Independence appears in a DISC profile when Dominance is significantly higher than Compliance. This type of person feels frustrated by rules and regulations - they prefer to follow their own ideas, and often work alone or in positions of isolated authority. This sub-trait is common, for example, in entrepreneurial styles.
Independence is a highly competitive and determined sub-trait. Those who possess it in their behavioural styles are dynamic and direct. The precise way that it will appear in a person's behaviour can often be dependent on the Influence and Steadiness scores in their profile.
Influence will affect how socially-motivated an Independent individual is. Where the Influence level is low, an autocratic and domineering approach is often seen, which a high Influence score sees Independence combine with Self-confidence resulting in a very powerful and persuasive style indeed.
Steadiness is most typically low in Independent profiles (as in the example shown). Where this applies, a common feature of this style is a low concentration span, and a tendency to regularly change direction. A high Steadiness score (a less common phenomenon) makes for a more single-minded and stubborn approach.