This DiSC behavioural style tip from The DISC Group is all about people with the S Style – the Steadiness style. Get the best from your meetings and conversations by understanding your colleagues’ behavioural preferences and priorities.
Strengths And Weaknesses Of Steadiness (S) Styles
We can probably all think of someone we know who has a unique way of adding a sense of stability, calmness, and reassurance to any conversation we have with them. This person is showing one of the key characteristics of the Steadiness style – they are people who naturally “wear well” and are an easy type to get along with. They prefer stable relationships which don’t jeopardise anyone, especially themselves.
They have a tendency to plan and follow through. They are likely to be dependable, loyal, thorough and methodical, coping well with routine and the day to day normalities of their job. They are also good team players – you can always rely on them for support when times get tough. But they have do their own type of unique difficulties with speaking up, seeming to go along with others or conditions, while inwardly, they may or may not agree. Because they don’t show emotion, you might never be aware of this disagreement until it has become an issue.
More assertive types might take advantage of this Steadiness Style tendency to give in and avoid confrontation. Additionally, Steadiness Styles’ reluctance to express themselves can result in hurt feelings. However if they don’t explain their feelings, others may never know. Their lack of assertiveness can even take a toll on this type’s health and well-being.