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Understand Your DISC: Steadiness

The S in DISC is Steadiness.  Steadiness reflects how you respond to pace.

High S’s tend to be patient, routine driven, and supportive. They like stable environments with clear expectations and usually do best when they take the time to make a plan and stick to the plan if at all possible. The higher the S score, the more this is true.

Low S’s tend to be adaptable, change oriented, and prefer variety. Low S’s like environments that are constantly changing. The lower the S score, the more this is true.

From Indigo CEO Sheri Smith:

Steadiness and Planning

“High Steadiness folks usually do best when they take the time to make a plan and stick to the plan to the best of their ability. If you are High Steadiness, and don’t already have a routine for life planning and goal setting every week/month/quarter/year, I highly recommend you start now and monitor your progress. You will find yourself getting more done, feeling less stressed, and getting closer to what you want out of life by tackling big decisions in a systematic manner.”


Start by identifying your S score from the DISC chart. You can find your S Score in front of the green bar on the DISC Profile page. Do you have a high, medium, or low score?

Read through the lists of traits below and write down the ones that you think best describe you. If you are a Low S, focus on the Low S list. If you are a High S, focus on the High S list. Note that if your score is near the middle, you may identify with traits from both lists.

Low S Traits:


Likes Variety





High S Traits:







When have these traits worked well for you (school, work, leisure)? What are some challenges or problems you’ve faced exhibiting these traits?

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