Overview

Enneagram Type Two, often referred to as "The Helper," or "The Giver," has a personality type characterized by an inherent desire to meet the needs of others. They are warm, nurturing, and deeply compassionate individuals who thrive on building close relationships and offering their support

Twos are highly attuned to the emotions and needs of those around them, making them excellent caregivers, friends, and partners. They are affectionate and attentive, often going to great lengths to ensure the happiness of those close to them. They are frequently the first to offer a helping hand, lend a sympathetic ear, or provide assistance without being asked. Their identity is closely tied to being needed and valued for their generosity and selflessness.

This strong focus on others can lead Twos to neglect their own needs and desires. They may struggle with setting boundaries, and their self-worth may become entangled with how much they can do for others. This can result in feelings of resentment or frustration when their efforts go unrecognized or unreciprocated.

Paradoxically, the more Type Twos learn to attune to their own needs and prioritize self-care, the more they begin to realize their worth and lovability isn’t dependent on how much they do for others. Then their natural ability and desire to help others in the world flourishes and their warmth and generous nature abounds.

GIFTS

  • Empathetic
  • Nurturing
  • Warm
  • Generous

AT MY BEST

  • Love Without Conditions
  • Self-Loving
  • Having Meaning in Life
  • Gracious and Humble

AVERAGE BEHAVIORS

  • People Pleasing
  • Seeking and Giving Approval
  • Rescuer
  • Possessive
  • Self-Important
  • Martyr

IMPACT ON OTHERS

    + Others feel embraced, cared for, and inspired by my unconditional love and generousity.

    - Others feel guilty or smothered.

Iceberg Model

What distinguishes one personality from another? The answer is the hidden motivations that shape behavior, thinking, and way of being. In the Enneagram Iceberg Model, this is represented by what’s below the surface.

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Type Movements

INTEGRATING YOUR POTENTIAL

You embody qualities of Type 4: The Individualist


WHEN YOU'RE FEELING OFF

You are helped by the qualities of Type 8: The Challenger

TYPE 2

Key Insight

You do not have to work to create love. You are absolutely loveable, and your loving nature is part of your true gift.

 

Still Curious About Type 2?

OUR TEAM CAN HELP YOU LEARN MORE.

In our Enneagram discovery sessions, you’ll work with a Deep Living Lab coach to get closer to your personality type – and set the foundation for going deeper.

 
 

Still Curious About Type 2?

OUR TEAM CAN HELP YOU LEARN MORE.

In our Enneagram discovery sessions, you’ll work with a Deep Living Lab coach to get closer to your personality type – and set the foundation for going deeper.

*Overview section is adapted from the Enneagram Inquiry Process™, created by Diana Redmond and Elizabeth Carrington and used with permission.Type models adapted from The Enneagram Iceberg Models in Deep Living with the Enneagram: Recovering Your True Nature, Roxanne Howe-Murphy and used with permission.