I’ve just moved and was walking in a nearby park. I asked directions from a man about my age. He was friendly, pointed out my path and then began talking about himself. He spoke for about 5 minutes without stopping. He told me the shorthand narrative of his life. He did not mention wife, children, sports, politics, weather or sex. He recounted his business successes and failures. He was clearly a three. He didn’t give me his name, he gave me his accomplishments. In fact, he listed his accomplishments, all the way moving here from the coast in 1962 up to last year. Then he asked my name. Only then when I asked him his name did he reveal it. His name was his success narrative. That’s what is meant by Threes identifying with their role.