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What is the Sc Personality Type (The Planner)?
People with the Sc (Planner) personality type tend to be easy-going and fairly even-keeled in their temperament. They often provide predictability and consistency in their interactions and seek the same thing in return.

Sc Personality Traits

With a position on the lower bottom right of the DISC, Planners may be more detail-oriented than most people, and be very comfortable letting others direct conversations. They can hesitate to be assertive with their desires at times, in order to maintain a peaceful environment and avoid interpersonal conflict.

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In summary, Sc personality types tend to...

  • Work cooperatively with others.
  • Take direction from trusted leaders.
  • Be humble, unassuming, and reluctant to talk about accomplishments.
  • Accommodate the requests others rather than risk conflict.
  • Seek predictability and consistency.

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.

Strengths

  • Asking for feedback at regular intervals.
  • Approaching decision-making carefully.
  • Responding to questions with patience and understanding.
  • Being highly organized and attentive to details.
  • Providing a calming, stabilizing presence for others in tough situations.
  • Using low-risk solutions that have proven effective in the past.
  • Promoting the benefits of teamwork and cooperation when motivating others.
  • Using a structured approach to developing others whenever possible.

Blind Spots

  • Not bringing underlying conflict to the surface when necessary.
  • Displaying discomfort when managing people who actively resist close supervision.
  • Delaying making decisions perceived as high-risk.
  • Correcting or redoing work rather than confronting someone who becomes hostile.
  • Minimizing negative feedback, leaving others unclear about the problem.
  • Not being forceful or assertive when necessary.
  • Hesitating to try solutions that have not been tested.
  • Spending too much time analyzing information before making a decision.
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How Sc personality types like to work

Communicating with a DISC type Sc

You should discuss important issues in-person, ask lots of questions, and leave lots of time to fully understand what they are feeling.

Meeting with a DISC type Sc

Meetings should be done in-person when possible, with a prepared agenda.

Emailing a DISC type Sc

Emails should be warm, sincere, and well-formatted.

Giving feedback to a DISC type Sc

Feedback should be thoroughly detailed and delivered with recommendations.

Resolving conflict with a DISC type Sc

Interpersonal conflict should be handled with caution, as Planners tend to be very sensitive to the emotions of others.


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.

Sc personality types tend to be motivated and energized by...

  • Listening to questions from other people and responding thoughtfully.
  • Playing a supporting role on the team and staying out of the spotlight.
  • Building long-term trust and loyalty with consistent, predictable behavior.
  • Promoting teamwork and cooperation between parties.
  • Asking for feedback regularly.
  • Establishing consistent daily routines.
  • Organizing and clarifying information for other people.
  • Presenting and analyzing all aspects of an important decision.
  • Taking time to understand how people are feeling about a recent change.

Sc personality types tend to be drained by...

  • Presenting ideas and strategies to groups of people.
  • Directing and pushing others to improve their performance.
  • Looking for new opportunities without any guidance.
  • Communicating with quick conversations and messages, rather than thoughtful discussion.
  • Setting up and participating in competitions.
  • Making decisions on behalf of other people without much group input.
  • Frequently working on a tight deadline.
  • Bouncing between multiple ideas at once.
  • Thinking on their feet and figuring things out as they go.

Work Environment

Planners tend to thrive in routine-oriented, consistent environments. They love work that allows them to think through decisions, consider others, and organize information effectively.

Sc personality types feel energized at work when...

  • They are asked to organize an event for the team.
  • Their boss shows appreciation for their help.
  • Their peers trust them enough to share personal information.
  • Their direct reports appreciate helpful feedback.

Sc personality types feel drained at work when...

  • They have to work in disorder and chaos.
  • Their boss doesn’t know them personally.
  • Their peers don’t attend their organized events.
  • Their direct reports blatantly question their guidance.
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Best Jobs For DISC Sc types

Planners can be most effective detecting risks and potential consequences of a decision, creating schedules of others, and providing supporting information. They are usually adept at managing change in a smooth, diplomatic way, making sure everyone is on the same page. 

Common jobs for people with Sc personality types

  • Research Director
  • Researcher
  • Pharmacist
  • Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Accountant
  • Scientist
  • Service Technician
  • Risk Management
  • Physician Assistant

Professional Relationships

Planners can help more fast-paced, impulsive people consider others and make more well-thought-out decisions. When working with another S-type, they should openly address any issues they have to find an effective, mutually beneficial solution.

Sc personality types tend to work well with others who...

  • Show gratitude for their contributions to the workplace
  • Take the initiative to ask them about themselves
  • Play a stable and consistent role within the team

Sc personality types may hit obstacles in professional relationships when they...

  • Feel unacknowledged or unappreciated
  • Dismiss others’ new ideas too quickly
  • Feel pushed to reveal too much personal information

Romantic Relationships

Planners can be focused, careful partners. When in a relationship with another steady personality, they should make an effort to be more openly communicative of their own perspectives.

In a romantic relationship, Sc personality types bring strengths like...

  • Listening attentively to their partner
  • Patiently building long-term trust
  • Considering their partner’s feelings when making a decision

In romantic relationships, Sc personality types may have trouble...

  • Addressing underlying conflict in a timely manner
  • Clearly conveying negative feelings
  • Trusting a new partner quickly

Related Personality Types

Below are the Enneagram and Myers-Briggs types that are similar to DISC Type Sc. 

Enneagram Type 2 or 6

Myers-Briggs ISFJ or ESFJ

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