There are four main personality traits that define our behaviors. Our personality types are typically comprised of a combination of traits called your primary and secondary personality traits.  To better understand your personality type select the personality trait that you scored the highest in, this is your primary personality trait and the starting point for understanding how God designed you.



The D personality trait tends to be direct and decisive, preferring to lead than follow. They tend to have high self-confidence and are risk takers and problem solvers, which enables others to look to them for decisions and direction. They tend to be self-starters, results oriented, and may challenge the status quo and think in a very innovative way.


Dominant, Direct, Task Oriented, Decisive, Outgoing, Outspoken

A D will likely rise to the top during crisis moments. They will provide direction and leadership, push groups toward decision-making, will maintain focus on the goals, and will push for tangible results.  They are generally optimistic thinkers, but may have personality conflicts with others they perceive as negative. They function well with heavy work loads and when under stress, and welcome new challenges and risks without fear.

The D trait tends to ignore the details and potential risks of what new projects may entail. They will likely offer innovative and progressive ideas and systems, but will need someone else to break down the project and work with the specifics. At times they can be argumentative and not listen to the reasoning of others. They tend to dislike repetition and routine, and may attempt too much at one time, hoping to see quick results.

The D is highly motivated by new challenges, setting and achieving goals, and seeing tangible results. They appreciate receiving verbal recognition from others as well as rewards. They enjoy power and authority to take risks and make decisions. Freedom from routine and mundane tasks is important. Since repetition is frustrating for the D, changing environments in which to work and play can be highly motivating.

The D Personality Type craves to be in control of the situation, and therefore fears the idea of being taken advantage of by others.

The D may need to strive to listen more actively, be attentive to other team members' ideas, and to strive for consensus instead of making decisions alone. Instead of making only broad, decisive statements, be careful to explain the "whys" of your proposals and decisions. The D can be controlling and domineering at times and will need to watch their tone and body language when feeling frustrated or stressed out.

When working with a D, be direct, to the point, and brief. Focus on tangible points and talk about "what" instead of "how". Focus on business instead of social topics and try to be results-oriented. D personalities desire freedom from others' rules. They gravitate towards authority, personal freedom, and opportunity for advancement. In the work environment, D Personality Types, focus on promoting growth and a "bottom line" approach. As you work with a D, it's important not to focus too much on the problems, the negative points, and the small details.  Avoid repeating yourself or rambling and try to get right to the point.


Your personality type can be further defined by looking at both your primary personality trait (highest score on the DISC) and your secondary personality trait (second highest score on the DISC).  In addition to having the personality traits of a D, you will have stronger D tendencies based on the weight of your secondary trait.  Find the personality type below that fits your score.

In addition to the personality traits of a D, a DC likes being in charge, but they care little about what others think as long as they get the job done. They have a great deal of foresight and examine every avenue to find the best solution; they prefer to work alone.  Though they fear failure and the lack of influence, they are motivated by challenges and can often be excellent administrators.  They can benefit from learning to relax and paying more attention to people.

Biblical Examples: Malachi (Malachi 4), Nathan (2 Samuel 12:1-13), Nahum (Nahum 1-3)

Attaining and achieving with an ability to persevere. They are more active than passive, but they possess a kind of calm sensitivity and steadiness that makes them good leaders.  They seem to be people oriented but can easily be dominant and decisive when it comes to tasks and project planning. They strive to accomplish goals with fierce determination that comes from strong internal drive, but they could benefit from contemplative and conservative thinking as well as spending more time focusing on relationships.

Biblical Examples: Daniel (Daniel 1-6), Job (Job 1:5, James 5:11), Martha (Luke 10:38-42)

Curious concluders who place emphasis on the bottom line and work hard to reach their goals.  They are more determined than they are inspirational, yet their high expectations and standards for themselves and those around them typically causes them to make quite an impact, motivating others to follow them. They have an array of interests and can become distracted by taking on too many projects.  They often need to focus, prioritize, and simply slow down.  Because "DI"s thrive on activity and forward motion, they like to accomplish tasks through a large number of people.

