Knowing now that overused strengths become liabilities, the key to personal growth lies not in fixing weaknesses, but rather in toning down the overuse of our strengths. As the Oracle at Delphi noted 2,500 years ago, “Everything in moderation.”
The same holds true with DISC. Toning down your predominant style allows your underused styles to emerge. The following strategies will help you minimize the overuse of your style and actually tap into your less-used styles.
Those with a strong Dominant style may need to tone down
• Directness—D’s have a thin filter between thinking and speaking. This leads to directness that can be perceived as blunt insensitivity. Ask more questions and soften your tone.