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People with a Steady personality style (high S-Style) in DISC are stable, reliable and will temper a brewing conflict!

Wherever I go meeting the public… spreading a message of human values, spreading a message of harmony, is the most important thing.   


S-Styles are the ‘Steady-Eddies’ of your team. Using their natural empathy, the humble S-Styles are the peacekeepers within your organisation. Like an I-Style, they are people-oriented, however, they prefer to be a receptive listener rather than the verbose and talkative I-Style. Steady personality styles value harmony, peace, and above all…fairness. The friendly S will also share a patient attitude and loyalty to those around them. They don’t like tension but they may be the one to help resolve the growing dispute over the ownership of the fridge milk.


  • Safety and security
  • A harmonious environment
  • Recognition for their loyalty
  • Recognition for their reliability
  • Appreciation for their peacekeeping
  • Opportunities to help others
  • Praise for personal accomplishments


  • Reliable and dependable
  • Cares about the team
  • Great listener and encourages consensus
  • Calm and kind temperament
  • Good at multi-tasking
  • Great with conflict resolution


  • Tends to oppose change
  • Tendency to hold grudges rather than tackling issues directly
  • Can be sensitive to criticism, especially if it’s not justified
  • Takes a while to adjust to change
  • May have difficulty with establishing priorities
  • Can be a little too accommodating due to their harmonius nature

MOTIVATING STATEMENT: “You’re so dependable”
MOST LIKELY TO SAY: “Is there anything I can help you with?”
LEAST LIKELY TO SAY: “A last minute upheaval?! Count me in!”
GREATEST FEAR: Letting people down
THEME SONG: ‘Sweet Harmony’ by The Beloved

Steady personality styles are more introverted and they need to feel comfortable with a person or group before they open-up. They value authenticity and will be keenly observing a person’s sincerity. Although S-Styles show resistance to change, they will adapt, albeit slowly.

When given gentle guidance and patience, the S-Style will adjust from discomfort to comfort…but only in their own time. the Steady personality style shies away from personal conflict but can be good at tempering conflict between others.

Finally, S-Styles will get the required job done but with due care and steadiness until it is complete. Going in hammer and tong with the emphasis on needing something done in a direct, impatient manner will make an S-Style retreat quicker than a tortoise into its shell!

FAMOUS S-STYLES: Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Marge Simpson

Want to know whether your candidate is a high S-Style or an S-Style blend? Using DISC as part of your hiring process will determine that for you. You can also access your FREE sample of a DISC Profile using the form below.

Samantha Lynne
I help business owners & hiring managers streamline candidate interviews to make right-first-time hires for the long-term.