How DISC profiling can help the introverted business owner

Episode 26 of The Quiet Warrior Podcast is out. In it, I get curious about the DISC profile and how an introverted business owner can use it to recognize strengths and shore up weaknesses.

For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by behavioural and personality profiling.

To have a way to understand, decode, and demystify why I am the way I am, is magic.

I see tools like DISC, Extended DISC, MBTI, Keirsey Temperament et al as a starting point, a way to make sense of how I behave and respond under varying conditions, whether working with or relating to others, how I make and execute on decisions, when facing change and uncertainty, and in managing conflict.

Every one of us can benefit from being aware of our own profile, and learning the profiles of others with whom we work or live.

When we understand ourselves and others, we can be less judgmental, more tolerant and compassionate, and more intelligent in managing our personal and professional lives.

As the Chinese proverb says, 知己知彼,百战百胜。”Know yourself, know others, and you will win every battle.”

Just as importantly, we can use our profile to practise shoring up and strengthening our areas of weakness.

We can’t improve what we don’t know.

By the way, I am a high C-S.

My strengths are attention to detail and accuracy, being in harmony with others, and having empathy and concern for how others feel.

The areas I am working on are execution, numbers, decision making, influencing, and connecting.

What’s your DISC profile?