What do Enneagram Threes Secretly Want in Relationships?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 17, 2021

We can accomplish far more together than we can alone. In partnerships, we double our productivity, cover each other's blindspots, and tick off life's achievements faster. But only if both people share the same vision, and support each other to approach it in their own way. 

How Does Personality Develop in Childhood?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 12, 2021

This blog post is part of our Fundamentals of the Enneagram series, which takes a deeper dive into all the Enneagram elements - wings, arrows, subtypes, centers of intelligence, growth pathways and more. For an overview of the series, start with our introductory post, then check out our story on defenses here.

 

What do Enneagram Twos Secretly Want in Relationships?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 10, 2021

Our relationships are often a reflection of ourselves; of something within us that we can’t see clearly. Our friends and relationships often offer us something we can’t yet provide for ourselves. While that could be a recipe for codependency, it mostly is an opportunity to see a strength practiced in action and find a way to adopt it for ourselves, instead of relying on someone else to provide it for us. 

What do Enneagram Ones Secretly Want in Love?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 03, 2021

Relationships are a wonderful place to help us grow and develop hidden parts of ourselves. It is easy to pretend that we are looking for someone just like us, who sees the world through the same lens or perspective that we do. While that might be what we ask for on the surface, all of us have a deeper want or need in our friendships or relationships—one we don’t often voice, or are even that aware of. 

Does Myers-Briggs Personality Type Run in Families?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 12, 2021

I am the first-born child of two introverted Thinker-Judgers. Our summer vacations were planned in detail months in advance, right down to what time we’d leave the house. And I was right there in the thick of it, making packing lists and choosing activities that I’d write down in a spiral-bound notebook.

My younger brother likes to think he’s more spontaneous, but he’s as much of an ISTJ as my parents and I are. Typology definitely runs in our family. The question is whether it’s nature, nurture, or coincidence.

Three Things That Drive Us Crazy About the Enneagram Type 3s in Our Lives

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 21, 2021

Type 3 is the motivating super-achiever of the Enneagram. With a habit of attention that points towards success, these are the folks who get things done. But if this type is so successful, how come they are often frustrating and irritating to those closest to them?

Six ENFP Qualities that Grab Everyone's Attention

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 13, 2021

ENFP – the dynamic, enigmatic personality type that keeps the world on its toes while simultaneously tempting it off its axis. The fun loving, open minded, outgoing temperament that engages people with a simple ‘hello’ better than many personality types do after exerting maximum effort. Need a creative solution to a problem you’ve been chewing on for months? Give an ENFP a few minutes of your time and you’ll walk away with several to choose from – and they’ll probably have kept you laughing through the process.  

11 Reasons Why ENFPs and INFJs Have the Best Friendships

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 01, 2021

ENFP personalities are known for their spontaneity, uplifting spirit, and out-of-the-box view of the world. INFJs are seen as warm yet reserved, introspective, and idealistic. It might surprise you to discover that these types happen to make ideal friends for the other! Despite their surface differences, there is so much more to this friendship than first meets the eye. 

So what exactly makes these two types work so well together? Let’s find out. 

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