Emotional key values

Contentment, reason, discipline, precision

Brain & Behaviour

In the disciplined, the right, more pessimistic brain dominates. They face the world with caution and great suspicion. They shy away from variety and surprises. Order is therefore a must for them, while insecurity is a no-go. Enjoyment plays only a very subordinate role for them.

  • They have a focus on functionality, quality and precision.
  • They will follow process and make order.
  • They are less inclined to be creative.


Goals and drivers

Disciplined are driven by the achievement of completion to the highest possible outcome. They like to set milestones and goals and accomplish them.

They like to see progress and success in all aspects of life and be able to measure their success against others. Striving to be in the top percentile / above best practise for everything they do.

They enjoy education and learning and will be driven by self improvement and learning new skills.

Barriers and dislikes

The disciplined will not respond well to an unstructured and disorganised environment that they cannot command. (If they can create order from it this will be seen as a positive)

They like to feel in control and situations where the process or outcome cannot be controlled will make them feel uneasy.

They will be demotivated when they cannot see progress or predict an outcome.

Due to their need for structure they are very influenced by targets and will not approve of missed deadlines or lateness.

Workplace style

  • Will develop processes and procedures to ensure optimisation.
  • Will follow processes in detail
  • Will research to substantiate their decisions.
  • Will complete repetitive tasks if needed.
  • Can make order out of chaos.
  • Will not respond well to employees who do not follow the rules.
  • Prefers to work alone or in small teams

Organisational style

  • The disciplined is very organised and will plan in detail.
  • Following process, logic and order is needed.
  • They will follow proven methodology and look for solutions supported by data.

Management style

The emotional system of dominance is governing the personality of the disciplined so they therefore take naturally to leadership however they will lead in a very structured and organised way.

  • Working well with employees who follow rules and discipline.
  • Will create structure for those that need it however has little patience for those that are not willing to learn.


Reactions to change

A disciplined will react well to change if there is a proven reason for it. Backed up with logic and research. Showing them reason for change linked to data will ensure they adopt the change quickly. It is important to prove to them the rationale and supporting data behind the decision.

  • Looking for data and supporting information to back up your decisions and choices.
  • Give them options for them to analyse themselves with supporting data
  • Delivered in an ordered, organised and calm manner
  • Will be quick to adopt new skills and techniques

Ideal roles

  • Financial, mathematical, technical and scientific roles.
  • Singular
  • Organisational, planning and structured.
  • Works well with technology, data and analysis.