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Striving to Feel Outstanding (Enneagram Type Three)
Episode 1829th December 2022 • The Awareness to Action Enneagram Podcast • Awareness to Action
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In this episode of the Awareness to Action Enneagram podcast, Mario Sikora, María José Munita and Seth "Creek" Creekmore discuss Enneagram Type Three, “Striving to Feel Outstanding.” Drew Moser, co-host of Fathoms | An Enneagram Podcast, joins them to share how being a Type Three shows up in his life. The four talk about how Type Threes aim to feel like they’re standing out in some way, the blind spots that occur from this and how there’s so much more going on under the surface. They discuss the misconception that while Type Threes can appear self-centered and selfish, they also want to make other people’s lives better as well.

“I think that’s at the core of the Type Three is that they're always calibrating the proposition of their lives.” -Drew [09:07]

“So they have this reputation in the Enneagram world of being self-centered and selfish, but healthy Threes are really, really trying to make the world better for everybody.” -Mario [11:13]

“All I’m hearing is the pattern of expression is as sure as gravity, is what Mario is saying.” -Creek [23:22]

“I wanted to highlight how your description of Type Nine is nothing close to what a Nine would say about being a Nine, I think, because of how a Three embodies the Type Nine strategy of ‘Striving to Feel Peaceful,’ and that’s interesting.” -María José [34:57]


[00:01] Intro

[00:58] This week’s guest, Drew Moser

[03:49] About Type Three

[07:42] Adopted language for describing Type Three

[11:51] How Drew learned about the Enneagram

[14:57] Drew’s understanding of the Enneagram

[18:05] Patterns of expression

[24:25] Drew’s strategy in adaptive and maladaptive ways

[32:01] The connecting points

[40:24] Achievement vs anxiety

[44:25] Why use neglected and support strategy

[47:17] Type Three blind spots

[52:01] Check in on Threes

[54:17] How to contact Drew

[54:44] Outro

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Mario Sikora: 

IG: @mariosikora


Pod: Enneagram in a Movie

Maria Jose Munita: 

IG: @mjmunita


Seth "Creek" Creekmore: 

IG: @creekmoremusic

Pod: Fathoms | An Enneagram Podcast

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Drew Moser:


IG: @typetrailenneagram

Twitter: @drewmoser

Pod: Fathoms | An Enneagram Podcast