How does DISC and Emotional Intelligence relate?
How DISC Flow® bridges the gap between DISC and emotional intelligence
The DISC model is a behavioural model used to analyse and understand human behaviour. It was inspired from Carl Jung's theory of psychological types and is based on four main dimensions: Dominance, Influence, Stability and Compliance. Each of these dimensions is linked to a set of specific behaviours and attitudes.
Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognise and manage the emotions of oneself and others. It includes self-awareness, emotion management, awareness of others and relationship management.
DISC and Emotional Intelligence combined
Although the DISC model is not directly related to emotional intelligence, it can be used to help individuals understand their own behaviours and better manage their emotions. For example, a person on the stability dimension (which is related to patience and reflection) might be more likely to manage their emotions in a calm and rational manner. On the other hand, a person on the influence dimension (which is related to enthusiasm and sociability) might be more likely to react emotionally and impulsively.
In the DISC Flow® model, the level of emotional intelligence is recognised as an individual's ability to take advantage of their strengths and their ability to avoid falling into the traps set by their limitations. Our strengths are generally the natural behavioural preferences demonstrated when we are goal oriented. Our limitations are the behaviours triggered by stress or fear.
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Ultimately, DISC and emotional intelligence are two different tools that can be used in a complementary way to help individuals better understand and manage their behaviour and emotions. This is what DISC Flow® CORE offers, with these two tools integrated in one report and assessed in one questionnaire.