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Six Basic DISC Shapes

‘Shapes’ of the profiles can create recognisable patterns and behavioural attributes and can also indicate job ‘fit’. There are many Profile II Shapes that can help us identify an individual’s personality style and their innate talents at a glance. The Six Basic Shapes are the most common shapes to appear in Profile II of a Behavioural Assessment.

The Six Basic Shapes are: I Sell = DI, I Follow = SC, I Participate = IS, I Create = CD, I Plan = DS and I Explain = CI

 

I Sell (DI)

Strengths

Motivators

Ideal Jobs

  • Can keep up good working spirit
  • Room to make own decisions
  • Direct Sales (The Hunter DISC Style)
  • Clear but also inspiring
  • Give possibility to achieve goals
  • General Manager (Sales)
  • Dares to take risks and accepts change             
  • Freedom from restrictions and routines                          
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Can set and achieve goals
  • Give chance to inspire and influence
  • Education: Head of School
  • Can generate new ideas
  • Opportunity to meet new people
  • Leading own company – self employed

I Follow (SC)

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Strengths

Motivators

Ideal Jobs

  • Masters details
  • Provide secrurity and reliability
  • Technical Roles
  • Doesn’t drift from one thing to another                
  • Give clear operating instructions
  • IT Networking and Software design
  • Can develop things step by step
  • Give appreciation as an expert and a helper 
  • Scientific Research
  • Reliable part of the team
  • Provide enough time to dig into problems
  • Engineering
  • Doesn't compete against friends
  • Give possibility to concentrate on one’s work                 
  • Plumbing


I Participate (IS)

Strengths

Motivators

Ideal Jobs

  • Good people relations    
  • Encourages people to participate
  • Counselor
  • Helpful towards teammates
  • Fixed part of the team
  • Public Relations
  • Positive discussions
  • Creates trust
  • HR Consultant
  • Considerate and planned progress
  • Can listen and put oneself in the other’s place              
  • Chiropractors
  • Work environment with no quarrels                     
  • Thinks about the others’ benefit also 
  • Long term account management

 

I Create (CD)

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Strengths

Motivators

Ideal Jobs

  • Finds new ideas
  • Give freedom to develop new ideas 
  • Project or Production Manager
  • Is analytical
  • Use fact-centred communication
  • Finance Director
  • Looks for goal-oriented solutions
  • Developing new alternatives
  • Doctor
  • Organises and arranges
  • Allow to set goals for oneself and others                       
  • Chef
  • Able to act independently and alone                   
  • Give ability to find solutions
  • Analyst

 

I Plan (DS)

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Strengths

Motivators

Ideal Jobs

  • Very logical and accurate
  • Delegate independent planning of assignments           
  • Civil Engineer
  • Comfortable with facts & figures
  • Taking part in measuring the goals
  • Government institutions
  • Doesn’t create constant changes
  • Developing with long-term perspective
  • Managing teams of counsellors
  • Is careful but can also increase speed of work    
  • Give opportunity to plan daily activities
  • Manager of District Health Boards
  • Wants to be fair
  • Not having to compromise on principles

 

 

I Explain (CI)

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Strengths

Motivators

Ideal Jobs

  • Likes to be among people
  • Surrounded by nice people to work with
  • Account manager for long-term clients
  • Participates in different gatherings
  • Opportunity to participe in different mutual projects    
  • Area surveyor for supply companies
  • Works exactly and reliably
  • Possibility to act to avoid mistakes
  • Academic Coordinators
  • Takes care of things with long-term reliability       
  • Provide information about coming changes
  • Positions that involve factual communication
  • Discusses peacefully
  • Ability to work towards team goals
  • Factual ‘selling’ where products need explanation

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