Disc Assessment Paper

DISC Assessment
Vickie Furman, Melissa Laporte, Sarah Martin, Elizabeth Spruill
Thunder Cats/Team B
May 8, 2010
Aisha Brown

DISC Assessment
      Every person has his or her own individual dimensions of behavior.   The DISC Assessment focuses on the natural tendencies that influence behavior.   Each style has its unique strengths and opportunities, and there is no best style.   The individual styles of the Thunder Cats will be discussed along with a brief analysis of why each agrees or disagrees with the assessment and the effect each style has on the team.
      Elizabeth’s behavioral style is Interactive.   She agrees with the description of this style and believes it describes her very well.   Some of the traits that fit her well are that Interactive Styles (I Styles) are friendly and enthusiastic.   They are more relationship-oriented than task-oriented, which she is.   They would rather schmooze with clients over lunch than work in the office.   Elizabeth’s strengths match those of the I Styles, which are enthusiasm, charm, persuasiveness, and warmth.   Those with her style are great influencers, are optimists with an abundance of charisma, and are gifted in people and communication skills with individuals as well as in groups.   These qualities help her influence people and build alliances to accomplish goals (Alessandra, 2006), which are behavioral traits beneficial within a team.
      Vickie’s primary behavioral style is Steadiness.   Warm, supporting, and nurturing are characteristics that have been used by others to describe her.   She has often been referred to as “everyone’s Mom.”   Steadiness individuals are loyal employees, excellent listeners, and devoted friends; they are also approachable.   Steadiness styles do not welcome risk; they often tolerate unpleasant situations rather than face change.   More than any other behavioral type, Steadiness types strive to maintain personal composure, stability, and balance.
      Vickie’s strengths match...