leader in religion
- Friendly with people from all walks of life
- Dislikes tasks that involve facing conflicts
Steadiness (Rat): Calm and composed, steady at every step
People with Steadiness traits are calm and can adapt to different situations. They have good emotional control, preferring to do things step by step. They are not aggressive and are willing to help others all the time. They are good listeners and great team players.
Strengths: Avoids conflicts, mild-mannered, good listeners, pays attention to details, dislikes risks of any kind.
Improvement Areas: Sometimes too calm and not wanting to take the lead, dislikes being in the middle of conflicts, might be easily manipulated due to their very accommodating nature.
Summary of Steadiness strengths:
- Remains calm and composed in various situations
- Speaks only when necessary
- A good listener
- Patient and enjoys working step by step
- Dislikes being forced or making immediate decisions
Conscientiousness (Bear): Ultimate perfectionist
People with Conscientiousness traits are those who follow principles, love doing things in an orderly and meticulous manner. They are perfectionists. They take great responsibility and plan their work step by step. They are not fans of changes and avoid doing anything risky. If they know something is risky, they will choose not to do it, as they prefer being cautious in everything they do.
Strengths: Hard to find errors, have principles and a work order, doesn’t like to socialize or be in the middle of conversations.
Improvement Areas: Tend to work under pressure, don’t like changes, not very flexible.
Summary of Conscientiousness strengths:
- Strives for perfection in every task, otherwise, will redo it
- Organized and systematic
- Prefers solitude or being in the center of serious discussions
- Emphasizes accuracy and pays attention to details
- Dislikes any form of risk-takingSummary of Conscientiousness strengths:
Now that you know your DISC personality type, try having your team members take the quiz as well. Understanding their strengths, weaknesses, and how to approach each personality type will help your team work together more efficiently and create a better team atmosphere.
That’s all for now. I hope you all enjoy this content. It will help you understand yourself and your team members better. See you in the next blog post! Goodbye! 👋
P.S. Lastly, if anyone is interested in reading more about the technology of Mycos Company, you can follow and read further content on their Medium page at https://medium.com/mycostech
- Special thanks to my older brother, “P’Tan Mycos” for providing the content. 🙏🏻
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