S style

S stands for Steadiness

People with the DISC S style personality tend to place an emphasis on cooperating with others within existing circumstances to carry out a task.

"The Peacekeeper"

S styles are motivated by cooperation, opportunities to help, and sincere appreciation. They prioritize giving support, collaborating, and maintaining stability and are often described as calm, patient, predictable, deliberate, stable, and consistent.

  • Fears: change, loss of stability, offending others, letting people down
  • Values: loyalty, helping others, security
  • Overuses: modesty, passive resistance, compromise
  • Influences others by: accommodation, consistent performance
  • In conflict: listens to others’ perspectives; keeps their own needs to themselves
  • Could improve effectiveness through: displaying more self-confidence, revealing their true feelings

DISC Classic patterns: Specialist, Achiever, Agent, Investigator


S style goals

S styles tend to have goals such as these:

  • cultivate harmony and stability
  • strive for team accomplishments
  • find group acceptance
  • achieve power through formal roles and positions of authority
  • maintain status quo and control of the environment

S style challenge

S styles may need to expend more energy to:

  • quickly adapt to change or unclear expectations
  • multitask
  • promote themselves
  • confront others
  • overcome indecisiveness
  • resist over-accommodation

S style in leadership

S-style leaders are natural collaborators who like to reach consensus and create win-win situations. However, they can sometimes be passive and overly trusting, letting others take advantage of their supportive, patient nature.

S styles often display leadership characteristics such as these:

  • inclusive
  • humble
  • affirming