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Q4 Clue 652 | Taking the initiative

Q4 Clue 652 | Taking the initiative

How does which style take the initiative? D-style Does not want to lose time. Therefore takes immediate action, a decision or sets something in motion instead of waiting. Takes the initiative and dares to stick out their neck. But whether that is always right or...

Q4 Clue 651 | Who is your conversation partner?

Q4 Clue 651 | Who is your conversation partner?

Of course, we have - and prefer to follow - our own preferred communication order. But what if that is not possible or even desirable? Being able to switch quickly is the motto then. Recognise your conversation partner (as quickly as possible), and how do you adapt?...

Q4 Clue 650 | World Animal Day

Q4 Clue 650 | World Animal Day

We read that many people have acquired a pet lately. Mostly a dog. But which one? Did they make the right choice? Which dog suits who best? D-style Status dog A dog with a certain appearance or image that suits the D-style. A type that offers a challenge. Like a lot...

Q4 Clue 649 | World Tourism Day

Q4 Clue 649 | World Tourism Day

There is much more to this official UN day than you might initially think. Interesting to share based on the Q4 Profiles Communication Grid; What, Who, How and Why? D-style Tourism is one of the most important economic sectors in the world. It employs 1 in 10 people...

Q4 Clue 648 | Week of Work Happiness

Q4 Clue 648 | Week of Work Happiness

Of course, many more factors play a role - such as by which values or interests you are driven - but the emotional social skills( EQ) influences this as well—the DISC needs versus happiness at work. D-style This style likes (big) challenges in their work. Goals,...

Q4 Clue 647 | Q4 Profiles Summer Event ’21

Q4 Clue 647 | Q4 Profiles Summer Event ’21

Last Saturday we (finally) celebrated our annual 'Summer Event'. How did we enjoy the event altogether? D-style Finally, we were able to decide; we have it again. Pretty exciting because things are still far from 'normal'. The summer wasn't really either, so the...

Q4 Clue 646 | Sporting achievements

Q4 Clue 646 | Sporting achievements

It was one of those sports weekends where many exceptional sports achievements came together. The Paralympics, Women's Cycling, Athletics and Formula 1 stood out especially. D-style It is great that more attention is being paid to 'the other sports', and it looks like...

Q4 Clue 645 | F1 Zandvoort

Q4 Clue 645 | F1 Zandvoort

This weekend, Formula 1 returns to Zandvoort. How do the different styles experience this? D-style The D-fan has probably been holding tickets since 2019. Had arranged a passe-partout straight away. For the Friday practice, the Saturday qualifying and of course the...

Q4 Clue 644 | Anticipating

Q4 Clue 644 | Anticipating

Foreseeing and recognising situations (business) and relationships (interpersonal). Where do the natural strengths of the different styles lie? D-style This style starts, acts, takes risks, sees no future obstacles. If it goes well, 'wow, nicely anticipated!' Of...

Q4 Clue 643 | Tell-a-joke-day

Q4 Clue 643 | Tell-a-joke-day

Do you know the joke about the style that... Interesting to recognise the style of the joke-teller (and yourself!). How does someone tell a joke? D-style When we make fun of someone, it's part of our D style. Mock someone, or embarrass them. If you have lots of this...

Q4 Clue 642 | Book lover’s day

Q4 Clue 642 | Book lover’s day

Any style can be a book lover. How the various styles do, this is interesting to look at. D-style The rest and time (left over) to read does not come naturally to this style. When it is of personal benefit, time will be made. Opts for short, concise (audio) books. Or...

Q4 Clue 641 | How do you negotiate (well)?

Q4 Clue 641 | How do you negotiate (well)?

This is a prime example where you need to draw on all your styles. Your strengths, but you also have to overcome your pitfalls. Consequently, some will be easier than others, but all are necessary. D-style You have to be persistent. State and monitor your own needs,...

Q4 Clue 640 | Starting a conversation

Q4 Clue 640 | Starting a conversation

Maybe we've lost touch with the lockdown. Or maybe you are just finding it a bit more difficult. How do the different styles make conversation? Or not. D-style This style breaks the ice with a 'direct strike' like a comment or joke. Hahaha! This can be experienced as...

