Thinkers verses Feelers using DISC Personalities

Using the DiSC model of human behavior, there are two personality types who are thinkers and two personality types who are feelers. When communicating with the different personality types it is important to phrase your questions in a way that will best fit the type you are communicating with. This will help them to give you a faster and better response. For example: “D” or Dominant and “C” or Cautious/Competent personality types both make decisions based on logic. Therefore, you shouldn’t say to them “How do you feel about….”? You should phrase the question to meet their personality type. Instead, you should say “What do you think….”? This will get them where you want them to be quicker. If you say to them “How do you feel…”, you will likely get a response such as “Well, I think….”. That is because they are “thinkers”, not “feelers”. When talking with an “I” or Inspiring personality type or an “S” or Supportive personality type you would say “How do you feel about…” because they make their decisions based on their emotions.

Making simple changes to the way we communicate with different personality types can have a big positive impact! Remember to let your personality shine!

Angel Tucker is an Expert Personality Profiler, Best-Selling Author, Award Wining Author, mother of 4 and an Air Force wife. She travels internationally as a speaker on the topic of personality types and has trained for major organizations to include Wal-Mart, EXIT, WCR, MOPS, and the top leadership of the USAF.

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