Choose the Right Vacation by Understanding Your DISC Personality Style
Going on vacation is easy, right? Well, that's not always the case. Whether you think something may be up your alley but ends up being a disaster, or you try to get your spouse on board with an idea, but he or she doesn't, vacations can quickly go sour. When you have to bring an entire family along and get each person to commit to the itinerary, things can get even trickier.
Luckily DISC is here to the rescue. By learning about your DISC personality style, you'll also learn about your vacation style and the trips that will make you and your loved ones have a wonderful and unforgettable getaway.
Let's take a look at each of the four main DISC profile types and see how each style's ideal trip is quite different from one to the next.
- "D" Personality: "D" types want to be adventurous, explore, and get things done. Of course, a dominant "D" style also wants to be the one making decisions and choosing activities. They want to know that there's plenty to do and they won't get bored. They'll climb to the top of a mountain or try scuba diving for the first time and keep on moving.
- "I" Personality: "I" personalities don't need to plan things out in advance. Just put them in a group and allow them to thrive in a fun, social situation, and they'll be just fine. Renting a beach house for a week with a group of old friends will be all an "I" type needs, and they'll take the rest as it comes.
- "S" Personality: "S" personalities thrive on quality time with the people closest to them. It's about the experience, the positive emotions and connections, and the tradition more than anything else for this steady personality type. Annual trips to a family-owned timeshare or camping are wonderful ways for "S" types to enjoy a vacation.
- "C" Personality: "C" personalities may have a list of must-see places across the country and world that they want to visit. If they do not, they are happy to do lots of research to find those places. Any vacation with them should be a must-see. Once you're there, you can be sure that a conscientious "C" type personality will have a thorough itinerary, with everything planned and booked ahead of time. Educational trips or experiences and historical sites are a plus.
It's easy to see how so many vacations can end up falling flat depending on who in the group or family you end up asking. By gaining this kind of insight on human behavior in advance, though, you and your family can make the best out of any trip by combining interests or allowing for side trips and personal activities or experiences along the way.
For example, your mom might be an "S" and love the annual camping trip. During the trip, your dad, a "D" personality, can try to break his annual bass fishing record or climb the highest peak in the park. Let your "I" style teenage daughter bring along a friend to share the time with, and make sure that your "C" style son carefully checks off all of the essentials that need to come on the trip and then set up the campsite accordingly before looking for flowers, trees, and animals to identify.
By combining DISC personalities with personal preferences, any vacation will surely be a success. Not sure what type of vacation best matches your DISC profile? Take a DISC personality test today!