My Personality Profile

My husband did the DISC personality profile at work and then took me through it later.  So this wasn’t done by a professional but considering that one of my best friends was blown away by how much it sounded like me – I think it’s pretty accurate.  Thought it would be fun to post my results.  I’m sure it comes into play with how I approach religious issues.  An exChristian friend of mine has me interested in whether there might be similar personality profiles among people who deconvert.  Anyway – here are my results:

[These are all words that the test would use to describe me.]

Dominance was mid-range:  calculated risk-taker, self-critical, unassuming, self-effacing, realistic

Influence was very low:  pessimistic, aloof, withdrawn, self-conscious, reticent

Steadiness was mid-range: outgoing, alert, eager, critical, discontented

Conscientiousness was extremely high: perfectionist, accurate, fact-finder, diplomatic, systematic

Objective Thinker Pattern was the closest match to me but Perfectionist Pattern was a very close second:

Objective Thinker Pattern

Emotions:  rejects interpersonal aggression

Goal:  correctness

Judges others by: ability to think logically

Influences others by:  use of facts, data, and logical arguments

Value to the organization: defines and clarifies; obtains, evaluates, and tests information

Overuses: analysis

Under pressure:  becomes worrisome

Fears: irrational acts, ridicule

Would increase effectiveness through: self-disclosure; public discussion of their insights and opinions

Objective Thinkers tend to have highly developed critical thinking abilities.  They emphasize the importance of facts when drawing conclusions and planning actions, and they seek correctness and accuracy in everything they do.  To manage their work activities effectively, Objective Thinkers often combine intuitive information with the facts they have gathered.  When in doubt about a course of action, they avoid public failure by preparing meticulously.  For example, Objective Thinkers will master a new skill privately before they use it in a group activity.

Objective Thinkers prefer to work with people who, like themselves, are interested in maintaining a peaceful work environment.  Considered shy by some, they may be reticent in expressing their feelings.  They are particularly uncomfortable with aggressive people.  Despite being mild-mannered, Objective Thinkers have a strong need to control their environment.  They tend to exert this control indirectly by requiring others to adhere to rules and standards.

Objective Thinkers are concerned with the “right” answer and may have trouble making decisions in ambiguous situations.  With their tendency to worry, they may get bogged down in “analysis paralysis.”  When they make a mistake, Objective Thinkers often hesitate to acknowledge it.  Instead, they immerse themselves in a search for information that supports their position.


Perfectionist Pattern

Emotions: displays competence; is restrained and cautious

Goal: stability; predictable accomplishments

Judges others by: precise standards

Influences others by: attention to detail; accuracy

Value to the organization: is conscientious; maintains standards; controls quality

Overuses: procedures and “fail-safe” controls; overdependence on people, products, and processes that have worked in the past

Under pressure: becomes tactful and diplomatic

Fears: antagonism

Would increase effectiveness through: role flexibility; independence and interdependence; belief in self-worth

Perfectionists are systematic, precise thinkers and workers who follow procedure in both their personal and work lives.  Extremely conscientious, they are diligent in work that requires attention to detail and accuracy.  Because they desire stable conditions and predictable activities, Perfectionists are most comfortable in a clearly defined work environment.  They want specifics on work expectations, time requirements, and evaluation procedures.

Perfectionists may become bogged down in the details of the decision-making process.  They can make major decisions but may be criticized for the amount of time they take to gather and analyze information.  Although they like to hear the opinions of their managers, Perfectionists take risks when they have facts that they can interpret and use to draw conclusions.

Perfectionists evaluate themselves and others by precise standards for achieving concrete results while adhering to standard operating procedures.  This conscientious attention to standards and quality is valuable to the organization.  Perfectionists may define their worth too much by what they do and not by who they are as people.  As a result, they tend to react to personal compliments by thinking, “What does this person want?”  By accepting sincere compliments, Perfectionists can increase their self-confidence.


3 thoughts on “My Personality Profile

  1. For some reason your — Objective Pattern – Overuses: analysis and Perfectionist Pattern – Overuses: procedures and “fail-safe” controls; overdependence on people, products, and processes that have worked in the past — well, It made me chuckle 😉

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