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Get to know 9️⃣ ⭐ 3: Elvis
Charming, energetic, self-assured achievers.
I just rewatched the 2022 Elvis bio-pic (streaming on HBO Max fyi). It’s such a beautiful movie.
They portrayed key aspects of his personality so well. I was able to map it out to his Enneagram Internal Profile.
Enneagram Internal Profile (EIP) is a methodology that Beth and Jeff McCord pioneered that shows we are all “more than our number.” We’re not just a Type 1 or just a Type 8. We are all made up of our dominant type, both wings, and both paths, all to varying degrees of health.
General consensus on the internet is that Elvis is a Type 3.
Elvis - Enneagram Internal Profile
Type 3 - The Successful Achiever - He knew what success looked like. Once he realized his fans liked him to play a particular role on stage, he obliged them. Eventually he embodied this type of person both on and off the stage. In other words, he deceived himself into thinking he was the image that they people said they wanted. Besides the fact that he was in debt, I believe another reason he stayed in the difficult show biz life, was because he feared that if he quit, others would no longer value him.
2 Wing - The Generous Helper - He signed reckless contracts with the Colonel in order to provide for his family. He hurt himself in order to provide for them, even when they asked him not to.
4 Wing - The Introspective Individualist - He considered being inauthentic to himself and his music by playing it safe and clean when they threatened to put him in jail, but ultimately he had to do what he believed was most authentic and true to himself: “I can’t sing if I can’t dance.”
6 Path - The Faithful Friend - He put all of his faith in his mentor, Colonel Tom Parker. He wanted the security of life and future that Parker promised.
9 Path - The Peaceful Accommodator - He let Tom Parker and his father manager his brand and business. He didn’t want to have to make the decisions, he just wanted to be at peace and do his music.