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Absolutely love your “stuff” but would I find even more interesting is the way you deliver the information…so succinct and easy to follow! My natural talent/passion lies in athletics/coaching/training/teaching specifically baseball. I really resonate with the fact that you must diagnois before you prescribe. He who finds the cause of the problem has the right to fix the problem…HOW TRUE! Can you appply your business model to Batting/Pitching Instruction, if so can you point me in the right direction? Thanks for all you do! I have 6 healthy and active children who all have your book, What’s Your Genius…mandatory reading.
BTW- I noticed you hade a Temple Sweatshirt on, what are your ties to Temple University?
good morning jay from Hawaii ,when i watched your fist video i knew deep down inside that what you said was true and i became very excited to do this work, my whole life pretty much ive always turned left, there were times when i turned right but then i got lost and went back left again because i always assumed that the role was perfect and that came from my upbringing but i knew in my heart that why i cant i just be myself within the role but then again i would pick roles where my talents were not being utililized and this whole illusion of self generated strengths and weaknesses is eye opening, I am jumping on the inside right now because im thinking of the possibilities of life right now. i am already using what ive learned yesterday from your work in the workplace by focusing on my teams talents and now i can make my teams weaknesses irrelevant. so much more to say, but for now thank you so much for your work i am going to the book store and purchase your book get started straight away all the best aneceto hernandez aloha!
Wow! It’s like finally I am getting some deep information about me and why I behave in a certain way. The DISC profile and Values Index are priceless tools, and this video explains them so well, you will really find your superpowers hidden within you. Very encouraging and worth exploring!
I love this! Becoming more self aware is truly feeling free, empowered and authentic. Highly recommended to everyone
This is great! So exciting to learn more!
I never thought I would come accross anything like this in my lifetime. Now I know why I get out of bed in the morning. Thank you so much.
I’m putting my comment after seeing all videos and registering to your website for additional tools and excersises. I wanted to say Thank You Jay! You really made Great videos! Great materials! I know it was huge project to be done but you not only made it – you’re showing it for free so everybody can learn and benefit in their lives! It’s fantastic! I have only one big favor to ask you….. could you make other languages version? You’re not known here in Poland and I would like it to be changed. If you let me I will help you with translation for free so more people can do what they love to do (yeah I know you would prefer somebody who is professional translator, but my willing to help you spread your videos around the world made me to ask if you need some help).
So once again Thank You, I enjoy more and more of my life every day and wish you to continue your mission in helping others see that they CAN enjoy also!
extremely useful. Made me reflect a lot on my job and specially the passion question that I’ve been asking myself for so long and have been wondering why I don’t feel any passion. Thanx a lot for this knowledge.
Thanks an Ocean for what you prepare and try to send us while we are far from The USA and encourage us to know our inner and personal powers we possess and how to reach them in near future without wasting our time.
T A for everything
Very Useful Jay. Thank you..
Jay. Firstly a really big thank you. I genuinely think that you and Tony Robbins my have saved my life. I have spent this whole Christmas week watching all the videos, doing the tests and listening/watching Tony. I am relieved that I have finally found some clarity and sense in the world. Thank you.
Secondly, I wanted to buy your book from Amazon but it seems to only be on the Kindle… any chance it could be in nice paper format..?? I don’t really want a Kindle. Or, can I buy it from you direct as a PDF ?
I have run my own business for 10 years (in the UK) and feel completely lost. My company has done OK but over the last 2 years, I have virtually lost everything the previous 8years earned me trying to keep it afloat. I have been in my ivory tower for so long, I seem to hit a wall when it comes to ‘talents’. I do soooo much 24/7 365. I have honed and toned my ability to be a brilliant jack-of-all-trades… and master of none. And I am so tired, I am sitting here trying to think of “talents”… I mean, I do everything apart from the book-keeping… What are my list of talents that I need to assess whether I outsource or keep… and, although I got D(35) I(99) S(46) C(67) and virtually identical scores for Adaptive, I am looking for more clarity… a big list of the 120 (?) things you measured (like “strategic thinking”, “Administrative”… etc etc… whatever they were)… I want to go through this list and score myself between 1-100 against each one (with my Values, Strengths and new self awareness in mind) so that I can really decide exactly which talents I am truly less naturally cut out for.