Biblical Examples: Joshua (Joshua 1), Noah (Genesis 6-9), Sarah (Genesis 16, 1 Peter 3:6)



The I style are naturally creative problem solvers who can think outside of the box. They are great encouragers and motivators of others. They keep environments positive with their enthusiasm and positive sense of humor. They will go out of their way to keep things light, avoid and negotiate conflict and keep the peace.


Influential, Interested in People, Witty, Easygoing, Outgoing, People Oriented

Instinctive communicators and participative managers who are able to both influence and inspire others. They deal with change well and respond well to the unexpected, often putting a positive spin on any negative factors. Their enthusiasm makes them a focal point amongst others and provides them leadership opportunities. They express ideas well, accomplish goals through sense of humor and through people, and are not afraid to offer opinions.

The I Personality Style is likely not good with detail. They are more concerned with people and popularity than with tangible results and organization. It's also possible that they are not great listeners, and may give the impression of waiting to speak instead of truly listening to what someone else is saying.  I Personality Types are likely to lose concentration when too many details are present.

Motivated by praise, popularity or acceptance by others. They enjoy freedom from too many rules or regulations, and gravitate towards a friendly and fun environment. They excel most when they can be the talker, the presenter, the one who builds rapport or works in teams, but needs another person to handle the details.

Since acceptance and approval by others is the main desire of I Personality Types, rejection is their biggest fear.

They tend to be impulsive in decision making and would benefit from some research and contemplation before acting. While great at presenting they may be slow to action and could benefit from setting small goals, breaking big goals into smaller steps, and keeping lists. They will need to practice exercising control over actions, words, and emotions. I Styles tend to be very quick thinkers who tend to say "yes" and over promise. They shouldn't take on more than they can accomplish and will need to concentrate on following through with tasks.

When working with an I Personality Type, it's important to build rapport and be friendly. Give them plenty of opportunity to verbalize their ideas, as they usually have very creative thoughts and are great problem solvers. You can help them by writing details down for them. Allow time for sociable activities at work; they are great motivators of others. Don't react to them in a way that makes them feel rejected, this is a great fear of theirs and will result in them feeling insecure instead of playing to their strengths.


Your personality type can be further defined by looking at both your primary personality trait (highest score on the DISC) and your secondary personality trait (second highest score on the DISC).  In addition to having the personality traits of a I, you will have stronger I tendencies based on the weight of your secondary trait.  Find the personality type below that fits your score.

“I/D”s are persuaders who are outgoing and energetic. They enjoy large groups and use their power of influence to attain respect and convince people to follow their lead. Sometimes they can be viewed as fidgety and nervous, but it comes from their need to be a part of challenges that have variety, freedom, and mobility. “I/D”s could benefit from learning to look before they leap and spending more time being studious and still. They make inspiring leaders and know how to get results from and through people.

Biblical Examples: John the Baptist (Luke 3), Peter (Matthew 16 and 26, Acts 3), Rebekah (Genesis 24)

Influential counselors who love people, and it’s no surprise that people love them. They live to please and serve, and they tend to be good listeners. Looking good and encouraging others is important to them, as is following through and being obedient. They often lack in the area of organization and can be more concerned with the people involved than they are with the task at hand. However, they can be center stage or behind the scenes with equal effectiveness, and they shine when it comes to influencing and helping others.

Biblical Examples: Barnabas (Acts 4, 9, 11-15), Elisha (1 Kings 19, 2 Kings 2-3), Nicodemus (John 3, 7, 19)

Inspiring yet cautious assessors who are excellent communicators through the combination of concerned awareness and appreciation of people. They excel in determining ways to improve production. They tend to be impatient and critical, and they can also be overly persuasive and too consumed by the desire to win. “IC”s like to work inside the box, and they could benefit from trying new things and caring less about what others think. This personality type often possesses a gift for teaching; they are generally dependable when it comes to paying attention to details and getting the job done.

