A Question to Ask of Yourself:
How do I better control myself?
I often hear people ask questions about the DISC model that indicate a desire to use the model to somehow change others.
Rather than using the model to label, categorize, or stereotype people, I suggest a different approach: use the DISC model to find ways to connect with other people in better, more effective ways.
Towards that end, one question that I suggest you ask yourself is this:
How can I use the DISC model to better understand other people and change my behaviors so that I communicate more clearly?
My message is pretty simple: get over yourself.
Learn to adjust and modify your words and actions so that they are heard and understood more quickly and more clearly by other people.
This is what I strive to do every day. I'm not perfect by any stretch of the imagination. The more I work at it though, the better I get. And you can do it, too.
Do this, and you will significantly improve your effectiveness as a leader, team member, or parent.
This article is from the DISC FAQ's series. Use the links below to read more from this series.
- DISC Model FAQ's: Can Four Styles Really Describe Everyone?
- DISC Model FAQ's: Could I Have More Than One DISC Behavior Style?
- DISC Model FAQ's: Can I Have One DISC Style at Work and Another DISC Style at Home?
- DISC Model FAQ's: Is One Style Better Than the Others?
- DISC Model FAQ's: Can Your Personality Style Change Over Time
- DISC Model Frequently Asked Questions
- DISC Model FAQ's: Is Changing Your Behavior Phoney?
- DISC FAQ's: Can I Change My Personality Style On Purpose?
- A DISC Model Question You Should Ask of Yourself
- Effective Communication Skills: How to Quickly Guess a Person’s DISC Style
- Why I Use The DISC Model