Personality Types of DISC: S Personality (Steadiness)

Personality Types of DISC S Personality Steadiness
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The DISC profile is a behavioral assessment tool, based on William Marston’s theory that there are four major personality traits:  Dominance (D), Influence (I), Steadiness (S), and Conscientiousness (C).

Overview of the Steady (S) Personality Style

People who are high in “S” are more introverted and reserved, and people-oriented. They tend to be supportive, stable, sweet, and shy. They are typically calm, easy-going, and collected people. They like giving support, collaborating, and maintaining stability. When people who have high “S” are in leadership positions, they work hard to ensure harmony and balance.

What is the Shadow Side of High S?

When the Steadiness trait is overdeveloped, or when people high in S become stressed, they often avoid conflict to preserve relationships. They are frequently the last ones to speak up or attract attention so they are easy to overlook. They may be limited by being indecisive and overly accommodating. They can fear change, loss of stability, and offending others.

How to Manage Someone with High S

This personality type is typically motivated by cooperation, opportunities to help, and sincere appreciation. Keep these tips in mind:

  • Use assurances and guarantees
  • Give them time to adapt to new situations
  • Communicate what you expect from them and provide clarification
  • Avoid being confrontational, overly aggressive, or rude