What is the DiSC S style?

What is the DiSC S style?

DiSC S style priorities

Whether you want a quick review of your own style, or you’re looking for some insight into an S-style person, we hope this short summary will help you out.

How well or how strongly this matches your own S 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.

Seated Bather by Georges Seurat

A quick look at the S style

Traits associated with this personality: sincere, dependable, cautious, patient, accommodating, listener, understanding, optimistic, predictable, passive, modest, tactful, slow to anger, want to be liked, gentle, tactful

Goals: Harmony, stability

Fears: Letting people down, rapid change

Influences others through: Accommodating others, consistent performance

Overuses: Modesty, passive resistance, compromise

In conflict: Listens to others’ perspectives, doesn’t speak up about own needs

Would increase effectiveness through: Displaying self-confidence, revealing true feelings

Leadership qualities of the S style

The S-style leader is a collaborator who likes to get to consensus and create win-win situations. Sometimes they can be passive, overly trusting leaders who let others take advantage of their supportive, patient nature.Inclusive leadership

Other S styles

DiSC Si style

DiSC SC 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.

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

Why I chose this art piece for the i style

The S-style seeks peace and stability. The bather is enjoying the environment but not jumping in and swimming or splashing about. The two people might be there together or not, but there seems to be harmony between them.


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

By Kristeen Bullwinkle


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