DISC Platinum Rule Assessment

Essay by turner62University, Bachelor's October 2007

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The goal of this paper is to identify the strengths and weaknesses that I possess and how they relate to my home life, work environment, and learning team at school. I also will layout a plan of action to address the correction of my weaknesses. Becoming aware of some of my weaknesses will be the first step to lead to self improvement.

According to the DISC Platinum Rule, I am considered a Ds Producer. The assessment says that this style (D style) is "Forceful, take-charge people: direct, decisive, determined...and often domineering. We are born leaders who are neither shy nor subtle." Driven by the inner need to get results, they're firm in their relationships with others and more concerned with outcomes than egos. Often in a hurry, always working on a goal, frequently opinionated, and highly competitive, D Styles stir up dust and create energy what ever they do.

I agree with much of this assessment, but disagree with a lot of it also, but I am withholding judgment until the assessments from my business associates are returned and plotted.

I believe on the other hand that being a primary (D) with a secondary style of an (s) is at least a saving grace, and that these fit me a little better in most ways. The tendencies for this secondary style are: Disliking being told what to do, or when or how to do something, being reluctant to change what you think or how you feel, delegating tasks only if absolutely necessary, acting competitively, especially when pushing yourself to new levels or in new directions, and making sure that production is completed on schedule. Depend on plans for action and follow-up routines, becoming tenacious and focused when under pressure.

I do agree that I am highly focused and that...