Enneagram Cat Personality Type 3: The Admired Kitty

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The human version of Enneagram personality type 3 is popularly called the performer, the achiever, or the effective person. Typical characteristics focus on gaining recognition from others, achieving goals and accomplishments, and feedback that lets them know how well they're doing.

The cat version of Enneagram type 3 we call the Applauded Performer or the Admired Kitty. The Admired Kitty's attention is on earning rewards and praise.

What the Admired Kitty wants

Rewards and Praise
Your cat may be looking to you to give them a sense of value or worth because they don't do that for themself.

External Motivation
Your cat also may be looking outside themself for a sense of how to behave. You become their motivation for what they do to some degree.

New Talents
If your cat is rewarded or praised for certain behaviors, then it makes sense that getting more rewards or praise means finding more behaviors that provide that.

Opportunity to Show Off
It serves little purpose to have a learned behavior that gets rewards or praise and not be able to use it.

Positive Reinforcement
If positive reinforcement is what motivates your cat then punishment or some other negative motivation attempt may just confuse your cat.

While the Admired Kitty easily learns taught behaviors, there can be a need for continued positive reinforcement to maintain a sense of being valued.

Below are links to the Enneagram personality test for cats (Enneacat) and all nine type descriptions.