DiSC Dominance (D) Profile Overview

If you are MIM® Certified and have undertaken the Best Practice in IT Major Incident Management Training, then you will have completed a DiSC® profile assessment. Your report has a much more detailed and personalized explanation of what having a D style means for you. 

People with the D style place an emphasis on shaping the environment by overcoming opposition to accomplish results.

A person with a D style:

  • is motivated by winning, competition and success.
  • prioritizes accepting challenges, taking action and achieving immediate results.
  • may be described as direct, demanding, forceful, strong-willed, driven, determined, fast-paced, and self-confident.
  • may be limited by lack of concern for others, impatience and open scepticism.
  • may fear being seen as vulnerable or being taken advantage of.
  • values competency, action, concrete results, personal freedom, and challenges.


  • unique accomplishments
  • new opportunities
  • control of the audience
  • independence

Will need to expend more energy to:

  • show patience
  • display sensitivity
  • get into the details
  • allow deliberation

When communicating with D-style individuals, give them the bottom line, be brief, focus your discussion narrowly, avoid making generalizations, refrain from repeating yourself, and focus on solutions rather than problems.

Leadership styles: commanding, pioneering, resolute 

More detail, including your workplace profile, motivators, stressors and communication style, is available on completing your MIM® Cloud Academy™ DiSC® assessment. 

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