Does your book cover the talents in more detail? Or am I missing the point.
Thank you for the great comments! I’m very glad I’ve been able to help. Shortly, we’ll be launching (here’s the first anyone is hearing of this) an interactive forum where you and I can interact directly – to answer such questions more directly and get more people the individual attention they are looking/asking for.
Please email me at “email@example.com” as I’d like to hook you up with our office in the UK to see if you can get even more answers to your questions.
I am a French native speaker be indulgent to my written english.
This vidéos help me to have a better compréhension of my inner self. Naturally I am 99C,67D, 63S, 17I ; my adaptive style is 88C, 25D, 39S, 25I.
My two values are aesthetic 71 and altruistic 70. Although my décision making can be inauthentic because I am always trying to be less direct, forthright,steadfast, blunt, assertive, agressive, which make me feel sometimes very frustrated but when helping others being inauthentic can be heplful and I feel very proud of myself. Does it make sense?
For the three others components, I seem to be rather authentic.
As I am a very low I and a very high Altruistic , a very high C and a very high aesthetic , I wonder how it can match? What are my strengths, m’y potentiels weaknesses? How can I be more effective with values that seem to conflict with my naturel style?
Thanks for the answers and those hepful vidéos. I wasn’t able to watch video #4 because at 3:10 it stops downloaded and refuses to go further.
I find this information very interesting, however, I took the DISC and Values survey on the Tony Robbins site but when I finished and clicked on the PDF download buttons I received an error message saying it is unable to download? Will I be emailed the results as stated on the Robbins site?
I had the same difficulty you have experienced at first too. Here is the solution to this inability to get your results in the PDF Profile. First off I suggest that you sign up for a Free Coaching Session. This means that you will need to enter some basic information about yourself. It is not Personnal Info, just the basics. Here is the link for starters: http://www.tonyrobbins.com/coaching/coaching-session-signup.php?ec=discar1
Personal Strengths Profile: Get started here after you have recieved a confirmation email from firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need to login to your free account. Should you have any difficulty logging into your account you may contact them at email@example.com. When you have confirmed that you have logged in, then you will see that you have a number of tabs at the top of your logedin page. Once you take the DISC from: http://www.tonyrobbins.com/ue/disc-profile.php?redirected=1 You can then enter your name, email address, phone number and gender, then you may proceed to take the DISC. After it has been completed, make sure that you login to your account and there, you will see the tabs that will appear that are: Manage Account, My Events, My Downloads, My Results Workshop, My DISC Profile, My Crew Requests. Click on the one that says: My DISC Profile. That should be available about 30 minutes after you have completed your DISC. I hope this helps?
Garrick Pattenden, MD.
Windsor Ontario Canada.
Thanks so much for all this valuable insight in to what drives and motivates me. Many times when stuck in a rut(ine) doing brain numbingly boring jobs I “screw up” or have enough, leave or even in the past, get fired. Now I can put it into perspective and I realise that subconciously I am following my true self and not adapting to my roles but trying to find one that suits me best. I now realise that if any of the businesses I worked for had helped me change my role instead of trying to fit a square peg into a wooden hole – they would have gotten more out of me. I’m creative, like to learn, love team work or working alone, gregarious etc… Now I realise my strengths – and my weaknesses. I feel I can achieve more.
Thanks so much once again. I’m getting your book for Christmas!
This will bring me lots of insight and awareness about how authentic, happy and successfull I can become in my life. I also see that I’ve done the best thing to change my profession 2 years ago and started doing the things I love.
I’m excited to get your 4th video.
Thanks very much for all the efforts you have put. It is a great job!.
WOW….the video’s really made a big difference. I took the profile assesment two months ago and put them away. Receiving the video’s from Jay has
made me really excited and motivated to study, understand and apply these Super Powers in my life. I am really looking forward to the fouth video.
Thank you very much Jay.
I really enjoyed this video, I appreciate the clear concepts expressed and also the possibility of working to level -according to the needs- my natural and adapted scores. Thank you!!!
Thank you for this video, I truly now understand the value and importance of the DISC assessments and most importantly how to related it back to myself. This information is amazingly accurate and it has opened my eyes to genuinely understand my authentic self and where I’ve made erronerous decisions in my own life dueto the lack of adaptation of my natural skills and talents. Trying to conform to a person whom I am not. This is “BREAKTHROUGH” …..truly…..and I can’t wait to see the “WHAT” video…..
