The Perfectionist
High C Personality - The Compliant Family

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The C family is associated with the FEAR emotion. This means everyone in the C family needs INFORMATION. They are usually INTROVERTED, TASK ORIENTED, and SLOW MOVING. Their goal is PERFECTION. The orientation of this style is PRESERVING. Believes not too much good can come from the outside world.


Perfectionist’s focus on achieving complete and total accuracy in everything they do. They continually question ideas and processes to ensure that things are done properly. They are systematic, practical and efficient thinkers. Perfectionists make decisions based upon logical analysis of observable, quantifiable information, rather than being guided by their emotions. Left brain analytical. Has a high desire to please and always proceeds with caution.


Perfectionist’s over-analyze everything and take too long to make important decisions. They are critical, worrisome, overly fearful of errors and mistakes, and they live on emotional “thin ice.” Refrains from impulsive activities and presentations of others. Refrains from “active” participation with others. Disassociate self with emotional decision making. Yields position to avoid conflicts.

Romantic Relationships:

The Perfectionist will be attracted to more easygoing styles. Their frequent indecisiveness needs someone to make the quick call when necessary. They’re logical, quiet, and introverted. They will avoid emotional conflict and can easily shut down during high-tension moments. They are always in need of more information than the partner could possibly provide when making critical decisions. Private and not open to physical approaches unless the timing is perfect. Will prefer scheduled times for “close encounters.”


The Perfectionist has no surface friends while deeper relationships are few. They are quiet, sullen, cool, and will appear disinterested. They prefer being alone and can become overtaxed in large group settings and will likely seek solace somewhere else. Introverted and prefers structured activities and relationships. Fails at off-the-cuff social grouping and will appear aloof when in crowds.


The Perfectionist parent is careful, concise, and conscientious. They walk a personal chalk line and typically expect the same if they are dominant. They are quiet and stoic in nature and less nurture driven. They are not expressive of their feelings and will see what will go wrong before they see what will go right with children. Neat, orderly, functional.

Career Paths:

The Perfectionist will seek specialty positions such as finance, the computer industry, and fields where specialty is required. They are typically in research and development and quality control positions where experts are a must.

Workplace Habits:

Perfectionists, when working with others, are somewhat reticent in expressing their feelings.  They dislike aggression, and have a strong need to control their environment.  They do this with facts, figures and accuracy. They tend to get bogged down in analysis paralysis. Seeks responsibility requiring solitude, concentration, and functionality. Desires roles where the “new brain” (frontal lobe portion) can be used to process information.


Perfectionists often prefer to work independently, yet they remain objective and diplomatic when dealing with others.  Perfectionists generally emphasize the importance of facts when drawing conclusions or when planning actions.  They are meticulous about advance private planning so as to avoid latent public failure.