Within modern day Psychology, there are countless ways to break up the complexity of individuals based on behaviors and traits. Of all of the models presented, about half a dozen are popularly used every day. Lets take a look at the DISC Styles of measuring personality traits. In particular, we will look at the traits of people who identify as type C.
What Does Type C Mean?
Type C stands for conscientious. This means that you are passive and task-oriented. More often then not, type C people are accurate, detail-oriented, and precise when they do things. As a result, it is not uncommon for those who identify as perfectionists to also be type C personalities. With high standards for themselves and others, type C individuals can see details that other people miss, often being excellent or problem solving and creative thinking.
The Strengths of Type C Individuals
When it comes to teamwork, type C individuals bring a group perspective that focuses on the realities of the project. Thought of as the “anchor” the type C will be able to make realistic estimates, and complete tasks as requested with very little if any oversight. In addition, they take a considerable amount of pride in the work and estimations that they do.
While the good traits for type C individuals make them invaluable in as both stand alone achievers and group workers, there are a number of weaknesses that type C individuals may have to deal with. These include being overly passive and avoiding conflict. In addition, it may be challenging to get them to verbalize exactly what they are feeling. With such high emphasis on a small part of the task, it is easier for type C individuals to get bogged down in details.
Gaining Motivation As A Type C
The best way for you to motivate yourself as a type C is to remember the information and logic behind any task. Having very high standards of quality, you will be more motivated when you are well informed and can see a clear ending. As a result, try to avoid ambiguity and uncertainty in the process, as this will destroy your motivation when it comes to the tasks at hand.
In addition, do not forget the autonomy and independence you seek in either work or home environments. Give yourself this time and attention and take the time to pursue your own interests. As working hard is a general personality trait, take the time to also play hard or otherwise relax enough to make your effort worthwhile.