..and onwards we go with the personality test.

Today I have had a look at the Disc Index from Institute Success which is a test which evaluates behaviours rather than personality differences. It splits into two segments, natural style pattern and adaptive style pattern. I somehow can relate to this test more than the previous one. The rapport is more or less the same in respect of the content but shows that depending on the situation I react differently. Below is the results of the free test, I have yet to purchase the full rapport but say that they also have anĀ ADVanced Insights Assessment which seems very interesting.

Natural style pattern

  • Socially poised without being an extremist.
  • Prefers to establish relationships for the team or organization that are based on long-standing contacts, rather than brief superficial communications.
  • Tends to say ‘yes’ more than ‘no’ when asked to help out with a colleague’s project or problem.
  • Maybe sought out by others in the organization to assist with a personal or team problem.
  • Listens carefully to alternatives before making a judgment.
  • Prefers networking by face with internal and external stakeholders rather than working in solitary conditions.
  • Tends to have a ‘long fuse’ and is not easily angered while on the job, although may take some of the anger and vent it at home.

Adaptive style pattern

  • Wants to be seen as one who has the ability to take the seed of an idea and make it develop into a successful solution.
  • When the organizational urgency gets high, can work with the team to restore comfort and also get the urgent project done successfully.
  • Will follow-up carefully on project details, especially if they have been delegated to others.
  • Has the ability to carry out detailed action plans and verbalize the steps in an articulate manner.
  • Demonstrates a very good potential for being a facilitator and communicator of the organization’s policies, and values.
  • On difficult projects, may become somewhat impatient or aggressive when under pressure.
  • When offering individual or team criticism, will usually do this in a positive and constructive manner, so that no one loses self-esteem.

Two tests done and one to go.

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