Enneatype Three

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6 Comments on “Enneatype Three

  1. Good Day,
    Looking forward to dialogue here….
    I took the two tests shared in our last webinar and came out with:
    3W2 sx. (That’s a lot of info!!!)
    For the past several years (not taking any test), I’ve been sitting with Type-5, but that’s never felt super right. Look forward to hearing from others in the #3-world. It is fascinating considering the different energies associated with these types,

  2. Hello,
    I am excited to be part of this discussion. When I first took the enneagram years ago, I was a 2. The last ten years every time I take the test I am a 3. I took it twice this week. The first time I was a 3 with a 4 wing and the second time a 3 with a 2 wing. This is the first time I have taken the second attached test and I was a Type 1 SP (1 w/9 wing–this part is really confusing to me.) In Strengths Finder my tops strengths are; Intellection, Input, Harmony, Achiever, Learner. I am curious how this relates to my enneagram type. On the Myers-Briggs I am an INFJ.

    • Hi Marge,
      I was pleased to see you mentioned Strength Finder. I was introduced to this helpful assessment when I worked in higher ed assisting students with their vocational discernments and career paths. After I took my Strength Finder, and learned of my results, they were like a mirror to me (Learner, Responsibility, Maximizer, Arranger, and Relator).

      This is my first year studying the Enneagram, and I find it fascinating. I felt like a light bulb turned on in my mind to confirm what my ennea style is: 3w4 and some w2. I’m excited to continue this exploration.


  3. Hello,
    This past May, I took the Spirit of the Enneagram workshop; this was my first introduction to the Enneagram and I was not sure where I stood. Initially, I took the online test (link included in the forum information) and came out as a 1w9, a 3w2, and after some reading I thought I might be a 6 due to collaborative team work. The more I wondered, the more I felt confused. During the May workshop, there was a similar forum as this, and a very nice man who is on the SALC board, also a 3, recommended I read “The Wisdom of the Enneagram” by Don R Riso and Russ Hudson. I’ve read through much of it, and recently reread chapters 2 & 3. A light bulb finally clicked in my mind, confirming I am a 3. What kept me from recognizing this was focusing on my personality, not on the Essence of what makes me me. I also reviewed periods in my life and there was a consistent thread revealing traits of 3.

    In reading the pdf about Enneagram wings, the 3w4 hit home on most traits: in contact with their own feelings, willing to engage in emotional conversations with others, and I love to create – creative writing, calligraphy – and I greatly appreciate art, performing art and music. I’m not quite sure what “have a deeper personal presence” means, though. The 3w2 also resonated with me, but not as fully as the 3w4. The traits of the 3w2 which I connected with were more sensitive to feelings of others and focus on helping others.

    – Jody

  4. Thank you, Gwen, for the Affirmation Cards. These are helpful – and affirming!
    – Jody

  5. Hi Jody,

    My first experience with the enneagram was about 20 years ago. I have had several single day seminars on the enneagram since and I took the Spirit of the Enneagram workshop as well. Initially, I identified as a Two and the last 10 years, a Three. What was most helpful for me in this process was learning about the subtypes of social, one-to-one and self-preservation. After listening to the assigned video, I resonate very much with the self-preservation subtype. Looking at my personal narrative, this makes complete sense. Sometimes, I feel my wing of two when I want to flatter others or make them feel special. I do not feel like I need to be special nor do I feel misunderstood. However, the creative/artistic characteristics of a Four do resonate with me.