Amy Lewis 340 Director of Marketing
I'm the Director of Marketing here at Assessments 24x7. My background is pretty crazy, and I've had jobs that ranged from Dolphin Trainer at the Oklahoma City Zoo to Operations Manager at Waste Management (what my husband liked to call Queen of the Garbage Men). I began my focus on marketing in the very early days of social media when Facebook was still called "The Facebook," and I've found that what I like best about it is that, at the core, it is all about helping people. Whether it's assisting a small business owner with developing their very first website or working with a marketing team to create a full-blown marketing plan, helping people and companies get the word out about their businesses is what I love.
I live in Washington State, and traveling is my jam! I also spend a lot of my time enjoying the activities that the Pacific Northwest has to offer with mountain biking and hiking at the top of the list.
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Scenario: When Wanda sees a homeless person, she wants to give them money. Jeff doesn’t want her to do that because he thinks that person will take advantage of the situation. Wanda feels that it’s not her responsibility to know what they will do with the money, it’s just her responsibility to be kind and do what she can for others. Jeff feels that the money would be better spent elsewhere, where he knows how it will be used. Tension in a relationship comes from what each person values. When Wanda gives, she feels satisfied, but Jeff does not. If she does not, Wanda will feel unsatisfied, but Jeff will feel fine. By becoming aware of our own motivational orientation and learn to identify it in others, we can understand the WHY behind behavior. If Jeff and Wanda can understand where each places value, they can learn to adapt for mutual benefit, rather than get frustrated with each other.
Jon Oliver is a consultant in the area of intercollegiate athletics and a leadership coach with a specific focus on professional development for coaches, administrators, and business leaders.
What does it mean when a person is plotted right in the center of the wheel?
This means that they are expressing two opposite styles at the same time. The D and the S or the I and the C. Because these are opposite styles in terms of pace, priority, behavior, and emotion, they may experience frequent internal tension and pull between those styles. In turn, this may cause external tension as others may not know which person will be present. If this person can learn to be aware and decide which style is most appropriate for the situation, this can be an advantage because they literally understand the styles at the opposite sides of the wheel.
Remember that on the Behavior Wheel, the letters inside each segment represent only those styles that are expressed (above the energy line). The further to the outside edge of the wheel that a person is plotted, the more intense their style is, and it may take more energy for them to adapt to styles that are different than theirs. They may need to intentionally “tone down” their own style in order to adapt, and they may need some recovery time if this adaptation is frequent or sustained. When plotted more towards the center, the less intense the style(s) and the more adaptable they are because they can shift easier to styles that are similar to their own. However, they may feel some inner tension with those styles.
Have you run into any interesting or confusing plots on the DISC Wheel? Please share them in the comments!
Q: What is the scale on the Word Sketches of the DISC report?
A: The scale of 1-6 measures your intensity in each of the DISC styles. The higher the score, the more intense you are in that style, and the more energy you will put into that particular DISC focus; dominating problems and tasks, influencing people, steadying the environment and complying to rules and procedures. The lower the score, the less intense you are in that style and the less energy you will put into the focus of that style. It’s important to pay attention to the energy line between 3 and 4. Scoring above it means you are pushing energy forward into that style and it is therefore expressed behavior/emotion. Below the line, you are pulling energy away and it is therefore concealed style in you.
Let's focus on the Team Dynamics Report. It assists in better understanding and developing a functional team. It provides an overview of the combination of different behavioral styles within a team and is created from the individual DISC Behavioral Profiles of each team member. All Team Reports are free so this is a great benefit that you can offer. It also offers excellent suggestions for communication and adaptability to help you maximize the strengths of your team, while addressing any communication challenges between team members.
We'd love to hear about your experiences using any of the Team Reports or questions you have about them in the comments!
You can find the Team Dynamics Report along with the rest of the Team Reports under the DISC Self section on our Sample Reports page. https://www.assessments24x7.com/sample-reports