I have known about your company since its near inception. I had to reject you at first because I was afraid of starting with a company from the ground up. Then several years later, you opened your arms up to me but kept me on the fringes. I’ve been continually rejected from being a full-fledged employee in your company. I am just the proofreader.
I attend your company parties and watch as you dole out thoughtful gifts to your employees. I help your proofreading department and make your materials error free. But you don’t know anything about me, so I do not receive anything. I am just the proofreader.
No one talks to me. No one cares about me beyond a simple “hello.” Everyone is too busy with their tasks or more concerned about their friends already at work. Because, you see, I am just the proofreader.
I polish and proof. I redact and edit. I am the phantom behind the writers. I am just the proofreader.
I am called randomly for work. I get a change in routine. I am paid well for my services. With this, I don’t mind just being the proofreader.
In September, I was required to attend a course for determining my personality style. I’ve previously blogged on this topic before and determined that, of the four temperaments, I was melancholy sanguine. Well, the DiSC assessment is a bit different (although not by much). DiSC stands for: Dominance, influence, Conscientious, Steadiness. Responses can vary based on the environment. For example, I am an I at work (29) but not too far off from an S (28). This would probably change for my personal/home life. I found myself identifying with the steadiness category much more than the influence category, but I was borderline for each. Here’s an overview of the different DiSC styles. Click on the image to enlarge it or click here to download the PDF.
PersonalityStyle.com has a free DiSC assessment, but I’m sure it’s one of those assessments that won’t give you the results unless you give the site your email. I hope you will instead try to find your personality according to the overview above and tell me who you think you are.
Happy to do as you say.
Q. Is your personality more like your mother’s or your father’s?
A. My father’s.
Q: What do you worry about?
A. Stuff. Lots of stuff. Read previous blog posts to get an idea.
Q. What is your favorite way to get exercise?
A. Combo of strength training and cardio a la Jackie Warner and Jillian Michaels.
I guess they’re good for scheduling regular posts.
Q. Have you ever participated in a protest? If not, would you?
A. Probably not. They haven’t really accomplished anything significant after 1970.