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Get to Know about Everything DiSC®

DiSC is a very simple—and memorable—model made up of four basic styles: D, i, S, and C.

Everyone is a blend of all four DiSC styles—usually one, two, or even three styles stand out. Unlike simple personality tests, there is no perfect DiSC style. Since each person has a unique behavioural profile, people are walking around all over the world with different styles and priorities. We believe that these differences are extremely valuable. Once you assess these differences and harness the value, you’ll have better workplace communication AND healthier organisations.  

Sample Circular Models depend on Your Personality 
D Style -  Dominance
  • Highly driven and strong willed, they constantly look for new challenges and opportunities as they strive for Results. They are motivated by the need to make their mark and don’t let obstacles get in their way.

  • D style talent also puts a priority on Action. Assertively promoting their bold ideas, they tend to focus on achieving their goals quickly and forcefully, thriving in a fast-paced environment.

  • Independent-minded D style types also prioritize Challenge. Because controlling outcomes is so important, they often take a skeptical and questioning approach to ideas they don’t agree with or in situations where things are not totally clear to them.

People with a D style are often highly respected by the organization. With their direct, businesslike approach to opportunities and challenges, they are seen as go-getters who deliver on their promises.

I Styles - Influence
  • i style types are optimistic and brimming with Enthusiasm, they naturally encourage team spirit and often find it easy to get people excited about their goals and ideas. 

  • Friendly and outgoing, they are drawn to projects where they can work with others, valuingCollaboration because they believe it not only leads to better outcomes but also makes the job more fun.

  • Team members with the i style personality also strive to take Action, and their ability to initiate and make gut-instinct decisions can go a long way in keeping the group moving forward.

Compared to those with other styles, i style types actively solicit ideas from others and, as a result, are most likely to see team brainstorming sessions as leading to endless possibilities—something that from their perspective is a very positive thing. However, because they 

S Styles - Stediness
  • S style team members are happy to give Support whenever and wherever they can.

  •  Stability is a key priority for those who tend to be reliable as well as cautious, preferring a predictable and harmonious environment with minimal surprises.

  • Steady and consistent—more of a rule-follower than a rule-breaker—they take pride in knowing that others count on them to follow through.

  • S styles also strive to be great team players as they focus on Collaboration and making personal connections to create a warm, friendly environment.

The strengths and priorities that S style team members bring to the workplace, however, can also create points of great stress, for them and for others with whom they work.

C Styles -Conscientiousness
  • C style folks are willing to do whatever it takes to get things right. They refuse to settle for sloppy work

  • C style tend to be self-controlled and cautious, preferring predictable work environments where chaos and uncertainty won’t threaten the quality of their work. Skeptical of risky ideas and of making decisions quickly, they focus on maintaining Stability to produce consistent results.

  • Logical and methodical, they are often the skeptical voice in the group willing to Challenge people to look at things more carefully, to point out problems and flaws

C style’s preference for working in a stable environment where their logic is recognized and high standards are rewarded, every individual can absolutely achieve success in any career, in any setting. Each person simply takes a different path to get there.

***                Reference: Robin Kellogg                      ***

Instructional Designer and Trainer, John Wiley and Sons 

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