The Innermetrix Disc Index for Speeding Up Personal and Professional Growth


The Innermetrix Disc Index is a modern interpretation of Dr. William Marston’s behavioral dimensions. Marston mapped out four quadrants in the behavior of a person that help to understand behavioral preferences. The Disc Index is very useful to understand behavioral style and how to maximize their potential.

It shows the comparison of natural style and adaptive style. The former style is seen when a person behaves naturally. It is the style when one is authentic and true to oneself. One is stress free when operating under natural style. This style brings out the maximum potential of a person.

Adaptive style is shown when a person feels that he is being watched. This style is also seen when one is aware of his behavior. This style is less natural and less authentic. A person becomes stressful and less effective under prolonged exposure to adaptive style.

The Innermetrix Disc Index measures four dimensions of your behavioral style. They are:

– Decisiveness – measure problem solving and getting result ability

– Interactiveness – measure interaction with others and show of emotion

– Stability – measure pacing, persistence and steadiness

– Cautiousness – measure preference for procedures, standards and protocols

This DISC Index is unique. It uses a click and drag disc instruments method. It has no multiple choice questions. Thus, there is no waste in the response. It is precise. A simple explanation about what DISC indicates is given below.

a) A high ‘D’ person is able to solve new issues very fast and assertively. A low ‘D’ person is able to solve new issues in a more deliberate, organized and controlled manner.

b) A high ‘I’ person tends to meet new people in an outgoing, gregarious, and socially assertive manner. A low ‘I’ person tends to meet new people in a more controlled, quiet and reserved manner.

c) A high ‘S’ person tends to prefer a more controlled, deliberative and predictable environment. A low ‘S’ person tends to prefer a more flexible, dynamic, unstructured work environment.

d) A high ‘C’ person tends to adhere to rules, standards, procedures, and protocol set by those in authority whom they respect. A low ‘C’ person tends to operate independently from the rules and standard operating procedures.

The Disc Index is very effective in understanding oneself. It tells why a person does what he does in a situation. By making minor changes, one can tackle effectively the challenges of job and life. Companies use the Disc Index while hiring a new employee. They can understand the compatibility of an employee, what motivates the employee, communication skills and whether the employee has the temperament for the job.

Parents can help their kids in their personality development with this tool. Thus by knowing our detailed Disc Index we can speed up personal and professional growth.

Source by Nav V

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