Back to Blog

The Difference Between Type 3 and Type 5

Apr 26, 2022
The difference between Enneagram type 3 and type 5
 

 Type 3 is known as The Achiever, The Performer, or The Role Model with a “hustle harder” motto who’s core motive is to be desired and seen as successful.

Type 5 is known as The Thinker, The Expert, or The Observer with “I don’t need much, but I need my space” energy and a core driver to be capable, competent and self-sufficient.

The confusion between the them is typically for two reasons: They both rely on thinking but for different reasons and they are both a part of the Competency Triad (along with Type 1) where there’s a value on competency and problem solving - “show me the data, don’t give me the drama.”

There’s also several key differences that can help you gain additional clues along your typing journey. In the mini-training replay from YouTube, you’ll learn about 8 them covering:

  • The drive behind their desire for competency 
  • How they experience and present feelings 
  • Being in social situations 
  • Taking action and getting things done 
  • What they’re hiding 
  • What stresses them 
  • Core coping strategy 
  • What burn out looks like


*****

Was this helpful? Let me know - I always love hearing from you!

To confirm or further clarify your dominant Enneagram type, would you be interested in a Know Your Number session to do just that? Learn more and book your time on the calendar:

https://www.enneagrammba.com/knowyournumber

Around the Enneagram in 80 Days

Learn how to book your trip ticket: https://www.enneagrammba.com/aroundtheenneagram

Connect with me:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/enneagrammba/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahlynnwallace/
Subscriber over on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBISD4DEUk_X1-5fzi1R3xg

Get 5 resources for influencing and interacting with people at work.

Understanding People is a free weekly newsletter sent out each Saturday morning with Enneagram insights, self-awareness how-to, book recommendations, and human behavior research to help you build healthy relationships, inspire others to action, and live the best version of yourself.