Why do some people like to take charge, while others prefer to be in the spotlight and social? Or why some are naturally more inclined to take risks, while others prefer stability and structure? This has everything to do with your preferred behavioural style. Read more about the different DISC types and how to recognise them below.
People with a dominant behaviour type are often confident, determined and like to take charge. They are focused on results and goals and are not afraid to take risks. You can recognise a dominant person by their direct communication style and assertive attitude. They are often goal-oriented and have a strong urge to exert control.
For example, imagine a team meeting in which someone with a red behavioural style is present. Someone with a high red behavioural style is likely to be quick to take the lead, present ideas and make decisions quickly. They can sometimes come across as somewhat dominant but their determination can also be inspiring to others.
People with an influential behaviour type are often energetic, extroverted and social. They are often found in social situations and can enthuse others for anything with ease. Someone with the yellow behavioural style is often spontaneous, optimistic and has a smooth chat. They have a natural talent for building relationships and persuading others.
Imagine attending a party where a person with a high yellow behavioural style is present. This person is likely to find themselves in the middle of the crowd, with a smile on their face and making everyone laugh. They tend to engage people, keep the atmosphere lively and motivate others to join the group.
People with stability as a behavioural type tend to be patient, reliable and loyal. They like harmony and look for a stable environment. Stable people are great at listening and offering support to others. They are usually calm and have a calm approach to situations.
Imagine attending a meeting where someone with a high green behavioural style is present. This person is likely to take the time to listen to others, show empathy and help create a harmonious atmosphere. They tend to have a calming effect on others and make everyone feel heard and valued.
People with a conformist behavioural type tend to be precise, analytical and structured. They like rules, procedures and following guidelines. People with a high blue DISC style are often detail-oriented and value quality and accuracy.
Imagine being part of a project team that involves someone with a high blue behavioural style. This person is likely to take time to check details, take systematic approaches and make sure everything goes according to plan. They are good at drawing up detailed plans and making sure no mistakes are made.
The colours used for the DISC types do not come out of the blue. The emotions those colours evoke actually match the characteristics of the different DISC styles.
Red: Strength and warmth
Yellow: Happiness and joy
Green: Nature and balance
Blue: Calmness and reliability
We have written a blog about this before where we delve deeper into colour psychology.
Recognise the DISC types
When you can recognise the different behavioural styles, it can help you communicate effectively, collaborate and you can connect more easily because you understand each other better.
With a DISC analysis, you will find out what your behavioural style is. This will get to the core of your behavioural preferences. Besides a DISC profile, you will also get a more concrete picture of your personal qualities, pitfalls, development points, communication preferences and more!