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Famous DISC Characters

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.

Star Wars

C-3PO and Darth Vadar - Star Wars

Luke and Han Solo - Star Wars

The Simpsons

Lisa Simpson and Kent Brockman - The Simpsons

Marge Simpson and Homer Simpson - The Simpsons

The Lord of the Rings

Legolas and Gimli - The Lord of the Rings

Frodo and Pippin - The Lord of the Rings

Toy Story

Mrs Potato Head and Buzz - Toy Story

Rex and Woody - Toy Story


Lord Farquaad and Shrek - Shrek

Gingerbread Man and Donkey - Shrek

A Few Good Men

Capt. Ross and Col. Nathan R. Jessep - A Few Good Men

Galloway and Kaffee - A Few Good Men

The Fifth Element

Zorg and Korben Dallas - The Fifth Element

Leeloo and Ruby Rhod - The Fifth Element

Batman Returns

Bruce Wayne and Catwoman - Batman Returns

Alfred and The Penguin - Batman Returns

Sister Act

Sister Mary Robert and Reverend Mother - Sister Act

Sister Mary Patrick and Sister Mary Clarence - Sister Act

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)
Trevor O'Sullivan

Trevor O'Sullivan

General Manager. Since the early 2000s, Trevor has worked with thousands of Talent Management professionals to develop and apply assessment-based talent management solutions for selecting, developing and managing people. Trevor is an active member of the TTI Success Insights (TTISI) Global Advisory Council, contributes to TTISI product development and is a regular presenter at TTISI-R3. He is honoured to have received multiple Blue Diamond Awards and, more recently, the Bill Brooks Impact Award recognising his contributions to the TTISI global network.