My results are as follows: 44% Steadiness, 26% Compliance, 25% Dominance, 5% influence

The DISC test assesses people on four areas. Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Compliance.


Describes the way you deal with problems, assert yourself and control situations.


Describes the way you deal with people, the way you communicate and relate to others.


Describes your temperament – patience, persistence, and thoughtfulness


Describes how you approach and organize your activity, procedures and responsibilities.

You are tenacious and determined to follow a course of action – to achieve objectives. You are a clear thinker. You have an inner need to be objective and analytical. You like to pursue a definite course of action. You respond to logic rather than emotion. You are likely to be particularly good at handling challenging technical assignments.

SC – stability, support, accuracy

Goals: Calm environments, fixed objectives, steady progress

Fears: Time pressure, uncertainty, chaos

Leadership qualities: Maintaining composure, being fair minded

CS – stability, accuracy, support

Goals: Stability, reliable outcomes

Fears: Emotionally charged situations, ambiguity

Leadership qualities: Showing modesty, being fair minded

How to Identify a Sc/Cs

Natural behavior A person with the Cs or Sc personality type gravitates towards formal structure and processes, and builds a few deep, trusting relationships instead of a wide circle of acquaintances. They are usually happy to take a supporting or analytical role while someone else takes the lead and sits at the center of attention.

Temperament Cs/Sc’s are naturally reserved, patient individuals. They enjoy listening to others, and are calm and rational with their responses. They do their best to avoid conflict, exhibiting a rather passive style when it comes to confrontation. Although they are not outwardly assertive, they are very understanding of personal and emotional issues.

Communicating with Cs/Sc

  • In person or on the phone
    • Speak in a calm, steady tone.
    • Ask lots of questions and pause occasionally to invite them to speak.
    • Stay objective and minimize emotionally charged situations.
    • Explain your reasoning with details.
  • In writing
    • Use a formal greeting and closing.
    • Included bulleted lists of factual details instead of stories.
    • Include attachments and links to more information.
    • Avoid abbreviations and emoticons.

Working with Cs/Sc

Motivations Cs/Sc’s are motivated by stability and predictability, always seeking work that is void of interruptions or distractions from the task itself. Security and loyalty are also very important to them, in that they want to be certain their work conforms to the expectations of others. They value accuracy and precision, but are fortunate enough to have the patience to meet these standards.

As a Leader As leaders, Cs/Sc’s will establish routines and structure at the workplace, and will encourage cooperation among team members. They are emphatic towards others and may need to feel accepted by their colleagues, though they would be slow to acknowledge it. In addition, they expect accuracy in everything, and are likely to make requests for additional details or information. A Cs/Sc will struggle to make decisions with limited data, knowing this may negatively affect the outcome. They are very interested in the quality of the work, and will do whatever they can to ensure the results are the best they can possibly be.

Under Stress When met with stress, Cs/Sc’s will over analyze or withdraw, and may even stop talking altogether. Their generally calm and rational approach to their work — coupled with their non-assertive style — makes them appear detached, or potentially passive aggressive.

Based on the descriptions given on the site, I seem to fall into the achiever, creative, and investigator categories

The Achiever

Dominance Achievers enjoy competition and challenge.
Influence Achievers are comfortable working alone.
Steadiness Achievers are usually calm and controlled.
Compliance Achievers are independent and uninhibited.

Achievers have a strong inner motivation to attain personal goals. They like to become ‘the expert’ in their chosen field. Here are some keywords people use to describe an Achiever: Forceful; demanding; controlled; logical; factual; persistent; independent; stubborn.

The Creative

Dominance Creatives are resourceful, aim high and want authority.
Influence Creatives are comfortable working alone.
Steadiness Creatives enjoy stretching yourself intellectually and physically.
Compliance Creatives are innovative but tend to avoid risk-taking.

Creatives have a strong inner motivation to assertively create and implement new ideas. Here are some keywords people use to describe a Creative: Dominant; forceful; factual; logical; alert; critical; analytical; practical; perfectionist; innovative; sets high standards.

The Investigator

Dominance Investigators are focused and goal orientated.
Influence Investigators are comfortable working alone.
Steadiness Investigators have the ability to deal with the task in hand without being distracted.
Compliance Investigators strive for order and structure.

Investigators have an inner need to be objective and analytical. Here are some keywords people use to describe an Investigator: Stable; controlled; unemotional; systematic; perfectionist; determined; dogged; stubborn; dispassionate.

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