The Enneagram Type Three
I am a competent, self-starter and I’m happiest when I have a goal in focus. I know how to motivate myself better than most people. I'm willing to do whatever it takes to achieve - even if means working long hours, and I’m prepared to make things appear better than they actually are in order to be appreciated and accepted by others.
I like the appreciation and status I get from doing well and I identify myself with my success. Failure is difficult for me but even in failure I manage to put a positive spin on it and then move on.
My life seems like a series of tasks and schedules, and even my leisure time needs to be scheduled. I hate anything that gets in the way of me meeting my goals or targets.
My feelings tend to get in the way of getting the job done, so I push them aside until I’ve finished. Unfortunately, there seems so much to do that I rarely get time for reflection or my real feelings. I can, however, give a good demonstration of appropriate feelings if the situation calls for it.
It really matters to me that others see me as a highly competent, effective and successful person. - but inwardly I sometimes feel that it's all a lie and I'm deceiving everyone. However, I am good at covering up my insecurities.
Does this seem familiar?
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