I just took this personality survey kind of thing for World Changers called “D.I.S.C”. It asks a series of four words that you pick the highest and lowest of the four for your perceived personality traits in your work environment. After the groups of words, you pick a matching graph out of a bunch of them that is the closest match your results. These are my two closest ones.
Other people see you as aggressive, analytical, impatient, and independent. You are inwardly-driven and try hard to overcome obstacles and reach your goals, which can often become obsessions. You like difficult problems that you can overcome with brainpower, logic, and tactics. You are very factual, cool, and competitive, and you like to run the show your own way. You are eager to accept responsibility and make decisions on your own.
Potential for Growth
Your impact on others can be stronger than you realize. You can be cold, blunt, and critical. When people don’t measure up to your standards you tell it like it is, and that often hurts others. In your impatience to get things done, you don’t hesitate to do it all yourself; you can therefore be a poor delegator and communicator. You are likely to become impatient and irritable when things don’t go your way. Routine tasks can become boring very quickly.
Underneath, you are dominant, reflective, active, and very determined. In your daily activities you see the need to initiate action, exercise authority, and produce tangible results. You are an individualist, and you want both power and freedom. You work well in fast-moving environments. The more difficult the problem, the more you are interested. You usually move with determination.
You work best for a direct, straightforward manager with whom you can ‘level’ and negotiate commitments on an equal basis. You need to be given difficult assignments that will challenge your logic and analytical ability. You often need to be made aware of your biting impact on co-workers and subordinates.
Others see you as positive, logical, and systematic. You push for results but with sensitivity and tact, and you seem to have an instinctive knack for picking your battles. You are dogged in pursuing the solutions to problems, and you are adept at creating processes and procedures to achieve your goals. Although you drive for what you think is important, your assertiveness comes across as low key and respectful of others. You lead by example as well as by direction, and you dominate with patience and persistence. You are results-oriented, but you are willing to take the time to do it right, often without a sense of urgency.
Potential for Growth
You can be slow to communicate, often unwilling to share information or authority. When you do communicate you may be perceived as either blunt and intimidating or apathetic and pessimistic. Once you make up your mind, it is extremely difficult for you to change it. If you are immersed in a project, you may ignore or neglect other obligations or the needs of others.
You are resolute, methodical, and driven by a need to weigh the pros and cons of a situation. You are motivated by achieving goals that allow you to work independently or with trusted associates. You take a measured approach to change—not avoiding it but not being too quick to embrace it. You prefer to find answers to situations for yourself, and you do not want people looking over your shoulder or second-guessing your decisions.
You prefer working for a manager who respects your need for independence and self-pacing. On the other hand, when the situation turns stressful, you want your manager to give you the support that you need, primarily by creating a supportive infrastructure in which to operate. You like to receive praise and recognition for a job well done in a low-key, no-nonsense way, without involving other people. Primarily, you want appreciation for your hard work and commitment. To you, the best reward comes in the form of continuing responsibilities and opportunities to identify and solve problems.