Enneagram Type 3: The Acheiver
Enneagram type 3 is called the achiever. At their best they are efficient and can be very successful in life. They are the quarterbacks, actors and successful entrepreneurs of the world that people look up to, and they know you look up to them. In times of disintegration, they can cut corners, deceive (other people and themselves), get caught up in vanity and charm people in order to get what they want.
At work, Type 3’s see the world through the lens of getting things done, in a way that makes them look and feel good. They have a fear of being worthless, without value aside from what they can deliver on. Because of this, they can become workaholics, focusing too much time and energy on what makes them look as successful as possible.
Their basic desire is to feel worthwhile, accepted and desirable but can tend to believe that who they are naturally is not good enough. So they decide to create multiple masks and personas to be perceived as valuable according to the social demand of the situation.
They enjoy motivating other to become the best that they can be, bring hope and vision to others lives in a way that other numbers didn’t know possible.
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