People with the Cs personality type tend to be more reserved and solitary. Editors typically limit their contact with others to interactions that are more structured than informal, so they may find themselves hesitant to join in casual group conversations.
Cs Personality Traits
With a position on the lower bottom right of the DISC, Editors prefer to be serious and rational. People with this archetype may enjoy logical arguments or interacting with people who use a more systematic or methodical approach. They also think carefully before speaking and typically use words precisely.
In summary, Cs personality types tend to...
- Take a private, independent approach to life.
- Be sensitive to other peoples' phoniness, insincerity or arrogance.
- Receive support and guidance from others.
- Separate emotions from decision-making.
- Be serious, exacting and perfectionistic in their work.
Strengths and Blindspots
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.
- Being highly organized and attentive to details.
- Giving specific, detailed information when assigning work.
- Using an analytical approach to solving problems.
- Considering many factors when making a decision.
- Being highly organized and attentive to details.
- Gathering information and assesses risk before making decisions.
- Showing people how to do things in a step-by-step manner.
- Maintaining quality by asking questions frequently.
- Spending more time working alone when collaboration would be more effective.
- Hesitating to try new solutions that have not been tested.
- Spending too much time analyzing information before making a decision.
- Overcomplicating solutions to simple problems.
- Doing important work him/herself to be sure it is done correctly.
- Deferring high-impact decisions to higher levels of authority or require sign-off.
- Expecting others to be more organized and attentive to detail than they are.
- Relying too heavily on written instructions and feedback when verbal communication is necessary.
- Recognize when a situation requires (or benefits from) collaboration; make an effort to work with others when necessary.
- Write out problems and potential solutions to make sure you aren’t missing more simple ideas.
- Learn to let go of others’ personal organization habits, unless it’s directly harming you in some way.
- Make an effort to teach and advise more outgoing people in person, so they have the opportunity to discuss ideas and ask questions.
How Cs personality types like to work
Communicating with a DISC type Cs
Make sure you think carefully before speaking and use clear words that mean precisely what you want to convey, avoiding sarcasm.
Meeting with a DISC type Cs
Meetings should be minimal, formally scheduled, and with a prepared agenda.
Emailing a DISC type Cs
Emails should be clear, descriptive, and sincere.
Giving feedback to a DISC type Cs
Feedback should be thoughtful, detailed, and delivered with logical reasoning.
Resolving conflict with a DISC type Cs
Conflict is a useful way to discover truth and bring underlying issues to the surface, as long as emotions are kept out of it.
Motivators and Stressors
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.
Cs personality types tend to be motivated and energized by...
- Presenting and analyzing all aspects of an important decision.
- Establishing consistent daily routines.
- Taking time to meditate on a problem before making a final decision.
- Inspecting and maintaining high quality results.
- Researching previous ways people have accomplished goals to improve performance.
- Frequently asking factual, clarifying questions.
- Providing one-on-one coaching and step-by-step instructions.
- Communicating primarily in writing.
- Minimizing risk with structure, redundancy, and analysis.
Cs personality types tend to be drained by...
- Looking for new opportunities without much guidance.
- Regularly interacting with a large group of people.
- Making decisions quickly with limited data.
- Bouncing between multiple ideas at once.
- Assigning detailed and analytical work to other people.
- Thinking on their feet and figuring things out as they go.
- Participating in group discussions and brainstorming sessions.
- Discussing abstract ideas instead of concrete ones.
- Providing verbal encouragement and telling stories.
Editors tend to thrive in subdued work environments that allow them plenty of space to work on their own. They enjoy having clear expectations and consistent schedules.
Cs personality types feel energized at work when...
- They are asked to solve a problem with careful thought and consideration.
- Their boss gives them time to produce quality results.
- Their peers communicate with them primarily thought writing.
- Their direct reports follow step-by-step instructions.
Cs personality types feel drained at work when...
- They have to frequently partake in large discussions.
- Their boss offers a vague explanation of the goals.
- Their peers interrupt or distract them.
- Their direct reports need constant affirmation.
Best Jobs For DISC Cs types
Editors are most satisfied and productive when they are learning as they go - continuously building skill and expertise. They value stability and security, and are well-suited for process-oriented environments and roles that allow them to work with accuracy and precision.
Common jobs for people with Cs personality types
- Research Director
- Quality Assurance Engineer
- Quality Assurance Analyst
- Data Scientist
- Financial Analyst
- Systems Administrator
Editors can help more idealistic, casual coworkers understand the value in making carefully considered choices. When working with another C-type, it’s important that they avoid getting stuck in the decision-making process or rejecting new ideas simply because they are risky.
Cs personality types tend to work well with others who...
- Present carefully thought-out information
- Focus on communicating in writing
- Work in their own, separate space
Cs personality types may hit obstacles in professional relationships when they...
- Expect too much from their coworkers
- Deliver negative feedback too harshly
- Are guarded and closed-off from their coworkers
Editors can be level-headed, sincere partners. When in a relationship with another conscientious personality, it is important for them to remain open-minded and avoid withdrawing from others
In a romantic relationship, Cs personality types bring strengths like...
- Logically working through difficult problems
- Giving their partner a great deal of autonomy
- Ability to find working solutions to personal issues
In romantic relationships, Cs personality types may have trouble...
- Accepting and adjusting to new circumstances
- Understanding their partner’s point of view
- Sharing their feelings openly with their partner
Related Personality Types
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