What is the DISC Assessment?
The DISC assessment is based on the work of William Moulton Marston, a psychologist who created the DISC theory. The DISC model centers on four DISC factors known as Dominance (D), Influence (I), Steadiness (S), and Conscientiousness (C).
The I Style
The I Style profile, also known as Influence or I type, is one of the four basic DISC types that originated from the William Marston’s DISC Model.
I Styles make up approximately 29% of the worldwide population.
I personality styles are talkative, sociable, optimistic and lively. They are people-oriented, spontaneous, energetic and enthusiastic. I styles tend to be positive and good at influencing others.
I styles can also be inattentive to details, overly talkative and emotional. They may over-promise because they are so optimistic and are eager to be popular. Others may perceive I styles as somewhat careless, impulsive and lacking follow-up.
I Styles love to talk about people and positive subjects. They tend to avoid negative issues and are not always direct in their approach to communication.
When communicating with I Style individuals, focus on feelings and emotions, be positive, move quickly, but spend time chatting.
WORKING WITH AN I STYLE
- Meeting with an I Style: Meetings should be done in-person when possible, without a rigid agenda
- Emailing an I Style: Emails should be friendly, casual, and personal
- Providing an I Style with Feedback: Feedback should be focused on the high level and delivered with encouragement
CELEBRITY I STYLES
- Steve Irwin (TV Personality)
- Jim Carrey (Actor)
- Hamish and Andy (Radio Personalities)
- Han Solo (Star Wars)
- Bill Clinton (US Former President)
- Eddie Murphy (Actor)