Primary motive
  • Quality/precision
  • Mistakes, carelessness, criticism from colleagues, emotionally charged situations
  • To be right
  • Overview
  • Security
  • Praise for tasks
  • Limited risks
  • The support of authority, published references etc
  • Analytical and factual
  • Attentive to standards
  • and detail
  • Conscientious
  • Diplomatic/cautious
  • Business-like/reserved
  • Hungry for knowledge
  • Reliable
  • Over-critical towards self and others
  • Indecisive
  • Lacks creativity


DiSC®-based Communication – High C

When Communicating with a Person with a High C:



  • Appeal to the person’s knowledge/experience
  • Be thoroughly prepared
  • Formulate agreements precisely and with care
  • Arrive punctually
  • Be systematic and logical
  • Speak about data/facts, not feelings
  • Be prepared to lead
  • Give an overview
  • Allow time for thought and reflection
  • Answer questions patiently
  • Leave once the discussion is over, without unnecessary talk


A Person with a High C May Develop by:
  • Creating a better balance between the striving for perfection and the time available for a particular matter
  • Reacting less defensively when their efforts are under discussion
  • Moderating their criticism of others and their work by taking account of emotional as well as objective and factual aspects
  • Imparting their knowledge and insight in a way that does not disparage or condemn others
  • Being more open and willing to express their feelings
  • Becoming more willing to discuss his working methods
  • Being more flexible towards others’ ways of doing things
  • Avoiding seeing things too black-and-white and being too rigid in their way of thinking; not always wanting to be “absolutely right”


A Person with a Low C May Develop by:
  • Adopting a more neutral stance in conflict situations
  • Being more critical
  • Working more slowly and analytically/reflecting more
  • Paying more attention to accuracy and detail
  • Finding logical arguments and viewpoints
  • Focusing more on quality and less on quantity
  • Working at a consistent level of quality over a longer period
  • Being more independent
  • Spending more time on planning
  • Adopting more regular habits – arriving and leaving punctually etc.
  • Live according to the rule: SEE – THINK – DECIDE – ACT
  • Decide and justify more on the basis of facts and data than of feelings
  • Analyze and observe better
  • Stay focused
  • Be more self-disciplined when it comes to arriving on time, being prepared, and being systematical
  • Wait longer before deciding their position
  • Realizing that the social element is not always so important/ decisive