Need for procedures
High C’s strive for a stable and orderly life and tend to follow procedures in both personal and business lives. Dependent upon procedures, they will usually stick to methods that have brought success in the past.
By the book
“Going by the book” is the first rule of conduct for High C’s. They are very aware of and sensitive to the dangers of mistakes and errors, preferring a professional disciplined approach to problem-solving. They are often the “quality” people who will write proven procedures to ensure the proper outcome.
Preferring to compete with themselves, the High C is constantly striving toward better ways of doing things. There is a right way to do things and a wrong way, High C’s have the desire to be right, which usually means that they will come down on the safe side of a problem, where there is less risk. They would rather be cautious than brash; conventional than bold. The lower the “I” the higher the tendency towards being a perfectionist.
Precise and attentive to detail
High C’s are data gatherers and will gather all possible facts (maybe too many) related to a specific problem. They are systematic thinkers, precise and attentive to detail. When called upon by other styles, the “C” will tend to ask questions to clarify the data and go to the heart of the issue. The High C is very careful in thought and deed.
Proof and Evidence
Statements made with little or no proof will not fly with the High C. “Prove it” is the calling card the High C.
“In God we trust, all others use data,” depicts the High C very well. This drive for proof and facts can save a company a great deal of money that would have been wasted on inconclusive speculation.
High C’s tend to be loyal and dedicated, doing whatever is expected of them to the best of their ability. They are more tacticians than strategists.