Have you ever worked with someone who was indecisive and resistant to change? These are only a couple of the traits that a Steadiness behaviour or ‘S’ behaviour will demonstrate.
This article continues on from Using DISC in your business. I’ve covered the traits of people who prefer the Dominant behaviour and the Influencing behaviour. This article will cover the Steadiness or ‘S’ behaviour.
People who prefer Steadiness or ‘S’ behaviour like achieving stability and getting tasks done by cooperating with others. They’re often calm, patient, loyal and good listeners. They can be counted on to try to bring conflicts to a peaceful resolution and work hard at keeping the peace.
These are the people in your team that can be counted on to know and value the way things are done or have been done in the past. They like to do things in ways that have been established and have been proven to work. They’re easy to get along with and are empathetic and sensitive to the needs of others.
Someone who favours S behaviour will fear loss of stability, the unknown, change and unpredictability.
Some limitations for those with high ‘S’ behaviour may include:
- Being overly willing to give
- Putting their needs behind the needs of others
- Resistance to positive change.
They can come across as indecisive and indirect.
Communicating with a ‘S’ behaviour
When speaking to a person who demonstrates high ‘S’ behaviour, speak to them in terms of security and consultation. They like others to be relaxed, agreeable, cooperative and show appreciation.