Point Three: The Program of Achievement with Emphasis on Image
||The ability to get things done
||Identification with competitive achievement.
Belief that they get love for what they produce rather than what they are.
Poor access to personal feelings. Constant adjustment of image to gain
approval. Self-deception to maintain a public image.
Identification of self with role or job over family concerns.
Submission by conforming to other's values, then avoidance of depression
by achieving the other's approval.
Convergent thinking: a multi-track mind focused on a single goal.
||Personal emphasis on security.
Couple emphasis on masculinity/femininity.
Community emphasis on prestige.
||To stop valuing themselves in terms of their performance. Usually only
a significant failure can precipitate the depression needed to sufficiently
slow down and question what they are doing, and why. Hope comes with the
practice of truth and in glimpsing a larger vision of lawfulness.
Margaret Frings Keyes
Emotions and the Enneagram
Working Through Your Shadow Life Script
Molysdatur Publications, Muir Beach, California,1992, 164 pages