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DiSC Theory

2 Dimensions of Human Nature = Vertical: Level of Activity

The DiSC model provides a unique perspective on human behavior. The vertical dimension of the circle in this model represents the degree of activity, ranging from active to thoughtful. Individuals with DiSC styles at the top of the circle are typically bold, dynamic, and assertive. They view themselves as more powerful than their surroundings and work towards altering them to achieve their goals.


On the other hand, those with DiSC styles falling towards the bottom of the circle are often more methodical, calm, and careful in their approach. They perceive themselves as less powerful than their environment and are more likely to adapt to the existing circumstances. Understanding your DiSC style can help you use it to your advantage and attain success and fulfillment in life.

2 Dimensions of Human Nature = Horizontal Level of Acceptance

The DiSC model is a behavioral assessment tool that sheds light on how people interact and behave based on their unique behavioral traits. The model categorizes individuals into four main styles based on their tendencies towards questioning or accepting.


Individuals with DiSC styles that fall towards the left side of the circle are naturally more skeptical and logical. They challenge the status quo and objectively assess ideas and people. Their skepticism comes from their desire to thoroughly analyze everything before trusting it.


On the other hand, individuals with styles on the right side of the circle are naturally more empathetic and agreeable. They prioritize people and relationships and tend to view their environment as aligned with their interests. Their receptiveness stems from their predisposition to see the people and ideas around them as favorable and trustworthy.


Understanding the DiSC styles can help you enhance your communication skills, build stronger relationships, and work more effectively with others. By recognizing your style and the styles of those around you, you can adapt your communication and behavior to better connect with others and achieve your goals.

4 quadrants
4 Quadrants of DiSC

The D (Dominance) style is active and questioning. This describes people who are direct, forceful, and outspoken with their opinions.

The i (Influence) style is active and accepting. This describes people who are outgoing, enthusiastic, and lively.


The S (Steadiness) style is thoughtful and accepting. This describes people who are gentle, accommodating, and patient with others’ mistakes.

The C (Conscientiousness) style is thoughtful and questioning. This describes people who are analytical, reserved, and precise.

Do you ever feel like you're being categorized into one specific personality type? If yes, then the DiSC model is here to help you with that. It emphasizes the continuous nature of personality traits. Instead of considering it as four distinct styles, think of it as a color wheel where the colors blend together seamlessly.


For instance, people with a Di style possess traits of both D and i styles, making them daring and convincing. Similarly, an iD style is charismatic and dynamic, qualities found in both i and D styles.


It's important to note that while discussing DiSC, we always refer to "a person with the D style" instead of calling them a "D." This subtle difference in language prevents individuals from being confined to one particular personality type.


Remember, a person with the D style predominantly displays D traits, but they also possess elements of the other four styles. They can patiently listen to a coworker describe their hurt feelings, even though this is more of an S quality.


So, instead of limiting yourself or others to one personality type, embrace the continuous nature of personality traits and the unique blend of qualities that make you who you are.

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