Improving your understanding of DISC C-style

C-styles are Task-Oriented and Reserved. The C-style training video will teach you how C-styles communicate, act under pressure, decide, succeed, and much more!


C-styles are the most analytical of the four DISC styles. C’s are perfectionists, detail-oriented, and focused on facts, information and proofs. A C-Style is comfortable working alone and is the most reserved of the four DISC styles. They are logical, systematic, cautious and methodical. They focus on working with the existing circumstances to ensure high quality of product or service. C-styles’ biggest fear is criticism of their work. A C-styles motto is: “If we do not have time to do it right, do we have time to do it over again?”

How C-Styles communicate

C-Style Communication

C-styles prefer written communication and to include facts and details. They tend not to share about their own opinions unless they know the subject matter well. Their favorite question is “Why?” such as in “Why does it work this way?” and “Why is this step necessary in the process?”

How C-Styles Decide

C-Style Decision Making

C-styles are focused on making correct decisions and avoiding mistakes. As a result, their decision-making is exact and accurate. However, this can slow down their decision-making. C-styles can over-analyze issues and require a lot of information.

How C-Styles act under pressure

C-Style Under Pressure

Under pressure, C-styles can be overly critical of others. They have a tendency to be so focused on the details that they often find small mistakes and errors. Others may see their attention to detail and correctness as nit-picky, but C-styles expect even more of themselves. C-styles are very self-critical. Under pressure, C-styles continue to gather more information to guide their decision and actions, further slowing down progress.

How C-Styles succeed

C-Style Success

C-styles succeed by focusing their efforts on the task at hand. They are not easily distracted and are focused on producing high quality work. C-styles approach tasks and projects well prepared. C-styles become very knowledgeable and skilled, even experts in their field.

Other DISC styles

Watch the other DISC training videos to understand all four DISC styles and DISC assessments!