DiSC Classic Profile – Creative Pattern (5 of 16)

DiSC Classic Profile - Dominance Family - ”Creative” Pattern – D/C Style

The Creative Pattern is the fourth of four patterns in the Dominance family.

People with the DiSC Classic Profile Creative Pattern express themselves from opposing behavioral forces. They desire immediate results, yet have an equally strong desire for perfection.  You will observe aggression and it will be tempered by sensitivity.  They think and act quickly, yet will explore all options before making a decision.

Creative styles exhibit great planning ability and they strive for perfection.  They make sound decisions yet may lack attention to interpersonal relationships.

Creative persons want freedom to explore and the authority to test and re-test findings. Daily decisions are easy for them, but they use extreme caution when making bigger decisions.  They weigh pros and cons, and can appear cool, aloof or blunt.

Observable Behaviors Appears private and restrained, accepts aggression
Motivated By Unique accomplishments and dominance
Judges  Others By Task accomplishments and dominance
Influences Others By Innovative approaches and development of systems
Value to the Team Can be a positive change agent
Overuses Demeaning condescending attitudes, blunt & critical
When Stressed Becomes independent & bored with routine work.  Sulks!
Fears Failure to accomplish goals and lack of influence

DiSC Classic Profiles – Increased Effectiveness with Tasks and People:

With high expectations,  D/C’s can become too demanding of themselves and others. Left unchecked, the D inspired bluntness and C inspired pickiness can add stress to the workplace.  D/C’s have have a reputation for producing excellent results - and while they would rather not check in with others, or share control, asking questions and offering advice will help to bring others on board.    D/C’s will gain cooperation and help others see their point of view with a brief explanation of how they arrived at their consclusions and decisons.   

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DiSC Classic Profile – High D Personality – The Dominance Family:
Developer●, Results Oriented, Inspirational, Creative
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DiSC Classic Profile – High I Personality – Influence Family:
Promoter●, Persuader, Counselor, Appraiser
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DiSC Classic Profile – High S Personality – Steadiness Family:
Specialist●, Achiever, Agent, Investigator
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DiSC Classic Profile – High C Personality – Conscientiousness Family:
Objective Thinker●, Perfectionist, and Practitioner
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