Enneatype Three

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7 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. 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.

  5. I’m a long-time Enneagram student/teacher (25+yrs.) still fascinated by this simple/elaborate system that leads us Home–by whichever route we use. Enneagram Studies have provided ever more subtle and detailed road maps…not forcing us into one route, but displaying the variety of types, centers, instincts, (ego), that we never knew were blocking our way Home. We can join the caravan at any point in our Spiritual journey and learn/teach as we go, using the Enneagram.

    I’m a 3/9’6 (tritype) with a strong 2 wing and a Social instinct, long-retired from a career in teaching and education leadership. I have studied and taught the Enneagram since the early 90’s.