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Type C Personality at Work – 15 Things to Know

Type C Personality at Work – 15 Things to Know

Updated on Nov 18, 2022 | Published on Sep 29, 2022

Reviewed by Dr. Nereida Gonzalez-Berrios, MD , Certified Psychiatrist

Type C Personality at Work – 15 Things to Know

Thinking about the behavior of a type c personality at work? Wondering if they’re suitable for your workplace? Or, are you worried about a type C individual you hired?

Well, knowing personalities can be truly helpful to manage an organization. You can even put the needed person in suitable tasks and make the job even more enjoyable.

Oh… and did I tell you that you reached the right place to receive all of your answers… well, now you know!

So, c’mon, let’s know exactly what type Cs bring to the professional arena…

Type C Personality at Work

Type C people are fabulous in their professional fields. I don’t mean that they’re flawless… but they’re as dedicated as A-types. They might not go too overboard, but when they work… it’s showtime!

However, some people have a hard time dealing with them… while sometimes type Cs struggle working with others. I’m sure you’re impatient to know everything, so, let’s unveil it all here…

1. They’re the epitome of perfect professionals

Type C individuals are perfect for almost all professional areas. They’re detail-oriented, organized, determined, have the drive to win, always have backups, think with a clear mind to make important decisions, and never let their emotions show.

They’re good at negotiation, convincing, and proving their arguments. They always plan way before what others might think. So, if someone asks them tricky questions about their task, they probably already have the answers. They’re extremely reliable in their professional life.

As a boss, you can always rely on their tasks even without checking them. If you don’t have enough time, it’s okay to follow their plan.

2. They need tidiness for a good job

Type C workers can get a bit annoyed with cleanliness and tidiness. They can’t take it when others have an untidy workspace.

So, if a type C worker is working on a presentation along with an untidy employee, they might get seriously offended or distracted by their clutter. If they share their workspace with an untidy person, they might not be able to compromise.

If it’s a type C boss, they might reprimand their workers for their untidiness and find faults with them. This might impact the professional relationship pretty hard.

3. They join creativity with reality

Type C people are an even better choice than type B people in creative fields. While B-types might be lost in their creative thoughts and even imagine unrealistic and creative plans, type Cs know how to stay rooted.

Type Cs always take real-life examples from around them. Even when they’re out enjoying themselves somewhere, they have their mind hooked on something related to their creative plans.

They never ponder on impossible plans and try to make the best while basing their plans on reality. So, if you want someone dedicated, creative, and someone that won’t immerse in their imaginations so much that they forget the main agenda, always choose a type C person.

4. They pour in lots of data for a solid groundwork

When a type C employee works on a project, they always stay logical. They don’t depend on emotional thoughts. You’ll never have the opportunity to question their task because it’s full of evidence.

Or they might not show you the collected facts initially. Instead, they might produce them when you ask them vital questions. They’re always prepared to produce sturdy results which are completely supported by real-life evidence.

They’re always worried about task progress. This helps them find out all the possible loopholes in the task and find the required solution beforehand. They can easily win any corporate competition and convince clients with their effort.

5. They have higher accuracy than others

If your organization works with loads of data or you need to hire someone to work with data and have high accuracy, you might be worried.

Everyone isn’t good with numbers and when it comes to big numbers and in huge amounts, it becomes even more worrisome.

However, a type C person can easily deal with it. They can stay focused for long hours and play with the numbers. They’re quite dedicated when it comes to their responsibilities. They don’t have a noisy mind so they hardly get distracted.

Unless someone deliberately disturbs them, you’ll see them immersed in their work. They’re also known for their high accuracy in tasks… so give them a shot!

6. They don’t step out of the line

Some workplaces might value obedient and flexible employees the most. They need their employees to be open to following the plan without any questions.

Type C people are the perfect fit in these situations. They can work better with a specified plan which mentions what they exactly desire from them… whether it’s the details of the way to carry out the plan or the results.

A person with a type C personality will never fail you in this situation. They’re great as subordinates that must trust their superior’s plans and carry them out confidently.

Though they have their own opinions and ways, when it’s part of their job description, they can achieve it perfectly.

7. They hardly depend on others

Type C people can work independently, they don’t fear working alone or their team not supporting them. They, like anybody else, expect their team to stay together in rough times.

But if nobody can do the job, they don’t let the situation rot. Instead, in such situations, they believe they can work comfortably on their own.

This can also be perceived in another way.

Type Cs have high demands from others. It’s always their way or the highway for them. But people can hardly keep up with their demands. So, they’re pretty accustomed to working on their own. They actually like to work solo because it saves them the time of making disobedient people obey.

