If you want a quick review of your own style, or if you’re looking for help working with a CD-style person, we hope this short summary will help you out.
How well or how strongly this matches your own CD style will depend on how close your dot is to the edge. The less strongly inclined you are to this style—or the closer your dot is to the center—the more likely it is that some of these traits will be expressed less frequently.
A quick look at the CD style
Traits associated with this personality: Skeptical, determined, questioning, critical, analytical, stubborn, impatient, blunt, cold, objective, independent, disciplined, systematic, high standards
Goals: Efficient results, rational decisions
Fears: Failure, lack of control
Influences others through: Strict standards, resolute approach
Overuses: Bluntness, critical attitude
In conflict: Sticks up for own rights, becomes passive aggressive
Would increase effectiveness through: Cooperation, paying attention to the needs of others
Leadership qualities of the CD style
The CD-style leader can be questioning, independent leaders who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quote to get better results; or they can be cynical, insensitive leaders who seem intent on putting a negative spin on everything.
Other C styles
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Why I chose this art piece for the CD style
This is my own style and finding an appropriate image was challenging. Luckily, my style enjoys a good challenge and this painting is itself challenging. It shows the backbone and focus of the CD style, but in dark tones which suggest to me the no-nonsense style with it’s desire for privacy, control, and stability.
By Kristeen Bullwinkle