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Enneagram Type 3 Celebrities and Famous People

Celebrities who are Enneagram Type 3

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Type 3s are typically driven to accomplish goals through industrious effort and diligence. They aim to be high achievers, and work hard to achieve their aims. Their dogged determination and motivation to complete their goals, coupled with their tremendous energy, makes the Type 3 an ideal type to become celebrities - so there are lots of examples of famous Type 3 celebrities and characters to draw from. Type 3s are driven, industrious, and goal orientated. See if you recognize those traits in the Type 3 celebrities and characters on this page.

Enneagram Type 3 Famous Actors

Type Threes are diligent and hard-working, aiming to give their huge amounts of energy into an acting project. Type 3 celebrity actors will tend to be very hard-working actors with a high acting output - preferring to act in quantity rather than quality. Open and expressive, Type 3 actors will likely be some of the most charismatic and engaging.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

Austrian-American actor, Arnold was well known for his role as The Terminator, as well as Conan the Barbarian. Beyond acting, Arnold is renowned as a bodybuilder and a former governor of California.

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Dwayne was one of the most famous professional wrestlers before turning to an acting career that has seen him generate over $10 billion worldwide. Known as a box-office hit, Dwayne has made many popular movies that include the Fast and Furious, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Moana.

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Helen Mirren

English actor, Helen is the first and only person to achieve an Academy Award, a Tony Award and a Laurence Olivier Award. Helen is well known for her portrayal as Queen Elizabeth II in the film The Queen, as well as in the play, The Audience.

Other mentions: Will Smith (Prince of Bel Air), George Clooney (Michael Clayton), Kevin Hart (Ride Along), Elizabeth Olsen (WandaVision), Angelina Jolie (Maleficent), Gillian Anderson (Sex Education).

Enneagram Type 3 Famous Musicians

Type Threes are diligent and hard-working, aiming to give their huge amounts of energy into a musical or compositional project. Type 3 musicians will tend to create a tremendous output. Open and expressive, Type 3 actors will likely be some of the most charismatic and engaging.

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Taylor Swift

American singer-songwriter, Taylor Swift has received widespread acclaim for her narrative songwriting which often outlines her own personal experiences. She is one of the best-selling music artists of all time and has won dozens of awards that include 11 Grammy Awards.

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Jimin (BTS)

Jimin is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and dancer for the K-pop band BTS. BTS are the best selling artist in South Korean history and have been dubbed as the "Princes of Pop".

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George Friedrich Handel

German-British composer, Handel is a renowned Baroque composer who was strongly influenced by the polyphonic choral tradition. His works include Messiah, Water Music, and his Zadok the Priest has become the British coronation since 1727.

Other mentions: Ariana Grande, Franz Liszt, Andre Rieu, Mick Gordon, Nayeon, Hyuna, Paul McCartney.

Enneagram Type 3 Famous Philosophers

Type Threes are diligent and hard-working, aiming to give their huge amounts of energy into what they contemplating. Type 3 philosophers will tend to have work that is very grounded - rational and/or empirical. Due to their high levels of energy, Type 3 philosophers will likely have a large output of work.

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David Hume

Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, David Hume was highly influential on the empirical and skeptical philosophy. With a huge output, Hume is known for his works in aesthetics, political theory, logic, determinism, cognition and theology.

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Niccolò Machiavelli

Italian diplomat and philosopher, Machiavelli is best known for his political treatise "The Prince". He is often referred to as the father of political philosophy. His name has become synonymous with manipulative behavior with individual gain, as well as a type of indifference to the morality of your actions.

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Marcus Tullius Cicero

Roman statesman, philosopher and orator, Cicero tried to keep the Roman Republic from becoming an Empire. His extensive writings on rhetoric, politics and philosophy are considered some of the greatest in the Western philosophical tradition in his explanations of oratory and prose.

Other mentions: Bernard-Henri Levy, Tamotsu Onozaki, Stephan Buisjman, Marilena Chaui.

Enneagram Type 3 Famous Athletes

Type Threes are very competitive and hard-working, aiming to give their huge amounts of energy into achieving their limit. Therefore, many of the greatest athletes are going to be Type 3s. Their energy, diligence and hard work lend themselves aptly to being top level athletes.

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Portuguese professional footballer who is often considered one of the greatest of all time. Winner of five Ballon d'Or awards, Ronaldo is also a five time UEFA Champions League winner. He is comfortably the world's most popular footballer by social media followers.

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Lewis Hamilton

British racing driver, Lewis Hamilton has broken many records in Formula One, including most race wins, most pole positions, most podium finishes, as well as the highest number of World Driver's Championship titles. Hamilton has been credited with broadening the appeal of Formula One, as well as promoting diversity and combating racism within motorsport.

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Michael Jordan

American professional basketball player who won six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls. Michael Jordan is considered by many as one of the world's greatest, and he became a global cultural icon during the 1980s and 1990s.

Other mentions: José Mourinho, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Michael Schumacher, Derek Jeter

Enneagram Type 3 Fictional Characters

Type Threes are driven to accomplish goals with industrious effort and diligence, and they aim to be high achievers, and work hard to achieve their aims. This motivation and determination to complete their goals makes lends the Type Three to stereotypes of driven, disciplined protagonists who never give up, or achieving, calculating villains who never give in. These are some of the well known examples of such characters in fiction.

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Naruto Uzumaki

Naruto is the eponymous protagonist of the Naruto manga and anime series where he aspires to be the greatest ninja in the Hidden Leaf Village. Naruto is one of the most recognisable manga characters in the world.

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Jimmy McGill / Saul Goodman

Portrayed by Bob Odenkirk, Saul Goodman is a character in the television series Breaking Bad as well as it's spin-off Better Call saul. An anti-hero, Saul represents criminals as their lawyer, and uses his moral flexibility, clever scams and tricks to win his cases for his clients.

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One of the more recognisable villains in fiction, Lord Voldemort is the main antagonist of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Voldemort obsesses over achieving dominance over the wizarding world through the eradication of wizard's who are not pure-blood, where Voldemort aims to be its supreme ruler.

Other mentions: Regina George (Mean Girls), Blossom (The Powerpuff Girls), Jaime Lannister (Game of Thrones), Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto Shippuden), BoJack Horseman (BoJack Horseman), Rachel Green (Friends).


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Chloe Yarwood, MSc

University of Chichester, Advanced Applied Psychology

Chloe Yarwood, MSc in Advanced Applied Psychology from University of Chichester. Specialist in personality type theory and developing valid personality questionnaires.