The DiSC Assessment has 4 primary and 12 combination styles

The DiSC Assessment test is the tool of choice for workplace teams in business, government, colleges and in any organization where team building, coaching or mentoring is the goal.

The DiSC Assessment test by Inscape use the four basic styles of Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Conscientiousness to describe how people approach their work and relationships.

A persons profile and the position of their dot and the shading within the circle indicates a persons strongest primary style and priorities as well as their secondary style.


There are 4 primary styles and twelve combination styles that are addressed on each DiSC Assessment.  Your own personalized report will give you additional tips about how you might be inclined to relate to each of these twelve styles and the challenges you might face.

Below are each of the 12 combination styles with five criteria describing what you might expect from someone from each style.



DC challenge, results, accuracy

Goals: Personal accomplishment and Independence
Fears: Failure to achieve to their own set standards
Influences others by: Determination and high standards
Overuses: Sarcasm, bluntness; or condescending attitudes
Increase effectiveness by: Tactful communication and personal warmth

D – results, action, challenge

Goals:  Personal Victory and Bottom-line results
Fears: Appearing weak and being taken advantage of
Influences others by: Being competitive, insistence and assertiveness
Overuses: The personal need to win, resulting in win/lose situation
Increase effectiveness by: Using empathy and patience

Di action, results, enthusiasm

Goals: Seizing new opportunities with quick action
Fears: Loss of personal power
Influences others by: Charming personality and bold action
Overuses: Egoism, manipulation and impatience
Increase effectiveness by: Humility, being considerate and patient

iD action, enthusiasm, results

Goals: Exciting opportunities and breakthroughs
Fears: Loss of approval or attention and fixed environment
Influences others by: Charm and creative thinking ability
Overuses:  Impulsive outspokenness
Increase effectiveness by: Listening and focusing on the details

i – enthusiasm, action, collaboration

Goals: Approval, popularity and excitement
Fears: Personal rejection and not being acknowledged
Influences others by:  Optimism, personal charm and contagious energy
Overuses: Enthusiasm, optimism and praise
Increase effectiveness by:  Objectivity and completion of tasks

iS – collaboration, enthusiasm, support

Goals: Collaboration and friendship
Fears: Being disliked and bringing undue pressure on others
Influences others by:  Empathy, patience and agreeableness
Overuses: Using indirect approaches and exhibiting patience with others
Increase effectiveness by:  Confronting problems and objectivity about others

Si collaboration, support, enthusiasm

Goals: Forming close relationships and being accepted
Fears: Confronting aggression and being forced to pressure others
Influences others by:   Showing empathy, patience and calmness
Overuses:  Personal connections and kindness
Increase effectiveness by:  Confronting issues and saying “no” when appropriate

S – support, stability, collaboration

Goals: Showing stability and creating harmony
Fears: Rapid unplanned change and letting people down
Influences others by:   Collaboration and friendliness
Overuses:  Compromise, modesty and passive resistance
Increase effectiveness by: Displaying self-confidence, revealing true feelings

SC stability, support, accuracy

Goals: Steady progress toward fixed objectives and calm environments
Fears:  Chaotic environment, uncertainty and time pressure
Influences others by:  Self control, diplomacy and consistency
Overuses:  Personal humility and willingness to let others take the lead
Increase effectiveness by: speaking up and Initiating change

CS – stability, accuracy, support

Goals:  Reliable outcomes and stability
Fears: Ambiguity and emotionally charged situations
Influences others by: Attention to detail and practical approaches
Overuses:  Caution and traditional, tried and true methods
Increase effectiveness by: Being decisive, flexible and showing urgency

C – accuracy,  stability, challenge

Goals:  Tried and true objective processes, analysis and accuracy
Fears:   Strong displays of emotion and being wrong
Influences others by:  Exact standards. proper ways and logic
Overuses:  Personal restraint and analysis paralysis
Increase effectiveness by:   Acknowledging others’ feelings, looking beyond data

CD – challenge, accuracy, results

Goals:  Rational decisions and efficient results
Fears:  Lack of control and personal failure
Influences others by:  Being resolute and applying strict standards
Overuses: Critical attitute toward others and bluntness
Increase effectiveness by:  Paying attention to needs of others and cooperation

View a sample of a DiSC Assessment called Everything DiSC Workplace Profile to learn more about your style and the nuances of working with each of the twelve combination styles.



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