Type 3 and Type 3 Relationship

Learn about Enneagram types and relationships

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What is an Enneagram Type 3
(The Performer)?
People with an Enneagram type Three personality tend to be ambitious, adaptable, and enthusiastic in their behavior. They are driven and love to set and accomplish goals. They tend to adjust their roles, actions, and expressions to every setting or people-group in order to best fit each environment.

Communication

How can Threes communicate effectively with each other?

Enneagram Threes are motivated by the desire to be valued and accepted by others. They should be conscious of this motivation in one another while communicating in a casual, logical way.


Resolving Conflict

How can Threes resolve conflict?

Threes should share their perspectives calmly and rationally while remaining open to the other’s perspective. They need to work together to find a mutually beneficial solution.


Building Trust

How can Threes build trust?

Threes tend to trust other Threes who are motivating and encouraging. Threes are likely to feel comfortable with one another, as they have shared interests—hard work and achievement. Threes should remember to spend intentional, quality time with one another to remain connected and avoid unaddressed tension.

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Working Together

How can Threes work together?

Threes are usually driven, outgoing, and focused. Threes bring practical solutions, efficiency, and people skills to a work environment. Threes can help one another find new ways to achieve idealistic goals.


Dealing with Change

How can Threes deal with change?

Many Threes will adjust well to change, as they tend to be optimistic and adaptable. Their focus and determination tends to help them process and accept new or unexpected situations.


Managing Stress

Threes need to seek to understand what brings stress to the other type and should try to avoid causing it when possible.

Threes are easily stressed by...

  • Stress from feeling as though they need to constantly entertain
  • Repetitive failure or difficulty solving a problem
  • Being perceived negatively
  • Working to reconcile their own emotions

Threes should avoid criticizing or neglecting the needs of other Threes.


Encouraging and Motivating

Threes can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.

Threes are motivated by...

  • Accomplishing what they set out to do
  • Feeling loved and accepted by others
  • Having new goals to achieve
  • Public-speaking or meeting new people

Threes can motivate other Threes by recognizing their accomplishments and helping them set new, visionary goals.


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