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Famous DISC Characters

Oct 12, 2012

We are often asked by the people we work with for examples of famous movie characters as well as real life people and how they fit in the DISC framework. We have broken the post into three parts. In the first part of the post we have put together a collection of characters who might represent each of the behavioural styles. The second part of the post is a list of famous Australian's, who we might guess their behavioural style (based on their public face at least). And the third part of the post is examples from other parts of the world.

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Australian Examples:

Malcolm Turnbull (Politician)

  • Tracy Grimshaw (TV Presenter, A Current Affair)
  • Gus Gould (NRL Commentator)
  • John Howard (Politician)
  • Kerry Packer (Businessman)
  • Russell Crowe (Actor)


  • Shane Warne (Cricketer)
  • Tim Bailey (Channel 10 Weather)
  • Karl Stephanovic (TV Presenter, The Today Show)
  • Shelley Craft (TV Host, Funniest Home Videos)
  • Andy and Hamish (TV and Radio Personalities)
  • Matty Johns (Former NRL Player, TV Host)


  • Nicole Kidman (Actress)
  • Keith Urban (Singer)
  • Hugh Jackman (Actor)
  • Tim Flannery (Scientist)
  • Pat Rafter (Tennis)
  • Bec Hewett (Actress)
  • Grant Hackett (Swimmer)
  • Kathy Freeman (Olympic Gold Medalist)


  • Kevin Rudd (Politician)
  • Wayne Swan (Politician)
  • Wayne Bennett (NRL Coach)
  • Fred Hollows (Eye Surgeon)
  • Ian Thorpe (Swimmer)

Overseas Examples:

Barbara Walters (TV Host)

  • Judith Sheindlin (Judge Judy)
  • Donald Trump (Businessman)
  • Jeremy Clarkson (TV Host, Top Gear)
  • Hilary Clinton (Politician)
  • John McEnroe (Tennis Player)
  • Roseanne Conner (Actress, Roseanne)
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger (Actor)


  • Richard Branson (Businessman)
  • Dolly Parton (Singer)
  • Jay Leno (Late Night TV Host)
  • Robin Williams (Actor)
  • Steve Martin (Actor)
  • Jim Carey (Actor)


  • Gandhi
  • Jimmy Stewart (Actor)
  • Michelle Obama (Barack Obama's Wife)
  • John Denver (Singer)
  • Laura Bush (Wife of George W. Bush)
  • Michael J Fox (Actor)


  • Albert Einstein (Physicist)
  • Bill Gates (Businessman)
  • Ernie Els (Golfer)
  • Henry Kissinger (Politician)
  • Kevin Costner (Actor)
  • James May (TV Host on Top Gear)
  • Al Gore (Politician)


More Information:

  • More on the DISC Profile Go Here
  • More on DISC Accreditation Go Here

Topics: DISC Profile

Theo Winter

Theo Winter

Client Services Manager, Writer & Researcher. Theo is one of the youngest professionals in the world to earn an accreditation in TTI Success Insight's suite of psychometric assessments. For more than a decade, he worked with hundreds of HR, L&D and OD professionals and consultants to improve engagement, performance and emotional intelligence of leaders and their teams. He authored the book "40 Must-Know Business Models for People Leaders."


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