Overview

Enneagram Type Three, often referred to as "The Achiever," or "The Performer," has a personality type characterized by a strong desire for success, recognition, and accomplishment. They tend to be driven, ambitious individuals who excel in setting and pursuing goals.

Type Threes have a natural ability to adapt to various situations and can present themselves in ways that are most likely to garner approval and admiration. They are often seen as confident, charming, and charismatic individuals who thrive in competitive environments and are motivated to achieve the highest levels of success in their chosen fields.

While Threes are often successful in their pursuits, their focus on external validation and accomplishments can lead to a disconnection from their true selves. They may struggle with identifying their authentic desires and emotions and have a tendency to prioritize their goals and achievements over personal connections.

Paradoxically, when Type Threes learn to relax their drive for success and being seen as the best, self-awareness and self-acceptance arises. They start to embrace their authentic selves and understand that their worth is not tied to accomplishments or how other people see them. Then Threes naturally inspire others to do their best and are productive, caring individuals who value themselves and others for who they are, not just what they do.

GIFTS

  • Oriented to Growth and Learning
  • Inspring Others to Succeed
  • Belief in Self
  • Ambitious

AT MY BEST

  • Tender
  • Adaptable
  • Authentic Heart
  • Inner-Directed

AVERAGE BEHAVIORS

  • Competitive
  • Emphasize Status
  • Efficient
  • Adaptable
  • Emotionally Detached
  • Self-Promoting

IMPACT ON OTHERS

    + Others are motivated by my authentic nature.

    - Others feel they "don't measure up".

Iceberg Model

What distinguishes one personality from another? The answer is the hidden motivations that shape behavior, thinking, and way of being. In the Enneagram Iceberg Model, this is represented by what’s below the surface.

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Type Movements

INTEGRATING YOUR POTENTIAL

You embody qualities of Type 6: The Loyalist


WHEN YOU'RE FEELING OFF

You are helped by the qualities of Type 9: The Peacemaker

TYPE 3

Key Insight

Your heart will guide you to your authentic self. You don’t have to perform for others or receive their admiration and approval to be in touch with your own being.

 

Still Curious About Type 3?

OUR TEAM CAN HELP YOU LEARN MORE.

In our Enneagram discovery sessions, you’ll work with a Deep Living Lab coach to get closer to your personality type – and set the foundation for going deeper.

 
 

Still Curious About Type 3?

OUR TEAM CAN HELP YOU LEARN MORE.

In our Enneagram discovery sessions, you’ll work with a Deep Living Lab coach to get closer to your personality type – and set the foundation for going deeper.

 

*Overview section is adapted from the Enneagram Inquiry Process™, created by Diana Redmond and Elizabeth Carrington and used with permission.Type models adapted from The Enneagram Iceberg Models in Deep Living with the Enneagram: Recovering Your True Nature, Roxanne Howe-Murphy and used with permission.