Indiana Wesleyan University
ADM201 Principles of Self-Management
October 10, 2010
Michelle Hammond, Professor
Introduction To the DiSC Profile System
The DiSC profile system is a specialized profile assessment system. It is designed to provide takers with a clue into which personality category they fall. Each characteristic is carefully laid out to determine which profile best suits you. In brief, the profile consists of four categories that include dominance, influence, steadiness and conscientiousness. Each profile consists of a description of various tendencies, the preferred environment where they feel most comfortable, the type of people they need to be associated with, and lastly, what is needed to be more effective. Someone in the dominance profile would emphasize controlling the environment to accomplish goals, and they are more apt to overcome opposition. An influential type tends to try persuading others. A steady individual relies on cooperating with others under current circumstances to complete the task. An individual with a conscientious profile would ensure accuracy while not jeopardizing quality or accuracy. Behavior—Strengths
After completing the personal profile instrument, the results determined that I fall into the perfectionist profile pattern. Not at all enjoying being labeled, I am making a strong commitment to going with the flow. Interestingly enough, some of my strengths include loyalty, patience, family oriented, easy going, and one who resists change. I am totally in agreement with the descriptions from Inscape Publishing and how the profile assessment was presented. One of my strengths emphasized in the profile is having a deliberate demeanor. I believe my military experience played a very important role in this characteristic. Prior to that, like a majority of teenagers today, I was one of the wishy-washiest people you’d encounter. Being in the military; away from home...