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The Compliance (C) Personality Style Explained
The C-style are the most analytical of the four DISC styles. C’s are often perfectionists, they are detail oriented and focused on facts, information and proof. The C-style is comfortable working alone and is typically the most reserved of the DISC styles.
They are logical, systematic, cautious and methodical. They focus on working to a defined structure to ensure a high quality of product or service. The C-styles’ biggest fear is criticism of their work.
The C-style motto is, ”if we don’t have time to do it right, do we have time to do it again?”
How C-styles work with others
C-styles prefer communication to be in writing and include facts and figures. They tend not to openly share their opinions unless they know the subject matter well.
The C-style’s favourite question is, “why ”, such as, “why does it work this way,” and, “why is this step necessary in the process?”
How C-styles make decisions
C-styles are focused on making correct decisions and avoiding mistakes. As a result, their approach is exacting and conservative. However, this can often slow down the process of reaching a timely outcome.
C-styles can overanalyse an issue and often require a lot of information in order to reach a conclusion.
How C-styles act under pressure
Under pressure, C-styles can be overly critical of others. They have a tendency to be so focused on the detail that they often find small mistakes and errors.
Some colleagues may see this attention to detail is nit-picking, but C-styles expect even more of themselves. The C-style is extremely self-critical. Under pressure, they gather more and more information to guide their decision and actions, further slowing down progress.
How C-styles succeed
C-styles succeed by focusing their efforts on specific task at hand. They are not easily distracted and are extremely focused on producing high quality work. C-styles always plan and prepare before starting a project. They strive to be very knowledgeable and skilled, often becoming experts in their field.
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