Meet the High C Patterns
The high C patterns have many things in common, but each pattern has its own distinguishing characteristics as well. When pairing any of these patterns together, they will have to first overcome their desire to compete with one another (over who is more right than whom) before they can work well together. Clarifying boundaries, roles, expectations and hierarchy may help with this.
In general, the following tend to be High C Patterns . . .
Just like the name sounds, Objective Thinker patterns have a great ability to think logically. Their goal is to find clear and accurate answers which will hold up under scrutiny, so they will use facts and data to support ideas and opinions. Though they tend to avoid aggressiveness (their own or others’) and come across mild-mannered and reticent to express their feelings, Objective Thinkers have a powerful drive to control their own environment. Accuracy in everything as well as rules and procedures help them accomplish this goal.
Logic is often seen as the best guide, and the ability to combine intuitive information with cold hard facts help Objective Thinker patterns make the best decisions, manage their projects well and balance their workload with finesse. Objective Thinkers are meticulous planners. They prefer a calm, peaceful work atmosphere as well as colleagues who prefer the same. This often causes Objective Thinkers to be seen as shy and withdrawn, which is often true. Aggressive people, in particular make them quite uncomfortable.
Under pressure, they will tend to worry excessively. When presented with an ambiguous situation, they can become bogged down in the details to the point of analysis paralysis. To avoid this dilemma, Objective Thinkers will thoroughly define and clarify projects before getting too far into them. Though mistakes are rare, when they are made, the Objective Thinker is more likely to re-double their efforts to find data which supports the mistake rather than simply admit fault and move forward.
Perfectionist patters display great attention to detail and fierce devotion to accuracy. When operating on predictable activities within the safety of a stable environment, the Perfectionist’s main goal will be the pursuit of solid results that are unquestionably high in quality. They are precise thinkers who relish systematic methods for solving problems. As such, they are usually restrained in their emotions, remaining tactful and diplomatic under pressure. As a result, Perfectionist are often seen as competent and reliable.
The Perfectionist pattern will prefer a clearly defined work environment because the specifics of situations and projects matter to them. They leave very little to chance and are diligent in their efforts. Perfectionists can get bogged down in the details, especially when faced with major decisions.
They evaluate themselves by the same lofty marker they apply to everyone else. Perfectionists want concrete results, but the process or method by which the results are achieved counts just as much. So they prefer for everyone, including themselves, to adhere to a set system and an established way of doing things.
The Practitioner pattern is motivated by their own personal growth. Once they have selected an area of focus, they will display proficiency in that field. They are confident in their own potential–especially their ability to master new skills. Fresh challenges revitalize them, and they value self-discipline and hard work. Practitioners can be competitive, seeking to match the achievement levels of their peers.
Practitioners tend to be good at solving both technical and people problems. They rarely leave systems to chance and will invest a great deal of effort on creating order that is to their liking. Although they like to be organized, they do not wish to be seen as predictable. This is due to the focus on improving skills. Practitioners frequently display a relaxed and diplomatic attitude, but this can give way to intense focus on the task at hand when aiming to meet high performance standards.
Because Practitioners want to be seen as the resident expert in their field, the first resource to be tapped, they have trouble delegating tasks, preferring to keep vital information or projects close to themselves. Additionally, they may offer their knowledge on different topics giving the impression they know a little bit about everything.
Other high C’s may be. . .