Enneagram Type 2

The Giver

The Giver

Twos belongs to the Heart Centre and they use this strong heart connection to sense the feelings of others much faster than the other types. You feel the loving warmth of the Two consistently especially if you know they are Twos. Sometimes, because we might be oblivious to the life of a Two, what might be noticeable is a calm demeanour though some of them are more outward and gregarious. Their warmth and kindness allows them to see who they are connected to much faster than others and it helps in their bonding, affection, love and intimacy especially with those whom they care for. They are usually friendly & warm-hearted.

Early Childhood of Enneagram Type 2

Early Childhood

The Type 2 child felt loved only if they stepped up to be there for others, helping or sacrificed their needs for others. As a result they denied themselves of their own needs and feelings and chose to focus on others. Hence their definition of love as a child became one of outpouring and sacrifice without understanding or experiencing much reciprocity.

Enneagram Type 3

Strengths of the Enneagram Type 2

Limitations of Enneagram Type 2

Any type becomes Unresourceful when they begin to over-do some of the thoughts and behaviours that are typical of the type.

Reflections for the Enneagram Type 2

Subtypes for the Enneagram Type 2

Known as The Nurturer and their Vulnerabilities / Vices is Privilege or Me First. They create warmth and personable relationships in supporting others, which leads to a feeling of entitlement, prideful attitude, or false modesty.

Known as The Lover and their Vulnerabilities / Vices is Seduction or Aggression. Their high empathy and ability to change themselves to get attention and approval of people can be experienced as seductive or aggressive.

Known as The Ambassador and their Vulnerabilities / Vices is Ambition. They need to be with the right people for social approval and are attuned to other’s needs where they create an indispensable and influential role.

Read more on the 27 Sub Types here.

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