Q4 Clue 639 | Tokyo 2020/1

Q4 Clue 639 | Tokyo 2020/1

This Friday, a year late, the 2020 Olympic Games will begin in Tokyo. What will these games be like, and how will the athletes experience them? D-style At last, for all those athletes who A) had to wait and train (mostly alone) for a year longer, B) have known much...

Q4 Clue 638 | Uncomfortable silences

Q4 Clue 638 | Uncomfortable silences

We have all experienced it. A moment without anything to talk about, a (long) silence. How do we deal with this? D-style The pitfall with this style; short answers. Yes, No, OK! Then you constantly pass the ball to your conversational partner, and they can, of course,...

Q4 Clue 637 | Workaholic

Q4 Clue 637 | Workaholic

When a large part of your life - also privately - is spent on work. What are the pitfalls of the different styles that can lead to this? D-style High, big and fast goals, deadlines and ambitions. This quickly results in high work pressure. Not directly concerned with...

Q4 Clue 636 | CAPS LOCK DAY

Q4 Clue 636 | CAPS LOCK DAY

TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY! WHAT? AND FOR WHO? OR HOW? SO. BUT MOST OF ALL, WHY? D-style WHAT? WELL - WHEN YOU ARE REALLY ANGRY OR WHEN YOU WANT TO MAKE SOMETHING ABSOLUTELY CLEAR IN A TEXT MESSAGE. YOU COULD DO IT LIKE THIS. BUT WHETHER THE MESSAGE GETS...

Q4 Clue 635 | Are you still taking a holiday?

Q4 Clue 635 | Are you still taking a holiday?

Very tempting picture, perhaps? But are you going, and if so, where? How do the different styles approach this question? D-style If we need to take a little risk, we need to tap into our D style. Can already book a trip while the country is still orange. And doesn't...

Q4 Clue 634 | European Football Championship started

Q4 Clue 634 | European Football Championship started

It has begun. The 2020 European Football Championship in 2021... How do we experience this? D-style Maybe it's not quite alive yet. Even despite the advertisers who are all too keen to get the orange craze going... But now that it started and especially now that we...

Q4 Clue 633 | How to deal with people who talk a lot?

Q4 Clue 633 | How to deal with people who talk a lot?

We know, one style is not the other. But we also know no one type is better or not. The same goes for 'talking a lot'. Strengths and pitfalls. How do we deal with this situation? D-style This style communicates in a fast and no-nonsense way. A talkative person can,...

Q4 Clue 631 | Whit Monday 2021

Q4 Clue 631 | Whit Monday 2021

Perhaps a bit unexpected after all, but we are suddenly 'allowed' to do a little more again. Today is a perfect day (or even weekend) for that. How do we prefer to spend it? D-style What is it that I have missed most and now can and do again? This is the question that...

Q4 Clue 628 | Procrastination

Q4 Clue 628 | Procrastination

We all experience procrastination - to a greater or lesser extent. But how does it relate to the different styles? And is it always 'bad'? D-style This style can postpone something, or in other words, not start something because of motivation. To find something...

Q4 Clue 627 | King’s Day #2

Q4 Clue 627 | King’s Day #2

The first Kings Day in corona times was unfortunate but novel and extraordinary. Tomorrow, however, will be the second one, which is not normal. How do we experience this kind of days now?D-style Lasts far too long We are all slowly getting tired of it. If we allow...

Q4 Clue 626 | How much do you have to like each other on a team?

Q4 Clue 626 | How much do you have to like each other on a team?

Not always if you ask me. Because isn't it precisely these 'not nice' qualities that make the team successful? That your pitfalls are the strengths of another team member and HOW you can progress together? D-style Dislike: I set goals and achieve targets. Make (force)...

Q4 Clue 625 | Making mistakes is okay!

Q4 Clue 625 | Making mistakes is okay!

When you read this Clue title, you think; yes, that is pretty obvious. But why are we then so concerned with not making mistakes in the first place and how do the different styles experience this? D-style What makes it tricky is having to get back up again and again...

