DISC: what gives and what takes energy
DISC style has certain behavioural characteristics. Below you can read for each behavioural style what gives someone energy but also what costs someone energy. If the situation calls for it, you can also show behaviour that might be further away from you. However, if you have to show behaviour other than where your preferences lie for long periods of time, this can eventually cause demotivation and stress.
What gives energy What costs energy Being challenged A predictable environment Making ambitious plans Choosing the safe route Troubleshooting Not daring to make decisions Achieving goals Low pace Showing leadership Playing the victim Taking action Waiting, passivity Meeting deadlines Time limits exceeded Taking the lead Having to follow others
What gives energy What costs energy Positivity Complain An optimistic attitude Seeing obstacles everywhere Teaming up with others Having to work solo, Being alone Humour and unconcern Being heavy-handed Spontaneity and light-heartedness Calculating, reserved Variety and diversity Routine work Inspiring Discouragement Appreciation and compliments Rejection
What gives energy What costs energy Harmony Tension and conflict Predictability Surprises, unplanned actions Routine, steady methods Ad-hoc work Acquaintances Strangers, new people Stable environment Hectic, different every day Steadiness Uncertainty Time to get used to things Rapid changes Kind, calm approach Fierceness, assertiveness
What gives energy What costs energy Quality, detail orientation Mistakes, sloppiness Structure, overview Chaos, clutter Following guidelines Taking risks Formal surroundings Spontaneous and informal settings Time to analyse Having to decide under pressure Objectivity Opinions, assumptions Good preparation Advising without thorough research Courtesy Impulsivity More DISC articles