With a position on the far top right of the DISC model map, Counselors are likely to show care and understanding when listening to others. Their considerate and accepting responses create a warm atmosphere which encourages others to express their feelings without any fear of embarrassment or rejection.
In summary, DISC type Si personality traits include...
Every personality archetype has strengths and blind spots, and these are often amplified in professional settings where we often encounter a diverse group of people with vastly different backgrounds and value systems.
Not being forceful or assertive when necessary.
Becoming uncomfortable when handling aggressive people.
Having trouble detaching and being productive in emotionally charged situations.
Displaying discomfort when managing people who actively resist close supervision.
Reacting emotionally instead of objectively to critical feedback.
Practice asserting yourself by giving direct, clear statements, which will help you learn to lead more impactfully.
Use your skills in patience to remain calm in the face of hostility, but also make an effort to be assertive and direct.
When possible, physically remove yourself from emotionally-charged situations; work on potential solutions in a different space.
Understand that some important, beneficial decisions will be unpopular, but very necessary.
Counselors can be warm, supportive partners. When in a relationship with another steady personality, it is important that they work to openly talk through their problems.
Working through disagreements
Not taking conflict personally
Comfortably allowing their partner to take time to be alone
Because of their accepting and empathetic nature, Si personality types are compatible with most other personality types, although they are slightly more likely to be compatible with Di or IS types.
Counselors tend to thrive in peaceful, welcoming environments where they can take time to collaborate and learn more about other people. Counselors can help those who are more work-driven and autonomous understand the benefit of building genuine relationships with others. When working with another S-type, it is important that they learn to address and work through sources of conflict.
They are asked to build loyalty through establishing personal relationships.
Their boss works to get to know them.
Their peers help maintain a calm, harmonious workplace.
Their direct reports ask for their help in working through problems.
They need to work alone.
Their boss requires them to produce and analyze results.
Their peers don’t invite them to events.
Their direct reports are withdrawn or overly independent.
Counselors generally enjoy cooperation and harmony and fit will in jobs where they can frequently give and receive verbal affirmation.
The best jobs for Si personality types are roles that facilitate a peaceful and collaborative team environment.
Client Services Manager
Director of Partnerships
Human Resources Manager
Customer Success and Support
When people experience pain, stress, or dissatisfaction, it can usually be attributed to energy-draining activities. Therefore, it’s important to know what kinds of activities energize each personality type and what activities drain them.
Building long-term trust and loyalty with consistent, predictable behavior.
Asking other people how they feel about an upcoming change.
Advising people as they deal with a challenge.
Paying attention to the needs and concerns of other people.
Solving problems with diplomacy and openness.
Communication that is too blunt and direct.
Considering many factors to make decisions.
Making decisions quickly with limited data.
Using a forceful approach to direct and develop others.
Critically questioning existing practices and procedures.
Taking primary ownership over processes and timelines.
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