Q4 Clue 624 | Second Easter (pandemic) day

Q4 Clue 624 | Second Easter (pandemic) day

When we wrote this clue, we had the faint hope that the rules would have eased up by Easter. But no... So what does the day (not) look like for you today? D-style Outdoor sports up to 26 years old are allowed again, but you still need to keep the 1.5 metres and with a...

Q4 Clue 623 | World Backup Day

Q4 Clue 623 | World Backup Day

Wednesday is World Backup Day. We all know it's the smart thing to do, but... how do we deal with this? D-style WHAT is a backup? A backup is a copy of all your important files like your (family) photos and videos, important documents, and emails. Instead of keeping...

Q4 Clue 622 | World Water Day

Q4 Clue 622 | World Water Day

More than 2 billion people have no access to clean drinking water and the demand for water from the population, agriculture and industry is increasing. How do we deal with this in the future? D-style That is why the United Nations have declared this day for national...

Q4 Clue 621 | Elections this Wednesday

Q4 Clue 621 | Elections this Wednesday

It will be a particular day this election day, during the corona pandemic. How will we deal with it? D-style Because of all the rules at the polling station, it will probably take more time. A quick visit before or after work will probably not be possible. This style...

Q4 Clue 620 | Jantje Beton foundation

Q4 Clue 620 | Jantje Beton foundation

Provided that the situation allows it, the collection will come by again this week. To create, maintain and promote outdoor play areas. Did you know that 3 in 10 children do not or only play once a week outdoors? To play is good for you and your brain is the motto:...

Q4 Clue 619 | National Compliment Day

Q4 Clue 619 | National Compliment Day

How often do you give a compliment when something is going well? That you actually say it? And we all know - especially in these times - how important it is to be appreciated. D-style What is nice about this day, a compliment is free. And not only that, but you also...

Q4 Clue 618 | Don’t forget to exercise

Q4 Clue 618 | Don’t forget to exercise

As it goes on and on, it becomes more and more important to exercise regularly. How do we do this according to the different styles, and how can we keep it up? D-style This style seeks to challenge, goals and competition. That's hard to do only against yourself,...

Q4 Clue 617 Writing style

Q4 Clue 617 Writing style

Written communication is, of course, also an important way of connecting with others. With which writing style do you reach what DISC style? D-style Short and powerful texts. Directly to the point. It should immediately appeal, such as: is it interesting for me + what...

Q4 Clue 616 The day of self-confidence

Q4 Clue 616 The day of self-confidence

How do different styles assess their own qualities? And where can they go wrong? D-style By nature, this style is sure of itself even if it is not always so, of course. Not afraid to lose face, to be disliked or to fall on your face. But he/she can think in terms of...

Q4 Clue 615 | Winter Wonderland anno 2021

Q4 Clue 615 | Winter Wonderland anno 2021

Unfortunately, this annual meeting was also unable to take place live this year. This of course applies to many (company) meetings, outings, etc. But as we have seen with our digital version, there are alternatives! D-style You can quickly decide that it is not...

Q4Clue 614 Seating position

Q4Clue 614 Seating position

We know, a good seating position is essential! Especially now that we can spend whole days sitting at the dinner table. But also on the couch, or anywhere else. How do you recognise a style by the (wrong) seating posture? D-style The active seating style. Tip of the...

Q4Clue 613 Doubt (yourself)

Q4Clue 613 Doubt (yourself)

Everyone can experience it from time to time. Doubt what you can do, about yourself. How does this manifest itself in different styles? D-style The primary driving force of the D-style is control. If for whatever reason, this cannot be achieved or is lost, it can...

Q4 Clue 612 Vaccination

Q4 Clue 612 Vaccination

Apart from personal objections and beliefs, how do the different DISC styles (or combinations thereof) deal with 'the vaccination'? Whether or not (immediately). D-style May or may not. May; if it's of personal benefit to you, you see it as useful. May not; if the...

Q4Clue 611 World Braille Day

Q4Clue 611 World Braille Day

The great thing about special days is that it also gives you excellent new knowledge and insights. What, Who, How and Why? D-style Braille is reading with the fingers through an embossed alphabet. A system for reading and writing with the tactile sense. Braille Day...

