WHAT IF I TOLD YOU THAT THERE IS A WAY TO UNDERSTAND PEOPLE?

THERE IS A KEY TO BUILDING STRONG RELATIONSHIPS!
THERE IS AN INSTRUCTION MANUAL FOR PERSONAL BEHAVIOURS!

It’s called

Extended DISC®

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.

William Marston was an American Psychologist who wrote a book in 1928 that introduced his DISC theory, which was validated during his studies at Harvard University . He classified four categories of human behavioral type– Dominance, Inducement, Submission, and Compliance. He redefined these four quadrants of DISC and behaviour as predictable traits that we act out in our everyday lives. He saw our DISC personality styles as being both internal and innate, but impacted largely by our external environment.

FUN FACT! Marston also developed the first Lie Detector test and the creation of the character Wonder Woman

THEN…

In 1940, Walter Clark took the theory of William Moulton Marston and developed the first DISC personality profile which were widely used as they are easy to understand and implement. HOWEVER, DISC assessments is that they primarily focus on what the respondents thinks they need to be in their current work role. Consequently, the results, which are like a snapshot in time, can change over time.

And then came EDISC!

The Extended DISC® tool has the ability to measure the hard-wired DISC-style. This means the results show who the individual actually is and not what the person thinks he/she needs or wants to be. As a result, Extended DISC® identifies the true strengths and developmental areas to allow for accurate performance improvement.

Extended DISC is the world’s fastest growing assessment system. A position maintained by continuing its important research and development work, far outpacing competitors in innovation and customisation of highly validated profiles and related products.

“We recognise that the most satisfied people work at the best companies. Our goal is to provide our clients with the information they need to keep their best and brightest motivated and make the most of their strengths, which helps to ensure a better future for all.”

Jukka Sappinen, CEO - Extended DISC