DISC Personality Types

The Problem and Solution with Difficult Relationships

How Can You Identify Your Personality Type?

Do you struggle in your relationship with a spouse, family member,or co-worker?

Do you often say to yourself, “They’re just difficult to get along with…” or even, “I just give up…”

What happens when you can’t just walk away from the relationship so easily?

Maybe your “enemy” could be an over-demanding boss, a bitter spouse, or even a cynical parent, for instance.

This relationship can a problem that affects your thinking, your performance, and your overall well-being. It can become quite stressful if you don’t know how to deal with it properly.

So how do you handle a problem like this?

I’m glad you asked!

One of the best ways to handle a difficult relationship is to learn more about yourself and identify your behavioral style. This best way to do this is to take the DISC personality test.

After all, if you want to live a life of success and victory, changing the climate of a difficult relationship can begin with you. 

What is DISC and How Does it Relate to Your Personality?

DISC is a universal language of observable human behavior.

It describes the differences in how people approach:

  • Problems
  • People
  • Pace
  • Procedures

While DISC does not measure intelligence, education, or training levels, it does measure behavior.

DISC consists of 4 personality types:

D – demanding, dominant, communicates in bullet points, impatient, loves challenges

I – influential, inspiring, spontaneous, outgoing, loves praise and approval

S – slow, stable, easy-going, sensitive, steady, people pleaser, team player

C – cautious, considerate, cynical, completes assignments, perfectionist, consistent

Sometimes people can be a pure D, I, S, or C. But other times people have a “hybrid” personality type in which they have a combination of one or more personality styles, based on their environment. I wouldn’t call a person with a “hybrid personality type,” a hypocrite or a crazy person, (at least in some cases). I think it’s the ability to adjust based on the responsibilities of the person in a given environment.

Susan expressing the “I” side of her personality type

For example, Susan is a D/I personality type. She’s a supervisor at her job. When she’s at work and has a project to complete, she can become very demanding (D personality type) of her team because she knows that the responsibility of getting the task done falls on her. But when she’s at home surfing the Internet or on Facebook, she becomes the social, outgoing (I personality type), because she has no major task to complete.  

Having a combination of different personality types does NOT mean that you have a split personality!

Sometimes your personality adjusts to the environment you find yourself in.

For instance, when you’re in a relaxed environment where you don’t feel a need to be “on guard” you may be a lighthearted “I” personality. However, in a stressful situation where you have a lot of responsibilities, you may become a “D” because you know you have certain tasks to complete and the blame is on you if they don’t get finished.

Another good thing about the DISC personality system is that you can identify your own personality style, but you can also recognize the different personality styles in others such as your spouse, family members, co-workers, and people in your church, organization, or business.

When you understand personalities better, you can begin to establish and maintain stronger relationships.

Are your ready to find out your personality style?

If so, Click Here to learn more about the DISC personality test.