The 4 DiSC® Personality Type Styles

DiSC® Behavioral Styles provide a powerful method for better understanding yourself and others. The DiSC® Behavior Styles that are so popular today are based on theories developed by the Harvard-educated psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston. His DiSC® Profile theory recognizes four basic, predictable behavior patterns observed in human beings.

D i S C is an acronym for the four behavioral styles of Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness. The science behind DISC Behavioral Styles suggests that all people possess these four basic behavioral tendencies to differing degrees.

DiSC® Styles

DiSC® Behavioral Styles for Greater Personal and Career Success

DiSC® Behavioral Styles can provide you with the insights and skills necessary to enhance your career status. Understanding your own DiSC® Behavioral Style and the style of others gives you powerful social interaction tools that enable you to tailor your social interactions to bridge potential conflicts that sometimes occur between different personality types.

With only 10 minutes of your response time, you can receive an Online DiSC® Behavioral Profile that provides detailed highlights of your personal style.

By understanding DiSC® Behavioral Styles other than your own, you can improve communications, reduce stress and improve productivity within your organization. Learn more about how to use the DiSC® Profile and DiSC® Behavioral Styles below.

DiSC® Behavioral Styles

D-Style DiSC

Shapes the environment by overcoming opposition to accomplish results.

“Control Specialists”

Prioritizes: Task and Results
Motivated by: Challenges
Appears To Be: 
Direct & Self Assured
Being taken advantage of

The“D” Style wants you to
. . . Be Efficient

i Style DiSC

Shapes the environment by influencing or persuading others.

“Communication Specialist”

Prioritizes: People and Communication
Motivated by: Social Recognition
Appears to be: 
Persuasive & enthusiastic
Fears: Social Rejection

The “i” Style wants you to
. . . Be Enthusiastic

S Style DiSC

Cooperates with others within existing circumstances to carry out the task.

“Harmonizing Specialist”

Prioritizes: People and Collaboration
Motivated by:
Stability and Status Quo
Appears to be: 
A Loyal Team Person
Unplanned Change

The “S” Style wants you to
. . . Be Sincere

C Style DiSC

Works conscientiously within existing circumstances to ensure quality and accuracy.

“Information Specialist “

Prioritizes: Task and Accuracy
Motivated by: Order & Proper Ways
Appears to be: Detail Oriented
Fears: Criticism of work

The “C” Style wants you to
. . . Be Correct

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