To answer that question, you must first determine each team member’s style.

Here’s a quick lesson on how to people read. Think about the person’s behaviors – their tendencies, tone of voice, expressions, word choice – and respond to these two questions.

  • Question 1:  What’s the person’s pace Is the person more fast-paced & outspoken or more moderate pace & reflective?
  • Question 2:  How “agreeable” is the person?  Is the person more questioning & skeptical or are they more warm and accepting?

Combine the answers to those 2 questions (see model below) to determine the individual’s DiSC tendencies.

DiSC Tendency - People Reading Math

Once you have determined their style, you can use the tips below to guide you to communicate more effectively with them.