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When I was younger, I was an unhealthy type 3. I was deceitful, jealous, arrogant, feared failure
and had fear of disappointing people. Now, I think I've reached an average health of level 4.

Level 4: Highly concerned with their performance, doing their job well, constantly driving self to achieve
goals as if self-worth depends on it. Terrified of failure. Compare self with others in search for status
and success. Become careerists, social climbers, invested in exclusivity and being the "best."

and whilst I do have the elements of level 3 "Ambitious to improve themselves", I don't think
I quite have the "others are motivated to be like them in some positive way" making me a
solid level 4 rather than a level 3.

So what is your health level?
Feel free to write down your journey towards your current health,
or just about your current health, whichever you want to do.


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Type Three—Levels of Development

Healthy Levels

Level 1 (At Their Best): Self-accepting, inner-directed, and authentic, everything they seem to be. Modest and charitable, self-deprecatory humor and a fullness of heart emerge. Gentle and benevolent.

Level 2: Self-assured, energetic, and competent with high self-esteem: they believe in themselves and their own value. Adaptable, desirable, charming, and gracious.

Level 3: Ambitious to improve themselves, to be "the best they can be"—often become outstanding, a human ideal, embodying widely admired cultural qualities. Highly effective: others are motivated to be like them in some positive way.

Average Levels

Level 4: Highly concerned with their performance, doing their job well, constantly driving self to achieve goals as if self-worth depends on it. Terrified of failure. Compare self with others in search for status and success. Become careerists, social climbers, invested in exclusivity and being the "best."

Level 5: Become image-conscious, highly concerned with how they are perceived. Begin to package themselves according to the expectations of others and what they need to do to be successful. Pragmatic and efficient, but also premeditated, losing touch with their own feelings beneath a smooth facade. Problems with intimacy, credibility, and "phoniness" emerge.

Level 6: Want to impress others with their superiority: constantly promoting themselves, making themselves sound better than they really are. Narcissistic, with grandiose, inflated notions about themselves and their talents. Exhibitionistic and seductive, as if saying "Look at me!" Arrogance and contempt for others is a defense against feeling jealous of others and their success.

Unhealthy Levels

Level 7: Fearing failure and humiliation, they can be exploitative and opportunistic, covetous of the success of others, and willing to do "whatever it takes" to preserve the illusion of their superiority.

Level 8: Devious and deceptive so that their mistakes and wrongdoings will not be exposed. Untrustworthy, maliciously betraying or sabotaging people to triumph over them. Delusionally jealous of others

Level 9: Become vindictive, attempting to ruin others' happiness. Relentless, obsessive about destroying whatever reminds them of their own shortcomings and failures. Psychopathic behavior. Generally corresponds to the Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

Source: enneagraminstitute.com/type-3/
 

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Hard to say... But I would say that I oscillate between levels 4 and 5.
 

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*rolls eyes* I have to be an angel, a perfect martyr, a charlatan, or a demon according to those descriptions.

I'd say level one, self-acceptance and authentic; but I don't *feel* gentle right now.


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Mostly level 5 with a touch of 7 (fearing fear and humiliation, covetous of the success of others).
 
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