No. It is not a matter of “best,” but different. It does not matter what temperament you are. What matters is what you do with what you are. Someone has said; “It’s not the size of the dog in the bite, it’s the size of the bite in the dog!” No matter what your temperament is, you can achieve as much success as your desire and natural abilities will allow. In becoming successful, however, your behavior will represent your basic temperament.
No. It is possible, however, to behave in a way that does not represent your temperament, but this will always be temporary. A situation may require that you behave in a way that is not natural for you to act, but when the need has passed, you will once again act in a way that represents your temperament.
People are born blank (tabula rasa): Some believe that people start life as a “blank slate” and that the environment determines personality.
Temperament is inborn: This theory suggests that a person is born with a basic personality, and that the inherent traits are developed according
to that person’s response to their environment. Actually, ask any mother that has raised at least two children, and chances are that she will tell you that they were different from the beginning. For example, one child may have been very friendly and smiled at everyone; whereas, the other was always frightened when strangers were present.
DiSC is a personal assessment tool used to improve productivity, teamwork and communication. DiSC is non-judgmental and helps people discuss their behavioral differences. If you participate in a DiSC program, you’ll be asked to complete a series of questions that produce a detailed report about your personality and behavior. Based on your personality, you will receive an assessment that outlines your strengths and weaknesses and a guide for how to improve your communication and yourself.
D = Dominance
Person places emphasis on accomplishing results, the bottom line, confidence
I = Influence
Person places emphasis on influencing or persuading others, openness, relationships
Person places emphasis on cooperation, sincerity, dependability
C = Conscientiousness
Person places emphasis on quality and accuracy, expertise, competency
The assessment tool includes 28 combinations of words. You choose the words that most describe yourself and least describe yourself in each combination. Once the exercise is completed, you will get an instant personalized report of your personality complete with an overview of your strengths and weaknesses. The report is available immediately online and will be sent to your email as well.
Four temperaments is a proto-psychological theory that suggests that there are four fundamental personality types, sanguine (optimistic and social), choleric (short-tempered or irritable), melancholic (analytical and quiet), and phlegmatic (relaxed and peaceful). Most formulations include the possibility of mixtures of the types.
The DISC concept will allow you to unlock the mystery behind developing good people skills and creating better relationships. You will be able to use what you learn in this assessment to reduce conflict, improve productivity and relate with others more effectively.
Twenty-four hundred years ago, scientists and philosophers, most notably Hippocrates, began to recognize and categorize differences in behavior that seemed to follow a pattern.
Since then, many psychologists and scientists have explored behavioral patterns. Dr. William Marston wrote “The Emotions of Normal People” in 1928 after earning his doctorate from Harvard University. Marston theorized that people are motivated by four intrinsic drives that direct behavioral patterns. He used four descriptive characteristics for behavioral tendencies which are represented by four letters of the alphabet: D, I, S and C. Thus the concept of “DISC” was introduced.
No. They are many factors that make up the total personality of a person. Temperament is only one of the many parts.
Yes. Each person will lead differently depending on their temperament.
Notice: The High D (Choleric) and High I (Sanguine) will lead by inspiration. The High S (Phlegmatic) and High C (Melancholy) will lead by example.
One of the major causes of conflict between couples is a lack of communication. Every person needs to be loved, accepted and appreciated. Beyond the obvious, there are effective and ineffective ways of relating to another person based on their temperament. Knowing another person’s temperament with help you identify what is the most effective way to relate and communicate.