Running head: BEHAVIORAL STYLE USING PERSONAL PROFILE INSTRAMENTS
Behavioral Style Using Personal Profile Instruments
September 10, 2007
It can be kind of scary when trying to figure out your style of behavior. The way you think you act might be completely different from the perception of others. If this goes unrecognized then people could have a wrong opinion of your character. This can become highly important in the business world. There are certain exercise and tools that can be helpful while trying to identify your behavioral style.
According to the DISC Classic Personal Profile System 2800 I scored the highest in the D (Dominance) category, second in the S (Steadiness) category, Third in the C (Conscientiousness) category, and lastly in the I (Influence) category. My overall opinion of the test is I completely agree with the results. It seems I always find a way to be in control throughout situations I go through in life. I have a very strong personality and can be quit demanding at times. I’m very independent with a make it happen type of attitude. With my high ego I tend to come across some people as arrogant, but generally those people have a self-esteem issue.
As I think of an example that exemplifies my dominance behavior many instances come to mind. An extreme situation that I found myself in while serving in the United States Army would probably provide the best example. All soldiers in my company were called to a meeting concerning an up and coming competition. Already interested in the topic at hand I found myself in attendance 15 minutes early. During the meeting my Command Sergeant Major discussed with the crowd of approximately 125 troops all the prerequisites for the team leader position in the competition along with expectations. Toward the end of the meeting he asked for volunteers to raise their hand if interested. Instead of raising my hand I got out of...