What is your DiSC Style?

What is your DiSC Style?

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. 
Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.”
—Lao Tzu

Have you ever had a discussion with a client, partner or employee that just didn’t click?

Most of the time, being yourself will work just fine for you, and some other times it just doesn’t work. When being yourself doesn’t get the positive results you are after, you need to be able to adapt your thinking and behaviour to be more effective. It’s not about being manipulative, but just adapting your approach.

The DiSC profile helps you learn to recognise and understand the behavioural styles and strengths of yourself and others, learn when to adapt your behaviour, and develop strategies to meet your needs. Some of the benefits of knowing your DiSC profile are outlined below;

  • Knowing your own DiSC style is helpful in understanding your own natural behavioural tendencies and how to meet your individual needs.
  • Knowing how to adapt your behaviour to improve relationships with other people improves communication and creates win/win solutions.
  • Each individual has a primary DiSC style but we can all display aspects of the other styles. DiSC can give you with the knowledge to practise those behaviours so you can adapt when you need to.
  • DiSC profiling is not intended to be used to label or pigeon hole people. It’s a way to help us understand their needs.
  • One of the great things about understanding the DiSC model is that you can learn how to read people and recognise other people’s DiSC styles.
  • Be aware that people are a mixture of styles, so sometimes you may not read it correctly depending on the situation you are in. Pay attention to body language (posture, use of hands, facial expressions), tone of voice and expression (pace, inflection, volume) and the words chosen to deliver the message.

The four primary dimensions of behaviour are:

  • Dominance: direct, strong-willed, decisive, results-oriented, forceful

influence: sociable, talkative, enthusiastic

, outgoing, optimistic, lively
  • Steadiness: accommodating, consistent, supportive

, even-tempered, patient, humble
  • Conscientiousness: private, analytical, logical

, reserved, systematic, precise

Research indicates that most of us tend to lean toward one of two of the four dimensions.

Whatever DiSC personal profile is yours, it’s perfect for you, we’re all different.  There are no good or bad profiles.


To get your own DiSC profile report or for more information about DiSC profiles, including workshops and team building, please contact Karen at Hillen Staff Solutions on 1 300 662 399 or email karen@hillenstaffsolutions.com.au.

Karen Hillen

HR support and advice services to all other areas across Australia Mailing Address PO Box 458, HELENSBURGH NSW 2508 Phone 1 300 662 3991 / 0423 201 321 Email karen@hillenstaffsolutions.com.au


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