DiSC Style Profile

We all have a unique style of acting and communicating yet, our individual styles share some very common characteristics that, when examined, allow us to evaluate how and why we react and respond to others as we do. This knowledge leads to deep insights into our preferred mode of relating to others, as well as how we access and respond to differing styles.

The DiSC Profile is rooted in the work of Dr. William Moulton Marston, a physiological psychologist, whose interests were in helping people understand and manage their perceptions, experiences, and relationships.  In 1928, Marston theorized that the behavioral expression of emotions could be categorized into four primary types.   

Since those early days, DiSC has evolved from a theory into a self-awareness assessment with now decades of research and empirical evidence that support the significance of respondents' discoveries about their motivations, typical behaviors, and preferred methods of communication.  


Primary Orientation: Results.  Directive, Independent, and Decisive.


Primary Orientation: People.  Optimistic, Persuasive, and Enthusiastic.


Primary Orientation: Collaboration.  Supportive, Dependable, and Reserved.


Primary Orientation: Results.  Serious, Persistent, and Cautious.

In the BreakThroughs DiSC Style Profile: Working Together with Style program each participant learns about their own style in depth, as well as the styles of each member of their team. Together, the team explores their individual communication, information gathering, and decision making preferences while uncovering how their style meshes with those of others.  Further, participants engage in intentional conversations to uncover how others perceive them based on certain situations and the style they tend to leverage in those circumstances.  

This program is the first step on a journey of discovery in which individual relationships, teamwork and team effectiveness, engagement and overall productivity are positively impacted.  

Beyond providing unique style insights into self and others, the DiSC Style Profile: Working Together with Style program provides: 

  • Insight into communication orientations, priorities, and consequences (good and bad)
  • A lens into what motives self and others in performing tasks and delivering results
  • Awareness of the differences between people, with an emphasis on the need to modify or adapt personal styles to improve relationship and performance outcomes
  • A more holistic point-of-view that enhances problem solving, decision making, organization and team building, as well as interpersonal and group relations 


Untitled Document