I’ve searched tonyrobbins.com and done a site-specific google search for “values index” on Tony’s site.
Can’t find it.
Do you have any suggestions?
When you go to the tonyrobbins.com site, fourth item on the upper right is “experiences”. third item down under that list says, “personal strength assessment” and that’s the link to receive both the DISC and Values profiles together. If you’ve completed one of those profiles you’ve probably completed both. When finished you are returned to a page on the site that gives you the abiiity to download both of your finished reports right then and there.
Nicely presented., thank you.
I appreciate that you showed us your own DISC and Values profiles. It’s inspiring to see what kinds of natural talents and values lie behind someone who has a (at least outwardly) successful international company. Gives me hope.
It’s also enlightening to look at my own scores and adaptations, and notice almost immediately how the adaptations really are left turns, often consciously taken. For example I have a very high D, low S (“let’s rock!”) but am currently a software engineer, and so have deliberately adapted to slow things down and force myself to triple-check, to avoid just pushing out mistakes. Lots of food for thought in these tests.
I took the DISC last month and got results that across the board felt wrong. This time I took it and it feels extremely “right”. Have you any information to suggest that mental state or outside conditions (or maybe simply failing to read the directions properly?) can lead to grossly erroneous results?
What’s the variance/deviation on scores? You mentioned not worrying about adaptation until we see over 30 points. Does that imply scores within plus or minus twenty points or so are essentially similar (or environmental variations?)
Should we re-take the test periodically to see how we change over time?
Sorry but those actually aren’t my real DISC scores. There’s a note that pops up about 6:50 into the video (when i start showing scores) that says these aren’t mine. I just ran some sample scores under my name as we made this video up. It’s not that I don’t want to share my scores, just that as the guy who wrote the instrument I haven’t been able to take it for years without influencing the results. I’m actually a very high D/I and well below the line S/C.
To your questions:
- sometimes we can be in a bad state, tired late at night, distracted or even emotionally upset when we take a profile. Any of these kinds of states can result in profiles scores (any profile on the planet) being off. The key to taking ANY profile, regardless of the publisher, is to make sure you are in a calm state, attentive to the instructions and not distracted by others, phones, etc. or rushed (late for meeting, etc.). If the results don’t fit and you weren’t in a conducive state when you took it, always retake. If you retake and it’s the same – you have to really ask if it’s not correct.
- Adaptations under 30 points can be somewhat common in our world. We all have to bend a flex (like the tree) or we break (from the wind). Occaisional adaptations usually manifest in the report as less than 30 points. Major, or more chronic adaptations usually show up as greater than 30 points.
- I don’t usually recommend taking it again too frequently because it doesn’t change that fast, but I think every few years (or if you have major life change or a new job) is fine.
Hope this helps,
I am so glad I found your website and work, it is quite relevant at this point in my life (looking for work, feeling all the while like I have to make myself into someone I’m not in order to become and stay employed). Well not anymore, but I do have a question about my results.
My scores are
S 53 (adaptive 17)
I am surprised that S was the only variable where I am adapting, but also not surprised, because my unwillingness to compromise the other variables has meant I either get fired or quit jobs :S
I am trained as a lawyer (and wasn’t happy working as one). After completing the DISC I can see that the positions I held required higher D and lower I than I have. Also an issue was my low Economic motivation (my top values are Individualistic and Theoretical, 75 each, with Aesthetic a close third at 71). That part’s pretty straightforward.
My question is about having a high-average score on Stability, and also a very high Individualistic score. My experience has been that in most organizations, even starting right from elementary school, the two are mutually exclusive: one has to sacrifice individuality in order to receive security, or vice versa. Also, I do have that high-I need to speak my opinions, and even though I always do it respectfully (treating others equally, keeping it about the project/task not the person) this has been an issue for me with past employers.
So my question is, if I do have that moderate desire for stability, what type of employer is going to provide that AND value my individuality AND freedom of expression?
And if you don’t know the answer, where or from whom do you think I could find it (preferably for free, as I have been unemployed for an extended period of time. I’m willing to put in the research as long as someone tells me where to look)
My first answer would be to get my book (of course, how self serving right:). Seriously, though, in there you will find this kind of question addressed (not your specific scores, but how to find more authentic roles). Since it wont address it directly on an individual basis for your scores, here are my thoughts.
