How DISC Styles Learn
Depending on whether you are a High D-I-S-C, you learn differently than the person sitting next to you who has a different style.
The High D Style wants to see the schedule and agenda for what he/she is going to be asked to learn. This style has a preconceived mindset about nearly any topic or issue. This means that his/her learning may be more subjective than objective. They are impatient and want learning to take place at fast pace, with little time spent on things they perceive as unimportant and mundane. This style will often challenge the trainer and/or the training. They will often try to dominate the training session and the trainer must take control to keep this style under control. This style likes the opportunity to learn by trial and error.
The High I Style is open to trying any learning method at least once. Their thought is, “Who knows this could be fun.” They tend to be very open to new ideas and theories. This style wants to have fun and be entertained during the learning process. They learn best in a group setting, through the use of visuals. They want the opportunity to participate in discussions. They also learn well in situations where they can be personally involved in the learning process (role playing for example). This style will want the learning sessions to be fast paced and of short duration. This is because they tend to have a shorter attention span.
The High S Style is often the most receptive to learning. They prefer the learning process be presented in a step by step manner. This style will not want to be pressured into learning quickly. They want to be certain they understand what it is they are expected to learn. This style learns best by doing. They like to observe the training and then perform the job or task several times in the presence of the trainer. This will give them an opportunity to ask questions and get comfortable with the new process or procedure. This style has great patience when learning.
The High C Style wants to know as much as possible about a topic or subject. They are very objective in their approach to learning. This style will want the training to proceed as planned and stay on schedule. This style responds best to a trainer who presents in a logical and unemotional manner. They prefer to be given the facts, data information and logic to support what they are being asked to learn. They are careful in the learning process and will be attentive during training sessions because they want to get it right the first time. This style will have plenty of questions. They can appear critical of the trainer and/or training, when in fact; they just want to make certain they understand what it is they are being asked to learn.