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Pace: Balanced Perspective: Overview Focus: Events
This is a sample mydiscprofile report, using fictional personality results to show just how much breadth of detail you'll find in a full upgraded report. You can see your own personality style interpreted in this much detail by trying a free test now, then upgrading to a full report.
This report will give you some vital pointers to help you understand the way you currently behave, and to help you build an effective strategy to help you reach your goals.
We don't claim that this report can give you all the answers, but based on your responses to the mydiscprofile questionnaire, we hope you'll find some important insights and useful life tips in this report.
An introduction to your personal style
The heart of your personality
Understanding the advantages, and the limits, of your style
Directions for change in your personal style
Your report has been compiled from your answers by an automatic process based purely on the answers you gave to the questionnaire. That means that it's completely objective, and it's also direct - in assessing your existing strengths, and also in making suggestions that might help you develop towards your goals.
While reading your report, it's important to be aware of a subtle effect that psychologists call confirmation bias. In the context of a report like this, that means that most people will tend to agree with the most positive comments about themselves, and reject less positive remarks. Often, though, it's exactly the suggestions that challenge preconceptions that are the most useful, so try to weigh the contents of the report accordingly.
That doesn't mean that we insist everything in this report must be true! The details given here are based on your answers to the questionnaire, and we hope you'll find them truly useful in helping to understand yourself, or at least give you some important topics to think about. However, the personalities of human beings are immensely variable - probably infinitely so - and a simple test like this can only cover a finite number of possibilities.
With all that in mind, we hope you find much in your report to engage your interest and suggest possibilities for the future.
If you want to get the most out of your mydiscprofile report, you'll want to take a few minutes to absorb the important information on this page.
We analyse the answers you gave to the questionnaire to work out the values for four fundamental factors in your personal style. From the combinations of these values, we can tell a great deal about your personality. These four most basic factors are shown in this graph:
A measure of your directness and assertiveness, associated with a willingness to take risks and accept challenges. You have a balanced attitude toward behaviour of this kind.
A measure of your sociability, openness and confidence with others. Influence is a moderately important factor in your personal style.
A measure of your patience with others, and your readiness to take a thoughtful, long-term approach. You have a balanced attitude toward behaviour of this kind.
A measure of your interest in structure and order, and your willingness to comply with rules and regulations. Compliance is a relatively unimportant factor in your style.
You're a confident and open individual who enjoys the company of others, and actively seeks out positive and friendly relations with the people around you. You communicate easily with others, whether they're familiar to you or not, and you're not afraid to find yourself at the centre of attention.
Your results are created from your answers to the mydiscprofile questionnaire using a profiling system known as DISC (from the initials of Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance). DISC is widely used in professional personal assessments, and mydiscprofile uses the same underlying theory to give you a personal report built using professional techniques.
Some of the most prominent personality traits in your style are listed here:
Being ready to express your thoughts and feelings without reservation.
Interacting positively and effectively with other people.
Maintaining a positive and optimistic attitude to life.
Showing an expressive and socially outgoing attitude.
Showing a humorous attitude, and a readiness to look on the bright side of life.
The word trait just refers to any distinct feature or element of your personality. If you're unsure about any of the terms used in this report, remember that you can always check the Glossary.
Here's a selection of 'Style Keynotes' that highlight various important features of your personal style:
You strongly value your relationships with those around you. You're concerned for others' feelings, and you'll do your best to avoid causing offence or discomfort. You're also an outgoing type of person, and you'll be ready to demonstrate your concern through direct action when it's practical to do so.
Values are an important feature of any personality, and you can find out more about your particular set of values in the 'Core Values' section later in this report.
This chart divides personalities up into twenty-five blocks, and is set up in such a way that people are divided more-or-less equally across the chart (that is, each block generally contains about 4% of the population as a whole). We've marked the block that contains your style so you can see how it compares with the other possibilities.
Your style is highly Assertive, and also somewhat Open.
A measure of your willingness to take direct action, or to take charge of a situation. This is a very strong feature of your personal style.
A measure of self-reliance, relating to an analytical and precise approach. This kind of behaviour rarely appears in your personal approach.
A measure of a person's willingness to communicate freely and express their ideas. This is a very strong feature of your personal style.
A measure of acceptance of others, and a readiness to show patience and caution. This kind of behaviour rarely appears in your personal approach.
For most people, the driving forces behind their approach to life can ultimately be summed up in terms of a few brief concepts. These concepts are referred to here as 'Core Values': they're the internal 'signpost' we use to judge situations, and work out how to react to them.
For example, let's say you're a person who values 'Challenge'. If that's the case, you'll actively seek out situations that provide you with the challenging conditions you prefer, and avoid those that don't. You'll also tend to judge events and people depending on the extent to which they fulfil this particular need.
Core Values aren't always positive in their effects: they can have a negative impact, too. Events or developments that challenge these basic values can lead to responses ranging from disinterest to discomfort.
