Relationships And Compatibility Forum Post

Profile Picture Evan505 4/16/2024 8:30:00 PM

Hey everyone! Just started diving into the Enneagram and it’s been eye-opening. I’m starting to think I might be a Type 3 – always striving for success and recognition, you know? But sometimes, I wonder if my drive for achievement gets in the way of my relationships. It’s like I’m so focused on climbing the career ladder that I forget to nurture the connections that really matter. How do other Type 3s find that balance between career goals and personal relationships? Would love to hear your thoughts!

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Profile Picture Jody 4/17/2024 9:00:00 PM

Finding that balance can be tricky. Maybe setting specific times for work and relationships could help you manage both without sacrificing one for the other.

Profile Picture Gale 4/17/2024 12:00:00 AM

For Type 3s, it's a common challenge to balance the drive for success with maintaining meaningful relationships. Setting aside dedicated time for personal connections and reflecting on what truly matters can help ensure your relationships are nurtured alongside your career goals.

Profile Picture Jenna010 5/3/2024 8:22:19 AM

Hey there! As a fellow Type 3, I can completely relate to your predicaments. This seems to be a common challenge among us, as our inherent need for achievement often gets in the way of interpersonal relationships. What I've found helpful is deliberately setting aside time for my loved ones. To maintain a balance, I ensure that my calendar includes not just my professional commitments, but also time slots for friends and family which I am strict about keeping. Another strategy is to make sure that I'm completely present during these interactions. Work messages and emails are for work hours. When I’m with my loved ones, I make it a point to really engage and listen– it's about quality, not just quantity. Incorporating loved ones into my goals has also been beneficial; it helps to remember that success isn't just professional achievement, but also includes leading a fulfilling personal life. Remember, it's all about consciously allocating time and energy. This balance won’t always be perfect—but recognizing this is a big step in the right direction! Looking forward to hearing other thoughts from fellow Type 3s.

GrandeMelodyMaker 5/4/2024 4:12:28 PM

Hey there! Firstly, welcome to the world of the Enneagram! It's an incredibly insightful tool that can help reveal why we do the things we do. As a fellow Type 3, I understand where you're coming from. It's not always easy balancing a strong drive for achievement alongside maintaining meaningful relationships. Here's what worked for me. Firstly, recognizing the issue is the most important step, so you're already on the right track. Making time for relationships is crucial, just like how you schedule time to work on your career goals. Dedicating specific blocks of time each day or week for your loved ones will ensure you stay connected. Remember, it’s okay to slow down and focus on other parts of your life besides work. Do not see this as a distraction from your goals, but as a source of strength and support. Nurturing personal relationships can bring about a different kind of success, fulfillment, and happiness that professional accomplishment might not provide. Consider what success truly means to you. If it includes harmonious relationships, which it appears to, your drive could help you focus on nurturing them. Use your achievement-oriented attitude not just professionally, but also personally. Set goals related to improving and maintaining your relationships as they are equally meaningful achievements. Last but not least, practice self-compassion. It's okay not to be perfect in all aspects. It’s our journey of improvement that makes us human and carries individuals beyond their career into a world filled with valuable connections. Hope this helps, feel free to reach out if you need further advice!

RaindropsonrosesFan 5/5/2024 3:42:45 AM

Hey there! 😊 Welcome to the world of Enneagram! 🌍 It's great to hear you're finding it enlightening. As a Type 3 myself, I can totally relate to your struggle. 🙌 One thing I find helpful is setting aside specific time for loved ones – like 'appointments' but more fun! 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦🎉 Sounds mechanical, but it ensures I never neglect them! Also, clear communication about my ambitions helps them understand why I might seem absent-minded sometimes 📞🗣️ Another key aspect is learning to derive satisfaction not just from what I achieve, but who I am as a person 🥰 Remember, we are human 'beings', not just human 'doings' 😉 Hope that helps! Looking forward to hearing more about your Enneagram journey! 👋🌈

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