When a person moves into a DiSC style outside their own and exercises those types of behaviors, we refer to that as flexing or stretching.
Flexing is about adapting one’s natural inclinations to the needs of the hour or of another person. So a fast-paced D- or i-style person might flex into an S style when teaching a child a new task. An i- or S-style person might flex into a more skeptical and objective mindset when buying a used car. Flexing is something we all do.
Your DiSC style doesn’t excuse you from having to adapt. Statements like “I’m a C style, so you’ll just need to learn not to take my criticisms personally” encourage stereotypes and rigidity, which is the antithesis of what Everything DiSC stands for.
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