DiSC profiles explained: D is for Dominance
If you've recently taken the DiSC® profile test, your report has a more personalized explanation of what having a D style means for you than what is presented here. But this can be a handy page to link to and let others learn a bit more about you. Or you can use it to better understand someone you work or live with.
People with the D style place an emphasis on shaping the environment by overcoming opposition to accomplish results.
A person with a D style
is motivated by winning, competition and success.
prioritizes accepting challenge, taking action and achieving immediate results.
is described as direct, demanding, forceful, strong willed, driven, and determined, fast-paced, and self-confident.
may be limited by lack of concern for others, impatience and open skepticism.
may fear being seen as vulnerable or being taken advantage of.
values competency, action, concrete results, personal freedom, challenges.
control of audience
Will need to expend more energy to:
get into the details
When communicating with the D style individuals, give them the bottom line, be brief, focus your discussion narrowly, avoid making generalizations, refrain from repeating yourself, and focus on solutions rather than problems.
DiSC Classic Patterns: Developer, Results Orientated, Inspirational and Creative
Leadership styles: Commanding, Resolute, Pioneering
From our blog: Understanding our D-style colleagues and friends
From our Pinterest site: DiSC D style
Interested in taking the test yourself?
Much more is available to someone who has completed a DiSC profile. Popular DiSC tests include:
DiSC Classic 2.0
Everything DiSC Workplace
Everything DiSC Work of Leaders
Everything DiSC Management
Everything DiSC Sales
What about the other DiSC styles?