No person is a number however, during our formative years we make decisions about ourselves to help us fit in to our unique environment. From these decisions a position is taken called the thrust number.
With all personalities the attributes of the wings, (the position either side of the thrust number), when added in varying degrees to the thrust number, creates personal individuality. It is of the utmost importance that each of us understand the cocktail mixture we have created with our thrust number and wings.
Personality type threes are highly ambitious, energetic and goal oriented people. They measure their value by their achievements and the recognition they receive from others.
As success is important to them they have a lot of drive and are self-motivated, self-confident and optimistic about their ability to achieve the success they desire.
Threes are usually very capable people who are industrious, practical and efficient in any endeavour they undertake.
Socially they are usually well liked as they are outgoing and communicate well with others.
Threes in relationship take their commitment and responsibilities seriously.
They work hard to ensure that loved ones are well provided for and are usually generous with money as this reassures them that they are successful in their role of provider.
When in balance they are accepting of loved ones just as they are, and are very giving and attentive. Partners and others feel that they are fully present and can enjoy playful or relaxing times together.
When out of balance, partners complain that they are neglectful, pre-occupied and too busy with work or other pursuits to communicate or listen to them.
They can also be impatient and controlling as they fear failure in their relationships. They don’t handle criticism well and can be defensive, but respond well to praise and recognition.
In the workplace:
As the three type personality is usually highly self motivated and enjoys challenges and achieving objectives successfully, they don’t require much motivation from others to perform well. They do however, respond to encouragement, reassurance and support from peers.
They are competitive and like to win and will work tirelessly towards this end.
Threes are extroverts who thrive on public recognition and are usually excellent networkers who can call on other’s expertise to accomplish their objectives.
Although threes are usually confident and positive their major fear is failure and should they foresee this as a probable reality they may abandon a project or position and move on to another venture with better prospects of success.
As leaders, threes set high standards and expect the same degree of effort, efficiency and dedication from colleagues or employees as they contribute themselves.
They inspire others to reach their full potential and to achieve personal as well as collective goals.
Common complaints about the Three:
- Always working
- Often they seem to be abrupt and condescending
- Can appear to be ego maniacs
- Never let up and nothing ever seems to be enough
- Conversation is always centred around their work and them
- Too secretive with personal issues
Complaints of the Three:
- Others are too lazy
- People tend to quit too easily
- If I can do it, why can’t they?
- It always comes back to me in the end
- Everybody always wants a slice of me
- I have to be everything in this place
- Managerial roles
- Professional presenters
- Team building
- Public speaking roles
- Self employment (usually with another party)
The three personality’s addiction to work can often be their downfall. Life is about balance and harmony and with the three their overextension in the work place can have them burning out prematurely. This creates unrest in their environment and sees them focused on negativity which reinforces the fear of failing. Take structured time out allowing for re-evaluation of priorities.
John F. Kennedy, Anthony Robbins and Sharon Stone are Three type personalities