How Consistent is the DiSC Profile? Part 1

I like unexpected surprises especially when they are happy and remind me of something from my past that I had long forgotten.

During a discussion about horoscopes – yes, horoscopes – and when I was first exposed to them, how valid I found them and such, I got up and went to a file cabinet and pulled a file containing the first – and many, many subsequent astrological reports – I had obviously saved over the years. The first was done by some Hindi priest in India I never met. A business associate of my husband had requested his family ‘advisor’ do charts for us. I could hardly read what they wrote and understood even less, but it was fun to see the detailed diagrams that came with the handwritten reports.

In the same file I found some on DiSC Behavioral Profiles dating back to when I was first trained in 1985 and 1986. They were of family members. Then I found a child’s profile dated 7/31/89…21 years ago taken by my daughter when she was 5 years old.

The report showed her primary behaviors to be i (influencing) and S (steadiness). Twenty four years later she took another version of the Disc Behavioral Profile and it showed her primary style to be i (influencing) with a bit of D (directive). Although not identical, there was a consistency in the reports that transcended the development from a child to an adult. For me, although not statistically proving anything, it lends tremendous support to the applicable nature of the report over time.

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Now here is the really fun part that goes far beyond just where a dot is placed on a graph at some point in time. The child’s report gave sentences – just as the adult reports do – that explains how the behavior reported might look like in day-to-day life. I sent the list to my daughter and asked her to let me know how many of the statements are true 21 years later. I will let you know what she tells me in my next post. As I write this I don’t even know her response!

Thank you,
Andrea Goeglein, PhD
Dr. Success
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Andrea Goeglein is part organizational psychologist, part entrepreneur, and all about success—your success. She understands both the pressures you face and the dreams that inspire you. Andrea merges her experience as a business owner with her training in Positive Psychology to provide effective, efficient and challenging personal development products and services. She combines an emphasis on objective assessment with an approach that is always powered by your spirit and guided by your goals. Her professional development offerings are based in theory and backed by direct business knowledge.

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