Discussion

 It is likely that you have taken at least one personality test as part of your education or workforce training. Explore various assessment tools (e.g. DISC, Myers-Briggs, Emotional Intelligence, and dozens of others) and discuss their usefulness in measuring personality types and behavior. Again, go beyond mere definitions… dig in. As communicators, why is it important to understand our underlying characteristics and tendencies? Are assessment instruments effective tools in fostering understanding of our relationships? Why is it essential to understand these differences in context of our peers, subordinates, and bosses?