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What is a S personality Type?

The DISC assessment is based on the work of William Moulton Marston, a psychologist who created the DISC theory. The DISC model centers on four DISC factors known as Dominance (D), Influence (I), Steadiness (S), and Conscientiousness (C).

The S style profile, also known as Steadiness or S type, is one of the four basic DISC types that originated from the William Marston’s DISC Model.

S Styles make up approximately 30% of the worldwide population.


S styles are calm, helpful, patient, modest, and laid back. They are eager to help, loyal and often make excellent team players. S styles tend to be patient listeners, trustworthy, and balanced between tasks and people. They are very persistent.

S styles need stability and security and, therefore, need help with change. They may be too willing to pitch in and at times are taken advantage of. Others may perceive S styles as too slow, stuck on the status quo, indecisive, stubborn and even quietly resentful.


S personality styles listen more than they talk. They are great instructors and can see things from many viewpoints. S Styles are more comfortable in one-on one communication. 

When communicating with S Style individuals, slow down and explain in detail. Remember to focus on benefits to their team and people close to them. 


  • Calm
  • Steady
  • Careful
  • Patient
  • Trustworthy
  • Modest


  • Meeting with a S Style: Meetings should have a prepared agenda and be done in person
  • Emailing a S Style: Emails should be warm, sincere, and expressive
  • Providing a S Style with Feedback: Feedback should be thoughtfully explained and delivered with empathy


  • Princess Diana (British Royal Family Member)
  • Daniel Vettori (NZ Cricketer)
  • Mother Teresa (Roman Catholic Nun and Missionary)
  • Luke Skywalker (Star Wars)
  • Nicole Kidman (Actress)
  • Michelle Obama (wife of former US President)
  • Gandhi (Writer and Social Activist)

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