"B-School Primer" PLUS Part V: Figure out your Work Personality, Strengths, and Weaknesses

September 11th, 2010 by under B-School Primer PLUS. No Comments.

One of the Orientation Exercises we went through at Smith involved a DISC Assessment, which provided feedback on our cognitive personalities.  The assessment measures four dimensions of personality: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness.

These assessments are not THE TRUTH about us, but they do offer insights into our style of interaction, leadership, and collaboration – they give us something to reflect upon.

At Smith, I’m learning that one of the considerations for building a team is finding people whose working styles complement my own.  As one of the very few (only ~10 of us!) people who were highly Steady, it’s recommended that I find people whose strong will, persuasiveness, and calculation complement my patience and goal-oriented focus.

As a side note, I think my assessment results of low D, high I, very high S, and high C were pretty on target.

Next Time: Take Leadership in a Club