DiSC Test: Compliance


In the DiSC Test, “C” stands for “Compliance”.

What does a high test score on the “Compliance” scale on DiSC Behavioral test mean to me? How will I work best in a team? What negative behaviors do I exhibit under stress? What are my weaknesses? The Personal Insights Profile and DiSC Booklet gives many helpful characteristics and descriptions for these four categories for each of the DiSC quadrants.

Primary Driving Force of a “C” is fear itself – fear of not being good enough, doing enough, knowing enough etc. All personality behaviors of DiSC type “ C” emanate from this force.

  • Adds Value To The Team:

    What does a DiSC “Compliant” type contribute to work team? A DiSC test type “C” contributes these qualities and behaviors to the team:

    • Sets and maintains high work standards; strong work ethic
    • Conscientiously and steadily works to accomplish tasks
    • Methodical by approach: Defines, clarifies, gets information and tests
    • Tendency toward objective evaluations; known as ‘the anchor of reality’
    • Thorough, step-by-step solution seeker
  • Ideal Work Environment:

    In what type of work environment will a DiSC “Compliant” type thrive, excel and succeed? In a work environment where there is:

    • Need for analytical and critical thinking skills
    • Ability to specialize and develop expertise; technical work
    • Cohesive relationship with small group of co-workers
    • Routine and familiar work tasks
    • Able to work in private office or cubicle
  • Tendencies Under Stress:

    When a person is under stress, the negative aspects of their personality reveal themselves. You can tell when a DiSC test “C” is under excessive pressure because they exhibit the following behaviors:

    • Pessimistic and negative
    • Particular to the point of even being picky
    • Hard to please
    • Overly critical and even judgmental
  • Possible Limitations:

    In additions to the numerous strengths of an “Compliant”, it is prudent to know what the weakness of a DiSC “C” is as well. Here are the most obvious weakness behaviors of an “Compliant”:

    • Defensive when criticized or if feels it is criticism
    • Overreliance and overuse of details; encumbered by details
    • Unnecessarily intense in certain situations
    • Appears remote, cool and aloof to people
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