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  • personalitypro 8:17 pm on September 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Opposite Personality Blends using the DISC Model of Human Behavior

    In addition to Natural Blends and Complementary Blends, which I discussed in recent posts, there are also opposite blends. Examples of opposite blends are: D/S, S/D, I/C, or C/I.

    If you are one of these blends, you were not born this way. You have conditioned, or taught yourself to be this way over a period of time. Typically this happens out of necessity. For example – maybe you were a first born child who was naturally an “S” but a tragic event caused you to have to raise your siblings. You would, out of necessity, most like become more “D” to adapt to the situation. There can be good or factors that shape and mold our personality type. Some people have so many learned personality traits that they actually show on an assessment as “LEVEL”! This is only about 1 percent of the population.

    When you are an opposite blend, this could easily create struggles within yourself and make you feel conflict. For example: if you are an I/C you may really want to go have some fun but you must do your absolute best on the current project and still meet deadline. Once I met an I/C who was playing with play dough and having a blast. As he was playing with the play dough, he was describing how it is sodium based, thus causing it to dry out quickly. This is the perfect example of an opposite blend! If you’ve ever seen the movie Patch Adams, Robin Williams plays an I/C blend in the movie.

    I hope this has helped you understand opposite personality blends. No matter what your blend, remember to always let your personality shine!

    If you want to know more about personality types, visit our website at: http://www.personalityprofiles.org. You can also download our free app on your smart phone which will allow you to take a free mini personality assessment! Just look for Personality Profiles LLC in your app store!

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  • personalitypro 7:51 pm on August 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Complementary Personality Blends Using DISC 

    We are all our own unique combination of the four personality types D,I,S and C. About 80 percent of us are dominant in two of the four. It other words, you have 2 types that you operate in most of the time. We call this your “blend”. There are natural blends, complementary blends, and opposite blends. This article will discuss the complementary blends. I will cover the other blends in other posts. Here is a brief description of complementary blends:

    If you are a D/C or a C/D, this is called a complementary blend. They have some things in common and some things that are very different.  If you have this blend you typically make a great business leader since you have both the drive to achieve (D) and the ability to deal with details (C). Below is a list of several  characteristics these two have in common:

     

    Being task oriented

    Being more private in nature with their feelings

    Liking to make plans

    Being involved with projects

    Liking things to have a process

    Making decisions based on logic

     

    Here is a list of differences between the D and the C types:

    D is outgoing while C is more reserved

    D believes in quantity while C believes in quality

    D prefers the bottom line while C prefers details and information

    D types think about the now while C types think about the future

    D types have moods that change quickly while C types have moods that change more slowly

    D types prefer to move quickly while C types prefer to move slowly

    D types are multi-tasked while C types prefer to work on one or two projects at a time

    D types are fast starters while C types are strong finishers

     

    If you are an I/S or a S/I, this is also a complementary blend. These blends also have some things in common and some which are different. If you are this blend then you are normally great when it comes to dealing with people! Here are several other characteristics these two have in common:

    Being people oriented

    Sharing emotions easily

    Showing interest in others

    Developing relationships

    Spending time with others

    Making decisions based on feelings

     

    Here is a list of differences between the I and the S types:

    I is outgoing while S is more reserved

    I believes in quantity while S believes in quality

    I prefers the bottom line while S prefers details and information

    I types think about the now while S types think about the future

    I types have moods that change quickly while S types have moods that change more slowly

    I types prefer to move quickly while S types prefer to move slowly

    I types are multi-tasked while S types prefer to work on one or two projects at a time

    I types are fast starters while S types are strong finishers

     

    If you’d like to know more about personality types visit us at: http://www.personalityprofiles.org. We have the largest selection of resources available to teach you more about personality types using the DISC model of human behavior. If you are looking for a dynamic speaker for YOUR next event, email us at: personalitypro@msn.com

     

    Angel Tucker is an expert personality profiler who has been speaking professionally at venues across North America for over 25 years! Her dynamic presentations empower people with the ability to read personality types within 60 seconds! This valuable insight can give her audience the tools to succeed in self improvement, bettering relationships, effective parenting, and job advancement! As a C.H.B.C. (Certified Human Behavior Consultant) she has helped tens of thousands of people create win/win situations in every aspect of their lives!  Her non-fiction book titled “Stop Squatting With Your Spurs On – the power to read people, get what you want, and communicate without pain became a National Best Seller the same month it was released. She is a valuable resource for media as an expert in her field and is regularly featured on National radio/television and internet venues as well as magazines. Angel is a highly sought after speaker who has worked with several well known organizations to include Wal-Mart and the United States Air Force. Additionally she has created an Award Winning children’s book series called the “Four Pals” book series that teaches kids how to recognize different personality types and appreciate their differences. Her latest writing credits include another children’s book and a collaborative effort with Authors such as Mark Victor Hansen, Jack Canfeld and Les Brown.

