Si Personality Traits
With a position on the far top right of the DISC, Counselors are likely to show caring and understanding when listening to others. Their considerate and accepting responses create a warm atmosphere which encourages others to express their feelings without any fear of embarrassment or rejection.
In summary, Si personality types tend to...
- Express caring and understanding towards other people.
- Help and support other people in their goals.
- Adapt to situations as they are.
- Avoid initiating conflict with others.
- Adjust easily to a wide range of styles.
Strengths and Blindspots
Every personality archetype has strengths and blind spots, and these are often amplified in professional settings where we often encounter a diverse group of people with vastly different backgrounds and value systems.
- Involving people in discussions of how things will be done.
- Considering the impact on the stability of the group when making changes.
- Promoting the benefits of teamwork and cooperation when motivating others.
- Optimistically evaluating the capabilities of others.
- Providing a calming, stabilizing presence for others in tough situations.
- Building trusting relationships by providing predictability and rewarding loyalty.
- Seeking the experience and ideas of others when solving problems.
- Communicating frequently and regularly.
- Not being forceful or assertive when necessary.
- Displaying discomfort when communicating with hostile or aggressive people.
- Having trouble detaching and being productive in emotionally charged situations.
- Displaying discomfort when managing people who actively resist close supervision.
- Minimizing negative feedback, leaving others unclear about the problem.
- Losing objectivity by becoming friendly and involved with others.
- Avoiding decisions that potentially involve losing approval.
- Correcting or re-doing work rather than confronting someone who becomes hostile.
How Si personality types like to work
Communicating with a DISC type Si
Use a friendly, agreeable, warm tone and try to relate to them personally, without getting into business discussion too quickly.
Meeting with a DISC type Si
Meetings should be done in-person when possible, with a prepared agenda.
Emailing a DISC type Si
Emails should be warm, sincere, and expressive.
Giving feedback to a DISC type Si
Feedback should be thoughtfully explained and delivered with empathy.
Resolving conflict with a DISC type Si
Conflict can be a powerful tool to discover new solutions and ideas, but it should be approached with caution to avoid harming relationships.
Motivators and Stressors
When people experience pain, stress, or dissatisfaction, it can usually be attributed to energy-draining activities. Therefore, it’s important to know what kinds of activities energize each personality type and which activities drain them.
Si personality types tend to be motivated and energized by...
- Teaching, coaching, and advising other people.
- Building long-term trust and loyalty with consistent, predictable behavior.
- Understanding and explaining the human impact of a big organizational decision.
- Communicating in a friendly, casual tone.
- Taking time to understand how people are feeling about a recent change.
- Following up and checking in with other people when they are dealing with a challenge.
- Paying attention to the needs and concerns of other people.
- Solving problems with diplomacy and openness.
- Collaborating regularly alongside other people instead of working in isolation.
Si personality types tend to be drained by...
- Communicating with quick conversations and messages, only when necessary.
- Considering many factors to make decisions.
- Monitoring and measuring results closely.
- Completing ambitious projects on a tight deadline.
- Making decisions quickly with limited data.
- Navigating large, complex systems.
- Using a forceful approach to direct and develop others.
- Critically questioning existing practices and procedures.
- Taking primary ownership over processes and timelines.
Counselors tend to thrive in peaceful, welcoming environments where they can take time to collaborate and learn more about other people.
Si personality types feel energized at work when...
- They are asked to build loyalty through establishing personal relationships.
- Their boss works to get to know them.
- Their peers help maintain a calm, harmonious workplace.
- Their direct reports ask for their help in working through problems.
Si personality types feel drained at work when...
- They need to work alone.
- Their boss requires them to produce and analyze results.
- Their peers don’t invite them to events.
- Their direct reports are withdrawn or overly independent.
Best Jobs For DISC Si types
Counselors generally enjoy cooperation and harmony and fit will in jobs where they can frequently give and receive verbal affirmation.
Common jobs for people with Si personality types
- Financial Advisor
- Client Services Director
- Client Services Manager
- Director of Partnerships
- Human Resources Manager
- Human Resources Director
- Executive Assistant
- Customer Success
- Customer Support
Counselors can help those who are more work-driven and autonomous understand the benefit of building genuine relationships with others. When working with another S-type, it is important that they learn to address and work through sources of conflict.
Si personality types tend to work well with others who...
- Remain open to others’ ideas
- Enjoy taking the time to socialize
- Avoid causing unnecessary conflict
Si personality types may hit obstacles in professional relationships when they...
- Refuse to confront significant problems
- Keep people on the team who aren’t right for the job
- Struggle to keep certain messages clear and concise
Counselors can be warm, supportive partners. When in a relationship with another steady personality, it is important that they work to openly talk through their problems.
In a romantic relationship, Si personality types bring strengths like...
- Listening attentively to their partner
- Desiring to build a deep, strong relationship
- Constantly encouraging and helping their partner
In romantic relationships, Si personality types may have trouble...
- Working through disagreements
- Not taking conflict personally
- Comfortably allowing their partner to take time to be alone
Related Personality Types
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