Voyager

Low S - adventurous in the workplace


Voyager 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 low S personality type?

A Voyager is someone who has a low S personality type in their DISC profile and seeks adventure. Their pace changes constantly and faster than someone with a high S personality type who acts more predictably.

Low S personality traits

A person that has the Voyager personality likes to stay active. Life is one big adventure for them to take advantage of and try new things.

Voyager personality traits:
  • Active to avoid boredom
  • Innovative when taking risks
  • Proactive to bring change in their life
  • Spontaneous when seeking adventure
  • Open to trying new things

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
  • Keep the team from becoming bogged down
  • Like to experiment
  • Innovate with new ideas to solve problems
  • Get things done quickly
Potential drawbacks: challenges they’ll need to overcome
  • Feel restless with team members that take more time
  • Become bored doing the same tasks every day
  • Can disregard established procedures and rules
  • Lack systems and procedures that are reproducible
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Communication style

Communicating with low S personality type

Conversations should be in a friendly, agreeable tone with colorful language and expressive gestures. Meetings should be done in person when possible, without a specific agenda. Emails should be friendly, casual, and personal.

How to give feedback to low S personality type

Feedback should be thoroughly explained and delivered with encouragement.

Resolving conflicts with low S personality type

Conflict can be a powerful tool to discover new solutions and ideas, but should be approached with caution to avoid harming relationships.

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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.

Voyagers tend to be energized by…
  • Exploring the unknown, and experimentation
  • Expressing personal freedom and taking risks
  • Going on new adventures and pursuing interesting opportunities
  • Changing and moving constantly
Voyagers tend to be drained by…
  • Developing more efficient processes
  • Taking primary ownership over processes and timelines
  • Spending a lot of time researching the root causes of a problem
  • Living within too many constraints

Best jobs with a low S personality type

The best jobs for low 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.