The limitations listed for the High C are tendencies for the pure High C, which represent a very small percentage of the population. Each of these tendencies may be negated by the position of the “D,” “I,” and “S” factor.
The High C may:
- Hesitate to act without precedent.
- Overanalyse: Analysis paralysis.
- Be too critical of others.
- Get bogged down in details.
- Not verbalise feelings, but internalise them.
- Be defensive when criticized.
- Yield position to avoid controversy.
- Select people much like themselves.
- Be too hard on themselves.
- Tell ideas as opposed to sell ideas.
As stated, the intensity of the “D,” “I,” and “S” factors can offset the limitations of the “C” factor. As with all styles, their very strengths are the cause of their weaknesses. The challenge, knowing you need the strengths of all four styles on your team, is to grow and learn to bring out the best in each style, maximizing strengths and minimising the weaknesses of each style.