Extended DISC Profiles - D Style

The D Style

The D Style profile, also known as Dominance or D type, is one of the four basic DISC types that originated from the William Marston’s DISC Model. D Styles make up approximately 9% of the worldwide population.

Like the Crocodile, D Styles can be aggressive, decisive and hierarchical.

How to Identify a 'D' Style

General Overview of a D Style: How a D Style Communicates: How to Manage a D Style:
  • Competitive
  • Asks WHAT questions
  • Do not overload with details 
  • Decisive
  • Tells more than asks
  • Provide flexibility
  • Moves fast and takes risks
  • Talks more than listens
  • Give authority to make changes
  • Like change and challenges
  • Fast speech
  • Supply big challenges
  • Focuses on the big picture
  • Goes right to the issue
  • Allow them to act independently