DISC: S-Style

Stable, Sincere, Sympathetic

The S Style in your Organization
General Characteristics Value to Team Possible Weaknesses
Good listener, Team player Reliable and dependable Resists change
Possessive Loyal team worker Takes a long time to adjust to change
Steady, Predictable Compliant towards authority Holds a grudge, Sensitive to criticism
Understanding, Friendly Good listener, patient and empathetic Difficulty establishing priorities
  Good at reconciling conflicts  
Greatest Fear: Loss of security

General Description

The DISC theory splits people’s personalities into 4 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 Communication Don’ts
Create a favorable environment; personal and agreeable. Be patient and kind. Be pushy, overly aggressive, or demanding.
Provide them with clarification for tasks and answers to “how” questions. Clearly define goals, procedures and their role in the overall plan. Be impatient with their questions or use vague or over generalized answers.

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