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TAMMY DUNCAN'S INFORMATIVE LECTURE
September 30, 1996
SPD 100, Public Speaking

Title: The DISC Personality Temperaments

General Purpose: To inform.

Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the four basic types of personality temperaments, so they can understand themselves and other individuals better.

Thesis: There are four basic types of personality temperaments, that can give people better understanding of themselves--"D" Behavior, "I" Behavior, "S" Behavior, and "C" Behavior.

Rehearsal Time: 5 minutes, 51 seconds

I. The Introduction
A. Good morning.
1. Think back to a time when you asked yourself the following questions:
a. "Why do I act this way?"
b. "Why do people misunderstand me?"
c. "Why does that person act the way they do?"
d. Or, "Why do I have a hard time communicating with that particular person?"
B. Today, I will help you answer these questions by giving you information on the four basic temperaments, or what is also referred to as four basic personalities.
C. Over the summer I had the opportunity to take a personality test
1. The personality test I took was in the Uniquely You Combination Profile, by Dr. Mels Carbonell, an expert in Human Behavior and Leadership.
a. Dr. Carbonell's personality profiles have been used by Walt Disney World, AT&T, American Express, Promise Keepers, churches, and schools.
2. The information in the profile helped me to understand myself and others better, and I know by the end of this speech, you will understand yourself and others better too.
D. There are four basic types of personality temperaments, that can give people better understanding of themselves--"D" Behavior, "I" Behavior, "S" Behavior, and "C" Behavior.

[Now, let's examine these four basic personalities]

II. The first personality temperament is the "Choleric," or commonly known as "D" Behavior.
A. The "D"personality is an active/outgoing, task-oriented personality.
B. "D" personalities are domineering, directing, driving, and doers.
1. "D's" are motivated when they are challenged and in control.
2. "D's" prefer to be in positions of authority.
C. Even though "D's" may have a bossy personality, they do have several strengths.
1. They are self-disciplined and determined.
2. They are strong leaders.
3. They easily accept various and difficult assignments.
D. Now that we have seen the D's strengths, lets see the "D's" weaknesses.
1. They are workaholics.
2. They are opinionated and stubborn.
3. They can be insensitive to others' feelings.

[Now that we've seen an active personality, let's look at another]

III. The second personality temperament is the "Sanguine," or commonly known as the "I" Behavior. A. The "I" personality is an active/outgoing, people-oriented personality.
B. "I" personalities are inspiring, influencing, impressing, and interacting with others.
1. "I's" are motivated to seek approval and recognition.
a. "I's" prefer to be in the spotlight and to motivate others.
C. "I's" have many strengths.
1. They love to be around people.
a. They initiate conversations.
b. They are friends with everyone in a crowd.
2. They are very optimistic D. Even though "I's" have many strengths, they also have many weaknesses.
1. "I's" are very disorganized.
2. "I's" are highly emotional.
a. They are sensitive to what others think of them.

[Now that we've seen a people-oriented personality, let's look at another]

IV. The third personality temperament I will discuss is the "Phlegmatic," or commonly known as the "S" Behavior. A. "S" personalities are passive/reserved, people oriented individuals.
B. "S's" are submissive, steady, stable, and security-oriented people.
1. "S's" are motivated when they are in situations where they have support and stability.
a. "S's" don't like surprises.
b. "S's" need time to adapt to changes.
2. "S's" prefer to be submit to authority, than to be in authority.
C. "S" personalities have many strengths.
1. "S's" are loyal and faithful.
2. "S's" work well under pressure. 3. "S's" are negotiators instead of fighters.
D. "S" personalities have many weaknesses."
1. "S's" lack discipline and motivation.
2. "S's" need to be bold and task risks.

[Now that we've seen a passive personality, let's look at another]

V. The last personality temperament is the "Melancholy," or what is commonly known as the "C" Behavior.
A. The "C" personality is a passive/reserved,task-oriented personality.
B. The "C" personality is competent, compliant, cautious, and calculating.
1. "C's" are motivated to do a job correctly and with quality.
2. "C's" are known as thinkers and perfectionists.
C. "C's" have many strengths.
1. They give attention to details.
2. They are intelligent.
3. They have high standards.
D. The "C" personality also has many weaknesses.
1. They can be too critical and pessimistic.
2. They compare themselves to others' strengths.
3. They are hard to satisfy.

[Did you find your personality? If you thinyou are a combination of two or three of them, don't be concerned because most people are.]

V. Conclusion A. In conclusion, remember the four basic personalities.
1. First, remember the "D" personality as the active/outgoing, task-oriented personality.
a. Remember "D's" as dominators and doers.
b. When you think of "D's," think of people that get projecteds started.
2. Second, Remember the "I" personality as the active/outgoing, people-oriented personality.
a. Remember "I's" as influencers.
b. When you think of "I's," think of people that inspire others to get involved in the project.
3. Third, remember the "S" personality is the passive/reserved, people-oriented personality.
a. Remember "S's" as steady.
b. When you think of "S's," think of people that make negotiations on the project.
4. Fourth, remember the "C" personality is the passive/reserved, task-oriented personality.
a. Remember "C's" as calculating.
b. When you think of "C's," think of people that do all the planning and calculating on a project.
B. Now, you have learned there are four basic types of personality temperaments that can give people better understanding of themselves --"D" Behavior, "I" Behavior, "S" Behavior, and "C" Behavior.
C. Thank you.
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