I'm trying to fill out the DISC assessment, and it's a challenge for me to self-analyze. I think I need the right frame of mind and could use some advice of which "me" to think of when doing it.
I've been in a customer-facing technical role for 15 years, the last year as a manager of a team of 5. In the customer-facing role (which has some heavy sales/influencing aspects), I find myself extremely capable, influencing, etc. It's similar when I'm working on technical problems (e.g. I love to brainstorm new product ideas). I'd characterize myself as an "I".
As a manager, though, I find that I fall into more "S" tendencies with maybe some "C". It's a challenge for me to make decisions about assigning new clients to my directs, as I'm trying to make a perfect match every time and afraid of messing up or putting a burden on someone. I struggle to confront and give feedback. It's easy for me to find fault (nitpicking) and harder for me to find things to give positive feedback on.
So what mindset should I take when approaching the DISC assessment? Should I meditate on my management struggles as I do it, or think more completely of my role within the company with customers, management, etc? Until I figure this out, I don't want to click "submit", which hesitation is I'm sure itself a sign of some DISC vector.