DISC Dimension: Dominance

By the 123test team. Updated September 2023

To understand the DISC typology even further descriptions are given for people who score comparatively high and comparatively low on each of the four DISC dimensions.

Comparatively High

Here are some traits and behaviours that describe people who are comparatively high in Dominance:

  • enjoy competition and challenge.
  • are goal orientated and want to be recognised for their efforts.
  • aim high, want authority and are generally resourceful and adaptable.
  • are usually self-sufficient and individualistic.
  • may lose interest in projects once the challenge has gone and they tend to be impatient and dissatisfied with minor detail.

They are usually direct and positive with people, enjoying being the centre of attraction and may take it for granted that people will think highly of them.
They may have a tendency to be rather critical of others. Consequently, other people may tend to see them as being rather domineering and overpowering.

Comparatively Low

Here are some traits and behaviours that describe people who are comparatively low in Dominance:

  • tend to want peace and harmony.
  • prefer to let others initiate action and resolve problems.
  • are quiet and indirect in their approach to most situations.
  • are usually cautious and calculate risks carefully before acting.

They are generally well liked because of their mild and gentle nature. Other people will tend to see them as being patient, calm, thoughtful and a good listener.

Other DISC Dimensions

Besides Dominance, there are three other dimensions within the DISC typology. These are:

Influence, Steadiness, Compliance

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