Using the DISC Personality to Help Your Association Get Along and Get things Done!
DISC® is the leading personal assessment tool used by over 1 million people every year to improve work productivity, teamwork and communication.
The DISC profile is a non-judgmental tool used for discussion of people’s behavioral differences. If you participate in a DISC program, you’ll be asked to complete a series of questions that produce a detailed report about your personality and behavior.
You’ll also receive tips related to working with people of other styles.
The DISC model provides a common language that people can use to better understand themselves and to adapt their behaviors with others — within a HOA or Condo, on a HOA or Condo Board, or other relationships (with management company, with vendors, etc.).
“D” Personality (Direct Controller)
Traits: Direct, Controlling, Risk-Taking, Pessimistic, Extroverted, Change-Oriented, Fast-Paced and Fight-Oriented
Strengths: Overcome Obstacles, Does What is Necessary to Achieve Goals
Weaknesses: Aggressive, Obstinate and Impatient, Low Sensitivity Level, Low Tolerance
Decision Making: Quick, No “Deep Dives”
Goals: Prefer Power & Control, Like to Win, Like to Lead
Fears: Being Taken Advantage of, Losing
Famous “D” Personalities: George S. Patton, Alexander Haig, Margaret Thatcher, Hillary Clinton, Vince Lombardi, Harry Truman, Barbara Walters, Madonna
“I” Personality (Direct Acceptor)
Traits: Outgoing, People-Oriented, Direct, Accepting, Optimistic, Extrovert, Change-Oriented, Flight-Oriented
Strengths: Warm Approach with People, Relationships Before Tasks, Good Sense of Humor, Wide Network of Friends and Congenial
Weaknesses: Too Talkative, Don’t Like to Be Alone, Short Attention Span, Easily Bored, Procrastinators
Decision Making: Quick and Without a Lot of Data, Gut Decisions
Goals: Approval, Acceptance by Others, Popularity and Social Recognition
Fears: Not Being Included, Humiliation, Being Ostracized
Famous “I” Personalities: Bill Cosby, Magic Johnson, Bill Clinton, Willard Scott, Carol Burnett, Liza Minnelli, Oscar from the Odd Couple
“S” Personality (Indirect Acceptor)
Traits: Tranquility, Stability, Pleasant, Cooperative, Indirect, Accepting, Risk-Assessing, Optimistic, Introverted, Continuity-Oriented, Flight-Oriented
Strengths: Patient, Steady, Great Listeners, Calm, Reassuring, Supportive, Team-Players, Cooperative, Steady, Like Long-Term Relationships
Weaknesses: Stern, Stuck in Ways, Resistant to Change, Hard on Themselves
Decision Making: Slower-Paced, Reduce Risk, Want to Confer, Thinks Out Decisions
Goals: Follow Through and Competent
Fears: Change, Disruption and Conflict
Famous “S” Personalities: Dwight D. Eisenhower, George Bush, Sr., Gerald Ford, Mr. Rogers, Mother Teresa
“C” Personality (Conscientious)
Traits: Quiet, Introvert, Hard to Read, Controlling, Strong Opinions Below the Surface, Indirect, Risk-Assessing, Pessimistic, Continuity-Oriented, Fight-Oriented
Strengths: Accurate, Independent, Organized, Careful and Resourceful
Weaknesses: Heavy Requirement to be Right, Analysis Paralysis, Overly Critical, Lack Compassion, Seek to Control Emotions
Decision Making: Want Just Facts, Data, Use Proven and Verified Knowledge, Logical
Goals: Being Correct
Fears: Personal Criticism of Work or Efforts
Famous “C” Personalities: Barbara Streisand, Meryl Streep, Henry Kissinger, Larry Bird, Ross Perot, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Katharine Hepburn, Richard Nixon, Felix Unger from The Odd Couple
Which Personality Type Are You?
To take the 5-minute DISC personality test on yourself, please visit the following website: