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DiSC Profiles Quiz
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A D-style FEARS
Being taken advantage of
Question 1 Explanation:
People with this style enjoy competition and winning. They like to feel in control of their environment. They prioritize competency in both themselves and in others. They do not like feeling vulnerable.
When working through a conflict situation with an S-style, you should
Avoid being impatient or lashing out emotionally.
Stick to the facts and avoid hot buttons.
Give them time to have their say and avoid purposely escalating the argument.
Take a more diplomatic and patient approach.
Question 2 Explanation:
A person with an S style is motivated by cooperation, and values collaboration and stability. They are uncomfortable with confrontation and chaotic situations. People in conflict with an S-style will get through it best by being diplomatic and patient. Avoid forceful tactics that will cause them to hide their true feelings.
A C-style is described as
Question 3 Explanation:
A person with a C style is described as careful, cautious, systematic, diplomatic, accurate and tactful.
An i-style’s GOAL is
b. Group acceptance
Question 4 Explanation:
I styles enjoy victory with flair, friendship and happiness, authority and prestige status symbols, popularity
When MANAGING an S-style you should
Give clear directions that address methods and logics.
Give them challenging projects that have an impact on the bottom line.
Give clear guidance and time to complete tasks.
Let them know their ideas are being heard.
Question 5 Explanation:
People with the S style want to be given clear guidance and time to perform their tasks, and they don’t want to be rushed for quick answers. Provide them with the structure they require. Offer support by providing the information and resources they need to do their work.
A D-style is MOTIVATED by
Question 6 Explanation:
A person with a D style is motivated by winning, competition and success.
If selling to C-styles, you should remember to
Provide them assurances your product is reliable
Quickly lay out your main points
Create a friendly atmosphere to get to know them
Provide lots of objective information
Question 7 Explanation:
C customers want to be assured that they are committing to the best, so they may scrutinize any offering for flaws or deficiencies. Have as many details and facts at your fingertips as possible.
An i-style is LIMITED by
Lack of concern for others
Being over critical
Question 8 Explanation:
A person with a i style prioritizes taking action, but may be limited by being impulsive and disorganized with a lack of follow-through.
A C-style PRIORITIZES
Question 9 Explanation:
People with the C style place an emphasis on working conscientiously within existing circumstances to ensure quality and accuracy.
An i-style VALUES
Freedom of expression
Question 10 Explanation:
A person with an i style values coaching and counseling, freedom of expression and democratic relationships.
The best way to recognize and reward a D-style is to
Compliment their performance and expertise.
Meet regularly with them to assure they are meeting your expectations.
Step back and give them more autonomy.
Put them in the spot and provide opportunities to network.
Question 11 Explanation:
People with the D style are demotivated by routine, foot dragging, and being under tight supervision. They respond well to working independently, setting results-oriented goals, and being praised with concrete examples of their achievements.
An S-style needs others who
Weighs pros and cons
State unpopular decisions
Concentrate on the task
Help prioritize work
Question 12 Explanation:
A person with an S Style may be limited by being indecisive, overly accommodating with a tendency to avoid change. Therefore they need others to help them prioritize tasks.
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