Your level of Stability is right in the middle so you are very flexible in that regard. You aren’t super high S where you would want what others might consider “extreme” stability and security (maybe 30 years at the same company in a very familiar role), yet you aren’t super low either so you’re not the complete maverick who throws all caution to the wind and loves to be in a new role every 18-24 months. This level of S makes you pretty flexible in the level of stability you can enjoy. You can do better than the very low S in a more structured environment, and better than the very high S in a less structured environment. I’ve coached others with this score and project work has been a very good fit since it allows them some level of individuality, and change that is neither rampant nor stagnant if you know what I mean.
High Theoretical, Individualistic would equal the motivation to always be finding new ways to do something, but in your own way. I don’t think you would enjoy an overly structured job at a large company (or law firm) where you would probably see too many constraints and likely not be supported in your own unique expression or interpretation of the rules/policies/etc.
To be honest, sounds like a very entrepreneurial pattern, but I would caution the lower Economic as that could cause you to worry less about the bottom line sometimes (which as the business owner you would be responsible for).
If not your own boss, then look for a more “intrapreneurial” role within a company; one that is quite independent and allows you the freedom to do things your own way. Your high Theoretical also means you will become bored pretty quickly (high theoreticals like to constantly be learning new things) so make sure you don’t get in a role that has a learning curve that plateaus quickly.
Hope this helps.
Thanks for your reply. I’d be interested in your book, but do you sell it just as a book without the extras? I am of extremely limited means right now.
I understand better now what an in-the-middle Stability score means.
“….where you would probably see too many constraints and likely not be supported in your own unique expression or interpretation of the rules/policies/etc”
- for me it was their unwillingness to even consider my process improvement suggestions, regarding excessive time spent just trying to find the information I needed before I could do the job I was hired to do. It’s not just me, there’s a whole book on this issue in businesses (“Simplicity” by Bill Jensen)
If I was an entrepreneur, I would not want to sell things to people unless I really thought the product would improve their lives and I was not ripping them off, manipulating them, or taking advantage of them. I am not driven to drive up the numbers just for the sake of driving up the numbers. But I have the option of partnering with someone with greater economic savvy, right?
So, project work, plus “Intrapreneurial” (I like that). As for “getting bored quickly” I am not interested in becoming an expert in any one thing. I like to have moderate knowledge in a lot of things. So project work, depending on the type of project, *could* fit there too. Most career authors tell you that you have to specialize in order to be successful, but since I wouldn’t be happy that way….
I still don’t know where I would find a role incorporating all of these, but now I have a few more items to add to my list of what I’m looking for. Thanks!
first of all I want to give you huge thanks for all that you have done. It’s a great insight into the patterns of success, strategies that can make us evolve and get the very best out of us. In big parts it is exactly the theoretical input that I wished for when I heard Tony Robbins speaking of ’success patterns’.
Great! Thank you for that.
Now for my part, I am a bit of struggling with some of the information. In the DISC index there are some traits said about me that just do not fit or at least do not fit that well. And in my eyes, some things do not fit together in the big picture. After all I got a high S, a middle D and in the Values a high political dimension which kind of contradicts itself.
Maybe I got some wrong understanding, but since I have been dedicated to personal development for quite a long time now I think I should be able to get the picture.
Nevertheless it is great work with lovely inspirations for me.
The High Political, lower or moderate D only contradicts the classical interpretation of “leader”, but not many other kinds of leadership. While the high political would indicate that you are motivated to guide, lead and have some level of authority, the moderate D simply means that when you do that you are likely more the collaborative leader, the democratic leader – as opposed to the command and control leader.
It’s a good example, actually, of where we can easily bring preconceived notions of what someone must be in order to fill a role, when in reality we need to decide how we can fill a role best. It would be inauthentic for you to try and become the traditional definition of “leader” and push your dominance, or D up. Instead, being authentic to who YOU are, you can be free to still lead others, but do it in your own natural way (presumably more collaboratively, more deliberately, more cooperatively.
In other words, Just Do You (so just do leadership your own unique way).
Where can I find the Values index. I can’t seem to find it on http://www.tonyrobbins.com/experiences/.
