Overview of the DiSC Styles
Updated: May 30, 2019
The Everything DiSC® model is based on four primary behavioural styles. The full reports provide real depth and insight in to the characteristics of each of the four styles, detailing how they can be easily recognised and how best to interact with them so that relationships are built quicker and easier. All of which leads to more productive working relationships.
Put simply, the tendencies of the four styles can be described like this ...
Dominance: tend to be direct, results-oriented, firm, strong-willed, and forceful
Influence: tend to be outgoing, enthusiastic, optimistic, high-spirited, and lively
Steadiness: tend to be even-tempered, accommodating, patient, humble, and tactful
Conscientiousness: tend to be analytical, reserved, precise, private, and systematic
This short video gives you a quick and easy overview of the four styles.
Each of the four quadrants is then divided further in to 3, providing a more specific analysis if the behavioural type. For instance, a DiSC style may be either a D, Di (where the primary style is D, but tendencies of the i style are also displayed) or a DC (in this case the D style is primary along with behaviours associated with the Conscientiousness style). This breakdown helps to provide a much richer, and accurate, analysis.
The words around the outside of the model represent the Priorities of each style - the primary areas where people tend to focus their energies. Often they may be the driver for their behaviour. Different DiSC assessments have slightly different priorities - the ones shown in the image above are from the Everything DiSC® Workplace Profile.
The easiest way to fully understand the depth of information provided in the various DiSC reports is to take a look at a full sample profile for yourself. Download by clicking on the links below: