MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF YOUR PERSONALITY
Compliant, Competent, Task Oriented, Goal Oriented, Introverted.
Instinctive organizers, who can both create and maintain systems. They strive for consistency, logic and accuracy, and do very good work. They ask important questions and talk about problems that could hold up projects. They are "do it yourself" managers who maintain focus on tasks and will see something through until it's finished. They emphasize quality, think logically, and strive for a diplomatic approach and consensus within groups.
They will avoid conflict rather than argue, and it is difficult to get them to verbalize their feelings. They need clear-cut boundaries in order to feel comfortable at work, in relationships, or to take action. Sometimes they can get too bogged down in the small details, making it difficult to see the next steps or big picture. If they find problems or perceive a risk, they will try to avoid or postpone decisions being made based on it.
Motivated by information and logic, the C has very high standards of quality and are motivated by being well informed, researching before deciding, having clear parameters and instructions, doing work accurately and correctly, and seeing a project through to the end. They desire independence and autonomy, but also a controlled and organized work environment. They require reassurance that they are doing what is expected and prefer exact job descriptions, expectations and goals to be laid out to motivate them.
Because C Personality Types take great pride in being accurate and correct, they fear criticism.
As a result of paying attention to details, they tend to be over critical of others. It's important to concentrate on doing the right things and not just doing things right. When working in teams, it's important for the C style to be open to others' ideas and methods, and to move quickly to help accomplish team goals. The C may need to focus more on people, less on tasks, and will need to push themselves to be decisive and take risks, even if all the research isn't there to support it.
HOW TO INTERACT WITH A "C"
When working with a C, it's best to be prepared when possible. Do your research and prepare your case in advance. Pay attention to the details because this is what the C focuses on. When disagreeing, work with facts instead of people examples. Be patient, persistent and diplomatic, and remember that they fear criticism. If you do need to criticize, be specific with your examples and be diplomatic. Avoid being confrontational as they will not respond well to this and will close off.
SECONDARY PERSONALITY TRAITS
Your personality type can be further defined by looking at both your primary personality trait (highest score on the DISC) and your secondary personality trait (second highest score on the DISC). In addition to having the personality traits of a C, you will have stronger C tendencies based on the weight of your secondary trait. Find the personality type below that fits your score.
CD: THE PERFECTIONIST
“C/D”s are cautious and determined designers who are consistently task-oriented and very aware of problems. Sometimes viewed as insensitive, they do care about individual people but have a difficult time showing it. They often feel they are the only ones who can do the job the way it needs to be done, but because of their administrative skills, they are able to bring plans for change and improvements
to fruition. “C/D”s have a tendency to be serious and could benefit from being more optimistic and enthusiastic. Despite their natural drive to achieve, they should concentrate on developing healthy relationships and simply loving people.
Biblical Examples: Bezealeel (Exodus 35:30-36, 8, 37:1-9), Jochebed (Exodus 1:22-2:4), Jethro (Exodus 2,18)
CI: THE COLLABORATOR
“C/I”s pay attention to the details. They tend to impress others by doing things right and stabilizing situations. Not considered aggressive or pushy, they enjoy both large and small crowds. Though they work well with people, they are sometimes too sensitive to what others think about them and their work. They could benefit from being more assertive and self motivated. Often excellent judges of character, they easily trust those who meet their standards. They are moved by genuine and enthusiastic approval as well as concise and logical explanations.
Biblical Examples: Miriam (Exodus 15-21, Numbers 12:1-15), Ezra (Ezra 7, 8)
CS: THE BEDROCK
“C/S”s are systematic and stable. They tend to do one thing at a time—and do it right. Reserved and cautious, they would rather work behind the scenes to stay on track; however, they seldom take risks or try new things and naturally dislike sudden changes in their environments. Precisionist to the letter, they painstakingly require accuracy and fear criticism, which they equate to failure. Diligent workers, their motivation comes from serving others.
Biblical Examples: Esther (Esther 4), Zechariah (Luke 1), Joseph (Matthew 1:1-23)