Enneagram Type 3: The Achiever

The Achiever

Triad: Heart

Purpose: Hope, ambition

Quest: To be admired

Lesson: Authenticity



Values: Success, productivity, admiration, acceptance, self-improvement

Talents: Positivity, motivating energy, multitasking

Challenges: Vanity, deceit

Fear: Rejection

Childhood parental dynamics: Positive to mother


Healthy: Genuine, self-assured, confident, energetic, attractive, charming, popular, optimistic, good communicator, motivator, promoter

Average: Competitive, social climber, goal-oriented, career-focused, wants to be “a winner”, chameleon, calculating

Unhealthy: Exploitative, opportunistic, sleazy, immoral, untrustworthy, deceptive, fake, narcissistic, pretentious, vain, superficial, overly competitive


Roles: PR person, motivational speaker, sales executive, image/fashion consultant, politician

Examples: Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, Tony Robbins, Bill Clinton, John F. Kennedy, Mick Jagger, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elvis, Anna Nicole Smith