C Personality Type

The Analyst in DISC

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DISC Type C

What is the C Personality Type (The Analyst)?
People with the C personality type tend to be objective, skeptical, and logical in their behavior. They are usually fiercely pragmatic and frequently solve problems with an analytical, fact-driven approach. They are likely to be more reserved in groups and may take a long time before they build enough trust to open up.

DISC Type C Personality Traits

With a position on the bottom left of the DISC, Analysts are likely to approach life in a serious manner. Preferring solitary activities, they are likely to guard they privacy and be more involved with their deep, independent thoughts than external stimuli.

DISC Type C

In summary, DISC type C personalities tend to...

  • Prefer privacy and solitary activities.
  • Make objective decisions rather than emotional ones.
  • Skeptically or realistically appraise people and situations.
  • Be sensitive to lack of sincerity in others.
  • Maintain a serious demeanor at work.

DISC Type C Personality Strengths

Every personality archetype has strengths and blind spots, and these are often amplified in professional settings where we often encounter a diverse group of people with vastly different backgrounds and value systems.

DISC C Strengths

Strengths typically associated with the DISC type C personality include...

  • Taking time to think things through when making decisions.
  • Providing clearly defined procedures when giving assignments.
  • Using a deliberate, methodical approach when solving problems.
  • Being comfortable analyzing large amounts of information.
  • Giving work assignments in writing and requests written feedback.

DISC Type C Personality Weaknesses

DISC C Weaknesses

Weaknesses typically associated with the DISC type C personality include...

  • Seeking a perfect solution instead of a workable solutions.
  • Taking a lot of time gathering information and assessing risk before making decisions.
  • Avoiding or resisting people who do not use a systematic approach to organizing work.
  • Feeling the urge to criticize people who don't meet their standards for quality and accuracy.
  • Checking in too frequently, with too many questions, when someone needs more autonomy.
  • Overcomplicating solutions to simple problems.

DISC Type C Personality Growth

DISC C Growth

Growth opportunities typically associated with the DISC type C personality include...

  • Share about the work you’re doing with the rest of the team, even if it’s just in a brief message.
  • Understand that there are natural differences in strengths; one of yours is likely your organization, so there will likely be many scenarios in which it’s best for you to adopt the organizational responsibilities.
  • Remain open-minded to others’ unique strengths, even if they seem frustratingly different from your own; people will often surprise you with their capabilities.
  • Work with others who might have a more simple, direct approach to problem-solving.

How DISC Type C personalities like to work

DISC C Communicating

Communicating with a DISC type C personality

Use a serious, businesslike demeanor and ask strictly objective questions to fully understand what they are thinking.
DISC C Meeting

Meeting with a DISC type C personality

Meetings should be minimal, formally scheduled, and with a prepared agenda.
DISC C Emailing

Emailing a DISC type C personality

Emails should be clear, detailed, and factual.
DISC C Feedback

Giving feedback to a DISC type C personality

Feedback should be specific, detailed, and delivered with logical reasoning.
DISC C Resolving Conflict

Resolving conflict with a DISC type C personality

Conflict should be viewed objectively to effectively bring underlying issues to the surface.

DISC Type C Personality Motivations

When people experience pain, stress, or dissatisfaction, it can usually be attributed to energy-draining activities. Therefore, it’s important to know what kinds of activities energize each personality type and which activities drain them.

DISC C Motivations

DISC Type C personality types tend to be motivated and energized by...

  • Solving problems with thorough analysis of the existing data.
  • Researching the root causes of a problem.
  • Creating procedures, rules, and guidelines for other people to follow.
  • Helping others become more methodical and efficient in their processes.
  • Working on projects independently and bringing results back to a group.

DISC Type C Personality Stress

DISC C Draining

DISC Type C personality types tend to be drained by...

  • Brainstorming about far-out ideas instead of clear ones.
  • Taking the time to understand how someone else thinks.
  • Leaving your schedule open and flexible for spontaneous meetings throughout the day.
  • Explaining things with emotional, expressive language.

DISC Type C Personality Careers

Analysts tend to thrive in private environments where they can take enough time to do their work with accuracy, precision, and the highest possible quality.

DISC C Energized

DISC Type C personality types feel energized at work when...

  • They are given plenty of personal space to solve a problem.
  • Their boss gives them plenty of autonomy.
  • Their peers ask them for advice in becoming more efficient.
  • Their direct reports follow the exact rules and guidelines.
DISC C Drained

DISC Type C personality types feel drained at work when...

  • They have to work closely with other people.
  • Their boss requires a lot of face-to-face meetings.
  • Their peers spend too much time talking.
  • Their direct reports make things up as they go.

Analysts thrive in positions where they can take enough time to do their work with accuracy, precision, and the highest possible quality. They are likely to prefer independent work over lots of collaboration, and typically prefer more structured environments that have established rules and processes.

DISC C Common Jobs

Common jobs for people with the DISC type C personality

  • Software Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Actuary
  • Investment Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Data Scientist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Systems Administrator
  • Director of Engineering

DISC Type C Personality Relationships (Professional)

Analysts can help more outgoing, quick-acting coworkers take the time to stop and think through important decisions. When working with another C-type, it’s important that they consider new ways of approaching a situation when they feel stuck on a problem.

DISC C Working With

DISC Type C personality types tend to work well with others who...

  • Have evidence to back up their claims
  • Show patience when answering clarifying questions
  • Give them plenty of space to work independently
DISC C Obstacles

DISC Type C personality types may hit obstacles in professional relationships when they...

  • Neglect to consider other people’s ideas
  • Misunderstand an assignment because they didn’t meet in-person
  • Unnecessarily criticize the actions of their coworkers

DISC Type C Personality Relationships (Romantic)

Analysts can be practical, private partners. When in a relationship with another conscientious personality, it is important for them to be aligned in their ideas to avoid a great deal of future conflict.

DISC C Romantic Strengths

In a romantic relationship, the DISC type C personality brings strengths like...

  • Carefully considering their choice in partner
  • Thinking through what they say before they say it
  • Being comfortable with necessary conflict
DISC C Romantic Weaknesses

In romantic relationships, DISC type C personality types may have trouble...

  • Considering their partner’s perspective
  • Being emotionally open and vulnerable
  • Spending quality time with their partner

Related Personality Types

Below are the Enneagram and 16-Personality types that are similar to DISC Type C. 

Enneagram Type 5

16-Personality ISTJ

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