What is the DISC Assessment?
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
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.
WORKING WITH A S STYLE
- 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
CELEBRITY S STYLES
- 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)