Expecting Adam not only reveals the low side of Harvard’s Three culture. Mary Bast commented on yesterdays blog with a great addition: I think it also shows the psychological and spiritual potential of a Three, who transcends how things look, redefines success, and learns to love her special child.
The character arc in a movie, or in this case an autobiography of sorts, is a fine way for someone with an Enneagram style to see the path of personal growth. Expecting Adam has a nice character arc. She begins the book with the non-values of a fairly fixated Three. The pregnancy then becomes a catalyst for an evaluation of of herself and her culture. She claims and asserts her personal values of love and life. She grows in just the way a healthy Three does, from narcissism to a developing inner spiritual life. If you are style Three, this is a lovely pattern to study.