DiSC profiles explained: i is for Influence
If 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
Will need to expend more energy to:
victory with flair
friendship and happiness
authority and prestige status symbols
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
Everything DiSC Work of Leaders
Everything DiSC Management
Everything DiSC Sales
What about the other DiSC styles?