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Examples of 12 DiSC personality types

Examples of 12 DiSC personality types

I get her now!Everything DiSC® uses four basic styles to describe how people approach their work and relationships, but twelve styles are actually noted on your personal profile report. The position of your dot and the shading or your circle reflects your strongest tendencies or priorities.

Here are a few examples of the nuances of the twelve styles. Your own DiSC profile report will give you tips about how your might be inclined to relate to these twelve styles and what your challenges might be.

DC – challenge, results, accuracy

Goals: Independence, personal accomplishment

Fears: Failure to achieve to their own standards

Leadership qualities: Setting high expectations, speaking up about problems

D – results, action, challenge

Goals: Bottom-line results, victory

Fears: Being taken advantage of or appearing weak

Leadership qualities: Showing confidence, taking charge, focusing on results

Di – action, results, enthusiasm

Goals: Quick action, new opportunities

Fears: Loss of power

Leadership qualities: Stretching the boundaries, finding opportunities

iD – action, enthusiasm, results

Goals: Exciting breakthroughs

Fears: Fixed environments, loss of approval or attention

Leadership qualities: Finding opportunities, promoting bold action

i – enthusiasm, action, collaboration

Goals: Popularity, approval, excitement

Fears: Rejection, not being heard

Leadership qualities: Showing enthusiasm, building professional networks

iS – collaboration, enthusiasm, support

Goals: Friendship

Fears: Pressuring others, being disliked

Leadership qualities: Being approachable, acknowledging contributions

Si – collaboration, support, enthusiasm

Goals: Acceptance, close relationships

Fears: Being forced to pressure others, facing aggression

Leadership qualities: Creating a positive environment, acknowledging contributions

S – support, stability, collaboration

Goals: Harmony, stability

Fears: Letting people down, rapid change

Leadership qualities: Staying open to input, showing diplomacy

SC – stability, support, accuracy

Goals: Calm environments, fixed objectives, steady progress

Fears: Time pressure, uncertainty, chaos

Leadership qualities: Maintaining composure, being fair minded

CS – stability, accuracy, support

Goals: Stability, reliable outcomes

Fears: Emotionally charged situations, ambiguity

Leadership qualities: Showing modesty, being fair minded

C – accuracy, stability, challenge

Goals:  Accuracy, objective processes

Fears: Being wrong, strong displays of emotion

Leadership qualities: Communicating with clarity, promoting disciplined analysis

CD – challenge, accuracy, results

Goals: Efficient results, rational decisions

Fears: Failure, lack of control

Leadership qualities: Creates high standards, improving methods



Learn more by reviewing a sample Everything DiSC Workplace profile (Spanish).

More about the 12 expanded DiSC styles

Slideshare presentation about DiSC profiles

by Kristeen Bullwinkle and the team



  1. Melissa 2 years ago

    I have taken the test twice and found that I am in the middle of the road in all four quadrants – both times. I find I can adapt to any personality. Is there others like me.

    • Author
      The team 2 years ago

      Did you take one of the Everything DiSC® assessments? Their computerized adaptive testing methods make it less likely for anyone to appear in the center of the circle. But it’s possible. I would ask whomever gave you the assessment for the Supplemental Report for Facilitators. It gives a slightly different look into your style and a few more details. If you took another DISC test, then I can’t comment on those results at all. There are many less reliable versions out there.

  2. Eska 8 months ago

    I score in the middle as well. Would this mean you possess balanced traits?

    • Author
      The team 8 months ago

      I think reading your entire Everything DiSC profile report will give you the best description of your style. Dig into the pages just about you. People score in every position of the DiSC map and more details about their scores can be found in the Everything DiSC Supplement for Facilitators report, if that’s available to you.

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