8. They’re realistic… and it’s hard to say anything about it (pessimism + realism)

A type C person at the workplace won’t sugarcoat the situation of their task. If it’s bad, they say how it is. They never give others false promises that keep working and it’ll work out.

They’re realistic and that’s cool because who needs fake promises in the office?

However, they’re also quite pessimistic… it can be a huge trouble if they express their negative thoughts out loud. Type Cs are always prepared with so many backup plans because they’re scared of their plan backfiring.

So, when the plan truly backfires, it’s hard to say they won’t let their thoughts out. They obviously don’t mean to scare others… but when they’re scared, they may not notice the people in their surroundings.

9. They can keep the team calm

During a crisis, a type C boss can guide the team throughout. They’re good at solving problems and they can easily teach their skills to others. They can make the entire team grow with them.

Moreover, they can mask their emotions perfectly. So, even if they believe they’re doomed, they don’t express it. This helps a lot as it doesn’t shake up the team members further.

On the other hand, if there’s trouble among the team members, a type C team member can help others solve the situation in no time and maintain harmony in the workplace.

10. They might not be ready to get close

C-types are extremely introverted. They can be more comfortable around their handful of childhood friends. But they can’t let loose in front of new people.

Being a boss, if you take out the rookies on a dinner party, the type Cs will either attend and stay quiet the entire time or not turn up (which seems really gutsy) at all and you might feel disrespected. You must try to help them communicate and get along with others.

If you have a type C boss, they might treat you after a great win, but they might be absent from the party themselves. They’ll never allow others to get close.

11. They have high expectations!

Folks with C-type personalities at work expect a lot from themselves and everyone else. They’re perfectionists and deep thinkers. They make sure everyone follows their way of working and produces the best results.

If you meet a type C boss, you’ll always be on tiptoes trying to please them with the perfect task. They’ll make you seem insignificant if you can’t keep up with their ways of doing things.

If you meet a type C junior, you’ll notice that they always push themselves beyond how much they must normally do. You’ll notice they’ll get stressed way before they must and might even burn out. You might get worried about your team member’s health situation instead.

12. They make informed decisions

When in a dilemma, a type C employee can make decisions based on details and facts. They can research all the available data around them, study what situations other businesses face if they take each of the decisions, and conclude the best idea for the moment.

They won’t depend on fate to choose anything for them. And they believe in building their future themselves. If they have enough time and resources, they leave no page unturned to make things work out.

So, during tough situations, it’s best to reach out to a type C employee.

13. Their decisions are time-consuming

When an employee with a type C personality must decide something, they take long hours. They research, calculate the probability of success and failure, spend time to find every other choice that might be open to them, and so on.

They do it all for the growth of their organization and so that they can make the best decision out of everything. However, time is a crucial factor. Type C people consume too much to research and decide on anything.

This might delay the organization so much that they might lose great opportunities. So, it’ll be great if they can be supported during these moments with extra manpower for the research.

14. They always need a direction

Employees with type c personalities always seek their coworkers and bosses for directions. They want to know all the small details about completing tasks. This is so they can complete the task at once without any unnecessary delay.

While this is a great way to produce more efficient and quality results, it might bother others depending on the situation.

If a new employee asks around for lots of details or if an employee seeks a lot of information about a new kind of task… both situations are acceptable.

However, if a regular employee asks around every time even if they’re well-versed with their duties, that will naturally irritate others.

15. They may take disrespect silently

People with a C personality style are emotionally repressed. So, if their boss taunts them or blames them for something they may or may not be responsible for, they’ll feel the worst but won’t speak up.

Even if the other person crosses the line, an employee with type C personality traits won’t utter a thing. Forget about saying anything to their superior’s face, they won’t even share it with their trusted ones.

They’ll silently accept any disrespect and might eventually fall sick or get fed up with their job. Due to their emotional repression, they might become an easy target for workplace bullying. So, keep an eye out for the people with C personalities in your workplace.

A word from ThePleasantPersonality

After a thorough read, you know that type Cs are a must-have asset to your workplace, whether the job description deals with creativity, data, calculations, or something else.

However, type Cs need an independent environment to thrive. Since they have strict ways of working and most others can’t adjust to them, it’d be great if you allow them to work solo.

They’re also prone to workplace bullying, so look over them. Moreover, since they’re prone to anxiety and depression, encourage them to reach out whenever they face difficulties. After all, their health defines the healthy flow of your workplace.

However, if you’re a type C person, try to rectify your shortcomings and learn to protect yourself from possible troubles, and continue shining hard in your profession.

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