I work in an environment that is in a great deal of flux, and will continue to be for at least the next 18 months. As a result communication is not great. Too many fingers in too many pies and everyone giving different direction.
I am a a high 'C', but have developed my 'D' and 'I' in an effort to function more effectively. I report to a sky-high 'I', who is always out and about giving direction to not only my direct reports, but theirs too (which I wouldn't have a problem with except much of direction is conflicting and not conveyed to anyone but the person she's speaking to at a given time). Typical of a High 'I' everything comes out with the impression that it needs to be done now and is a high priority. In may ways we're a great team, but I feel like I'm forever running pillar to post, putting out fires and trying to get straight answers. I feel like I'm unable to devote enough time to any one thing to do it well. (For a high 'C' , lack of clear, consistent communication/data, having to spread focus over a multitude of tasks/issues that I'm not directly responsible for, managing everyone's frustration without expressing your own and being expected to accomplish everything now, is the perfect storm. Disaster may be imminent.)
As a High 'C' I like to focus on one thing at a time and do it well. I can't do that in my present position and environment, so how do I get on track (since I can't manage those above me). I feel like I'm failing my boss and my people and can't stand feeling scattered and ineffective all the time.