DiSC Test: Dominance


In the DiSC Test, “D” stands for “Dominance“.

What does a high test score on the “Dominance” scale on DiSC Behavioral test mean to me? How will I work best in a team? What negative behaviors do I exhibit under stress? What are my weaknesses? The Personal Insights Profile and DiSC Booklet gives many helpful characteristics and descriptions for these four categories for each of the DiSC quadrants.

Primary Driving Force of an “D” is anger – anger with circumstances and lack of any number of factors. All personality behaviors of DiSC type “D” emanate from this force.

  • Adds Value To The Team:

    What does a DiSC “Dominant” type contribute to a work team? A DiSC test type “D” contributes these qualities and behaviors to the team:

    • Strives to get to the bottom-line and organizes all factors to reach it
    • Forward-thinking and planning
    • Thrives in challenging situations and seeks to win
    • Driven and therefore initiates activity
    • Seeks to innovative to solve problems
  • Ideal Work Environment:

    In what type of work environment will a DiSC “Dominant” type thrive, excel and succeed? In a work environment where there is:

    • Freedom from authoritarian controls, supervision and details
    • Acceptance of innovative and futuristic-oriented vision
    • Opportunities to express ideas and viewpoints
    • Variety in work and work schedule, non-routine tasks
    • Challenge and opportunity to excel
  • Tendencies Under Stress:

    When a person is under stress, the negative aspects of their personality reveal themselves. You can tell when a DiSC test “D” is under excessive pressure because they exhibit the following behaviors:

    • Overly demanding and commanding
    • Daring and bold; edgy
    • Aggressive and even belligerent
    • Arrogance even to the point of egotistical
  • Possible Limitations:

    In additions to the numerous strengths of an “Dominant”, it is prudent to know what the weakness of a DiSC “D” is as well. Here are the most obvious weakness behaviors of an “Dominant”:

    • Overreliance and abuse of a position
    • Expects much of self and others; sets standards too high
    • Directness exhibits as lacking in tact and diplomacy
    • Overburdens self with challenges; takes on too much, too soon, too fast
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