The power of knowing your preferred behaviour type by Sue Haswell @SueHaswell

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Do you know your preferred behaviour style?   If you don’t, then you’re not alone.  Many people are not aware that we even have preferred behaviour styles, let alone what they are exactly.

This week I ran a workshop for the lovely people at More Positive Me in Devon.  The workshop was based on DiSC and the aim was to give everyone a clearer view of what might be motivating them in their behaviours, and what might make communicating with other people easier.

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What actually happened was a very interesting and eye-opening session where people start to notice what may have been pushing their buttons.  Suddenly people were saying things like: “oh yes, I recognise myself, and I recognise my relatives, and we are all so DIFFERENT!”   and “Oh, wow, so THAT’s now I need to deal with these people after all.”   And even: “I feel more confident now, just knowing that we have these different styles, and each one of them has it’s own challenges”.

DiSC is a brilliant tool to discover your personality type, and I deliver session for businesses all over the UK.  A fabulous tool for communication and management, and evidently a brilliant one for understanding past issues, and helping to resolve them.

The difference between Personality and Behaviour styles: 

Yes, there is a difference.  Basically personality can be ingrained in us by the time we hit our early 20’s. and although we are all work in progress, the styles are fairly clear.  Behaviour is less clear-cut, and we can change our behaviours far more easily than we can change our entire personality.   It’s also a lot less challenging to tweak a behaviour than to start to make changes to (what seems like) our identity.

A particularly useful way of looking at our behaviour styles, is the concept of trying out different behaviours to notice what the results are.  For example, someone who is particularly steady and reflective, might want to be more fast-paced and spontaneous.  We can notice these elements within ourselves and see how it goes when we flex our behaviour styles.


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