Ones and Threes are both driven, logical, and productive. Ones tend to be idealistic and focused on justice, while Threes are usually practically-minded, seeking success and value.
Ones should direct and clear when addressing Threes.
Threes should avoid being overly critical of Ones by accompanying feedback with encouragement.
Ones and Threes should work through issues logically and systematically. Ones should be straightforward with Threes while offering a potential solution to the problem. Threes should share their own perspective and help find a suitable compromise.
Ones are likely to trust Threes, especially those who use their hard-working attitude and success to advocate for those less fortunate. Threes should work with Ones to help achieve shared goals.
Threes tend to trust Ones who are respectful, confident, and take the time to affirm Threes’ personal successes. Ones should also keep an open mind around Threes.
Enneagram Ones tend to be attentive and protective, while Threes are generally pragmatic and charismatic. Ones can help Threes find new solutions to problems, while Threes can help Ones focus on the big picture.
Ones may have a difficult time adjusting to unexpected change They are likely to be upset if the change is not beneficial and will likely advocate for a different solution. Threes may see change as an exciting obstacle to overcome on their way to success. Threes tend to be enthusiastic and driven enough to welcome new situations.
Ones and Threes need to seek to understand what brings stress to the other type and should try to avoid causing it when possible.
Ones and Threes should avoid being overly critical of one another.
Ones and Threes can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
Ones can help motivate Threes by recognizing and affirming their successes, while Threes can encourage Ones by using their positions of power to create positive change.