Storytelling Style 3

Enneatype 3 is called The Performer, or The Achiever

The personal evolution of the Achiever is propelled through a tension created by their fixation: the need for achievement and success and the fear of failure or being seen as a failure, which reflects the polarity of skill versus fantasy. By embracing this tension as a tool for storytelling, the Achiever creates stories that honor both sides of this polarity. Through the act of storytelling, they explore the nuances of their own psyche, taking a step toward spiritual awakening and achieving a level of personal growth that is both inspiring and transformative.

When Storyweaving, your work channels the spirit of:


Your Storytelling Style is the orientation of your Ego Fixation, AKA your enneagram type.

Once upon a time, there was an author whose drive for achievement and success had led them to a fixation on the need to constantly prove themselves. They were haunted by the fear of failure and the thought of being seen as a failure by others.

As a Storytelling Style 3, the Achiever used this tension as a tool for storytelling. Through their writing, they explored the nuances of their own psyche, embracing both sides of the skill-versus-fantasy polarity. Their writing reflected their intense drive to succeed while also exploring the deeper meaning behind their own desire for achievement.

The Achiever was inspired by others who had achieved great success in their own fields, such as Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. They saw their own drive for success as a path to spiritual awakening and personal growth.

Through their stories, the Achiever explored the complexities of success and the hidden costs that often came with it. They wrote about characters who were driven by their own desires for success, but who also grappled with the deeper meanings behind their drive.

Through the act of storytelling, the Achiever achieved a sense of catharsis and understanding. They saw their own fixation in a new light and were able to explore their own psyche in a way that was both inspiring and transformative.

As the Achiever continued to write, they found that their own personal evolution was propelled forward by their fixation. They learned to embrace their drive for success while also acknowledging the deeper meaning behind their desire. By sharing their own struggles and triumphs through their writing, they were able to connect more deeply with readers and create stories that were both meaningful and inspiring.

The truth your stories help us remember:

"The awareness that there are no exceptions to the natural laws which govern the Cosmos, and that these laws are completely objective, operating as an inter-connected unity. The highest law is the totality of Reality itself. Certitude in the objectivity and total applicability of these laws is true hope." -Ichazo, 1972

Your storytelling shadow may sound like:

“I am exceptional and deserve to win at any cost. Everyone cheats or cuts corners sometimes to get ahead.”

See, your Storytelling Style is what it is, because The Art of Transformational Storytelling is YOUR vehicle for transforming YOURSELF, with a side effect of transforming your audience.

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More details about type 3:

Type 3 Distorted Instincts

Fixation: Vanity

Passion: Deceit

Type 3 Undistorted Instincts (Holy Ideas)

Holy Law, Holy Hope, Holy Harmony

Virtue: Veracity (Acting from Truth)

Type 3 Emotional Polarities:

Veracity vs Deceit

Type 3 Obsessive Polarities:

Best (Winner) vs Worst (Loser)

What causes me stress:

The pressure that comes from basing how good I feel about myself on how much I get done and on status, prestige, and power.  Not knowing my real feelings and values.  Doing too much.

The nature of my anger:  

Impatience.  Irritability. Occasional outbursts.

The ultimate goal of my development:

To realize that love comes from who we are, not from what we do, that everything that needs to be done gets done according to natural laws and does not depend on our individual effort.

How I can further my development:


Moderate my pace.  Let my emotions surface.  Ask myself what really matters.  Practice looking inward for my own identity apart from success and the expectations of others.  Set limits on work.  Allow myself to listen and be receptive.  Realize that love comes from being, not from doing and having.

What hinders my personal development:

Impatience dealing with my own and others’ feelings. Working and overdoing to the point of fatigue and exhaustion. Not slowing down.

How others can support my development:


Encourage me to pay attention to feelings and relationships.  Show me they care about me for who I am, not for what I have accomplished.  Let me know what is really important to them.  Remind me to slow down and smell the roses.

Wounding Childhood message:

“It’s not ok to have your own feelings and identity.” or  “It’s not ok to fail” or “It’s not ok to not work hard.” What they long to hear is “You are loved and valued for simply being you”.


The cultural aura of America, Politician James Baker, Joseph Biden, David Bowie, Ron Brown, Jimmy Carter, Dick Clark, Lawyer Johnnie Cochran Jr., Magician David Copperfield, Cindy Crawford,Tom Cruise, Rebecca DeMornay, Nora Ephron, Werner Erhard, (Mrs.) Debbi Fields, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Richard Gere, Bryant Gumbel, Actor Mark Harmon, Michael Jordan, Henry Kissinger, Carl Lewis, Vince Lombardi, Rob Lowe, Joan Lunden, Ali MacGraw, Elle MacPherson, Reba McEntire, Demi Moore, Oliver North, U.S. Senator Bob Packwood, Master spy Kim Philby, Elvis Presley, Reporter/author Sally Quinn, Businessman Summer Redstone, Burt Reynolds, Author Anthony Robbins, Political strategist Ed Rollins, Diana Ross, Jessica Savitch, Diane Sawyer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, William Shatner, Cybill Shepherd, O.J. Simpson, Will Smith, Wesley Snipes, Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, Kathleen Turner, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Former Austrian President Kurt Waldheim, "Father" of America George Washington, Raquel Welch, Author Marianne Williamson, Vanessa Williams, Oprah Winfrey, Natalie Wood.

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