Three: The Succeeder
||Hide behind strength (Deceit)
|Illusion of Reality:
||"I will accomplish anything."
||Work toward future goals
|Approach to Problem Solving:
||Aggressive: "I accomplish."
|Relationship to Life:
||Way of Mediation: "I negotiate with life."
- Do you sometimes think you're too cynical or suspicious because you
intuitively seem to know the hidden motives of others -- especially their
dark, manipulative intentions?
- Are you able to be positive, optimistic, and upbeat around others even
though you feel pessimistic or desperate about your life when you're alone?
- Do you guard against becoming too emotionally vulnerable or dependent
upon even those closest to you because you fear being manipulated?
- When your goals are unclear or you don't have any goals, do you lose
your energy and find that life is suddenly dull and boring?
- To avoid being rude or hurtful, do you often have to feign interest
in a conversation you're having because a new idea or important current
project is beginning to race through your mind?
- Do you prize relationships that are free and undemanding and break
relationships that become too complicated or time consuming?
- Are you able instantly to hide your feelings of shock, disappointment,
anger, embarrassment, and so on until you can deal with them in private?
- Would you tend to err on the side of saying too little rather than
saying too much?
- Is it difficult for you to take time for yourself, to relax or to "do
nothing" when there are still projects left undone?
Kathleen V. Hurley & Theodore E. Dobson
What's My Type?
Use the Enneagram System of Nine Personality Types to Discover Your Best
HarperSanFrancisco, 1991, 186 pages