     
  • personalitypro 5:31 pm on July 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Natural Personality Blends Using DISC 

    We are all our own unique combination of the four personality types D,I,S and C. About 80 percent of us are dominant in two of the four. It other words, you have 2 types that you operate in most of the time. We call this your “blend”. There are natural blends, complimentary blends, and opposite blends. This article will discuss the natural blends. I will cover the other blends in future posts. Here is a brief description of natural blends:

    If you are a D/I or and I/D, this is what is called a natural blend. Both types are outgoing, both types live in extremes, and both types have emotions that change very quickly. There are several other characteristics these two have in common such as:

    Talking with their hands

    Interrupting when others are talking

    Speaking very quickly

    Being quick to spend money

    Getting bored easily

    Keeping items all over their desk

    Piling items when they are going from one place to another

    Being quantity driven

    If you are an S/C or a C/S, this is also a natural blend. Both types are more reserved, both types prefer to work on one project at a time, and both types have emotions that change more slowly. There are several other characteristics these two have in common such as:

    Not jumping into things right away – taking a deeper look

    Being more thrifty in nature

    Being quality driven

    Being compassionate

    Speaking more slowly

    Using few or no hand gestures

    Gathering information

    Pausing before speaking

    If you’d like to know more about personality types visit us at: http://www.personalityprofiles.org. We have the largest selection of resources available to teach you more about personality types using the DISC model of human behavior. If you are looking for a dynamic speaker for YOUR next event, email us at: personalitypro@msn.com

     

     

     
  • personalitypro 1:05 am on January 31, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    I couldn’t help but share this with you! One of my dear acquaintances sent it to me and I think it perfectly demonstrates how we are different. As you read the story, imagine the wife as an “I/S” type and the husband as a “D/C” type!

    Wife’s Diary:

    Tonight, I thought Bob was acting weird.

    We had made plans to meet at a nice restaurant for dinner.

    I was shopping with my friends all day long, and I was a little late for our “date.”

    Conversation wasn’t flowing, so I thought he was upset at the fact that I was a bit late; but he made no comment on it.

    So I suggested that we go somewhere quiet, so that we could talk.

    He agreed, but he didn’t say much.

    I asked him what was wrong.

    He said, “Nothing”.

    I asked him if it was my fault that he was upset.

    He said he wasn’t upset, that it had nothing to do with me, and not to worry about it.

    On the way home, I told him that I loved him.

    He smiled slightly, and kept driving.

    I can’t explain his behavior.

    I don’t know why he didn’t say, “I love you, too”.

    When we got home, I felt as if I had lost him completely, as if he wanted nothing to do with me anymore.

    He just sat there quietly, and watched TV.

    He continued to seem so distant and absent.

    Finally, with silence all around us, I decided to go to bed.

    About 15 minutes later, he came to bed.

    But I still felt that he was distracted, and his thoughts were somewhere else.

    He fell asleep . . . I cried.

    I don’t know what to do.

    I’m almost sure that his thoughts are with someone else.

    My life is a disaster.

    Husband’s Diary:

    My boat wouldn’t start, can’t figure it out.

    Want to know more about personality type? Check our our website: http://www.personalityprofiles.orgDISC

     
    • Bob Baird 11:08 am on August 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Angel – Enjoyed your flex training yesterday. As I was sitting here this morning, I decided to try to find one of your quotes for my daily Facebook post. Instead, I found this blog post from January that so parallels some interactions between my wife and myself. My name is Bob. I am a strong D/C. My wife of 44 years is a strong I/S. I don’t own a boat, but sometimes I do have situations where I am so focused on something that I am totally zoned out to almost anything else. Conversely, my wife has moments/hours/even days when she goes on and on and on about something touchy feely and it drives totally insane. Fortunately, after 47 years together, we have learned to recognize each other’s personality traits and make accommodation. In business, you don’t have years to recognize how you can best interact with a client. At best, you have only minutes. That is why your training is so valuable. You teach us how to almost instantaneously recognize a client’s personality traits so we can structure our interactions appropriately. Thanks.

      • personalitypro 4:00 pm on August 31, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Bob- Glad you are seeing the value of DISC! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with others!

  • personalitypro 3:36 pm on May 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Strategies for Getting Along with a “D” type using DiSC Part 1 

    “D” personality types are those outgoing, task oriented people who have a bottom line communication style! They can be very difficult to get along with if you don’t know how to effectively communicate with them. Here are some tips for getting along with the “D” personality type.

    1. When you are asking them for  their opinion on something, or need them to make a decision – use the word “think”. For example, “What do you think about….”. This would be instead of asking how they feel. “D” types make decisions based on logic instead of emotion. If you ask them how they feel, they will probably respond with something like “Well, I think…..”.

