The DC, or “The Challenger” is diligent, initiative and perfectionistic. In this article, we are going to take a deeper look at the DC in the workplace. What are their strengths? What careers may they be best suited to? And what career may that want to consider avoiding?
If you, or anyone you know, has tested as a DC on the DISC personality test, then we hope you find the information below useful!
Overview of the DC (The Challenger)
The DC, or otherwise known as “The Challenger” displays a combination of the task-oriented DISC types of Dominance and Conscientiousness. This combination of these two types leads to an individual who is focused on challenge, results and accuracy.
DC-style individuals typically drive for perfection. They are diligent, strong-willed, determined, focused and often strive for personal accomplishment. The DC likes purposeful interactions and often always discusses things in a business-like manner. They greatly fear not being able to achieve their own high standard. Due to this, the challenger may seek to excessively control their environment. They may also become critical, stubborn and tough.
Many of a DCs strengths lie in their diligence and ambition. At work, they truly stand out because of their skills such as:
- Realistic Mindset. The DC is focused on results and has realistic expectations.
- Constant Improvement. The DC loves to maintain efficiency. To do this, they are always looking to improve their performance. Similarly, the DC is always looking for ways to improve others and make their performance more efficient.
- Decision Making. The DC is not a huge risk taker. As a result, they carefully consider making decisions that they perceive as high risk.
- Communication Skills. The DCs communication is factual and precise.
- The DC also has the ability to see the world through a clear and factual lens.
Best Careers for the DC
As the Challenger personality style tends to strive for perfection, they are likely to succeed in careers that are results focused, challenging and promote accuracy. The DC also likes to pay attention to the small details, and therefore careers in the finance industry may work well for the DC.
They also like careers that are stable, productive and where their skills and expertise are recognized and progressed. Careers such as a lawyer or architect are likely to suit the ambition DC. Finally, the DC is an achiever with a motivation to succeed. As a result, they often end up in goal-oriented leadership positions, such as an operations manager.
Worst Careers for the DC
The DC perfectionistic tendencies mean that they like to be in control. As a result, they will struggle in carers where they feel overpowered by others or are given very little responsibility. Based on this, they may want to avoid low-level careers, such as administration or waitressing, or careers where they a micromanaged.
The DC also prefers to work using logic. They are likely to feel stressed or overwhelmed when people use too much emotion. As a result, the Challenger may want to avoid emotionally charged career, such as counselling, therapy, teaching or allied healthcare.