So, an understanding of the Core Values that lie at the heart of your personal approach to life can be extremely helpful in understanding how and why you react the way you do.
In this section, we've selected a few Core Values that closely match your own personal style. These are the kinds of values that underlie the way you look at life, and the way you form judgements about the events and people in your life.
You're a person who likes to see the positive side of things, and you'll wish to use your outgoing and informal style to spread an equally positive attitude to those around you. You tend to take a confident and broad view of events, rather than concerning yourself with questions of detail or technicalities.
Being able to express yourself to others is one of your most important values. You have a confident and outgoing style, and you're ready to use that style to make a point or explain an idea. This underlying focus on communication means that you will tend to be attracted to situations where there is plenty of opportunity to interact with others and, conversely, you'll tend to avoid more isolated situations.
As a person who freely expresses yourself to others, you'll want to feel that those around you are receptive to your thoughts and ideas. Indeed, you'll generally prefer relaxed conditions where others are as free in communication as yourself, and avoid more formal situations.
Every different type of personality has its own distinctive strengths, and its own distinctive abilities that stem from those strengths. Those same strengths and abilities are always - without exception - balanced by limitations and disadvantages. The key to making the most of your personal style is understanding where your strengths and limitations lie. Armed with that knowledge, you can take maximum advantage of your strengths, while avoiding potential problems arising from your personal limits.
In this section, you'll find a breakdown of your most important areas of strength, each shown with all its related advantages, abilities and limitations.
This symbol marks the strengths of each facet of your personality, areas where that aspect of your style gives you real advantages.
This symbol marks the limitations that balance out of each of your strengths, describing conditions where your approach might be less effective.
Your focus on others, and your communicative abilities, makes you particularly capable when it comes to developing relationships and in building a socially positive atmosphere. You're confident with those around you, and you're also open to their opinions and ideas.
While you're confident with others, especially in a social sense, you're not particularly assertive in a direct and dominant way. This means that you tend not to deal well with difficult or antagonistic situations, when a more determined and self-reliant attitude may be called for.
You communicate in a free and confident manner, and you're able to interact positively with others to build strong relationships. You're concerned with others' feelings, and you can be effective in helping to resolve personal difficulties or disagreements.
While your concern for others often helps you relate in a positive way, you can be reluctant to act in ways that might risk disapproval or confrontation. This can mean that you tend not to deal well with more pressured or stressful situations.
You possess a natural capacity for open and effective communication with others. You're able to fit easily into most social situations, and your combination of an extrovert and expressive side with a more accepting and empathetic element to your nature means that you are able to interact effectively with people of almost any type.
Your personal confidence will tend to depend on how you perceive your environment. You can be highly effective in situations where you feel appreciated or accepted, but you adapt rather less well to situations that you see as antagonistic or potentially hostile, so that you'll tend to avoid negative conditions of that kind.
As well as building a picture of your personality as it stands at the moment, the mydiscprofile questionnaire can also extrapolate from that picture to identify the kinds of changes or adaptations you'd likely want to see in your approach. These adaptations are typically due to your perceptions of how you ideally need to behave to fit into your current life situation.
Personal Development is the process of adapting your personal style to meet these perceived requirements. In this section, we look at the kinds of directions you seem to be wanting to develop your style (based on your answers to the mydiscprofile question set, of course). Where possible, we also offer a range of helpful advice to guide you towards those goals.
The chart below shows the changes in terms of your four main personality factors: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance. Larger bars indicate greater potential for change in your approach, for that particular factor. Bars pointing upward indicate that you're seeking to increase the factor in question, while bars pointing downward suggest that you're looking to decrease the factor's importance.
The Personal Development guidelines discussed in this section are calculated from the results of your profile, but only you yourself are qualified to judge the extent they apply to your own situation. More than any other section of this report, it's important to treat these comments as objective advice, rather than definitive statements.
It appears that your current approach is seeking to adjust to a lower level of Dominance, corresponding to a less assertive and direct approach to life.
The level of Influence in your style is relatively high, and it seems that you're seeking to reduce the influence of this factor somewhat.
In terms of the Steadiness factor, it seems that you take a relatively balanced view, and are not seeking to increase or decrease it by a significant amount.
Compliance is relatively low in your personal style, and you show little focus on adjusting it in either direction.
You seem to be looking to develop your sense of co-operation and interaction with others somewhat, and to actively take the time to discuss issues with other people. Though you're usually capable of coming quickly to a decision on your own, consulting others like this, or canvassing their opinions, might indeed provide a useful alternative perspective.
A useful way to approach change like this is to break it down into simple steps, and think about applying each of those steps in your work and home life. Based on this assessment of your personal development targets, these are some simple approaches to change that you might find effective:
Relationships with others are probably the key component in any discussion of personality: in fact, how we perceive others, and how others perceive us, lie at the heart of what 'personality' means.
