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DiSC profile celebrity examples

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The articles on this site, in general, are solidly research-based. This…is a little something different. But it answers a common question—one your learners may have: Which celebrities are examples of which DiSC styles? Pairing the four primary DiSC styles with famous people can be a way to make DiSC more memorable for you and your learners. You can use these quotes or others you find to spark discussions in your DiSC trainings. Have your learners talk about why the quotes may or may not match their perception of that style, or ask them to brainstorm celebrities that represent a certain style.

Please note that none of these celebrities have actually done a DiSC Profile with We assigned styles based on the celebrities’ public personas or specific quotes of theirs. It is difficult to determine any person’s style—superstar or coworker—from only seeing one part of them.

DiSC D style

Dominance, driven, demanding, direct, results-oriented

Celebrity quotes that display the DiSC D style

“I can never be safe; I always try and go against the grain. As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. That’s how I’ve gotten to where I am.” — Beyoncé Knowles

“If you quit once it becomes a habit. Never quit!” ― Michael Jordan

“Ambition beats genius 99% of the time.” ― Jay Leno

“Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.” — Jennifer Lopez

“I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story—I will.” ― Amy Schumer

“It’s amazing what you can get if you quietly, clearly, and authoritatively demand it.” ― Meryl Streep

“If something stands between you and your success, move it! Never be denied.” — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

“Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of.” ― Angelina Jolie

Take another look at that last one. It could be argued that Angelina’s comment is more of a DC or CD style, don’t you think?

DiSC i style

Influence, energizing, enthusiastic, encouraging, impulsive

Celebrity quotes that display the DiSC i style

“Energy begets energy.” — Dolly Parton

“There’s no reason to have a plan B because it distracts from plan A.” — Will Smith

“Embrace what makes you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable. I didn’t have to become perfect because I’ve learned throughout my journey that perfection is the enemy of greatness.” — Janelle Monae

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” ― Oprah Winfrey

“Smile and let everyone know that today, you’re a lot stronger than you were yesterday.” ― Drake

“I’m continually trying to make choices that put me against my own comfort zone. As long as you’re uncomfortable, it means you’re growing.” ― Ashton Kutcher

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.” ― Maya Angelou

“Every time you’re faced with something ugly, focus on something beautiful. What you focus on expands. Only you can change your reality.” — Ariana Grande

“I just go into the studio, look at the lyrics for the first time when I put them on the piano, and go. If I haven’t got it within 40 minutes, I give up. It’s never changed, the thrill has never gone, because I don’t know what I’m going to get next.” — Elton John

DiSC S style

Steadiness, supportive, sincere, inclusive, loyal, patient

Celebrity quotes that display the DiSC S style

“Mutual caring relationships require kindness and patience, tolerance, optimism, joy in the other’s achievements, confidence in oneself, and the ability to give without undue thought of gain.” ― Fred Rogers

“It’s not exclusive, but inclusive, which is the whole spirit of jazz.” ― Herbie Hancock

“Sometimes it takes years for a person to become an overnight success.” — Prince

“No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.” ― Taylor Swift

“Tolerance, compromise, understanding, acceptance, patience—I want those all to be very sharp tools in my shed.” — CeeLo Green

“I like people who are loyal to me, and I like to be loyal, too.” ― George Strait

“I raise up my voice not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. We cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” ― Malala Yousafzai

“The best fights are the ones we avoid,” and “Being still and doing nothing are two completely different things.” — Jackie Chan

DiSC C style

Conscientiousness, objective, private, systematic, deliberate

Celebrity quotes that display the DiSC C style

“I take a fairly scientific approach to why things happen and how they happen.” ― Bill Gates

“Ignore the naysayers. Really the only option is, head down and focus on the job.” ― Chris Pine

“But seriously, if you had been a public figure from the time that you were a toddler, if you’d had to fight for a life that felt real and honest and normal against all odds, then maybe you too might value privacy above all else.” ― Jodie Foster

“I’ve never had a teenage rebellion; I’m not that type of person. I always work out my problems in a conscientious way.” ― Kirsten Dunst

“I’m always cautious about overstepping any boundaries. At the end of the day, it’s a director’s medium, and if they don’t want to hear from me I just step back.” ― Matt Damon

“Despite what people think, I was such a rule follower at school. I loved the whole slacker look, like, ‘Hey, I don’t care, whatever,’ but if I didn’t turn my homework in, I would panic.” — Kristen Stewart

“We all need to get the balance right between action and reflection. With so many distractions, it is easy to forget to pause and take stock.” — Queen Elizabeth II

“The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way,” and “In my quiet, I was working something out.” — Keanu Reeves

We hope you had fun reading these. This can be an energizing activity during DiSC trainings when you need a break from more serious topics.


Avery Harris-Gray

SC style, NY based. Writing about Everything DiSC and The Five Behaviors since 2020. Leadership style: humble. EQ mindset: composed. I always have snacks to share.

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