Stabilizer

High S - predictable in the workplace


Stabilizer Overview

Each letter of DISC represents certain behaviors and characteristics. The S (stable) illustrates how people prefer the pace of their environment. S personality types are either more predictable or adventurous when it comes to their natural pace.

What is a high S personality type?

A person with high S personality type in their DISC profile is a Stabilizer. A Stabilizer wants a predictable lifestyle. They like to maintain a steady and stable pace rather than someone with a low S personality type who acts quickly and seeks adventure.

High S personality traits

A person that has the Stabilizer personality type likes to live a steady life. The Stabilizer likes to do things they can count on to be the same every day and doesn’t regularly change their predictable patterns.

Stabilizer personality traits:
  • Structured to decrease uncertainty
  • Systematic and organized in their work tasks
  • Reliable with consistent results
  • Predictable with their daily routine
  • Calm under pressure if the work is something they have done before

Strengths and drawbacks

Every personality type has strengths and weaknesses. These are often amplified in professional settings where we encounter a diverse group of people with vastly different backgrounds and value systems.

Strengths: how they bring value to the team
  • Regulate the team to create systems
  • Ensure tasks are completed right the first time
  • Listen well and help organize others’ thoughts
  • Teach new things in a patient manner
Potential drawbacks: challenges they’ll need to overcome
  • Correct or redo work rather than confronting someone
  • Express discontent, becoming passive aggressive
  • Communicate indirectly when sharing negative information
  • Avoid taking even calculated risks
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Communication style

Communicating with high S personality type

Conversations should be in a calm, agreeable tone and very considerate. Ask questions to understand where they may have concerns or thoughts. Meetings should be done in person with a structured agenda. Emails should be warm, sincere, and purposeful.

How to give feedback to high S personality type

Feedback should be thoughtfully explained and delivered with empathy and understanding that mistakes happen when systems aren’t in place.

Resolving conflicts with high S personality type

Conflict can be a powerful tool to discover new solutions and ideas, but should be handled with caution because it can escalate and result in hurt feelings.

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Energizers and drainers

When people experience stress or dissatisfaction at work, it can usually be attributed to energy-draining activities. Therefore, it’s important to know what kinds of activities energize and drain each personality type.

Stabilizers tend to be energized by…
  • Creating harmony within the team
  • Taking time to pay attention to the needs and concerns of other people
  • Building long-term trust and loyalty with consistent, predictable behavior
  • Organizing chaos and creating new systems and structures
Stabilizers tend to be drained by…
  • Making decisions quickly with limited data
  • Working frequently on a tight deadline
  • Rushing conversations rather than thoughtful discussion
  • Getting involved in interpersonal conflict or contentious workplaces

Best jobs with a high S personality type

The best jobs for high S's require responsibilities where their nature allows them to truly shine. Below are examples of jobs that suit this personality type the best. Remember, each letter is only one piece of the puzzle. View all our job descriptions and DISC profiles to see what jobs this personality fits best.