When it comes to relating to others, it's simply not possible to understand their motivations and intentions directly: instead, it's normal to consider others' behaviour through the filter of your own attitudes and presumptions. This 'filtering' effect can have an enormous effect on the way you understand others, and on the way that others see you.
In this section, we look at the most important aspects of your personality when it comes to understanding and judging those around you. These are the most important things you look for when you're interacting with others, and they also help to define the kinds of preconceptions you bring to bear in communication.
Your own presumptions will necessarily affect your understanding of others' personal styles, but this is equally true of everyone else. In the same way that you tend to interpret others' attitudes in your own terms, those around you will also be applying their own 'filters' to your behaviour. Those filters can be extremely varied, and there isn't space to go into all the possible combinations here, but it is possible to make a few general comments.
There's little doubt that your highly sociable and personable attitude, and your naturally friendly disposition, mean that you're already a very effective communicator in many different types of situation. You have a natural sense of personal confidence, and because of that you tend to respond to others in a natural and intuitive way.
It's possible, however, that your natural and expressive approach may serve you less well than normal in situations that require a rather more formal and controlled attitude. In situations of this kind, it will be worthwhile adopting a slightly more cautious approach to communication, and taking a moment to consider your responses, for example, to any questions put to you.
Success in the work arena is as dependent on your personal style as any other aspect of life. In this section of your personal report, we look at the ways your particular defining characteristics will tend to affect the way you operate in a working environment. We also look at how you're likely to behave in some common working situations.
Every different personality type has its own associated set of work skills, and of course there are very many of these, depending on the detailed circumstances and the requirements of a particular job.
Here, we select some of the most important work skills suggested by your profile style.
You're a person who not only communicates openly with those around you, but who's also open to the thoughts and feelings of other people. This combination of abilities makes you an effective communicator, and in a workplace that depends on positive interaction between members of a team, your natural approach will potentially make a significant contribution.
You have a relaxed and informal attitude to life in general, and in a work situation this can help you to build effective relationships, and to foster innovative ideas. This kind of positive style can be especially effective in roles that depend on developing strong relations with others.
Your capacity to work positively with those around you, and to build effective personal communication in many cases, helps to develop a sense of community and involvement for all the members of a group or team. Your willingness to co-operate with others and work in partnership with them sets a strong example to encourage a cohesive working environment.
Your strong interpersonal abilities lie at the heart of your interactions with others, and this will be as true in the realm of leadership as elsewhere. For you, authority comes from the building of strong and effective relationships within your team, rather than a directly demanding approach. The more strongly you can build these bonds, the better your team can be expected to work. Be careful, though, of becoming too closely involved with those around you on an emotional level: leadership will still demand a degree of dispassionate judgement from time to time.
Your strongly communicative style can be highly effective in helping to develop working relationships within a team, and so to build a sense of motivation and community. So far as a team depends on the effective interaction of its members, you're likely to find yourself an integral part of its operation.
The key to successful career planning is to identify roles that match your natural abilities, so that they can provide a working environment where you not only feel engaged and motivated, but also make the most effective use of your natural talents. In this section, we look at some of the types of roles that will suit your style particularly well.
Remember that this analysis is based specifically on your personality style, and no other factors. Many of the roles or careers that we discuss here will also involve specialist interests, abilities or skills that lie outside the realm of this assessment. Those factors aside, these are the types of roles that match your particular personal approach.
While roles in business and commerce usually have an administrative or financial element, they also tend to rely on communication skills and persuasiveness.
An ability to put across ideas in a clear, accessible way is part of your personality style. You have the open and positive approach needed for effective training.
Roles in this area focus on an ability to work within a strict framework, but also a willingness to help others, to understand the needs of others and respond to those needs effectively.
This is an area well suited to those with strong communication skills. Roles in this area may be directly creative roles, or may aid in the production of arts and media of all kinds.
When preparing a CV (or résumé) many people include a short summary of their personal style as part of their self-description, and the contents of this report should be helpful in defining the type of information you could include in your own CV. If you want to create a self-summary like this, the following template is tailored to your personality style, and should provide a helpful starting point.
I'm an outgoing and sociable kind of person who enjoys the company of others and has a natural ability for building and maintaining positive working relationships. I'm open to others, and self-confident in my approach to communication, giving me a persuasive and convincing personal style.
You might also find it useful to list your most important personality traits. These are listed in the 'About You' section of this report but they are reproduced below for your convenience:
Confirmation bias A common tendency to focus on comments that reinforce preconceptions, and disregard or reject those that challenge existing ideas.
Core value One of the most fundamental underlying values of a personality, from which actions and behaviours tend to ultimately originate.
Filter A series of expectations and presumptions applied by one person to another's behaviour, based on their own personal style.
Role A set of expected or required behaviours related (for example) to a particular job.
Trait A general term for any identifiable factor or element of the personality.
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