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Other approaches to the study of personality (II) – Other tests

Keirsey David Keirsey (1921 –2013) is another psychologist who took as inspiration both the four temperaments of Hippocrates and Jung’s theories to write his book “Please Understand Me”, and later the practical book “Please Understand Me II.” In his books, he described a personality model and a test that classifies people according to four types of temperaments.  After conducting the […]

I declare myself in burnout!

I have lived almost all my life in Latin America, and when I moved to the Netherlands about eight years ago, I noticed that many things were different in the professional world. I am not only referring to working hours, lunch times or the long vacations Europeans are known for. I am also referring to […]

Is coaching for me?

First, let’s clarify that I am referring to executive coaching in this article, which differs slightly from sports or life coaching. According to the International Coaching Federation (ICF), coaching is defined as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. The process of coaching […]

Coaching and mentoring, are those the same thing?

As I mentioned in another article, coaching is a methodology through which the client (coachee) can discover points that could be learned or reinforced to find solutions for his or her challenges. In other words, coaching helps us grow as professionals. But it must be recognized that coaching is not a quick solution. It requires […]

DISC styles explained (4)   – Compliance (C)

General information Here we have the perfectionists. Compliant people (C) live by following rules, not only those that are imposed by society but those that are in their heads. In other words, they do things the way they think they should be done, often criticizing those who do things differently or taking shortcuts to get […]

DISC styles explained (2) – Influence (I)

General information These people are often the center of attention. They can’t control it. It’s their nature; they want everyone to look at them and can’t stand others stealing their audience. They are, for me (my style is C), the most difficult people to understand since they do not make decisions based on data or […]

DISC styles explained (1)   – Dominance (D)

General information These are usually complicated people. Getting on well with them could be challenging because they are results-oriented and competitive. They are not the majority of the population. In fact, they are the minority, and it makes sense. Otherwise, what a world we would live in! By nature, these people are wired to be […]

Why are there so many terminologies for DISC?

I have already mentioned how popular the DISC test can be among the entire universe of tests available today. This popularity is mainly due to its simplicity and effectiveness, which I have already expanded on in a previous article. It is no surprise that it is so popular and widely used in the professional world […]

Why choose coaching instead of consulting?

Those trained to be executive coaches must spend many hours perfecting the underappreciated art of not giving advice. This must sound very strange, and indeed it is in some ways. As soon as I began my training as a coach, I attended a seminar where we were told not once but at least five times […]

Adapting your primary DISC style

One of the most exciting things about the different DISC personality styles is that people are not necessarily loyal to their primary style but can project a style they feel is necessary for a given position or situation. Especially when they consider other people expect this of them, just like a mask. Of course, in […]