Whether you want a quick review of your own style, 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
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.
Other D styles
Curious about your own style?
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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.
By Kristeen Bullwinkle