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Welcome to the Website for Lion-Beavers

Posted by: Dan Rutledge on 09/27/2010 04:24 PM EST

I went on a leadership retreat this weekend.  As part of the training, we took a personality test. I like those kinds of tests... mostly because it is impossible to fail them.  This one happened to be the DISC model, which breaks down personality types into four categories:

  • Dominance – relating to control, power and assertiveness
  • Influence – relating to social situations and communication
  • Steadiness – relating to patience, persistence, and thoughtfulness
  • Conscientiousness – relating to structure and organization

There is also a similar test out there which instead labels the four categories as animals: lion, otter, golden retriever, and beaver, respectively.

So anyway... It was no big surprise to me (or my wife) that I ranked pretty high in the "C" category, with some elements of "D."  Here's the wikipedia description of the "C" personality:   "People with high 'C' styles adhere to rules, regulations, and structure. They like to do quality work and do it right the first time. High 'C' people are careful, cautious, exacting, neat, systematic, diplomatic, accurate, and tactful."  

Basically, we "C's" are busy beavers -- hard workers that like systems and organization.  In addition, "D's" are leaders that like to organize others.

Does that combination remind you of a certain website? 

I had to laugh a little bit... because SignUpGenius is basically a website designed specifically for "C" and "D" personalities. All our sign up creators are people that organize, plan, and lead!  

I guess this explains why I always get along so fabulously with our users.  Lions and Beavers of the world unite!  Drop me a note if you're a "C" or "D" too!


Posted by Dan Rutledge on Monday, October 04, 2010 6:46 AM EST
I'm glad to hear you have some "I" traits... because the "I" folks are the ones that are always telling their many, many friends about us! :)
Posted by Mary Jo Stubstad on Wednesday, October 06, 2010 10:52 PM EST
I'm more an I and C person.
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