Description of DISC trait for Conscientiousness (C)

Individuals with strong Conscientiousness tendencies are, in short, mostly known as systematic, reserved, and unemotional. C-profiles are very detail-oriented, basing their feeling of security on knowledge and data. They tend to set high standards as a goal, analyzing carefully the tools they have available and how efficient they are.

As the most logical and tactical personality of the DISC model, C-profiles can be overly critical to themselves and also to who is around them. Their perfectionism would often bring problems, as they might pressure everybody around to fulfill their high requirements. They might have a hard time when in need to make fast decisions, and usually don’t have a good perspective for an overall view about a project or subject. Because they overly focus on details, they would often be seen as nit-picky, even more, when they are under pressure, since their biggest fear is committing mistakes and getting criticized.

Socially, C-styles not just don’t mind being alone as they also seek isolation, which includes avoiding crowded places, parties, and social events. They prefer communicating through written messages rather than by speaking, such as e-mail, SMS, and social media. During conversations, despite open-minded, they adopt a diplomatic approach, avoiding abstract subjects and personal points of view. Professionally, as the most reserved of the four DISC styles, they are comfortable working alone and may be reluctant to let go of or delegate tasks. They like dealing with big amounts of information, logic, and analytical thinking. They are motivated by opportunities to learn, showing skill and efficiency. As leaders, they tend to emphasize the quality of products, tools, services, and rules. Because they are so cautious, they tend to be the best ones when it comes to testing if everything and everyone is working correctly and identifying mistakes.

What C-types have as their primary goals are personal growth, to acquire stability, to fulfill their plans, and exclusive achievements.

It must be taken into account each of the four main personalities described in the DISC theory tends to be prevailing on each individual; most people would have characteristics from more than one of those. The commercial tests of DISC offer four styles in scale, allowing the existence of different personality types in between, resulting in more than only four variations.


By: Regina Burde- “Someone who likes to explore human behavior, be it through the perspective of arts or science.”


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