The S Personality Style

The S Personality Style

Stable, Sincere, Sympathetic

The S Personality Style in your Organization
General CharacteristicsValue to TeamPossible Weaknesses
Good listener, Team playerReliable and dependableResists change
PossessiveLoyal team workerTakes a long time to adjust to change
Steady, PredictableCompliant towards authorityHolds a grudge, Sensitive to criticism
Understanding, FriendlyGood listener, patient, and empatheticDifficulty establishing priorities
Good at reconciling conflicts
Greatest Fear: Loss of security


General Description

The DISC theory splits people’s personalities into four different groups – D – I – S – C. People with strong S-personality styles are described as steady and stable. They seek out routine, predictability, and safety in their day-to-day life and routine. They strive for close and personal relationships and positive environments without conflict. They are peacemakers, good listeners, and truly loyal friends and supporters. Aside from being positive, friendly, patient, and sympathetic, S-personalities can also be possessive of their loved ones and at times, passive-aggressive in their effort to avoid conflict or negativity.

Greatest Fear:

In the DISC personality systems, the S-Style has an innate fear of losing their safety and security. As a result, they create routines and resist change.

Motivated By:

  • Recognition for loyalty and dependability
  • Safety and security
  • No sudden changes in procedure or lifestyle
  • Activities that can be started and finished
  • Quality time spent with others; positive, personal relationships
  • Peaceful and conflict-free relationships and environments
  • Sincere appreciation

When Communicating with a S-Style Personality:

Communication Do’s

  • Create a favorable environment. Be personal and agreeable. Be patient and kind.
  • Provide them with clarification for tasks and answers to “how” questions. Clearly define goals, procedures, and their role in the overall plan.

Communication Don’ts

  • Be pushy, overly aggressive, or demanding.
  • Be impatient with their questions or use vague or over generalized answers.