Have you ever wondered why you didn’t get along with someone? Maybe it’s a colleague at work or school, a teacher, or maybe even your parents. Well, I do. Throughout middle school and part of high school, I would come home and complain everyday that I disliked one of my teachers or that one of my peers in my class was annoying. This was, until my sophomore year of high school when I attended Eagle U and learned a skill that would help me better understand and get along with others.
DiSC is a personality assessment that allows you to better understand yourself and others. Each of the four letters represents an aspect of a person’s personality.
Here are a few traits found in each of the personalities.
D: Likes to take charge, strong-willed, likes things to be to the point.
I: Extremely outgoing, loves meeting new people and isn’t shy of the spotlight.
S: Loves to make sure everyone gets along and is a people person.
C: Analytical, likes structure and is very organized.
As for myself, I discovered that I have the traits of the D, the C, and the I personalities. This knowledge has helped me not only understand myself better but has helped me read the personalities of others and adjust accordingly.
When I began my freshman year of college, I was excited to meet new people and was excited to have a roommate. When I learned that I would have not only one, but two roommates, I was even more excited. However, my excitement fell a bit after I actually met them. One of my roommates was very closed off. When I asked her questions, she always gave me a straightforward answer and I realized she had the character traits of a “D.” My other roommate was at first very nice and was very friendly. I realized this roommate held some of the personality traits of an “I” and an “S,” and because of this, we clicked. But I soon discovered that my other roommate didn’t appear to like us. I quickly remembered how she had the traits of the “D” personality and that she liked to be the leader and likes answers that are to the point. Because of this, I was able to change how I interacted with her and our friendship grew immediately. After this, I was able to change the way I was interacting with her and our friendship grew immediately. Knowing DiSC has not only made my living situation better but it has made being away at college much easier and honestly, more enjoyable.
Learning about DiSC not only made my living situation better but has made college much easier and more enjoyable.
Written by Jocelyn Spitz