Behavior Assessment Essay

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On our team of six very diverse individuals, there are different behavior types. After completing the Disc Platinum Behavior Assessment, we have all come to certain conclusions on our behavior styles and or capacity to work together as a team. Because we are diverse in our lives and mannerisms, we are able to work together as a team. Our differences are what allow us to work so well together. In the following statements, we will all attempt to describe our interpretations of the reports that were generated by the assessments.We were categorized as a cautious type with a subtype of assessor. The characteristics of the cautious type behavior suggest that we do not like to ruffle feathers and that we flee from conflict. It describes us as results oriented problem solvers. We are analytical and persistent and have a tendency to hold off on decisions until we feel like we have all the information. We prefer to work independently and alone. We are well-organized person and our desks are well organized as well. We are very much into accuracy and we may seem aloof, precise and critical.We become tense when under pressure. This is one of the things that Barb did not realize about herself, but when she read it, she said yes that is I. Another issue the report describes is that we are attached to personal interests. Barb believes this is true; she will fight to the death for her convictions. Another issue that Barb did not realize about herself is that she tends to associate her self worth with her work. Another issue that Barb thinks was right on target is the description that concepts, ideas and processes intrigue her. We have always had a natural curiosity about how things work. The report also describes how our curiosity creates a tendency within us to digress from work. We get involved in a task and something triggers a question and we really have to work hard to get back on task, but we always manage to come back to our question to find an answer. Another issue that Barb agrees with is the fact that she is irritated by surprises. She hates surprises!Barb says the most curious description in the report says that our behavior style gravitates towards a career in accounting, and that is what she is doing: completing her degree in accounting. The report says that we are naturally curious about people and that we care about what people think. Barb does not agree with the description that we underestimate a period in completing tasks, she hates to be late and she always has her work done before time. The report also describes her behavior type as slow paced and that is not true with Barb, she is always being told to slow down.Rebecca's comment when asked did she agree with the assessment was "I agree, absolutely! It's amazing how much an assessment could read you like a book."Until now, I had no way of describing my behavior style other than persistent. Now it is official, I am considered to have the Dominance Style. My style consists of direct and...

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