What do the DiSC Letters Mean?
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DiSC is an acronym and simply put, the letters D, i, S and C stand for:
D - Dominance
i - Influence
S - Steadiness
Each letter represents one of the four basic DiSC Styles. Each style is associated with certain behaviors, or observable characteristics.
Dominance - People with the D style tend to be direct, firm or even forceful. They value taking action and getting results and generally are competitive.
Influence - People with the i style tend to be outgoing, enthusiastic and generally are optimistic in nature. LIke the D style, they like to take action and are more collaborative than competitive.
Steadiness - People with the S style tend to be patient and accommodating. They enjoy stability and much like the i style tend to be collaborative and enjoy being helpful.
Conscientiousness - People with the C style are usually analytical and reserved. Similar to the S style, they prefer stability, but their priority on accuracy will cause them to challenge assumptions.
Is it that Simple?
Yes ... and no. While the DiSC model does accurately describe human behavior using just four styles, it's obvious that complex humans come in more than four flavors. We are all a combination of these four styles and the detail provided by the circular model (as opposed to the older, graph-style model) is impressive. What's your style? Find out by taking the Everything DiSC Workplace Assessment now.