Soft Skills 101: An Introduction to DISC
Technical professionals that have developed Soft Skills command a premium is today's employment market.
Soft Skills are defined as having a combination of people skills, social skills, communication skills, character traits, attitudes, career attributes, social intelligence and emotional intelligence quotients that enable people to navigate their environment, work well with others, perform well, and achieve their goals with complementing hard skills. (Wikipedia Contributors, 2018)
Understanding a Person’s Personality Style is Key to Communicating Effectively
- Have you ever felt a sense of disconnect when talking with some people?
- Have you ever wondered why you can't seem to get your point across when talking with certain people?
There is a simple tool known as “DISC” that’s designed to help you understand your preferred communication style and gauge style that other people prefer.
Understanding how you communicate, how your style of communication may be perceived by others who communicate differently, and how to bridge a gap in communication styles, can make all the difference when the goal is effective communication.
DISC Resources Abound on the Web
The Everything Disc website has useful information on DISC, including some downloads and an means for taking a personal assessment.
There are “free” DISC assessments available, such as the one provided via Tony Robbins website.
Organizations offering a free DISC profile In exchange for your contact information will usually opt you into an email or phone marketing campaign to market to you personal improvement products and services. While this can be beneficial, you may want to opt for a paid DISC assessment if you do not want to make yourself the target of unwanted solicitations.
Last but not least, there are some free Extended Disc training-oriented videos which can help people get a handle on DISC and also understand the nature of the four personality types:
Contributors, W. (2018, January 9). Soft Skills. Retrieved from Wikipedia.