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DiSC profiles explained: i is for Influence

I.pngIf you've recently taken the DiSC® profile, your report has a more personalized explanation of what having an i style means for you than what is presented here. But this can be a fun page to link to and have others learn a bit more about you. Or you can use it to better understand someone you work or live with.

People with the i style place an emphasis on shaping the environment by influencing or persuading others.

A person with an i style

  • may be limited by being impulsive and disorganized and having lack of follow-through
  • is described as convincing, magnetic, enthusiastic, warm, trusting and optimistic
  • prioritizes taking action, collaboration, and expressing enthusiasm
  • is motivated by social recognition, group activities, and relationships
  • may fear loss of influence, disapproval and being ignored
  • values coaching and counseling, freedom of expression and democratic relationships

Goals

  • victory with flair
  • friendship and happiness
  • authority and prestige status symbols
  • popularity
Will need to expend more energy to:
  • follow-through completely
  • research all the facts
  • speak directly and candidly
  • stay focused for long periods

When communicating with the i style individual, share your experiences, allow the i style person time to ask questions and talk themselves, focus on the positives, avoid overloading them with details, and don't interrupt them.

DiSC Classic Patterns: Promoter, Persuader, Counselor, Appraiser

Leadership styles: Energizing, Pioneering, Affirming

From our blog: Understanding our i-style colleagues and friends

From our Pinterest site: DiSC i style

Interested in taking the test yourself?

Much more is available to someone who has completed a DiSC profile.  Popular DiSC tests include:
    DiSC Classic 2.0
    Everything DiSC Workplace
    Everyhing DiSC Productive Conflict
    Everything DiSC Work of Leaders
    Everything DiSC Management
    Everything DiSC Sales

What about the other DiSC styles?