Q4Clue 610 Personal development plan

Q4Clue 610 Personal development plan

Now that this strange and challenging year is almost over, and there is some 'hope for the normal' again, we can take a more positive view towards 2021. Do you have a personal development plan for next year yet? Something where you need to address all your DISC...

Q4Clue 609 The shortest day of the year

Q4Clue 609 The shortest day of the year

Exactly today, December 21st, is the shortest day of this year. D-style There is a good chance that you will not see daylight during the working week. Go away in the dark and already dark when you go home*. That is true, in Amsterdam, the day lasts only 7 hours and 40...

Q4Clue 608 Winter sport people

Q4Clue 608 Winter sport people

Winter sport people are often very passionate. Now with corona the oh so beloved holiday is at stake. How do the different styles (still) look forward to this trip to the snow? D-style The D-style in us can be truly motivated to go. And if there is even a small...

Q4Clue 607 Keeping teams together

Q4Clue 607 Keeping teams together

Indeed, now that we often work from home, this topic is very current. Understanding the needs of the different styles and how to maintain the bond. D-style Whatever the position of a D-style, they want to be and remain in control. Involve this style at all times and...

Q4 Clue 605 Cancel culture

Q4 Clue 605 Cancel culture

Cancel culture or checkout culture. A phenomenon of our time; boycotting people or organisations via social media. How is it possible that it has suddenly become so popular among all styles?D-style Social media provides a platform on which you easily can express your...

Q4Clue 604 High Potentials

Q4Clue 604 High Potentials

Who are these HiPos? How do you recognise this 3-5 % of the workforce, what are their characteristics? Interesting; these characteristics cover all DISC styles.D-style High Potentials are happy to take charge and accept responsibility. Also beyond their job...

Q4 Clue 603 Zero Waste Week

Q4 Clue 603 Zero Waste Week

(Learning) to live without leaving behind waste. The arguments according to the style.D-style The aim is to reduce waste ( disposal heap) and waste incineration. And what ends up in the sea... More recycling and re-use, moving towards a circular economy. You can...

Q4Clue 602 In-house emergency personnel day

Q4Clue 602 In-house emergency personnel day

Today is the national day of the company In-house Emergency Personnel. To out these more than 500,000 people in the spotlight (in this week of respect).D-style Realise that when there is an (evacuation) exercise, you do not react annoyed. Like "do we have to do it...

Q4Clue 601 Skills of the Future

Q4Clue 601 Skills of the Future

It is moving fast. Increasingly faster. What are essential skills now will be obsolete within 5 years. AI and robots and are (literally) on the doorstep. What are the skills for the future and how do we adapt? And this covers our entire DISC spectrum.D-style...

Q4Clue 600 Connectivity (in COVID times)

Q4Clue 600 Connectivity (in COVID times)

It seems that we can't 'just go to the office' for a while yet. The question then arises, how do we stay involved and connected with each other and with the company?D-style At the end of the day, the work will continue. Productivity and results still have to be met....

Q4 Clue 599 You as leader 2021

Q4 Clue 599 You as leader 2021

Also in leadership a lot is changing. The influx of new generations, different times. How do you deal with that?D-style More to one's own responsibility and challenges. Whether somebody starts at 10:00 or enjoys a game of ping-pong, that doesn't matter. What matters...

Q4 Clue 598 Day of the Teacher

Q4 Clue 598 Day of the Teacher

Today is a special day to show appreciation to teachers. That is why we would like to share a few DISC insights. How to recognise the student plus a few tips!D-style Verbal present students. Demanding and prefer to decide for themselves (what needs to be done etc.)....

Q4Clue 597 Dress Red Day

Q4Clue 597 Dress Red Day

Will you wear something red tomorrow the 29th? At first, it seems like a fun day but make no mistake as it has a very serious mission; to raise attention for cardiovascular diseases of women.D-style The D-style is of course 'the red style' of dominant, of direct, of...

