Communication Styles Using DISC

This article will explore understanding communication styles using DISC, focusing on the application of the DISC model. Effective communication can take place if are aware of the personality or behavioural styles of the people you work with. We are consciously biased towards what we want to hear. By analyzing and interpreting various communication styles, we aim to provide insights and strategies for effective communication. Enhancing our understanding of how individuals prefer to communicate is the primary goal of this formal guide.

 Key Components of the DISC Model

The DISC model is a renowned behavioral assessment tool, illuminating individual behavior and communication styles through four key components:

Dominance (D): Reflects assertiveness and control, defining decisive and task-oriented leaders.
– Influence (I): Portrays sociability and persuasion, characterizing charismatic and people-oriented leaders.
– Steadiness (S): Demonstrates patience and cooperation, embodying good listeners and team players.
– Conscientiousness (C): Highlights attention to detail and accuracy, showcasing systematic and detail-oriented leaders.

Together, these components construct a comprehensive behavioral profile, aiding in self-awareness and understanding others’ strengths and weaknesses. With insights into communication, decision-making, and work approaches, the DISC model is invaluable for team cohesion, leadership enhancement, and conflict resolution.

I have delivered a project on DISC communication styles for my Toastmaster’ club members. What I wanted to do was to educate my members on how to use DISC to understand communication styles of the people they interact with. I decided to record that session as well. Heres, an unfiltered overview of understanding the 4 different communication styles using DISC. My 2nd webinar to date, I was able to do.

Dominance Communication Style

“D” Communication style is described as Outspoken, wants to control, results oriented and straight to the point. You may have encountered bosses like this in meeting.

DISC personality report Singapore

Influence Communication Style

“I” Communication style is influenced is described as enthusiastic, talkative, friendly and even charismatic. When spoke about the guy who sold ice to the eskimos, they were talking about I styled communicator. They like talking stories, and most of the time talk first and think later. They tend to be extroverts most of the time.

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Steadiness Communication Style

The steadiness communication style is characterized by a calm, patient, and agreeable approach. Individuals with this style prioritize maintaining harmonious relationships and avoiding conflict. Their strong listening skills and empathetic nature make them valuable team members, and they excel at creating a relaxed and supportive atmosphere for others.

DISC steadiness style

Conscientiousness Communication Style

The conscientiousness communication style is characterized by a meticulous, organized, and detail-oriented approach. Individuals with this style prioritize accuracy, clarity, and precision in their interactions. Their attention to detail and thoroughness make them valuable in roles that require critical thinking and analysis. However, they may need to work on being more open and flexible to different perspectives to maintain healthy relationships.

Ebnu briefing the pilots on the task at hand

We had the opportunity to conduct a training program for the pilots from Silk air. The pilots involved in this program included the management team and the instructor pilots. The program was centred on how they can better get along with their co pilots when they fly. Interestingly enough every captain flies with a different pilot and high chance it take a year before they fly with him again. To get along, click in real time and connect so that work becomes seamless during flight, we shared with them the techniques we know in DISC. To help them apply this skill, we developed the quick read DISC card, you see below. Do get in touch us with us and we can help you to get your teams to become awesome.

Communication styles using DISC

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About the Author: Ebnu Etheris Ma.IDT, B.Hrd

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Ebnu Etheris, holds a Masters degree in Instructional Design and was part of the pioneering team of executives who saw through the start up of Singapore’s first Budget Airline, Valuair. He was responsible for developing the airline’s Crisis planning systems and initiating blended learning in Flight operations. He works as a Partner with Teamworkbound.

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