Looking at the lenses of DISC Behaviors, you can reflect on your behavioral preferences. What are you strengths and what are you faking? Here’s an example of ‘faking it’:
Now notice the Adapted Style on the left – this is who YOU are trying to be to make sense of the work situation you are in full-time. The farther the Adapted Style graph is from the Natural Style, the less engaged and energized you are. This graph shows how far the Natural is from the Adapted. YOU can choose to change the adapted behaviors if you know about them.
Working behaviorally on your weaker skills (adapting) messes up your emotions. When your emotions get triggered from your frustration, you lose work capability. Emotions triggered strongly influence behaviors. But positive behaviors (working on your strengths) can influence positive emotions. I can think of things that trigger a specific emotion and the feeling will change how you behave. Emotions and Behaviors are always intertwined and with a little practice, you can learn to NOTICE and CHOOSE your reaction rather than blame the world for your inability to be accountable to YOU.