This infographic helps illustrate why two people with the same DISC style can come across as completely different people.
Barack Obama has what Will Smith, Jennifer Anniston, Johnny Depp and Lady Gaga all have in common, along with what casting agents for big movies and judges on the X-Factor panel are looking for that go beyond the contestants' voice, looks or dance moves. That particular factor is that he is intriguing.
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Anyone with more than a few years experience in management positions, consulting or HR would acknowledge their fair share of dealings with egomaniacs and corporate psychopaths who have an uncanny knack for climbing into executive positions.
This is one of the most versatile icebreakers for L&D facilitators, which can be used in any kind of workshop, regardless of the actual training topic being delivered. It's called "Animal Personalities" and is guaranteed to get people talking.
DISC has enjoyed immense popularity and acceptance in HR and among consultants since the late 1980s. With its broad, long-established and passionate fan base, we sometimes find consultants, coaches, and trainers can have a tendency to see people dynamics through the lens of this single tool.