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15 Type C Personality Fears or Dislikes You Need to Know 

15 Type C Personality Fears or Dislikes You Need to Know 

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

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

15 Type C Personality Fears or Dislikes You Need to Know 

So, you’re here to find more on type C personality fears or dislikes? A loved one took a personality test and you want to ensure they feel comfortable?

Well, you’ve reached the perfect place to find out exactly what to avoid. This think-piece will let you know about everything that makes a type C person comfortable and the reasons. This will help you keep them calmer.

If you know them in your professional life, knowing these will help you coordinate with them better.

C’mon, let’s bond with them better here…

Type C Personality Fears or Dislikes

You know your type C friend hates it when you keep your space disorganized… but did you get to know that on time? Or did it happen only when you got on their nerves?

Well, clutter isn’t the only thing you must avoid if you’re around a C-type. There are a lot more things that can make them lose their cool. So, let’s be aware of the landmines and avoid them…

1. They fear losing control over their emotions

A person with type C personality traits will always try to suppress their emotions. They’ll mainly conceal all negative emotions because they don’t want to get into fights and disagreements.

Conflicts, disagreements, differences, and struggles all make them feel insecure and anxious. They know that the moment their emotions get the better of them, they’ll feel all of those negative feelings.

Moreover, with those feelings, they can’t comfortably focus on the important parts of their life. So, along with the negativity, they also fear losing time due to overwhelming emotions.

They worry that their efficiency might fall. This might also lead to failed tasks, humiliation, criticism, and so on. They’re not ready to face either of them. With so many downsides of losing control over emotions, they can’t help but fear it. They’re also afraid of hurting others with their emotional actions.

2. They dislike irrationality

Type C folks are intense perfectionists. They don’t want any fault in their tasks. They want everyone on their team to work with minimal faults.

Just as C-types are extremely obsessed with proof, facts, evidence, and research, they also want their team members or subordinates to work similarly.

They know that at troublesome times, these figures and statistics will help them prove them right and win opportunities. So, they can’t stand people that might act irrationally and overlook logic.

They reprimand their team members if anyone doesn’t include crucial data or doesn’t use the data in their tasks. They don’t want any deductions out of imagination and assumption. They believe facts speak louder than void expectations.

They even dislike any competitor that might overlook their facts and try to convince them with mere emotional and sentimental thoughts.

For instance, during a meeting, if someone says that people demand red roses more than any other color because “it’s the color of love”. A type C boss won’t accept that even if it’s the truth. They want survey results to make sure.

3. Indecisiveness is their enemy

If a type C person falls into a dilemma, they start researching their options deeply. They find out the pros and cons of each possibility. They lose no time getting immersed in intense studies.

They’ll refer to books, previous live examples, their results, the possible outcomes, and even the prevention of negative outcomes. With all these, they’ll try to understand which path is the best.

Though it’s a time-consuming process, they don’t waste a second getting on with it. However, if someone around them can’t decide their next step in the face of tricky situations, they can’t handle it.

The other person’s indecisiveness overwhelms them. If that person is in the C-type’s group, the C-type takes charge instead and asks them to take a break. They know that every minute is precious and they can’t delay the research with fruitless indecision.

4. They hate selfish people

C-types often put others’ needs before themselves. They’re sensible and thoughtful but people often assume that they’re emotionless because of their introversion.

However, they always make sure that their actions never hurt others. They don’t say “I love you” or “I care for you” out loud. But they always look out for others.

It’s just that they don’t entertain impracticality in life as they balance emotions and logic together. As they’re logical, they can always sense when someone wants to take advantage of their goodwill.

They’re extremely sensitive to opportunists and never believe them again.

5. They fear losing control over everything

C-types like to be in control of everything and everyone in their life. They hope to make their projects work as they planned.

They expect they can deal with any abrupt challenge with their detailed investigation. They want their subordinates and team members to go by the book to prevent any unnecessary troubles.  

They don’t want anything or anyone to go out of the line and ruin their hard work.

6. They can’t stand being controlled against their will

A type C person will ask around for everything they must do in their tasks.

Before they begin the task in a workplace, they’ll ask their boss or coworkers about how to present their task, what to begin with, if they do things any differently, whether they must avoid doing something, if they must prioritize something, etc. It’s similar in all areas of their life.

They make sure they create something perfect on the first go and don’t delay the task unnecessarily with mistakes and corrections.

However, they dislike it when the other person lets a type C work as they wish and only controls them once everything is done. They don’t like to be played with and made to change things when they clearly ask them about it.

7. They dislike trusting people too fast

Type Cs are extremely particular about their task. They make sure everything happens as the book suggests. If there’s a proven traditional method to do something, they’ll only follow that.

They believe in hard work and have zero faith in smart work. When they meet someone new as an assignment partner or have to lead a team, they convince them to only follow the way the type C person trusts. But they’re aware that some people might verbally agree but not follow through.

So, they can’t ever trust others easily. They don’t feel satisfied unless others can prove that they’ll strictly follow the advice.

Until then, they either keep a close eye on others or don’t entrust them with important responsibilities to them.  They’re so cautious about it that they even take care of most of the tasks to ensure things go smoothly.

8. They don’t like people that distract them

Type Cs are deeply interested in details. They study deep into any matter to grasp the core. They make sure that they know every detail accurately like the back of their hand. 

Even when a type C person isn’t out with their study material, they’re always grasping something or the other from their surroundings.

So, to focus on things, they can’t work with someone with a loud personality. When they’re busy, they might avoid people that act childish and distract them from their work.