When you log into the Robbins site, the same place where you took our DISC Index, you should see two links (one for DISC and one for Values). Please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org if this is not the case.
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There is a slight bug on the TR site… when you get your results download buttons after completing the questionaire, it downloads the same document twice. i.e. both buttons give you the same PDF…. I had to log into my profile and download the Values again.
Awesome insight! thanks for the look…. will apply the new knowledge to be more authentic
Great info…I learned a ton and have started applying.
At what age does these tests become of value? I have a 13 year old that i would love to share this info with.
I would say it is OK to use the profile with your 13 year old, but just note that it hasn’t been scientifically validated below the age of 18. So, while it could lead to some great discussions about the overall attitude about strengths and weaknesses, I would expect the actual results of the profile to still be in flux and not really something to set in stone for several more years.
Always something to review when he or she goes off to college or around that age of course.
And thank yo for the great information. I listened to all of the videos straight through with pen in hand stopping at the points that really rang true for me, and where I am in my journey. There is one thing however, I am stuck on. This program gives clear definitions and measures of the natural talents that we posess, my question is how do we, or what is the best way to identify the parity of the opposite non-talents. In video three I like the fact that you stated to only pick your top two maybe three dimensions. I am a very high D, Very high I, just below middle S and a high C. I can see where my natural tendencies align with this profile but I agree that in order to be most efficient we must know ourselves and have clear insight to both parts of the picture. Where would you suggest someone like me start given my natural tendencies?
Sounds like you get it and are applying the lessons just right. The specific question as to where to apply your talents is, however, one that would be more involved than I could share here unfortunately. That said, though, I think we will have the next step up and offered in a few weeks, wherein you will have the opportunity to get a more individualized level of help, live debriefs of reports and an interactive flow that I think would provide the level of support I think you are looking for.
Keep you eyes out for the next email and video string and we’ll talk more.
Very interesting video. I retook my personal profile this morning, before watching the video, just to see if there were any substantial differences. Although the scores were different across the board in the disc, they were in the same score range, which I feel added validity to the test. I also discovered my Natural and adaptive styles were closer together in score the second time around, which I believe happened because of reading my old report two months ago and having watched the first two videos already. It as if I’ve already become more authentic subconsciously. On my Values index the numbers were practically identical between the two reports. My two highest are economic and political. Although I’ve always been money motivated and have always wanted to be and feel that I am a leader, I’m wondering if my scores are skewed high because of the fact at work I was demoted and took a pay cut for mostly ( I hope) economic reasons? Anyway I really enjoyed this training video and am looking forward to the next.
I have been truly blessed and at AW with your videos. You would think that this is something that individuals would automatically levitate to but as you said we must change our way of thinking. I am sending this e-mail with the hope that would consider sending out a downloadable version of the videos for Windows Media player.
Thanks again for the videos and God bless.
Were you able to receive the videos in Windows compatible format? They should be available for all software types on the download site so if you are not able to grab them please email me and let me know (email@example.com).
I have been truly blessed and at AW with your videos. You would think that this is something that individuals would automatically levitate to but as you said we must change our way of thinking. We automatically assume that we should have all of the abilities needed to do a certain thing. In addition to the preceding comments I am sending this e-mail with the hope that you would send out a downloadable version of the videos for Windows Media player.
Thanks for the videos and self assessment possibilities
I was just wondering – aren’t the values index showing or giving a point, where are you now? My values gave me 95 Economic, but I’m wondering – doesn’t it show, where mostly your thoughts are right now? And would I be at the same amount of economic in case I was financially independent?
Secondly, my altruistric drive is 6. But I’m very eager to help people, at times I find myself doing more for others than myself – and I really need to find balance and possibilities to say no at times. It made me think, why I am helping others? I could see, that it might aswell be that I’m helping others for my other drives – it gives me a joy to share my knowledge, it gives me a sense of acceptance, etc. What does this altruistic drive actually show?
Great tools and a great presentation! Thanx so much for providing them for free and online.
I completed my profiles almost two months ago. Thanx to these videos I have a clearer understanding of what the results mean and more important, I know what to do with them.
Like Ardi, I have a high E and low A. Before watching these videos I thought that the profiles just missed the mark in some areas. After reviewing them again with the videos, I see that they were not as far off as I thought.
