How DiSC Style Impacts the Impression You Make

Your DiSC style has a significant impact on how other people perceive you. Knowing your style – and how it affects the way you come across to others – can help you be aware of your natural strengths, as well as identify areas where you may need to learn how to adapt to get the results you need.

Style By Style Impressions

The D Impression

People who have a D style tend to come across as self-confident, direct, willing to take risks and forceful.

  • Priorities: Natural priorities for people who have a D style include being focused on action, seeking immediate results and challenging themselves and others.
  • Focus Areas: It’s important for individuals with this style to realize they may be viewed as impatient and insensitive, and also be seen as having little concern for others.

The i Impression

People who have an i style tend to come across as charming, enthusiastic and talkative, with a social nature.

  • Priorities: Natural priorities for people with an i style include expressing enthusiasm, giving encouragement, taking action and collaboration.
  • Focus Areas: It’s important for people with this style to realize they may be viewed as impulsive, disorganized and not following-through.

The S Impression

People who have an S style tend to come across as team players who are patient and humble. They tend to have a calm approach and are likely to be viewed as good listeners.

  • Priorities: Natural priorities for people who have an S style include being supportive, maintaining stability and enjoying collaboration.
  • Focus Areas: It’s important for individuals with an S style to realize they may be perceived as overly accommodating, indecisive and averse to change.

The C Impression

People who have a C style tend to come across as precise, analytical, skeptical, reserved and quiet.

  • Priorities: Natural priorities for people who have a C style include ensuring accuracy, maintaining stability and challenging assumptions.
  • Focus Areas: It’s important for people who have this style to realize they may be perceived as overly-critical and overly overly-analytical, with a tendency to isolate themselves from others.

Key to Improving Relationships

It’s important to not only know your own DiSC style, but to also be able to read – and adapt to – the styles of others. The more you learn how to adapt to the needs of others, the more flexible you’ll become – and the less energy it will take to get along with people of all styles!

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About The Author: 
Mary Gormandy White, M.A., SPHR is co-owner of MTI Business Solutions, where she provides HR, management and leadership training and consulting services for clients throughout the U.S., including the Everything DiSC suite of assessments. She is an Everything DiSC Certified Trainer.