The Four Behavioral Styles

The Four Behavioral Styles

The DISC behavioral assessment measures and provides insight into four primary behavioral tendencies and emotions. It explores how these come together in a personal blend of style to create our DISC style.

The Center for Coaching Certification invested in all graduates to ensure access to many assessments at wholesale and this is one of them.  The assessments can be branded by the coach and given immediately (whether or not you are certified you have access to all the materials for it in your private dashboard.)   The Four Behavioral Styles

Following is an overview of the DISC styles.

Dominance – High “D” Style
• Decisive actions and decisions
• Likes control, dislikes inaction
• Prefers maximum freedom to manage self and others
• Cool, independent, and competitive
• Low tolerance for feelings, attitudes, and advice of others
• Works quickly and impressively alone
• Good management skills

Influence – High “I” Style
• Spontaneous actions and decisions
• Likes involvement/engagement/fun
• Dislikes being alone
• May exaggerate and generalize
• Tends to dream and gets others caught up in dreams
• Jumps from one activity to another
• Works quickly and excitedly with others
• Seeks acceptance and acknowledgment, social approval
• Good persuasive skills

Steadiness – High “S” Style
• Slow to act and make decisions
• Likes close, personal relationships
• Dislikes interpersonal conflict
• Supports and actively listens to others
• Struggles with specific goal setting and self-direction
• Has excellent ability to gain support from others and give support to others
• Works deliberately and cohesively with others
• Seeks security and belonging in all interactions
• Good counseling skills

Conscientiousness – High “C” Style
• Takes cautious action and makes careful decisions
• Likes organization and structure
• Dislikes involvement, prefers to work independently
• Asks many questions about specific details to gather all information
• Prefers objective, task-oriented, intellectual work environment
• Wants to be right, so can be overly reliant on data collection
• Works slowly and precisely
• Good problem-solving skills

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