Biblical Examples: Miriam (Exodus 15-21), Ezra (Ezra 7-8), Shunammite Woman (2 Kings 4:8-37)



The S style is reliant and dependable. They are patient, good listeners who want to work with teams in a harmonious way. They strive for consensus and will try hard to reconcile conflicts as they arise. They are compliant towards authority and a loyal team player. The S is also good at multi-tasking and seeing tasks through until completion.


Steady, Stability, Analytical, People Oriented, Introverted

Naturally relational, creating a supportive and positive team environment. The S style tends to be very grounded in reality and common sense, and may be able to see a simpler or more practical way to accomplish a goal. They are talented multi-taskers, although will work at a slow and steady pace until something is complete. They will approach other team members with patience, attention, loyalty, and an even-temper. They can view the project from both the overall big picture view as well as the smaller steps to get there. They tend to be peacemakers and nurturers in groups.

Their desire for routine and security results in an opposition towards change and may require a long period of time to adjust and an explanation of why the change is occurring. They may also hold grudges when they experience frustrations and resentments because they internalize instead of facing the issue head-on. They want to please others, therefore may have a difficult time saying, "No" or establishing priorities.

The S Personality Type is motivated by safety and security. They truly appreciate recognition for their loyalty and dependability. The S flourishes in a team environment, when working with others and getting along. They enjoy people, but prefer individuals and groups that they trust and feel comfortable around. They will be motivated by tasks that can be completed at one time or seen through from beginning to end, and enjoy practical procedures and systems.

Because the S strives for stability and a feeling of peace and safety, they fear the loss of security through change.

They need to work on openness and flexibility in the area of change. The S may be overly agreeable or put others needs before their own and will need to strive to take care of their own needs. It may take intentionality to express their own thoughts, opinions, and feelings in situations. Sometimes the pace of the S style is slow and may need to be increased to accomplish goals in a timely manner.

S personality desire sincere appreciation for their acts of kindness and security in both situations and environments. When working with a S, avoid confrontation and try to be personable and build rapport. The sooner they feel comfortable with you, the sooner they will open up to you, especially if they see genuine interest in them as a person. When giving tasks to them, try to explain the "how" questions. If instituting change, be patient with them, explain your reasoning, and give them time to adjust.


Your personality type can be further defined by looking at both your primary personality trait (highest score on the DISC) and your secondary personality trait (second highest score on the DISC).  In addition to having the personality traits of a S, you will have stronger S tendencies based on the weight of your secondary trait.  Find the personality type below that fits your score.

“S/D”s are quiet leaders who can be counted on to get the job done. They perform better in small groups and do not enjoy speaking in front of crowds. Though they can be soft and hard-hearted at the same time, they enjoy close relationships with people, being careful not to dominate them. Challenges motivate them, especially ones that allow them to take a systematic approach. Because this personality style tends to be determined, persevering through time and struggles, they benefit from encouragement and positive relationships.

Biblical Examples: Martha (Luke 10:38-42), Job (Job 1:5, James 5:11)

“SI”s are inspirational counselors who exhibit warmth and sensitivity. Tolerant and forgiving, they have many friends because they accept and represent others well. Their social nature and desire to be likable and flexible makes them inclined to be overly tolerant and non-confrontational. “SI”s will benefit from being more task-oriented and paying more attention to detail. Kind and considerate, they include others and inspire them to follow. Words of affirmation go along way with this personality type, and with the right motivation, they can be excellent team players.

Biblical Examples: Mary Magdalene (Luke 7:36-47), Barnabas (Acts 4, 9, 11-15), Elisha (1 Kings 19, 2 Kings 2-13)

“SC”s are diplomatic and steady, as well as detail-oriented. Stable and contemplative, they like to weigh the evidence and discover the facts to come to a logical conclusion. More deliberate, they prefer to take their time, especially when the decision involves others. Possible weaknesses include being highly sensitive and unable to handle criticism, and they also need to be aware of the way they treat others.

Operating best in precise and cause-worthy projects, the “SC” can be a peacemaker; this makes them a loyal team member and friend.

