Are you looking for a quick way to identify what type of DISC behavioral style someone is at work? See if you can match the person’s actions with the lists below.
Driver’s main characteristic is dominance. They operate at a faster pace, are task-oriented, and can get upset if something does not seem efficient.
Influencer’s main characteristic is just that. They operate at a faster pace and are people oriented. They tend to not like conflict and would rather avoid it and are quick to smile. They don’t tend to walk in a straight line in more ways than one.
Supporter’s main characteristic is that of steadiness. They tend to move at a slower pace and be people oriented in their focus. Supporters tend to not show a great deal of emotion on their faces and usually have a system, although it might look sloppy to others. Their style is one of indirectness. They are loyal and tend to be kind.
Calculator’s main behavioral characteristic is that of compliance. They ask a lot of questions if they are working on a project with you as they are task oriented and move at a somewhat slower pace. These folks like to be neat and organized if they are in control of a workplace or situation. Like a Driver they can be thought of as direct in their approach.
Only 1% of the population, according to the millions of assessments TTI Insights have done, are only one DISC style. In addition, sometimes, a person’s behavioral style is even more accurate when you find out what type they are lowest in. For example, they may have a high score when it comes to being a “Driver” (Dominance), but their 4 score in “Supporter” (Steadiness) can be a strong indicator for the results they are or are not getting at work or how they get along with others. The only way to be sure of someone’s behavioral style is to take the assessment here. Or call Cortex Leadership Consulting at 540.776.9219 or email us at [email protected].