What Is A Type C Personality? Positive And Negative Traits Of This Logical Type

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Why Is A Type C Personality? Positive And Negative Traits Of This Logical Type

While the Type A and Type B personalities are widely known, did you know there's a Type C personality type as well?

Labeled as 'The Thinker,' Type C personalities are logical and rational thinkers.

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First, what is a Type C personality?

People with a Type C personality are incredibly detail-oriented and rational. They feed off control and stability within their life and dislike anything that disrupts their focus. This includes emotional expression, as they see it as irrelevant. 

For the Type C personality, emotions only get in the way of logic and analysis. 

Since this personality is overly thoughtful, they put a lot of effort into the work they do. As a result, they are organized, independent, and rule-followers. 

This person is not afraid of challenges but rather welcomes them. They are confident in their ability to succeed and put their best work forward. 

In addition, a Type C personality is one of the best people for problem-solving. As a matter of fact, finding a solution to a problem is one of their favorite things to do. 

With the goal in mind of having absolute control, they take themselves and other people very seriously. Sometimes they can be overly critical but it’s only because of their desire for things to be a certain way (their way). 

The Type C personality is curious about how things work and want to be as knowledgeable as possible. They are not afraid of change and see it as an opportunity to grow in various aspects of their life. 

Positive Type C Personality Traits

1. Dedicated

It seems as if every task that a Type C does is done with careful consideration and time. They are in-tune with their passions and have a strong desire to achieve goals. 

Even if the Type C personality isn’t in love with the job they’re doing, you can be assured that they will show admirable grit and dedication. There is no one more committed to the jobs and people in their life like a Type C. 

2. Good at decision making

For many people, making a decision is one of the hardest things to do, but not for the Type C personality. They are quick to discover the best decision to make and will put in the necessary logic and reasoning to their choice. 

If ever you need help with a decision, going to a Type C might be your best bet. They can help guide you through the logistics and give you a unique perspective on the situation at hand. 

3. Prepared and organized

Due to their thoughtful nature, the Type C personality is always one step ahead of the rest. They take comfort in knowing that they are as organized as possible. 

A Type C personality is able to prepare for various scenarios because of their deep thinking and attention to detail. It’s not uncommon to find a Type C with a solution to a problem before it even arises. 

4. Resourceful

There are no boundaries for the Type C personality. Unlike other types, they are not stuck in one way of thinking but rather expand their perspective to see another side. 

They can easily adapt to new situations and find a way around any conflict that may present itself. A Type C is courageous and unafraid to find a different way of doing something. In fact, they are always looking for a chance to put their resourcefulness into action. 

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Negative Type C personality traits

1. Detached behavior

Since the Type C is reluctant to express their emotions or listen to the emotions of others, they appear to be detached from social situations. 

The Type C personality believes that emotions overshadow the importance of success and complicate things. That said, they may not give their best effort into maintaining relationships or friendships. 

2. Perfectionist

Many personality types include perfectionist tendencies but it’s very prevalent in the Type C personality because of their desire to be spot-on all the time. 

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They don’t like making mistakes and feel that any imperfection is a sign of weakness and failure. As a result, the Type C personality is usually pretty hard on themselves and can lose self-respect when things don’t go according to plan. 

3. Depressive mood

Bottling up emotions isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. For the Type C personality, their coping mechanisms generally begin to cause depression and feelings of hopelessness

In turn, their immune systems may become weak and they will have a harder time fighting off disease. It’s clear that the Type C way of life is not always the healthiest for their minds and bodies. 

4. Uncompromisable

At the same time that they tend to cooperate because they want to avoid conflict, a Type C personality is a "my way or the highway" kind of person. Sometimes they become upset by anyone who tries to disarm their way of thinking or doing. 

The Type C personality wants everything to be a certain way and has no problem expressing their anger for people who disagree with them. 

Comparable Enneagram & Myers Briggs Personality Types 

If you're a Type C personality, you may also fall under Enneagram types 1 (Reformer) or 8 (Challenger). 

Likewise, the Type C personality traits can be seen in Myers-Briggs personality types ESTJ, ESFJ, ISTJ, and ISFJ.

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Isabella Pacinelli is a writer who covers relationship, self-love, spirituality, and entertainment topics.

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