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Hi, C’s. As a C style on the DiSC, you probably thrive when you’re getting to the roots of problems. Data is your middle name and strategizing is your favorite pastime. We’ll keep this brief so you can get back to it. (Not sure if you’re a C? Click here to take the DiSC personality test).
We’ve heard from our C’s at redpepper that they value some good solo time. Why not spend it with a book – or maybe a podcast? If you want some recs that fit a C’s style, look no further:
Failure is an Option by H. Jon Benjamin
Given I’m a C DiSC style, I suppose I’m prone to a fear of being wrong. Books like this that confront failure and how it’s a tool for growth help me to confront failure in a way that creates a positive. Failure is how you learn and H. Jon Benjamin sheds light on this in a pretty damn funny way talking about his own personal failures.
Ryon Nishimori, Sr. Art Director
On Purpose With Jay Shetty by Jay Shetty
I think this is perfect for my CD combination because it provides insight and logical reasons behind emotional subjects that allow me to make a decision and move forward in an informed manner.
Courtney Chauvenne, Associate Director of Social Media
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Introverts and Cs share a lot of similarities: we prefer listening over speaking, we don’t practice self-promotion, and we prefer working alone versus in teams. In office environments, these qualities can, unfortunately, be misconstrued as weaknesses. Quiet people tend to be overlooked and undervalued because they’re not the first to speak, nor are they bold. But behind the quiet is usually a busy network of thought, making connections and observations that our louder counterparts might overlook.
This book celebrates the power of quiet people. As Cain says, ‘It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society.’ I was lucky to read Quiet early on in my career. It saved me from a lot of self-comparison, it has helped me find my own style as a leader, and it’s helped me find confidence in the value I bring to teams.
Erin Sephel, Senior Copywriter
Solitude: A Return to the Self by Anthony Storr
As someone with a C work style, I often find that I can focus best and think more clearly alone. The book dives into the importance of moments of solitude for creative thinking and just general well being for people of all types. It’s helpful for me, as we are often driven for more and more collaboration with others, when often a bit of privacy and focus can be just the solution someone needs to do good work.
Jon Sharpton, Media Director
Want to check out some recs from other DiSC styles? Right this way.