That being said, I have the same question– how much do your current needs and situation affect the profile results?
For example, I remembering choosing answers that were based on financial and economic gain over volunteer work because I am in need of the one and already do a lot of the other.
The Values measured in the Values Index are what I call “glacially dynamic”. which simply means they change – but are very slow to do so. Yes, over the course of our lives what is most important to us can change. At one point we might be more focused on making money because we’re short of it and needing more, yet other times we’re financially settled and are more interested in helping others. Now, these don’t change over weeks or even months usually (minus significant emotional turmoil lets say, like you were laid off and now can’t pay your mortgage so economic takes on much greater importance much more quickly), but over the course of years they can move.
Also, remember you have a preferred behavioral style too so if you have a high I in the DISC Index, so this could contribute to feeling drawn to interact with others. A high economic motivation with a high I behavior would be someone who is interested in making a practical return, but likes doing so by working with and through others.
Jay – thanks for this series – very informative and useful.
I’m curious – was there a correlation in the study – between the genius level and trends/scores in the DISC reports – i.e. where the genius level peeps faster decision makers?
Over the years, investigating and researching success – I hear such things as ’successful people make decisions fast and change them slowly’ – that type of thing..
We didn’t see any positive or statistically significant correlation between D and performance – across the board. In other words, while there are likely such correlations in sub-groups like specific to this position or that, “the best performers make decisions very quickly” isn’t a statement we could make universally. That said, I think it is true that more successful people trust their instincts (which increases speed of decision-making), but this isn’t something that only high D’s do. Low Ds can make quick decisions too, but only in familiar situations.
If you ask me, trust your gut which not only increases speed but allows your natural talents to work best.
I’m really excited to know all these things about myself, or to remember, cause it’s like I’ve always known without being able to verbalize.
My results are 17D 67I 88S 77C in natural style and 10D 10I 70S 67C in adaptive style.
I’m very shocked with my inauthenticity in Interaction (67 natural to 10 adaptive). Knowing that I’m 90 in theoretical (the others goes from 31 in Regulatory to 56 in Economic), can these results help to explain anything about this adaptation?
Simply put, you seem to believe (due to what you’ve been told, due to getting burnt, due to whatever reasons only you know) that you should talk less, be less expressive of your emotions or thoughts…shut up in other words. I’d take a look at what in your life has told you such things (that you talk too much, or are too persuasive, or always seem to sell your ideas to everyone, or – given the combination of your high Theoretical – maybe come to believe that people feel you verbally think through things to too much detail?
You are also a high S/C first and foremost, so in times of stress or pressure you could be feeling like you need to quiet down and thinks more, process more, consider more. Talk later, think more in other words.
Only suggestion, if I might since I haven’t asked, would be – you naturally would express and talk more, so if there i anyone or anything in your world that has suggested that you do the opposite, use those expressive tendencies of yours to tell them to shut it cuz you’re just fine the way you are:)
I have a fairly high I that shrinks considerably when I am adapting. I tend to experience that as a protective mechanism though. This has been fun and informative. I can’t wait for my significant others to do their profiles. Thanks so much for making this series available!
This is very useful. I did it in 2008 with different wording of the DISC and format of the bars. The video explains them in a much simpler way to understand the real meaning of the figures. I understand the report better now. Thank you very much. It is also important to have the balance between natureal talent and adoptativness since the roles of individuls in work differ from in family or in other envirnoment, even in tasks under the same roles.
Thank you so much. Very informative and practical. But what should I think of my 99 S in DISC and 26 Regulatory in Values when they are basically the same thing? Thank you again.
Not exactly the same thing. but I see what yo mean. The trick to Values is that they are all relative, so all it says that you have a low regulatory is that it is low relative to the others. In other words, whatever your highest Values (motivation) is, you prefer to get that in a slower pace, with some measure of stability (High S). You could say the high S brings a measure of control, or degree of stability, to whatever your highest values is. Because of your High S, you may also be free to find other motivations since the control on how fast things get, the pace you take or the stability with which you control your life is taken care of by the high S (which frees you up to be more motivated by something else). Since they are relative, and you have the high S, you are OK with dropping the regulatory need in favor of some other value (motivator). If you did not have that high S, then perhaps you might have to focus on a high Regulatory to deliver your desired level of pace and stability.
