Understanding the impact of your communication style and others is just the starting point of a good relationship. 

There is another essential factor that needs to be considered. What motivates the other person, or in other words, what is it they want that is making them behave the way they do? Words, body language, and tone of voice are simple mechanisms that individuals might use to get what they want!

This is the first in a series of posts to explain the most common personality language. DISC is the foundation of understanding for virtually every human personality type. The science of DISC is proven and trusted all over the world as the benchmark in understanding human behaviour. Understanding your communication style is the initial step towards better relationships.

Learn more about understanding your own communication style.

DISC stands for:

DOMINANCE

INFLUENCE

STEADINESS

COMPLIANCE

A plethora of suppliers represents DISC’s elements under a variety of aliases, including but not limited to colours, temperatures, seasons, bunnies and tigers and a variety of other pseudonyms. 

DISC’s elements are common to all personality types and vary in intensity from one person to another, no matter what they are called.

It is essential to understand that every personality has all of these elements in it to varying degrees. In other words, some will be highly dominant and low compliant, with a very low steady style and a moderate influencing style.

Understanding how the various elements of the DISC blend with each other is extremely important. 

Hence, you should avoid referring to someone as HIGH DOMINANT or LOW COMPLIANT since all of the 4 elements will come into play in various situations.

In future posts, we will break down each behaviour element together and explore how these elements of the DISC blend and how to best communicate with the various styles.

Stay tuned.

Edited for ILSTV

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