Personalities are reflections of who people truly are at their core. This past week each team member completed a DISC Platinum RuleTM Behavioral Assessment. As stated in the assigned reading, this assessment provides its users with the tools for becoming a better person, the ability to behave more maturely and productively, and to be more successful. Recognition of different personality styles are observed as each team member completes the assessment. All patterns may not work for everyone. However, these patterns are valuable to building relationships.
The Platinum RuleTM identifies four main behavioral styles and 16 sub-styles. Explanations of the main behavioral styles are listed as follows: Dominance style (D) driven by two governing needs: the need to control and the need to achieve. The D style is goal oriented, go getters, and most comfortable when they are in charge of people and situations. Interactive style (I) friendly, enthusiastic, and like to be where the action is. They thrive on the admiration, acknowledgement, and compliments that come with being in the limelight. They just want to have a good time. Steadiness style (S) warm, supportive, and nurturing. They are the most people oriented of the four styles. This style represents excellent listeners, devoted friends, and loyal employees. Their laid back disposition makes them very approachable. This style is an excellent team player. Cautious style (C) analytical, persistent, systematic people who enjoy problem solving. This style is very detail-oriented, and task-oriented, who enjoy perfection and working toward tangible results. The Cautious style has high expectations of themselves and others. This can tend to make them very critical and judgmental. The 16 sub-styles that correlate to the four main styles are as follows: Dominance
These style descriptions are stated from The Platinum RuleTM Model Behavioral Styles" by Dr. Tony Alessandra. Upcoming, discussion on each team members behavioral trait, how they perceive themselves, how each team member perceives each other, and how each behavioral trait compares and contrast with each other.
With the results from the DISC platinum assessment, we have gathered information which categorizes the behavioral traits of each team member into a main behavioral style and sub-style. Each style goes hand in hand in contributing to the assessment of our personalities. As a team, we found it interesting how closely relatable the traits in the assessment come to our personalities.
Marina's assessment identified her as belonging to the Dominance main style and the "Adventurer" sub-style. This combination, "Di," is otherwise known as the socializing director or expressive driver. This style of dominance is motivated by independence. The adventurer has a very challenging personality for they are cautious of people who can advance before them. They can be categorized as overachievers because they do not like being beaten to a goal. The adventurer is result oriented because of their nature to accomplish more than what they expect of themselves. It becomes somewhat of a habit for the adventurer to oversee quality over quantity, and accomplishing as many tasks as possible is not a problem for this subtype and time is of the essence because of the importance placed on completing tasks as quickly as possible. Because the adventurer has feelings of great self-worth they do not mind confrontation and maintain their self-worth even after making mistakes. This person is very positive and focuses on success and strengths rather than weaknesses. Although it may seem as if the adventurer can tackle anything...
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