There are four primary DiSC personality styles: Dominance, influencing, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness.

Dominance: High Ds are take-charge, no-nonsense people. They embrace challenges, and they value fast decisions and quick results. Others often perceive high Ds as overly blunt, even rude, so Ds must learn to control their impatience, less they risk alienating colleagues.

Influencing: High Is are warm, sunny, and outgoing. They are highly social and often highly charismatic, and they love working on teams and being around people. Non-Is can view them as unfocused and overly talkative, with a tendency to ramble. Effective Is are sensitive to this perception, so they try to be more focused, analytical, and decisive when the situation calls for it.

Steadiness: The S style is very team-oriented, helpful, and cooperative. High S people value harmony and consensus, and they want all group members to feel included and engaged. They are often unhurried and reluctant to make decisions, which can irritate the more fast-paced Ds and Is.



Conscientiousness: High Cs are analytical, logical, and highly structured. They value accuracy and spend the time to double- and triple-check their work. High Cs can easily suffer "analysis paralysis," and struggle to make fast decisions.

It's important to remember that there is no "best" or "correct" style. Furthermore, it's quite common to have a secondary DiSC personality style, such as a combination of Di or CS.

The Workplace profile is an excellent tool for discovering your own DiSC personality style and learning to adapt your behavior for maximum rapport and effectiveness with others.