Understanding DISC

Millions of professionals have used the DISC personality assessment to improve their relationships, build stronger teams, and communicate more effectively.

The C Personality Type

How to identify a C

Natural behavior

Someone with a C personality type is usually very analytical, and gravitates towards process, structure, and rules. They are intensely skeptical and use logic to objectively make decisions, rather than being swayed by emotions. This allows them to change their mind quickly with new information.


C's are reserved and autonomous, usually preferring to work independently for long periods of focus work rather than multi-tasking. Although they enjoy long, thoughtful conversations about complex subjects, their steady, stoic demeanor may seem robotic at times.

Communicating with a C

In person or on the phone:

  • Speak with a steady, even tone.
  • Explain details and reasoning for your decisions.
  • Use facts, rather than stories to prove a point.
  • Allow them to finish articulating their thoughts before interrupting.
  • Before calling them on the phone, ask if they are available via email or text.

In writing:

  • Explain the purpose of the email in the subject line.
  • Use bulleted lists of factual details.
  • Include attachments and links to more information.
  • Use literal, technically descriptive language.

Working with a C


C's are primarily motivated by their desire to be correct. In conversation, this means they strive to be 100% accurate with every detail, and expect the same level accuracy from the other person. At work, C's will usually place more value on high quality and competence than speed, using a "measure twice, cut once" approach to tasks.

As a Leader

C's are excellent at creating and enforcing rules, which can lead to high quality progress but also feel constraining to more creative members on a team that value freedom. While a C builds processes, it does not come naturally to build warm relationships immediately.