The Personal Style Profile is based on the proven DISC behavioral model. DISC is known as a four factor model for assessing and describing a person’s behavioral style.
Participants complete a quick (less then 15 minute) survey is used in which rank adjectives a rank ordered.
The results of the survey is a ranking on these four factors:
- Dominance – approach to problem solving and getting results
- Influencing – approach to interacting with others and showing emotion
- Stabilizing – approach to pace, persistence and relationships
- Cautiousness – approach to procedures, standards and quality
Two graphs, Natural Style and Adaptive Style, are used to represent these factors.
A person’s Natural Style is how they behave when they are being most natural. It is the style adopted when being authentic and true.
It is also the style that a person reverts to when under stress or pressure. Behaving in this style, however, reduces stress and tension. When authentic to their Natural Style people can maximize their true potential more effectively.
Adaptive Style is how people behave when modifying their behavior based on the environment, either consciously or subconsciously. This style is less natural and authentic. Adapting for too long may cause stress and reduced effectiveness.
The Personal Style Profile also consist of descriptions of the various aspects of a person’s style, including:
-General Attributes – Contextual description of behavioral tendencies
-General Statements – Specific statements about behavioral tendencies
-Psychological Attributes – A look at Emotions, Goals and Needs
-Descriptive Words – Words that describe behavioral tendencies
-Famous Archetypes – People that exhibit the similar behavior
-Value to the Organization – How you may provide value to organizations
-Perception – How you may perceive yourself and how others may perceive you
-Strengths — A strengths-based description of your overall behavioral style
-Limitations – Behavioral tendencies that could become limitations if not accounted for
-The Four P’s — A look at how you approach Problems, People, Pace and Procedure
-Ideal Job Climate — An ideal work environment for you
-Communication — Tips on how other people can best communicate with you
The Personal Style Profile is best used in conjunction with a trained coach or counselor. They can provide a debriefing of the results that leads to better understanding.