Note: It is important to note we are only talking about the D Style in its "pure" sense. That is, the D Style described in isolation, without considering the effect of the other 3 factors.
Dominance This scale measures how you deal with problem and challenges.
The higher the score on the D scale, the more assertively a person will tend to tackle problems and challenges. The lower the score on the D scale, the less assertively they will approach problems and challenges.
High D's are often described as: Demanding, Driving, Ambitious, Pioneering, Strong-Willed, Forceful, Determined, Aggressive, Competitive, Decisive, Venturesome.
Low D's are often described as: Conservative, Calculating, Cooperative, Hesitant, Low-Keyed, Unsure, Undemanding, Cautious, Mild, Agreeable, Modest, Peaceful, Unobtrusive.
General Characteristics Of The “D” Behaviour The “D” style has an inherent need to direct and be in control. The “D” style likes to have options and make decisions for themselves. They don’t like to be backed into a corner, and they will typically push and challenge others to move faster, work harder and achieve more. The “D” style will usually get bored quickly if their job becomes mundane or loses its challenge.
The “D” behaviour has a real desire to win and be on top. They tend to have a strong achievement drive and like to do the things people say can't be done. The “D” behaviour has a very direct way of communicating, sometimes to the point of being blunt or abrasive.
The “D” style will usually take responsibility for their actions – they often use the motto “do now and ask for forgiveness later”. They are more focused on getting the desired results than the actual path to get there. To the “D” style it does not matter how you got there, just as long as you did.
The emotion of the “D” style is anger – this style tends to have a short fuse and are quick to anger when they are not getting the results they are looking for.