Biblical Examples: Moses (Exodus 3, 4, 20, 32), John (John 19:26-27), Eliezer (Genesis 24)



Brings perspective to groups and tend to be the "anchor of reality" in team thought. When something is proposed, it is the C who will think through every detail of how it works and the process. They will make realistic estimates and will voice the problems that they see with the plan or already existing system. They will complete tasks they've committed to and will be very thorough. They take great pride in doing their work accurately and are excellent people to analyze, research, or test information.


Compliant, Competent, Task Oriented, Goal Oriented, Introverted.

Instinctive organizers, who can both create and maintain systems. They strive for consistency, logic and accuracy, and do very good work. They ask important questions and talk about problems that could hold up projects. They are "do it yourself" managers who maintain focus on tasks and will see something through until it's finished. They emphasize quality, think logically, and strive for a diplomatic approach and consensus within groups.

They will avoid conflict rather than argue, and it is difficult to get them to verbalize their feelings. They need clear-cut boundaries in order to feel comfortable at work, in relationships, or to take action. Sometimes they can get too bogged down in the small details, making it difficult to see the next steps or big picture. If they find problems or perceive a risk, they will try to avoid or postpone decisions being made based on it.

Motivated by information and logic, the C has very high standards of quality and are motivated by being well informed, researching before deciding, having clear parameters and instructions, doing work accurately and correctly, and seeing a project through to the end. They desire independence and autonomy, but also a controlled and organized work environment. They require reassurance that they are doing what is expected and prefer exact job descriptions, expectations and goals to be laid out to motivate them.

Because C Personality Types take great pride in being accurate and correct, they fear criticism.

As a result of paying attention to details, they tend to be over critical of others. It's important to concentrate on doing the right things and not just doing things right. When working in teams, it's important for the C style to be open to others' ideas and methods, and to move quickly to help accomplish team goals. The C may need to focus more on people, less on tasks, and will need to push themselves to be decisive and take risks, even if all the research isn't there to support it.

When working with a C, it's best to be prepared when possible. Do your research and prepare your case in advance. Pay attention to the details because this is what the C focuses on. When disagreeing, work with facts instead of people examples. Be patient, persistent and diplomatic, and remember that they fear criticism. If you do need to criticize, be specific with your examples and be diplomatic. Avoid being confrontational as they will not respond well to this and will close off.


Your personality type can be further defined by looking at both your primary personality trait (highest score on the DISC) and your secondary personality trait (second highest score on the DISC).  In addition to having the personality traits of a C, you will have stronger C tendencies based on the weight of your secondary trait.  Find the personality type below that fits your score.

“C/D”s are cautious and determined designers who are consistently task-oriented and very aware of problems. Sometimes viewed as insensitive, they do care about individual people but have a difficult time showing it. They often feel they are the only ones who can do the job the way it needs to be done, but because of their administrative skills, they are able to bring plans for change and improvements

to fruition. “C/D”s have a tendency to be serious and could benefit from being more optimistic and enthusiastic. Despite their natural drive to achieve, they should concentrate on developing healthy relationships and simply loving people.

Biblical Examples: Bezealeel (Exodus 35:30-36, 8, 37:1-9), Jochebed (Exodus 1:22-2:4), Jethro (Exodus 2,18)

“C/I”s pay attention to the details. They tend to impress others by doing things right and stabilizing situations. Not considered aggressive or pushy, they enjoy both large and small crowds. Though they work well with people, they are sometimes too sensitive to what others think about them and their work. They could benefit from being more assertive and self motivated. Often excellent judges of character, they easily trust those who meet their standards. They are moved by genuine and enthusiastic approval as well as concise and logical explanations.

Biblical Examples: Miriam (Exodus 15-21, Numbers 12:1-15), Ezra (Ezra 7, 8)

“C/S”s are systematic and stable. They tend to do one thing at a time—and do it right. Reserved and cautious, they would rather work behind the scenes to stay on track; however, they seldom take risks or try new things and naturally dislike sudden changes in their environments. Precisionist to the letter, they painstakingly require accuracy and fear criticism, which they equate to failure. Diligent workers, their motivation comes from serving others.

Biblical Examples: Esther (Esther 4), Zechariah (Luke 1), Joseph (Matthew 1:1-23)

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