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DiSC profiles explained: S is for Steadiness

If you've recently taken the DiSC® profile, your report has a more personalized explanation of what having an S style means for you than what is presented here. You are welcome to link to this page to share this information with others. Or you can use it to better understand someone you work or live with.

Note: Information here applies only to Everything DiSC and DiSC Classic assessments. Other tests using the name DISC have not been researched and validated to the depth of Wiley's DiSC products.

People with the S style place an emphasis on cooperating with others within existing circumstances to carry out the task..

A person with an S style

  • is motivated by cooperation, opportunities to help and sincere appreciation
  • prioritizes giving support, collaborating and maintaining stability
  • is described as calm, patient, predictable, deliberate, stable and consistent
  • may be limited by being indecisive, overly accommodating, and a tendency to avoid change
  • may fear change, loss of stability, and offending others
  • values loyalty, helping others and security


  • personal accomplishments
  • group acceptance
  • power through formal roles and positions of authority
  • maintenance of status quo and controlled environment

Will need to expend more energy to:

  • quickly adapt to change or unclear expectations
  • multitask
  • promote themselves
  • confront others

When communicating with the S style individuals, be personal and amiable, express your interest in them and what you expect from them, take time to provide clarification, be polite, and avoid being confrontational, overly aggressive or rude.

DiSC Classic Patterns: Specialist, Achiever, Agent, Investigator

Leadership styles: Inclusive, Humble, Affirming

From our blog: Understanding our S-style colleagues and friends

From our Pinterest site: DiSC S 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
    Everyhing DiSC Productive Conflict
    Everything DiSC Work of Leaders
    Everything DiSC Management
    Everything DiSC Sales

What about the other DiSC styles?

Dominance (D) DiSC style explained.
Influence (i) DiSC style explained.
Conscientiousness (C) DiSC style explained.