Q4Clue 596 Sleeping Routines

Q4Clue 596 Sleeping Routines

Whether there are specific sleep-chronotypes is the question, but it is interesting to look at the DISC Styles versus the sleeping routine. And you know, we are all styles, so which one do you prefer?D-style Time is money? Then time asleep is probably money, too....

Q4Clue 595 Career Path

Q4Clue 595 Career Path

Today is the start of Career Week. Interesting to place 'the career path' alongside the DISC styles.D-style The ambitious style in us. Sets higher and higher goals or tries to achieve a (very) high goal set from an early age. Whatever it is; a hierarchical...

Q4Clue 594 30 Day Challenge

Q4Clue 594 30 Day Challenge

Try to challenge yourself to do something for 30 days that you wouldn't otherwise do.D-style Start small. Setting a challenge or goal is fine of course, but it doesn't have to end with 250 squats on day 30. It doesn't have to be just fitness challenges at all....

Q4 Clue 593 Online Learning

Q4 Clue 593 Online Learning

Learning is getting done more and more online nowadays. How do the different styles deal with this?D-style The disadvantage of an online learning environment is, you can postpone it. There is often something more critical that gets in between. Then suddenly it's one...

Q4Clue 592 Ideal Work Environment

Q4Clue 592 Ideal Work Environment

We know that the Personal (DISC) Style only tells something about the HOW. Many other 'layers' contribute to the final choice and whether or not someone is successful in a specific position. But when we look solely at the DISC style, what is the ideal work...

Q4Clue 591 Knowledge Transfer

Q4Clue 591 Knowledge Transfer

When we link DISC to the transfer of knowledge, it is mainly about the question 'how' you transfer knowledge (to the various styles). What is the preference of a ...D-style First, answer the "WHAT" question; What should I offer this person? Always a goal, a direction,...

Q4Clue 590 Collaboration

Q4Clue 590 Collaboration

Good collaboration requires more than just operating according to your style. Adaptation is also needed once in a while…D-style Leave the initiative to someone else now and then and above all, allow the time to do so. You may lose control and direction for a moment,...

Q4 Clue 589 Extra Time

Q4 Clue 589 Extra Time

So we suddenly had a lot of time to spend in and around the house. How did we deal with this?D-style The four walls probably closed in on this style very quickly. And we all went running, walking and/or cycling. This was likely the D-drive in us. To get out and burn...

Q4Clue 588 The Dark Side

Q4Clue 588 The Dark Side

Each style also has a 'dark side'. It can manifest itself when you overreact in a specific style, when a style becomes too strong…D-style A violent outburst of anger will be the first indication. Not being able to withstand criticism and even spinning the truth. Can...

Q4Clue 587 Heart for the cause

Q4Clue 587 Heart for the cause

How do the different styles express this?D-style This style can 'fight'. That's why he or she is sometimes at odds with colleagues or management but know, he or she will also fight for the cause. I-style The I-style expresses it mainly with pure enthusiasm. Both...

Q4Clue 586 Irritation

Q4Clue 586 Irritation

We can all be in someone's allergy sometimes. Especially in the circumstances we're in right now. Recognize and acknowledge your DISC traits which can irritate other people.D-style At a certain point, you're 'done with it' because of your D-style. For example, if...

Q4 Clue 585 Flexibility

Q4 Clue 585 Flexibility

How flexible is a style? For example, when someone is (suddenly) given another task or assignment.D-style Black or white. Can change gears very quickly and adapt to something else immediately. But only if he or she is backing it, sees the benefits because this style...

Q4 Clue 584 International Mud Day

Q4 Clue 584 International Mud Day

Sometimes you hear about those special days you think what's this? But this one is nice and exciting. Get dirty!D-style This day is for children to go out and to get dirty. That can be an ideal opportunity for this style to take the lead in this! Be active, out in the...

Q4 Clue 583 Who’s going on holiday?

Q4 Clue 583 Who’s going on holiday?

We can (are allowed to) travel again. And we probably want to, but the question is; are we going?D-style We are told, travelling is at your own risk. This style will take risks a bit easier than others. Even willing to take the plane to a more further destination....

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