In our last post, we discussed the basic elements of the Influence factor of DISC. As a recap of what we have discussed so far:
Today, we will introduce the basic elements of S; Steadiness.
Steadiness is the element of an individual’s personality that indicates how you respond to pace and consistency. High steady people will resist change until they see the benefit of doing so. They prefer doing one task at a time. Alternatively, the low steady individual wants to work at a fast pace with multiple tasks occurring at the same time.
Although a high steady person will take time to trust you, once they do you have a loyal friend for life! They are very patient and will be seen as logical, thoughtful members of the team. They do not display emotion and will be hard to read. The low steady style will display emotions easily and may be seen as impatient and ‘always moving’ to others
Communication from a high steady person will be minimal, at least until they trust you. They want to think things through and have reassurances from those they are close to prior to bringing forth their ideas and thoughts. Conversely, the lower steady will have no problems voicing and getting behind new ideas with enthusiasm. The low S needs to understand the others need for time to think things through.
In our next post, we will discuss the basics of the C element of DISC, Compliance.
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