I have much the same quandary as Andrea in that I have a very high S and in my Values Index, my Regulatory motivation is quite low. I am what is poncily known as an “artist”, so I was quite surprised to see that I am ridiculously altruistic i.e. 90 out of 100, and my aesthetic motivation was only around 55. But it’s actually quite true. I held on to a fairly awful job for the past 10 months because it was at an NGO supporting education. And that and my colleagues (I’m a fairly high I) were my only motivations for staying. Interesting. Thank you for the clarity.
A big thankyou for these videos, they have helped clarify what I need to do to get a job congruent to what I believe in. Also I am very grateful for the explanation of the personal profiles.
this is like blast form the past! as if someone has uncovered my true self that only i’ve known since forever!
what i do find interesting and i am also referring to the comment of Jay to Joe, is that understanding my true nature helps me find my inner strength and my weakness – therefore i can perform at my best when needed. By nature i am a complete introverted person alias dork locked in her place with too many books, but over the years i’ve learned to enjoy and appreciate interacting with people and its one of my favorite past times.
my DISC profile also shows my need for regularity and perfection, but I am a person who loves the adventure and unpredictability. i also observe that I am most comfortable with people whose nature is complementary to mine, which gives me balance.
thank you jay!
The reports were great though the videos elegant and insightful. Great stuff!
I’m wondering a bit about the reliability, especially on disc… I’ve noticed some big variations in my scores. Any thoughts?
I also did the profile about 3 months ago and read thru it and laid it aside. This helped me understand what to do next. Off to do some reading and evaluating! Looking forward to the 4th video. Thanks.
I enjoyed this video. I have a comment about the Values report that in some cases (like perhaps me), it might be more useful to consider the highest value (for me 90 on Individualistic which score very high) and then rather than another high (Aesthetic 53 and Economic 61) consider rather the lowest which is my case is Regulatory at a meager 16 (very low) which might say more than the just above average other numbers.
Thank you for the presentations.
DISC index results – 99 Natural Interactive, 53 adaptive
Values index results – top 2: Theoretical,Altruistic
Interpretation: I am my most comfortable, fulfilled, engaged and passionate when atteding workshops and conferences and public speaking. I’ve always been told by those closest to me to talk less and think more (probably why my adaptive and natural interactive scores are so far apart.
It’s all about self-awareness…once you know who you are…who you REALLY are and why you do things, you can channel your efforts more productively.
Now, what do we do with this knowledge….I await video #4 with bated breath….
cheers to you for sharing Jay….you must be a high altruistic…:-)
In short, figure out where your natural tendencies would lead people to say, “Do more of that” instead of “do less.” If people tell you that you need to hush up and think less, then they are either bias because that’s their natural style, or the role you in is somewhat inauthentic because you do think too much and talk too much for it. Instead of turning left, turning right would mean figuring out in which aspects of the role (life) you may need to talk less and think less and see if you can change them, add to them, or remove them from your role. If a large percentage of your role has these kinds of situations, then you may need to consider a new role, but watch Video #4 first for some more specific steps.
This is was really well presented!
It is somewhat useful, and I get it – but when I have a super high C and a super high Individual drive – what then!? I guess I need to research more, as thats what I am and do!
Spoken honestly and true (just like a high C / Individualistic). As such, you want more confirmation, more details and more specifics (which is such a great talent in so many situations, trust me – especially if working where High D/Low Cs are pushing through things without getting this level of certainty and “boom” bad things happen as a result).
As the high Individualistic, you also want to understand how this works in just your life, so more specifics (high C) to your life (high Ind), and thus…your question here. See how that works? Neat huh?
Just Do You!
I completed the Personal Strengths profile about two months ago. I thought it was very interesting and agreed with its conclusions on my personality but did not REALLY understand the information I had until I watched Jay’s videos. It was fascinating.
This video really helped me to clarify and give life the results of my profile!
this really helped me open my eyes to understand myself and where i need to go.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
I wish there had been some mention of very low scores, too. I have very high individualistic and very low regulatory (and a fairly high S)Sometimes there’s a lot of inner conflict and not much congruence…sigh.
