As adjectives the difference between divisive and disruptive
is that divisive
is having a quality that divides or separates while disruptive
is causing disruption or unrest.
Having a quality that divides or separates
- Rather than fostering unity, he becomes divisive .
Causing disruption or unrest.
Causing major change, as in a market.
* 2005 , Karl D. Schubert, CIO Survival Guide (page 222)
- Children who exhibit disruptive behaviour may be expelled from school.
- companies tend to lose their leadership positions to companies that enter the market with a disruptive technology or market change.