Understanding DISC

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

The Sc/Cs Personality Type

How to identify a Sc/Cs

Natural behavior

A person with the Cs or Sc personality type gravitates towards formal structure and processes, and builds a few deep, trusting relationships instead of a wide circle of acquaintances. They are usually happy to take a supporting or analytical role while someone else takes the lead and sits at the center of attention.

Temperament

Cs/Sc's are naturally reserved, patient individuals. They enjoy listening to others, and are calm and rational with their responses. They do their best to avoid conflict, exhibiting a rather passive style when it comes to confrontation. Although they are not outwardly assertive, they are very understanding of personal and emotional issues.

Communicating with a Cs/Sc

In person or on the phone

  • Speak in a calm, steady tone.
  • Ask lots of questions and pause occasionally to invite them to speak.
  • Stay objective and minimize emotionally charged situations.
  • Explain your reasoning with details.

In writing

  • Use a formal greeting and closing.
  • Included bulleted lists of factual details instead of stories.
  • Include attachments and links to more information.
  • Avoid abbreviations and emoticons.

Working with a Cs/Sc

Motivations

Cs/Sc's are motivated by stability and predictability, always seeking work that is void of interruptions or distractions from the task itself. Security and loyalty are also very important to them, in that they want to be certain their work conforms to the expectations of others. They value accuracy and precision, but are fortunate enough to have the patience to meet these standards.

As a Leader

As leaders, Cs/Sc's will establish routines and structure at the workplace, and will encourage cooperation among team members. They are empathic towards others and may need to feel accepted by their colleagues, though they would be slow to acknowledge it.

In addition, they expect accuracy in everything, and are likely to make requests for additional details or information. A Cs/Sc will struggle to make decisions with limited data, knowing this may negatively affect the outcome. They are very interested in the quality of the work, and will do whatever they can to ensure the results are the best they can possibly be.

Under Stress

When met with stress, Cs/Sc's will overanalyze or withdraw, and may even stop talking altogether. Their generally calm and rational approach to their work -- coupled with their non-assertive style -- makes them appear detached, or potentially passive aggressive.