Extended DISC Profiles - C Style

What is the DISC Assessment?

The DISC assessment is based on the work of William Moulton Marston, a psychologist who created the DISC theory. The DISC model centers on four DISC factors known as Dominance (D), Influence (I), Steadiness (S), and Conscientiousness (C).

The C Style

The C style profile, also known as Compliance or C type, is one of the four basic DISC types that originated from the William Marston’s DISC Model

C Styles make up approximately 31% of the worldwide population.


C Profiles are exact, logical and analytical. C Styles require lots of process, structure and rules. C’s make decisions using logic, rather than being swayed by emotions. Their ability to think deeply about issues helps make each C personalities an excellent problem-solver. They are focused on tasks and ensure things get done correctly. C profiles tend to produce high-quality work.

C profiles are likely to ask a lot of questions and seek clear answers. At times they get lost in the analysis, focusing too much on the trees and not the forest. Others may perceive C profiles as too critical, distant, pessimistic, and even cold.


C styles prefer to use written communication over verbal communication. They talk a lot about facts and figures and can be reasonably quiet and reserved.

When communicating with C Style individuals, slow down and give them time to think and ask all of their questions. When you can, try to provide C personalities with written information ahead of your discussion.


  • Rules
  • Precise
  • Logical
  • Careful
  • Formal
  • Exactness


  • Meeting with a C Style: Prepare an agenda beforehand to provide the C Style with written information. Approach with a businesslike demeanor and be open to questions
  • Emailing a C Style: Emails should be clear, detailed, and factual
  • Providing a C Style with Feedback: Feedback should be specific, detailed, and delivered with logical reasoning


  • Albert Einstein (Physicist)

  • Kevin Rudd (Politician)

  • Clint Eastwood (Actor and filmmaker)

  • James May (TV Host on Top Gear)

  • C-3PO (Star Wars)

  • Bill Gates (businessman)