DiSC Test: Steadiness


In the DiSC Test, “S” stands for “Steadiness”.

What does a high test score on the “Steadiness” 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 “S” is to be non-emotional and unaffected by circumstances. All personality behaviors of DiSC type “S” emanate from this force.

  • Adds Value To The Team:

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

    • Dependable and reliable team member; team player
    • Conscientiously and steadily works for leader or cause
    • Patient and empathic towards others
    • Methodical step-by-step doer
    • Service-oriented thinker
  • Ideal Work Environment:

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

    • Predictable, unchanging and stable work setting
    • Allows time to absorb and adjust to changes
    • Long-term close working relationship with small group
    • Conflict free atmosphere
    • Freedom from overly restrictive rules; flexibility in scheduling
  • Tendencies Under Stress:

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

    • Undemonstrative and apathetic
    • Remote and unconcerned to maintain steady emotions
    • Hesitant to embrace new or different
    • Inflexible and unyielding though typically in non-confrontational way
  • Possible Limitations:

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

    • Yield to avoid conflicts and controversy
    • Difficult establishing priorities when multiple competing demands
    • Dislike change especially when they deem its unwarranted
    • Unnerved by diverse situations
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