The workplace can be a hive of productivity or a complexity of confusion. Yet, when workers are understanding each other from the perspective gained through DISC Personality System by PeopleKeys, a harmonious work environment is achievable.

What makes some workplaces easy to operate in while others seem like a constant struggle? Certainly, the environment has something to do with how well workers related to each other. Day after day of monotonous, mind-numbing tedium can sometimes breed frustration among the crew. However, not all styles react the same in a more challenging environment either, as it does not always drive people to do more.

Understanding yourself and others will provide insights to know team members who really like a challenge, some might just need a little more encouragement, and sometimes just listening to an idea helps motivate that team member feeling left out. The fact is we are all uniquely different but there are some things we can learn that apply universally.

We are all different, although scientifically, a DISC Personality Profile from PeopleKeys can demonstrate that we are predictably different. A representative sample of the workforce says that we can expect a distribution of four distinct, DISC Personality Styles. They are:

D for Dominance

About 3 % of all people have D Personality Style. They like to be challenged, they gravitate to leadership roles, and they can move very quickly from one project to another. However, this style greatly benefits from understanding the C personality style who like providing more detail and information.

I for Influencing

They like recognition, they excel at persuasion and prefer spontaneity over routines. They can be a great motivator for the whole team because they tend to always see the positive side of things. This style might like the social interaction more than any other but may need help staying organized (and they will love you if you help them in a friendly way).

S for Steady

They want to feel part of a team effort more than any other style. They are good team players and they do it by acceptance of others, listening to others, and seeing projects through to completion.

C for Compliant

They value accuracy and will work hard to attain it. They are planners, orchestrators, perfectionists. All styles can gain something from the C’s organizational way of looking at things. At the same time, a C can benefit from the drive of the D, the encouragement of the I, and the persistence of the S.

Understanding that every person is a blend of these four categories, with predominant and recessive manifestations of each personality type, we can begin to see that not every person is going to respond the same way.

Here are some quick things to always remember:

  • Be brief, direct and to the point when explaining to a D Style, don’t repeat yourself.
  • Support your ideas with accurate information when talking to a C Style, do not answer their questions vaguely.
  • Give the I Style an opportunity to talk about their ideas, other people and their emotions, and do not eliminate their need of social time.
  • Be patient with the S Style and clearly define your goals or their role, however, avoid to be demanding.

DISC Personality Profile

You may find a lot more tips for enhancing communication in your full DISC Personality Profile report. The assessment test from PeopleKeys is simple, yet the results are profound. Knowing the personalities you are dealing with keeps us from making judgments based on how someone responds to a given situation. You must understand that just because some styles may take longer to resolve an issue doesn’t mean they do not want to make peace, they may simply want to process all the information before saying something back.

Do you have a struggling work environment? Do you have individuals brimming with potential and yet are underperforming? PeopleKeys has the solution! Our assessments work on a variety of platforms and can be seamlessly integrated into job boarding applications and HR management software. There is no reason to accept anything less than a happy, productive work environment. It is available today – download a sample DISC report and contact us for more details at or 330-599-5580.