DISC Platinum Rule Assessment

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It has been said that one generally develops one's behavioral style in childhood by result of some possible genetic predisposition and one's early life experiences. Each person has a primary style that one tends to use most of the time. Historical, as well as contemporary research reveals more than a dozen various models of behavioral differences, but many of these models share one common aspect: the grouping of behavior into four different categories. These four categories are: the dominance style, the interactive style, the steadiness style, and the cautious style. Although each individual has his or her own primary style, only a small percentage of the population can be understood clearly by the four primary styles. Therefore, each primary style contains four sub-styles (Alessandra, 2007).

After taking the DISC Platinum Rule Assessment, I discovered that my primary behavioral style was the interactive style, and my sub-style was what this assessment refers to as the impresser.

Interactive styles are fast-paced and people focused, as well as open and direct, and often display characteristics such as animation, intuitiveness, and liveliness. Interactive style behaviors can also include being spontaneous, enthusiastic, persuasive, and social.

Interactive style actions and decisions are often spontaneous, and one with this type of behavioral style tends to be less concerned about the facts and details. One who has an interactive type behavior also attempt to avoid the facts to ensure that one has a scapegoat if a conflict arises. This disregard for details sometimes prompts one to exaggerate and generalize facts and figures, as one with an interactive behavioral style is more comfortable with guesstimates than with exact data.

Interactive styles' motivators are typically the positive response or feedback that one elicits from others. One with this type of behavioral style may experience highs and lows due to recognition...