    2. “D” types want you to be brief, be brilliant, and be gone! Remember time is money when you are dealing with this personality type so don’t try to engage in idle chit chat unless they start the conversation.

    3. “D” types don’t like to repeat themselves so listen up the first time when they are giving you information. They also don’t want you to tell them something more than once.

    4. If there is bad news you need to tell them, let them know quickly. Don’t worry about them being upset. Oftentimes, they are going to fix the problem anyway.

    I hope this gives you some great insights into interacting with “D” personality types. I will include more strategies for interacting with a “D” personality in my next blog!

    Angel Tucker is an Expert Personality Profiler and Certified Human Behavior Consultant with over 23 years of experience as an International Speaker. She is also a best-selling Author, award winning Author, mother of 4, and a military spouse.

     

     
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  • personalitypro 9:00 pm on March 28, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Getting Along With The Supportive “S” Personality in DiSC 

    Do you have an “S” type in your life? It’s pretty much a guarantee that all of us do! Here’s some advice to improve your relationship with them and give them the “warm fuzzy” feelings they enjoy! Stay tuned for my next post on “S” types – this is just part 1!

    1. Use “S” words: Just like all other personality types, “S” types have words that they respond best to. Their words do not involve status and prestige, however. This personality type is motivated by safety and security. Here are some words that attract them: relaxing, easy-to-use, soothing, time-saving, effortless, and family friendly. You should also use the word “we” often when dealing with an “S” personality type. This will satisfy their deep desire to be “part of something”. They respond better when they feel included.

    2. Go with the known, not the new: The tried, the true, the stable, the proven. Those are things that make an “S” personality type feel comfortable. Because they are more comfortable with the known and expected, don’t stress the “new” of things. Also, if there’s a problem that you need to talk to an “S” personality type about, it’s best if you also go in with the solution – remember “safety and security”.

    3. Ask about family: If you really want to score major points with the “S” personality types, ask about their family. They will be so happy that you took the time to care about them. Always start your conversations with a personal comment.

    4. Use the word “feel”: “S” personality types are emotional people that make decisions based on their emotions. Therefore, it is better to ask them “How do you feel?” instead of “What do you think?” when you are looking for their input or a decision.

    My next post will feature more tips for getting along with the supportive “S” personality types! You can also learn more by going to my website and ordering my best-selling book titled: Stop Squatting With Your Spurs On! The power to read people, get what you want, and communicate without pain. Just for reading this blog, you can save 25% off the purchase price by entering the code “blog” at checkout! Enjoy and remember to let your personality shine!

    Angel Tucker is an Expert Personality Profiler, Certified Human Behavior Consultant, Best-Selling Author, mother of 4 and military spouse. She is available for speaking engagements and trainings all over the world!

     
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  • personalitypro 5:15 pm on March 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Extroverts Married to Introverts – What To Do?? 

    They say opposites attract, which is true – but they usually don’t finish the sentence which ends with “then opposites attack”. So can opposites really have a happy and fulfilling relationship? The answer is yes! You just need to work with each other’s personality type. Let’s say, for example, that you are an extroverted personality type married to an introverted personality type. Using the DiSC model of human behavior, this would mean you are either a “D” (Dominant) or an “I” (Inspiring) personality type married to an “S” (Supportive) or a “C” (Cautious) type. Typically, conflict occurs when there is an event that will involve socializing. The extrovert is all for having a great time and the introvert…. well…. not so much! There is a way to find a happy resolution though! Here are few suggestions:

    You can both agree, before going to the event, what time you will leave. This way the introvert will know exactly how long they will need to be sociable. They will also have something to look forward to – which is leaving!

    You could also introduce your introverted spouse to someone else who will be there that is similar to their personality type. Make sure they feel comfortable with those around them before taking off to be the life of the party. (Yes “I” types – this is you)

    Another idea is to drive separately with the understanding that the introvert can leave as soon as they are ready. This way the extrovert can stay as long as they like without the introvert having to socialize more than they want to.

    It would be easy for the extrovert to be upset with the introvert for not wanting to socialize, but it’s important to understand their personality type. While the “D” or “I” type might be invigorated by being able to interact, the “S” and “C” types are actually mentally drained by the same activity. It is not something the extroverted personality type should take personally. This is simply the way that introverted personality types are wired! Instead of focusing on the fact they aren’t extroverted like yourself, you should think about some of their strengths. Introverts are great with details, they do a great job when performing and task and much more! Just because they are not extroverted doesn’t mean something is wrong with them. They are just different from you and that is okay! Finding that happy medium that BOTH extroverts and introverts can be comfortable with is sure to make the relationship better for both people! Remember to always let your personality shine!

    Angel Tucker is an Expert Personality Profiler, and Certified Human Behavior Consultant. She is the best-selling Author of Stop Squatting With Your Spurs On and the creator of the Four Pals children’s book series. Angel is married to a Lt. Colonel in the USAF and they have four children.

     
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