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5 of the Best Careers for Enneagram Type 3

Type 3- one of the 9 personality types defined by  The Enneagram Institute– is driven and often known as “the achiever.” Threes are self-assured, charming, and ambitious. They care about their image and tend to be competitive and motivated to strive for success. 

Type 3 careers offer these highly driven and perfectionist-like people the opportunity to take on leadership roles that fulfill their achievement-oriented ways. Before naming these careers, let’s dig into what Type 3s are like. 

What is a Type 3 Like? 

Many of an enneagram type 3’s strengths lie in their hard-working personality and their desire to set big goals and succeed at completing them. At work, they bring key skills and qualities such as:

Best Careers for Enneagram Type 3s

Enneagram Type 3s are energetic and quick to make decisions. Due to this, they are likely to suit fast-paced careers that also give them authority and autonomy. Such careers include:

  1. Marketing Managers
  2. Business Executives
  3. Sales Managers 
  4. Computer Programmers
  5. Lawyer

Type 3s tend to be motivated by accomplishing what they set out to do and therefore should look for careers where they can regularly set and work towards targets. They also feel energized by meeting new people. Typically, they strive to feel accepted by others and have people admire their accomplishments. Any of the above careers would be a good fit for an Enneagram Type 3.

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