PACO500 SMPP2 LP Essay

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Solving My People Puzzle: Part 2
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Liberty University

Abstract
This report is the second half of a two part study called Solving My People Puzzle. This exercise is used to help the student describe, develop, and manage their personality. Best fit strategies are discussed and examined with each of the four main Disc styles of personality, a predetermined care-seeker from the case study Crossroads: A story of forgiveness, and a chosen mentor’s Disc Profile and M-BTI personality test results. Developing a common behavioral language with each of these personality examples is the goal. It is with expectation and hope that these exercises will expand the relational style development of this student-author.

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Since the M-BTI is focused on positive traits, it is different from the Disc profile as it does not show the blind spots and the need to make adjustments in behavior (Kollar, 2008, p. 232). The (DiscProfile4u) states that dominant “S” listening skills are extremely keen without interruptions, but Squidoo.com/discstrengths mention the blind spot of getting “run over” because of the fear of confrontation. When the “S” mentee is engaged in a conversation with her “I” mentor they are very likely to slip into the ‘flat-brain tango” (Petersen, 2007, p. 33). The “S/C” mentee needs to remember to be more assertive while the “I/SD” needs to stop and pursue clarification. Higher level communication connects us at a level of feeling and spirit (Petersen, 2007, p.19).

SMPP Part 2 Questions/Answers
Demonstrating Fit
In order to demonstrate fit to each DISC profile the counselor must be aware of the voice inflection, physical posture, eye contact and focused attention of the counselee (Kollar, 1997, p.95).
The D personality trait – The high dominant behavior style presents a challenge in that he/she tends to operate in a fast paced manner which is totally the opposite of the high “S” counselor. Communication with the impatient controller is a challenge for the “S” counselor until empathy and listening skills begin to emerge. Generally patient, submissive, and quietly reflective, the approach in therapy would be to assist the counselee to choose a solution focused goal for the problem
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