A Nice Combination …

Couple and CalculatorTo really impress your lady friend, you should say:

‘How do I love thee? 

Let me count the ways.’

… Then reach for a calculator.”

Not original with me

This humorous little combination of poetry and pragmatism is maybe a perfect example of how to blend two sometimes completing behavioral preferences.

‘How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.’

This is how you speak to a person’s heart, to their emotions, to that part of all of us which desires to be praised in quaint and measured tones.

The unspoken inference here is that the professed love exists in many different forms.

“Then reach for a calculator.”

Now the realist speaks.  The emotional commitment above is about to be quantified and made real.  

The person is now saying “I can prove what I claim”.

To put this example into DiSC language, this might be the work of someone with strong leanings toward behavior which combines Conscientiousness (Quality and Accuracy ~ a C) with Supportiveness (Relationships and Caring ~ an S).

Whether the person will be an SC or a CS will depend on how they actually communicate all those waysSmile.

Here’s an overview of all four DiSC behavioral styles from Guy Harris, The Recovering Engineer

Trying to merge my soft-hearted and hard-nosed sides in the Heartland ….


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