Enneagram 2w3

Enneagram Type 2w3: The Host

If your enneagram test shows that you’re a 2w3, it means that your dominant wing is a two wing and you have a few traits from the three wing.

An enneagram 2w3 is unselfish, enthusiastic, and helpful. Like a two with a one wing, they try using acts of service to bring value to relationships.

What Are Enneagram Type 2w3 Personality Traits?

Basic Fear

The basic fear of a 2w3 is to feel like they have no value and are unwanted. They avoid these negative emotions by building up personal connections like a protective wall around them.

Basic Desire

An enneagram 2w3 has a basic desire to feel like they belong and are loved. This core desire may lead to the 2w3 becoming extremely attached to others. An unhealthy 2w3 may lose sight of healthy boundaries and begin to neglect their own needs. If the 2w3 continues to put other people’s lives before theirs, they may experience an outburst due to stress.

To Summarize:

  • A 2w3 is attentive to others’ needs
  • They desire a strong sense of acceptance
  • 2W3s love being social and meeting new people
  • Will suppress their own feeling and personal goals
  • Avoid anything that may cause others not to like them

What Are The Strengths Of An Enneagram 2w3?

When placed in a setting of various backgrounds- whether it be a diversity of beliefs or upbringings, a personality types’ weaknesses and strengths will be intensified.

An Enneagram 2w3 Personality Type Shows The Following Strengths:

  • Positive outlook on the world and a perky attitude
  • Develops meaningful connections with others
  • Can be flexible in difficult scenarios
  • Great at communication
  • Selfless and helpful

Enneagram 2w3 Weaknesses

An Enneagram 2w3 Personality Type Shows The Following Weaknesses:

  • Being overly competitive can be one of the negative personal qualities
  • They can be self critical
  • Overlook their own feelings
  • Self esteem is hurt when criticized
  • They want to be seen as successful and attractive people

Work Life With An Enneagram 2w3

When Communicating With An Enneagram 2w3:

  • This enneagram type responds to lively conversation that is clear and concise

Enneagram 2w3 In Meetings:

  • They like clear direction regarding what tasks they need to do or how they can help
  • The 2w3 enneagram type responds well to encouragement

Emailing An Enneagram 2w3:

  • Make sure to keep the email conversation light while also discussing the point of the email

Sharing Feedback With An Enneagram 2w3:

  • Praise them for their accomplishments, as a 2w3 craves a deep sense of purpose
  • If the feedback is negative, be sensitive in your manner of sharing it

Conflict Resolution With An Enneagram 2w3:

  • Be clear and concise
  • Allowing the 2w3 to be expressive about their feelings will make a measurable difference in the outcome

What Motivates An Enneagram 2w3

Each Enneagram will have different motivators, since they are all driven by different value systems. Enneagram 2w3 is driven by meaningful connections, not feeling alone, and being helpful.

Here Are Some Examples:

  • Being able to make a difference
  • Making time for self care, self discovery, and spiritual growth
  • Being the leader of a group
  • Socializing with new people

What Are The Stressors For An Enneagram 2w3?

Every Enneagram responds to stress differently and will have different triggers.

An Enneagram 2w3 will be stressed by:

  • A two with a three wing will feel overwhelmed if they forget to care for themselves
  • Negative feedback or rejections
  • Lack of accomplishments
  • Not feeling loved or valued, similar to a 2 with a one wing

What Jobs Best Suit An Enneagram 2w3?

The two with three wing will be best suited for jobs that allow them to make a difference. The thrive in scenarios where they can be selfless and help others. They’ll do well with setting goals and working as a group.

Here Are Some Examples:

  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Customer Service
  • Entertainment Industry
  • Public Relations
  • HR Manager or HR related role
  • Religious Organizations
  • Realtor


A 2w3 enneagram is usually outgoing, social, helpful, and selfless.

Their greatest desire is to be loved and appreciated, while they fear feeling the opposite.

A healthy 2w3 will have a greater self knowledge and be able to balance their needs with the needs of those around them. When balanced, the 2w3 can be very successful and be surrounded by people who look up to them.

2w3s must be careful to avoid taking on too much, however, lest they forget about their own self care. Forgetting to take time for themselves can lead a 2w3 to have an emotional outburst.

In the professional world, a 2w3 thrives in environments that encourage team work. They are great problem solvers and have no problem lending a hand to their coworkers.

As long as they feel appreciated and listened too, a 2w3 will be a valuable asset to a work environment.

You’ll most likely find a 2w3 working in a position that allows them to be a leader or be in a position of impact.

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