What is the DiSC D style personality?

What is the DiSC D style personality?

DiSC D style priorities

Whether you want a quick review of your own personality type, or if you’re looking for help working with a D-style person, we hope this short summary will help you out.

How well or how strongly this matches your own D style will depend on how close your dot is to the edge. The less strongly inclined you are to this style—or the closer your dot is to the center—the more likely it is that some of these traits will be expressed less frequently.

A quick look at the D style

Haddon Hubbard Sundblom: He Thinks He’s So Big

Traits associated with this personality: strong-willed, self-reliant, independent thinkers, direct, ambitious, assertive, straight-forward, belligerent, controlling, easily-bored, bold, firm, tough-minded, outspoken

Goals: Bottom-line results, victory

Fears: Being taken advantage of or appearing weak

Influences others by: Assertiveness, insistence, competition

Overuses: The need to win, resulting in win/lose situation

In conflict: Speaks up about problems, looks to even the score

Would increase effectiveness through: Patience, empathy

Leadership qualities of the D style

The D-style leader is commanding and shows confidence, takes charge, and focuses on results.Commanding leadership dimension: DiSC

Other D styles

DiSC Di style

DiSC DC style

Curious about your own style?

We recommend taking Everything DiSC Workplace. Other Everything DiSC profiles are available for Management, Sales, Productive Conflict, Agile EQ, and Work of Leaders.

Notes: This page applies only to Everything DiSC assessment results.

Why I chose this art piece for the D style

The subject is on his own, looking to the future, and goal-oriented. He wants strength and status. The sword is symbolic of cutting through to the heart of a matter. His youth implies that there’s also playfulness, but it’s not being presented at the moment. This reminds us that while we tend to present as one style, we have all styles of behavior available to us.


All DiSC styles: DC, D, Di, iD, i, iS, Si, S, SC, CS, C, CD

By Kristeen Bullwinkle


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