Enneagram Type 2: The Helper / Relation Creator / Provider


Enneagram type 2 are welcoming and often smiling people who are interested in being able to be there for others, help and support. They have a strong ability to empathize with others' experiences and can quickly pick up what they need.

Enneagram type 2 seeking recognition for their helpfulness and are so focused on the needs of others, they often find it difficult to know what they want and need.

This makes it difficult for twos receiving and in general to express their own needs. They may occasionally find that they have to give and not getting enough back. Twos are often optimistic and extrovert people seeking contact with others quickly get eye contact and hit it off.

Contributes with:

Type 2 is good at creating relationships. They are likeable and sympathetic to others and it is often those who ensure that there is good to be, by having attention to the needs of others.

Thrives best with:

Enneagram type 2 thrive in working with people and their development. They often choose service sectors where communication with others is of great importance and where they can use their abilities to see others' potential.


  • Creating relationships
  • Positive
  • Watching others' resources
  • Charming

Change at stress:

When Enneagram type 2 feel pressured or uncomfortable they gain access to anger. They are suddenly no longer in doubt about what they want and what should be done, and take control of a tough and robust way, which often surprises the surroundings.

Change at security:

When Enneagram type 2 are confident and feel resourceful they become more creative and find it easier to get in touch with their own feelings and needs.

You are possibly enneagram type 2, if you can recognize the following:

You like to find exactly what is needed for others to get on with their lives.
You really have the ability to be empathetic.
You're amazing to watch other people's abilities and resources.
You are proud of the need for you and that you are a key person in the lives of others.
You find it difficult even to ask for help and to express your own needs.
You often adapt to pleasing others and may therefore find that you have many different roles.
You experience a strange inner emptiness when there is too much attention to you.
You sometimes asks yourself: - "Who am I"?
You may feel limited by having to constantly give to others and have a great desire for freedom.

Your personal path of development:

Enneagram type 2's development is releasing its fixation on being recognized for what they do. Instead, publican learn to rely on themselves and ask for / receive help from others. This provides access to Toerens special ability humility towards others can also help. Through this publican experience to make contact with the particular aspect of essential condition where there is freedom to give or not, and the freedom to be themselves and accept help when needed.

Passion: Pride
Fixation: Recognition
Special ability: Humility
Essence: Freedom

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