I welcomed the explanation of the discrepancies between the natural and adaptive. I have a couple like that and I suspected they were causing a touch of misalignment. Thanks for the certainty.
very usefull .. thanks to yours
I took the profile over a month ago and thought I got a lot out of it. But this video really made me see the real insights hidden in the data. Great video, can’t wait for the last one.
thanks for putting things in context. can’t wait to review my values profile from this vantage point.
Thank you this help me understand how to use the DISC and Values index. I’m looking forward to the next video!
This theory made sense out of a whole bunch of insane stuff that goes on at work.
I have been turning myself into a pretzel trying to expand my skills to cover all the bases and ending up sick and exhausted. For sure not in my genius mode to get much of the work done.
I have seen the “geniuses” at work but some are riding rough shod in order to gratify themselves . In theory this makes sense but without integrity and respect….it can cause a very toxic scenario to work in.
This video is interesting but something kind of bothers me.
In Tony Robbins’ or even others’ seminar, you see how people are transformed and it seems as if their personality / behavior changes through these seminars.
Does that mean they’re becoming inauthentic?
In other words, is Tony telling people to be inauthentic, by being loud and filled with passion, or by going out and reach out to strangers / etc?
Some people behave certain way due to their upbringing / culture, etc – how do we know that’s their natural style or if that’s their programmed style?
For me personally, I used to be really shy and introverted, but I’ve become much more outgoing in the last 10 years, and I like myself this way – does that mean I’m being inauthentic?
I’m not saying what is right or wrong, – I am really just curious.
While I can’t speak for Tony of course, my own interpretation is the opposite. What I’ve witnessed in Tony’s programs and work has been helping people let go of inhibitions that might be masking their true feelings, wishes, desires. I wouldn’t say that Tony calls everyone to take the same path as far as behavior and talents, rather that he calls them to take the same path towards honoring whatever that natural behavior is and those talents are. If someone is an introvert, I don’t think he argues to become an extrovert, just to open up, let go of restrictions we place on ourselves (which is another definition of inauthenticity by the way), and express their honest. In short, instead of becoming in authentic, when people have such transformations – I would argue they are becoming authentic, perhaps for the first time in a long time.
To your second point, since our natural style is the result of both nature and nurture, any programming that happens (in the first 13 or so years of our lives) becomes part of our natural style. So, there is no real distinction between natural and programmed in this situation.
To your final point, our natural styles change over the course of our lives. Very slowly mind you, but they do change. We don’t act the same at 45 as we did at 15 (thankfully). What is important to us and drives us can change over the course of many years, so your transition from introversion to extroversion could very well simply be a maturing and experiential phenomenon due to your slow and gradual changing of your natural style. Again, this usually happens slowly over many years (20 let’s say), but even in times of significant emotional events styles can change more rapidly (e.g., shifting from a high Economic to high altruistic after the lose of a loved one or terminal illness).
The DISC profile is accurate for me and except for a 30 point difference in the S i seem to be very authentic. But I really don’t want to be like this! I would love to be more forceful and daring (i am low on D – natural style) and more spontaneous and less perfectionistic. I dont think it is very cool to be the way i am and it does not serve me in the situation i am in.Now i feel i am kind of stuck with myself and i dont know how to ever achieve my goals with this set of styles. With Tonys program I thought i could transform – at least somewhat- into beeing more courageous and spontaneous.
it is possible that for me, i had gotten so far away from my original self, my inner nature, that the habits and values i had assumed, i perceived to be my own. taking the disc and the values assessment have helped me discover my inner values, independent of learned attitudes and behaviors. i cant speak for you or anyone else. this exercise is like a rediscovery of who i am. taking the time to evaluate, and reflect on where my beliefs come from make a difference in my ability to be more authentic. kids who used to laugh out loud naturally, who were told to be seen and not heard, or quiet down in there…learn to be quiet people. i became subdued, rather than joyous. in becoming authentic to my inner nature, i am finding it easier to be joyous, and it feels more natural.
I’m interested in what is to follow these vids. They lay out a great platform for further work, and based on the quality of the content so far I’m looking forward to heaing how we might be able to work together in the future. Well done!
This really, REALLY Helped me better understand myself!!
very insightful. thank you
I thought I understood my DISC and Values index. This showed me what parts of each index to use, and how to get the most from them. Very cool. Thanks CT
really very useful…thanku very much…
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