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Personality Modeling

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The popularity of personality modeling has exploded over the past 20 years as people try to leverage their basic nature along with their acquired skills. I have analyzed this research, conducted my own research, and designed several insightful measures that will help you as you implement the DISCIPLINE STRATEGY®. 

A good personality model isn’t about what’s good or bad. It’s not about praise or finding fault. It’s about describing the tools and resources you bring to the table just by being yourself. For example, if you’re worried about the discipline you’ll need going forward, a personality assessment can warn you that you are already highly disciplined and might actually need to be wary of too much discipline (i.e., denying yourself rest).

Below are some metrics for self-assessment. If you want to see more, including sub-traits of these metrics, visit disciplinestratey.com.


If you have the trait of honesty-humility in abundance, recognize this means you come across to others as highly straightforward. You follow the rules, and you’re not out to manipulate others. You’re down to earth, serious about the work you do, and not particularly motivated by gold and diamonds, fancy cars, or social status.

If you don’t have this trait, recognize that wealth and its trappings may be very high on your motivation list, which means you will probably be more than willing to break rules to get what you want, especially the unwritten kind. Be careful of your own tendency to con people by telling them what they want to hear rather than what you know to be the truth.


We all feel emotions, but the ways we react are quite varied. Highly emotional people experience stress from even moderate triggers, express fear of physical danger, and seek emotional support from their family and friends.

People who score low on emotionality tend to perform well under stress, will only be deterred by clear and present dangers, and tend not to share their feelings even among those people in their close social circles.


Like the classic Jungian use of extrovert/introvert, this is a measure not of being talkative or outgoing, but of drawing energy from time with other people as opposed to being refreshed by alone time.


Agreeable people hide their anger and are quick to forgive and forget, even at the cost of their own emotional well-being. They are non-judgmental and willing to compromise.

People who score low on agreeability tend to be difficult to live with, are irascible and stubborn, and enjoy criticizing the people and things around them. They will hold a grudge for life.


People who score high in conscientiousness are the ideal people to hire. They are organized, punctual, diligent, and reliable. Those who score low are the opposite, especially as they are inattentive to deadlines and details.

Openness to Experience

People who are open to experience enjoy art, music, nature, food, and other things that allow them to explore. They are imaginative and creative.

People low in openness to experience have little interest in art or creativity. They are the opposite of rebels and pioneers.

These are all important aspects to know about yourself, and there are many others to know as well. I encourage you to go to disciplinestratey.com, click on MyPersonality®, and take the assessment to learn more.