As someone who has been right into DISC since the early turn of the millennia (and Myer-Briggs too), I was always fascinated with the type of characters my children will be.
What made this issue shift a lot for me, was the fact that I shifted. Even though I have always been on the Dominance / Director end of the profile, I was ‘unhealthy’ for years.
This basically meant in that I was ‘unhealthy’ (in a profiling sense). it wasn’t until recently in life that started expressing more Dominant type of behaviour.
And then I had children! After watching my wonderful daughter Maddie reach 14 months, I could start to tell her DISC Behavioural style. It started becoming obvious from these situations:
· In a group of children, she would be the one taking over. This included (unfairly) taking the stuff of others and claiming it as her own.
· Her energy is directed outwards. Saying hello to people and being more interested in people than objects.
· When things don’t get her way, all hell breaks loose.
She is a Director / Influencer by a long shot. It’s slightly different to my own style being more Director / Relater and I love her work.
I suspect she will be quite the powerful entrepreneur or I could even envision her as a Politician or perhaps even an Officer in the Defence Force.
My advice and thinking? Get into DISC profiling and it’s fun when you use it on your own family members.
I love it, gives insights into who we are, who they are and what it all means.