C-types also work with finer details and if they get distracted, they might mess up the entire task. They fear such mishaps, so they aren’t ready to entertain people that won’t let them concentrate.

Often, they avoid loud people even if they have a friendly connection with them. They don’t ever want to work on the same team with someone that’s too distracting and loud.

9. They fear the worst might happen

People with Type C personality traits are extreme pessimists. They’re always worried about the worst possible situation in their life.

A type C student will worry all night about getting bad grades even after working hard. Even if they’re convinced that they’ll do well, they’ll worry about other ominous possibilities like…

What if I get late for the exam? Will I have to repeat the year? What if the teacher loses my paper? Will I fail?

On the other hand, a type C working adult will worry similarly about their work. What if they ask me about this portion? How will I answer that? There is no evidence supporting this… will I lose because of that?

They always fear something might go wrong and ruin their plans. It might even impact their mental health. This also makes others uncomfortable. People might even avoid type C as they lose motivation and get shaken by their intense pessimism.

10. They dislike having superficial conversations

People with a C personality type don’t like engaging in shallow conversations. They feel uncomfortable doing the “Hi” and “Hello” without any productive exchange.

When conversations are used only to fill in the silence, they don’t find any meaning to it. They’d rather enjoy silence than have such exchanges.

Unless they know the other person or know that the shallow talk will soon deepen, they feel turned off by it.

If a conversation doesn’t pique their interest, help them know new things, or allow them to share their knowledge, they don’t feel as involved or interested in it. Instead, they believe it’s a waste of time.

You’ll often see a type C person find it difficult to keep up with superficial social interaction without showing their dissatisfaction on their face. But they take their leave before anyone notices.

11. They fear being wrong

Human beings make mistakes… and it’s pretty normal. But for C personality types, it’s unacceptable. They might have a mild fear of rejection. They don’t want to do anything wrong and start off from square one all over.

You might say that nobody wants to redo their work and this fear or dislike is too common to be listed here. However, you won’t say that once you know how type Cs act to prevent mistakes.

They deep-search every piece of information they use. They seek valid research or data to support and refer to for every sentence they write.

Furthermore, this can instill the fear of not finding adequate information to produce a fully supported work. This can keep them awake at night or even diminish their confidence during task completion because they haven’t found enough data.

Moreover, to avoid mistakes, they even ask around their supervisors and colleagues about the quality of work they want. They might ask them about the most minute things… or even seek supporting research for the task.

If their boss only gives them concise instructions, that calls for more trouble!

12. They don’t want to be criticized

Individuals with type C personality traits take immense pride in their tasks. They make sure everything is perfect.

They try to put accurate details, support them with facts, and use evidence to make sure what they proposed or deduced is correct. In a nutshell, they spend a lot of time making decisions based on actual facts to reach the high standards they set for themselves.

After so much effort, they have high expectations from their task. So, if someone criticizes it, they might take it personally. They might react in different ways at this point… which all leads to wasting time.

Some might become defensive with all the facts and data to prove themselves correct. They’ll try to convince the other person to change their opinion… which doesn’t work in the end.

Others might withdraw from the situation, lose their confidence, and take too long to cope with the shock.

13. They fear disorganization

An individual with a C personality type prefers to stay organized in all areas of their life. They’re detail-oriented even about this aspect.

When they’re given a task, they organize the materials one at a time and spend a long time preparing everything. They get absorbed in the details and their validity. They might even forget about the actual task and its aim all to make things look organized.

They’re so obsessed with having everything in order, that they feel distracted and anxious when things are a little out of space. They can’t even collaborate with messy people because they get distracted by clutter.

They might even feel afraid that a messy task or messy space is bound to make them fail because they won’t be able to find important info when they need it. Constant fear of being unable to produce or refer to data if the situation goes downhill controls their mind.

14. They fear losing consistency

Once a person with a type C personality reaches a level of expertise, they fear losing that. They want to stay consistent in their life. So, why is that?

Well, when type C people make progress, they get recognized, rewarded, and get complimented. They feel appreciated when others notice this.

They want to continue getting attention for their perfect tasks. If they don’t get this attention, they feel that their performance is lacking. And if that continues, others might soon criticize their tasks.

They can’t bear to get criticized for their performance, so they try their utmost to ensure consistency. Otherwise, someone might call them out for their stunted performance.

Even on days they’re sick, have family troubles, or have any other issues, they don’t take it easy. They try their best to ensure there’s no loophole in their task.

15. They fear conflicts

Type C people are introverted. They usually don’t like to talk with others unless it’s a deep and interesting topic. They want everyone to get along and stay together. They want peace in their life to concentrate on the important things.

So, they dislike conflicts and try to avoid them as much as possible. They feel any differences in opinions might lead to fights and anger. This will hurt others, make them feel uncomfortable and guilty, and just destroy the peace in their life. That’s why they try to sidestep any trouble regarding that.

They’re so afraid of conflicts that they face difficulty expressing their needs and wants. They don’t even choose what they want for dinner. They make the other person choose to avoid any resentment.

They might even let others walk all over them to avoid it. But if for any reason, they get involved in something serious, they feel anxious unless it gets solved.

A word from ThePleasantPersonality

If you’re acquainted with type C folks in your professional or personal life, try your best to avoid their dislikes.

These people might seem a bit cold when the work isn’t up to mark when you don’t add facts and stats to your work when you act irrationally… but remember that they always look out for you.

So, try to treat them better and help them get over their fears.

But if you’re a type C yourself, work on your fears so nobody can use them against you. This will also help you cope with stress and other issues better. As a result, you’ll also protect yourself from major health issues and help you live a more positive and satisfying life.

Article Sources


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