Summary of the Four DISC Behavioral Styles

 
DISC assessments classifies peoples behavioral styles into four main categories: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, Conscientious.  We all have the ability to display behaviors for all four categories in different situations. However, we all have a natural or preferred behavior style.   It is important to understand our own behavior styles, but more importantly to recognize other peoples behavior styles.   Once we can do this, we can reach and influence other people more effectively. 
The following is a summary of the four DISC behavioral styles:

1: Dominance – High “D” Style

  •     Decisive actions and decisions
  •     Likes control, dislikes inaction
  •     Prefers maximum freedom to manage himself and others
  •     Cool, independent, and competitive
  •     Low tolerance for feelings, attitudes, and advice of others
  •     Works quickly and impressively alone
  •     Good administrative skills

2: Influence – High “I” Style

  • Spontaneous actions and decisions
  • Likes involvement
  • Dislikes being alone
  • Exaggerates and generalizes
  • Tends to dream and gets other caught up in his dreams
  • Jumps from one activity to another
  • Works quickly and excitedly with others
  • Seeks esteem and acknowledgment
  • Good persuasive skills

3: Steadiness – High “S” Style

  • Slow at taking action and making decisions
  • Likes close, personal relationships
  • Dislikes interpersonal conflict
  • Supports and actively listens to others
  • Weak at goal setting and self direction
  • Has excellent ability to gain support from others
  • Works slowly and cohesively with others
  • Seeks security and belongingness
  • Good counseling skills

4: Conscientious – High “C” Style

  •  Cautious actions and decisions
  •  Likes organization and structure
  •  Dislikes involvement
  •  Asks many questions about specific details
  •  Prefers objective, task-oriented, intellectual work environment
  •  Wants to be right, so can be overly reliant on data collection
  •  Works slowly and precisely alone
  •  Good problem-solving skills
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