Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Halloween Special: DiSC® Personality Styles of our Favorite Spooky Creatures

DiSC® Personality Styles of our Favorite Spooky Creatures!

In the spirit of Halloween, I've put together a fun post about the DiSC® personality styles of some of the creepy creatures we've come to know and love. You’re sure to see them this and every Halloween, as they are the most classic. Everyone loves DiSC profiles of famous people, so why not famous Halloween creatures? 

Enjoy! 

The D Style: The Wicked Witch of the West
DiSC Personality Styles - D style - Wicked Witch
“I’ll get you, my pretty! And your little dog, too!” 
  • Direct
  • Results-oriented 
  • Strong-willed

The Wicked Witch of the West from the Wizard of Oz was certainly not shy about telling Dorothy how she felt about her. But wouldn't you be upset if a house fell on you? The Wicked Witch is extremely strong-willed and brutally honest, similar to the D style. What’s more, the Witch is easily frustrated with Dorothy, whom, often times, represents the S style. It makes sense that they would clash given they are on the opposite sides of the DiSC circular map (and again, the house…)

The i Style: Dracula
DiSC Personality Styles - i Style - Dracula
“I have crossed oceans of time to find you."
  • Outgoing
  • Enthusiastic
  • Charming 

A vampire is known to be quite the charismatic, undead individual. Whether it’s the original Dracula, Spike or Angel from Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer or any one of the new takes on vampires, they are quite the charming bunch (even Buffy herself couldn't resist). The classic Dracula was able to get his victims to look past his pale face and eccentric wardrobe to begin caring for him, and then, he would strike.

The S Style: Casper (the Friendly Ghost) 
    DiSC Personality Styles - S Style - Casper the Friendly Ghost
    "Can I keep you?"
  •  
  • Accommodating
  • Even-tempered
  • Patient

I know what you’re thinking, “Why isn't Casper the i Style?” Hear me out. While some may argue that Casper may be more of an i, I beg to differ. He definitely appreciates stability and is much more easy-going and slower-paced than Dracula. He is very patient and accommodating, much like the S style. I also think a ghost is a good fit for the S style, because the S Style in your office may not always show themselves, but you can bet they are there.

The C Style: Aliens
DiSC Personality Styles - C Style - Aliens
...Creatures of few words...
  • Analytical 
  • Precise
  • Systematic 

Many aliens (think the movie Signs) may not speak much, but are often very strategic and precise, similar to the C style. Aliens are also skeptical, another C style trait. Finally, the C style may also alienate themselves (see what I did there?) because they prefer to work independently.

Of course, this is all in good fun!

The important message here is to not be afraid of the different DiSC personalities in your office. Learn more about your employees to improve communication & increase productivity with any of our Everything DiSC Profiles.

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Wicked Witch, Wizard of Oz: 2013 Turner Entertainment Co and Warner Bros. Entertainment INC. TM & © Turner Entertainment Company


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