DiSC Profiles: The Twelve Styles of DiSC Personality Profiles

DiSC Profile Explained

DiSC Personality profiles is a simple way to measure human behavior.  The foundation of DiSC was originally created by William Moulton Marston in 1928 when he first wrote the book, Emotions of Normal People.  In his book, Marston identified four primary emotions in people.

The DiSC model itself was modeled from the work of Mr. Martson and created by Inscape publishing, now known as Wiley Publishing.  It is simple to understand and encourages communication in the workplace.

There are some simple tips that you can utilize to understand DiSC and utilize it throughout your day.

DiSC Profile Explained:  Two Dimensional Model

The DiSC personality model is a two-dimensional model.  It assesses your outward energy level.  You are either fast-paced or moderate paced; and skeptical or accepting.  Those measuring at the top of the dimension (fast-paced) tend to be more outspoken and assertive.  Those measuring at the bottom of the dimension (moderate-paced) use less outward energy, internalizes more than others, and tend to be thoughtful.


The second dimension determines if an individual is skeptical or accepting.  People whose DiSC personality dot lies within the skeptical dimensions are often more cynical and challenging when engaging and communicating with others.  As a result of their questioning nature, they are more questioning than others before moving forward.  While others whose dot placement falls in the accepting area of the DiSC model are more trusting and receptive of others.   They trusting and receptive nature will be demonstrated in their ability to be friendly and show empathy to strangers.


DiSC Profile Explained:  Four DiSC Quadrants

The two dimensional model of DiSC creates four DiSC quadrant which is what most people refer to as the DiSC personality mode.  The model consists of D (Dominance), i (Influence), S (Steadiness), and C (Conscientiousness).  These four quadrants describe the style typical of participants.  When people say that they are a D, or an I, they are specifically referring to the four quadrants of DiSC profiles.

DiSC Profile Explained:  Twelve Everything DiSC Style

So we learned about the two dimensional model in tip one.  Well, the DiSC model allows us to also assess an individual personality based on twelve segments, rather than simply using the four DiSC quadrants.  Breaking an individuals assessment results further using the twelve Everything DiSC personality styles allows us to have more price results and the individuals behavioral tendencies.


DiSC Dominance/Influence (Di or iD) Styles - Fast-Paced

  • An individual whose DiSC personality type is Di or iD is Dynamic.  They like to move things forward and take action. 

DiSC Influence (i) Style:  Fast-Paced / Accepting

  • An individual whose DiSC personality type is i is enthusiastic and high-spirited.  They are highly sociable.

DiSC Influence / Steadiness (iS or Si):  Accepting

  • An individual whose DiSC profile result is an iS or Si is cheerful.  They are trusting and see the best in others

DiSC Steadiness (S) Style:  Moderate-Paced/Accepting

  • An individual whose DiSC profile result is S is calm and accommodating.  They show a great deal of concern for the feelings of others. 

DiSC Steadiness / Conscientiousness (SC or CS) Style:  Moderate-Paced

  • An individual whose DiSC profile results is SC or CS is cautious.  They like to deliberate on their options.  Also, they demonstrate some passivity.

DiSC Conscientiousness (C) Style:  Moderate-Paced/Skeptical

  • An individual whose DiSC personality type is C is more reserved than average.  They like to focus on analytics and accuracy.



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