DiSC in Action – C Behaviors During Conflict

In earlier posts, we’ve looked at the Five Dysfunctions of a Team, and we’ve looked at DiSC. Please look back for a refresher if you need one.

Most teams struggle with the “Trust” and “Conflict” behaviors, and this series of short posts examines the ways each DiSC style can influence those areas.

The Conscientiousness style can bring a lot to the table with their priorities of Results, Action, and Challenge.

Are you a “C”? If so, here’s a specific list of helpful information:

At your best: You will stick up for rights, focus on logic and objectivity, stay calm, and be in command of details.

At your worst: You may become passive-aggressive, overpower with logic and facts, shut down when others are emotional, and fail to show empathy to other points of view.

When you find yourself getting into trouble, learn from the opposite style; act like an “I”: Share your own feelings and explore the feelings of others by showing empathy and asking questions. Also, work to show some optimism and positivity.

This contrasting behavior from you will be quite effective, and will move things along better.

Watch for this the next time you have the opportunity to built trust and/or engage in healthy conflict.

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