Understanding and Identifying the High Theoretical Motivator

Understanding and being able to identify a person’s DISC Behavioral Style is important but only a piece of the puzzle. It is important to be able to understand a person’s motivators as well because they are what drives a person and fuels their actions. Over the next six weeks we will go over the six different motivators and how to identify them in others.

Week One: High Theoretical Books - High Theoretical

“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” –Chinese Proverb

Listen For References To:

  • Reading on a variety of topics, usually non-fiction
  • Wide variety of interests
  • Life-long learning games like Scrabble and Jeopardy
  • Research, seminars, history


  • To discover truth and knowledge
  • Solving problems
  • Objectivity in all areas


  • May put pursuit of knowledge above their own health and safety and ignore practical matters


  • Inability to learn
  • Emotionally subjective experiences with no rational justification

When Questioned:

  • May give more information than needed, with a focus on the research available

Favorite App:

  • Wikipedia
  • iBooks

Classic Example:

  • Benjamin Franklin

Coming Week Two: High Utilitarian Motivator