understanding-others

Understanding Others

The UNDERSTANDING OTHERS module seeks to help you better understand and connect with people who possess different kinds of personality traits.

These lessons are meant to be viewed in order. Please start with the Connecting with People video lesson. Each video builds upon the previous one. Following the completion of the module, you know about the four behavioral styles of the DISC model and you can use this knowledge to improve your relationships with others.

The video lessons come with a number of activities or public and private discussion questions. Just as with the previous modules, think critically about how you feel and thoughts they inspire. By engaging in honest and open discussion in your classroom or with your mentor, you are not only helping yourself but helping those around you.

We invite you to preview the UNDERSTANDING OTHERS module with unrestricted access to video #28, “The Best Kept Secret to Friendship,” shown below. For FREE unrestricted access to all of our videos, please register with our site.

Video Lessons

23- Connecting With People

23- Connecting With People

Learning Objective:   You will learn the four behavioral styles of the DISC model and how they appear to others. These behavioral styles are defined by how outgoing or reserved they are and whether they are task or relationship oriented.

24- Connecting With Rhinos

24- Connecting With Rhinos

Learning Objective:  You will learn the motives and preferences of Rhino behavior (task-oriented and outgoing) and how to adapt to it. The lesson’s primary goal is to understand and feel comfortable with Rhinos to a similar degree that they experience the same thing with you.

25- Connecting With Peacocks

25- Connecting With Peacocks

Lesson Objective:  You will learn the motives and preferences of Peacock behavior (relationship-oriented and outgoing). How you might overcome difficulties communicating with Peacocks and how to adapt to their behavior.

26- Connecting With Retrievers

26- Connecting With Retrievers

Lesson Objectives:  The lesson will provide you with information about the motives and preferences of Retriever (relationship-oriented and less assertive) behavior. You will learn about the way Retrievers think and how they communicate.

27- Connecting With Owls

27- Connecting With Owls

Lesson Objectives:  This lesson describes the motives and preferences of Owl behavior (task-oriented and less assertive). Its primary goal is for you to gain a strong understanding of how to communicate and work with Owls.

28- The Best Kept Secret of Friendship

Learning Objective: In this lesson, you will learn about the difference between making judgments and providing learning responses related to how other people behave. The primary goal of the lesson is for you learn about what makes up the foundation of every friendship; learning about each other, understanding each other and accepting each other.

In this last lesson of the Understanding Others module, you will learn about the process and foundation of any long-lasting friendship. The first step is to LEARN more about each other. This helps us UNDERSTAND each other, which leads to ACCEPTANCE…the foundation of friendship.

After watching the video, download the lesson worksheet and complete the discussion activity.

Discussion Questions:

  • Public- In the video it says: “Spend more time being interested than interesting. What are some ways to do this sincerely?
  • Private- What specific person would you like to have as a friend? What are your next steps for making that possible?

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