I-Style Profile Type: Influencer

The I-Style profile type is also known as an influencer or I-style personality type. It is one of the 4 DISC types. Your DISC Profile test identifies your primary DISC style.

The I-style profile is one of the 4 DISC styles, also know as DISC personality types, including D-style, S-style and C-style. They make up approximately 29% of the worldwide population. The DISC types come from William Marston’s DISC Model.

When understanding any of the 4 DISC types, keep the following important points in mind. There is no DISC profile that is better or worse. All DISC styles have strengths and development areas; they just happen to be different. A person’s DISC style does not limit what can be accomplished or how successful one can be. It simply predicts how we tend to do things.

We can find all of the four DISC types represented by very successful people. However, the most successful people know who they are. They modify their style appropriately with different styles of people and in different situations.

Describing the I-style profile type

I-style profiles are outgoing, social, and talkative. They are overflowing with optimism and want to be the center of attention. I-styles want interactions with others. They do not like focusing on details or spending a lot of time alone. I-styles are good at influencing others and getting people to follow them as leaders. They know what they want and align people together to get it done. I-style profiles crave social acceptance. Hence, they like to be liked. They can be spontaneous and impulsive.

I-styles can be overly talkative, lacking focus, and emotional. They may over-promise because they are so optimistic and eager to be liked. I-style profiles are seen as very friendly, energetic, and lively. In addition, others may perceive I-styles as somewhat careless and disorganized. However, when under pressure, they have a tendency to focus more on people that they may overlook details and tasks.

Their motto is, “I am a nice person! Everyone should like me!” I-styles like to ask the “who” questions, “Who is at the meeting?” or ” Who else uses this?”

How to Identify the I-style profile type

Here are some quick and simple ways to identify the I-style profile type:

  • Is open and friendly.
  • Talks a lot.
  • Gets easily excited.
  • Is animated.
  • Talks about people he/she knows.
  • Prefers to not focus much on details.
  • Does not listen for long.
  • Does not pay close attention.
  • May ask same questions several times.
  • Jumps from subject to subject.
  • Stays away from hard facts.

I-style attributes

Attributes are the words people use to describe the behavioral style of the I-style profile. It is not always the words the person would use to describe his/her own behavior. In addition, one certainly can adapt from one’s natural DISC style to different situations and roles.

  • Social
  • Spontaneous
  • Talkative
  • Energetic
  • Visible
  • Friendly
  • Careless
  • Emotional
  • Charismatic
  • Impulsive
  • Optimistic
  • Participating
  • Inspiring
  • Animated
  • Persuasive
  • Expressive

I-style profile’s communication style

I-profiles communicate in an inspiring way. They will sell their ideas and visions. I-profiles will talk a lot. They prefer to look at the big picture and avoid details. I-profiles focus on the positive and tend to avoid unpleasant subjects. They are good at providing positive, constructive feedback, but they may not be direct.

Leadership style of the I-style profile type

The I-style Profile types base their authority on their charisma, their ability to motivate people, and by creating a good atmosphere. They are “People” leaders. The I-style leaders want and need a lot of contacts with people. They thrive on the challenges of new and evolving organizations.

Examples of famous I-styles personality types

Using examples of people we know, famous or otherwise, helps us to quickly identify DISC styles.

  • Robin Williams
  • Kate Hudson
  • Amy Poehler
  • Kevin Hart
  • Drew Barrymore
  • Bill Clinton
  • Jay Leno
  • Will Smith
  • Melissa McCarthy
  • Dr. McCoy of Star Trek
  • Prince Harry
  • Jim Carrey
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Penny of Big Bang Theory

From our blog: The Social Personality Type: Do You Like Me?

What about the other DISC styles, also known as DISC Personality Types?

Dominance (D) DISC Style Steadiness (S) DISC Style Correctness (C) DISC Style