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Overview Are you someone other count on as being consistent and predictable? If so you are probably an "S" (steadiness). Or are you marked by an attention to detail and a desire to have everything "just right"? Then you are more likely a "C" (compliance). Perhaps you are one of those self-starters who thrives on responding to challenge and is bored with routine. Those traits characterize the "D" (dominance) behavioral style. On the other hand, if you are an "I" (influencing), your work and life-style revolve around strong social interaction, spontaneity, and freedom of expression. God created each of His children with a unique personality and unique strengths of character. These distinctions allow us to accomplish different tasks according to the Lord's plan. Unfortunately, these same distinctions can cause misunderstanding and strife. This book together with its companion workbook, will allow you to pinpoint your behavioral style and the secondary characteristics you undoubtedly carry. Equally important, it will help you better understand the behavioral traits of family, friends, and coworkers in an effort to better relate to one another in Christian love.
Publishers Description Using the pioneering DISC profile, this book teaches--in clear terms--how to build closer, more understanding relationships at home, work and church.
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KEN VOGES and Dr. Ron Braund have successfully incorporated the DISC system of personality profiling to fit biblical principles. Ken is the author of Understanding Jesus: A Personality Profile and co-author with Dr. Braund of Understanding How Others Misunderstand You: A Unique and Proven Plan for Strengthening Personal Relationships. He resides in Houston, Texas. RON BRUAND is a family business consultant, life coach, and author. He is president of Family Business Transitions, facilitating families in succession planning to achieve personal and philanthropic goals. He is the author of, Understanding How Others Misunderstand You, and The Strong-Willed Child or Dreamer?. Through his non-profit organization, Mission Specialties, Ron sponsors Orphan Transition programs and Foster Care initiatives for neglected and abused children in Eastern Europe. He and his wife, Ginger, reside in Marietta, Georgia near their family Rich, Adam, and his wife Anna.
Reviews - What do customers think about Understanding How Others Misunderstand You?
Helpful. Very strong Christian references. May 19, 2008
I found this book helpful and rated it well. I just want to ensure folks realize that there is extensive comparisoin to New Testament biblical references. Not that there is anything wrong with that :-)
A Must Read Jan 2, 2006
I highly recommend the reading of this book to anyone experiencing a struggle in communicating to their spouse, co-worker, child, church member, pastor, etc. It has helped me understand clearly how to best assess how to effectively communicate with other personalities. It has helped me understand not only how others think, but more importantly how I percieve things, strengths and weaknesses, blind spots, etc.in my own life. I guarantee within a short time you will easily relate to the personality types identified, whether it be your own or someone you know. After becoming familiar with its content and purpose, if approached honestly and openly, it can drastically enhance your ability to relate to those in which you may now struggle.
DISC in a Christian context Jun 14, 2005
Ron Braund is a licensed marriage and family therapist; Ken Voges is the author of several other personality/behavior tools for Christians. Together, they have written this great book which applies DISC personality/behavior theory in a Christian context.
In chapter one, they discuss how people are different: perceptual differences, motivational differences, and needs vs. values. They argue that personalities are by God's design and that no personality style is wrong or bad .. that every personality should be balanced, not letting strengths be emphasized to the point of weakness.
Next, they introduce the DISC personality system and explain its vocabulary. They review how expectations and environment can have an impact on how people express their personalities, and they give examples of the DISC personality styles in daily living.
In each of the two chapters about a particular personality style, they hit on 11 points: 1. Primary drive of the style 2. Personal giftedness of the style 3. Potential spiritual gifts of the style 4. Instinctive fear of the style 5. Strength out of control 6. Stress response 7. Blind spots 8. Areas to work on 9. Best complementary team members 10. Related Biblical model 11. Bible study references on strengths and weaknesses
The authors illustrate the D style with the life of Paul; the S style with the life of Abraham; the C style with the life of Moses; and the I style with the life of Peter. Finally, they argue that Jesus demonstrated a perfect balance of all four personality styles as was appropriate for the situation.
The only thing lacking in this book is a DISC-style personality test so that readers can determine their style.
On Target Feb 8, 2000
I had originally purchased this book at the request of my employer for his own use. After flipping through several pages, various paragraphs jumped off the page at me confirming truths of my personality and I couldn't put it down.
The DISC system of identifying personality traits is the best I've ever read. This book not only explains the the traits of a person's personality traits but how they interact and react to others. I quickly discovered why my High C personality conflicts so with my High D employer and how to possibly approach each other to maintain peace. Even my teenage daughters had fun identifying their personalities and how they related to biblical characters.
This is great material for a small bible group or accountability group!
P.S. My boss still doesn't have his book back. I think I'll buy him another - complete with highlights on the High C personality!