EDISC is a tool that indicates our own personal ways of behaving, our preferences to doing things and how we do what we do in different situations.
Extended DISC® is an acronym for four key Behaviour styles.
We all have a primary and secondary style that comes naturally to us. This natural style comes to us effortlessly and it’s what we feel comfortable doing.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO KNOW EACH STYLE?
Once you get to know what each style is comfortable with, and you are aware of how you behave that is an extremely helpful and successful way of living. Imagine being Able to understand and predict how you will react to pressure?
The next step…
Once we are aware of ourselves, we can start top modify our language and behaviour to create successful relationships. Below is a simplified ‘cheat sheet’ of each styles attributes. (But please change the wording:
C STYLE – accurate analytical conscientious diplomatic high standards patient courteous fact finder mature precise
S STYLE – amiable friendly patient sincere steady stable team player good listener relaxed understanding
I STYLE – Charming confident convincing persuasive enthusiastic optimistic popular trusting
D STYLE – Adventuresome daring direct persistent problem solver competitive decisive innovative
PREDICTABLE BEHAVIOUR IN A MARRIAGE:
Knowing how people make decisions based on their predictable behaviour is a clear winner in marriage. It means that you can have a clear understanding of whether you fall into a ‘people oriented’ person or a ’task orientated’ person. Know how to give feedback to your partner, as well how to RECIEVE feedback is powerful for a healthy relationship.
Let’s take an example:
If your partner is a D style, then their challenging statements could be seen by an S style person as ‘aggressive’ and ‘rude’. When in fact, Partner A was well meaning in asking questions that are direct in fashion.
EDISC IS A WONDERFUL TOOL TO ENHANCE YOUR RELATIONSHIP.
Do opposite personalities attract? Do couples with similar personalities have fewer conflicts? We can’t answer these questions here because research results vary. But we are confident that marriages are improved through understanding, appreciation and respect.
An example below is what can be found on a profile report:
ORIGINS OF EDISC:
Empodocles in 444BC recognised that people seemed to act in four distctly different way which he desxfrived via environemtnal factors: Fire, Earth, Air and Water.
Then along came the great Hippocrates in 400BC who redefined the these quadrants as Choleric, Sanguine, Phlegmatic and Melancholic. He called them the 4 Temperaments.
From there, the history of DISC fast-forwards quite a bit. In 1921, Carl Jung (a Swiss psychiatrist) seemed to have re-examined the idea of the four quadrant model and realised that the way we think and process information could indeed be linked to our personality.