The behaviors an individual uses to interact with others are unique to that individual. Many people have two behavioral styles: one they have learned to use to meet the needs of the environment they are in, and the other when they are completely relaxed or under pressure. Does this sound confusing? I hope so, because each of us is complex. However, there is a tool to help us better understand our behaviors as well as how others view them.

In the DISC behavioral profile, D stands for dominance, I for influencing, S for steadiness, and C for compliance. Why people do what they do because they receive an emotional reward for the activity.

When people complete the DISC profile published by Target Training International, Ltd (TTI), they need to select four words in 12 groupings that best describes them. The completed report produces two graphs – one called the adaptive style the other the natural style. The adaptive graph defines the behavioral perceived to be needed in the current environment. The natural graph defines the behavioral style the produces the highest level of emotional for the person. Most, though not all, people modify their behavior to meet their current environmental needs (for instance, the environment of work compared to home when work is less stressful than home, and home compared to work when work is more stressful than home).

I am sure you have met a person who was congenial company in a social setting, but proved anything but congenial in a work environment. This is an illustration of how the same person has two behavioral styles: one style is the person at his or her best, while the other style likely needs management.

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Source: John Mathis, Owner/President, Keyline Company, Inc. All rights reserved worldwide. Copyright protected.