By Corinne Jameson-Kuehl

From time to time I am contacted by someone that states that the completion of Disc and Driving Forces Assessments has created fear and worry due to how they must look in the eyes of an employer or manager. Be assured that there is no reason for anxiety. These are simply informational tools to understand the how and the why of the one completing the assessment. Depending on the assessment, it may not take an Emotional Intelligence journey such as Self Awareness into account. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

 

1. Review your results thoroughly, highlighting aspects you find accurate and noting any discrepancies. It’s also helpful to have a trusted individual review the results with you.

 

2. Recognize that the intensity of traits varies from person to person. Rather than relying on stereotypical phrases, assess the percentages on the graphs to gauge intensity.

 

3. Take into account personal values, including those driven by faith or belief systems.

 

4. Acknowledge external factors such as past traumas or life events like death, divorce, or illness, which may influence your results.

 

When utilized effectively, assessments offer insights into oneself, fostering harmony in both personal and professional relationships. Proper understanding and training post-assessment are essential to mitigate undue stress and self-criticism. It’s crucial to remember that there are no right or wrong answers in these assessments; they simply equip us with tools to enhance self-awareness and personal growth.