The enneagram 2 or “Caregiver” personality types are caring, generous, kind, and helpful. An enneagram 2 is also known as the helper enneagram type, because of their passion for helping and caring for others.
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.
Each Enneagram will have different motivators, since they are all driven by different value systems. Enneagram twos are motivated by feeling loved and nurturing others.
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Every Enneagram responds to stress differently and will have different triggers.
The enneagram type 2 is willing to go out of their way and sacrifice their time to help others. Type twos are hardworking and strive to make a difference in others’ lives.
If they get too carried away with helping their colleagues, they may end up behind on their own work.
Jobs That Best Suit An Enneagram 2
Enneagram type twos work well along side motivated and focused individuals. A type 2 is extremely supportive of their colleagues is always willing to help. When healthy twos have a strong sense of their own worth, they can be the best coworkers you could ask for.
If a type 2 works along side another type 2, expectations and responsibilities for each individual need to be clearly expressed. Otherwise, they’ll get overwhelmed.
An enneagram 2 in romantic relationships can be caring and loving as long as they remember to take care of themselves.
A type 2 is willing to offer their unconditional love and support, in hopes that they’ll receive it back. If a 2’s partner isn’t very focused on them, the 2 should voice their needs.
Twos do best with a partner that is willing to join them in valuing warmth, acts of service, and personal contact.
Out of all the enneagram types, the enneagram two is one of the most loving and caring. They have a natural instinct to serve and care for those around them.
A type two has a strong desire to nurture and care for those they love. As long as they’re healthy, they kind find a good balance between helping others while nurturing their own personal growth.
If a two is unhealthy, they may lose their sense of self and only focus on those around them. It is a two’s greatest fear to be unloved, and if they become to focused on that fear there will be negative repercussions.
In order for an enneagram 2 to remain healthy, they need to focus on themselves and take time for self care. It is important that they do not push aside their negative feelings and bottle them up.
If you want to work well along side a caregiver, make sure that they know their hard work has not gone unnoticed. Since many 2s determine their self worth on how they help people, it makes them feel good to know their good deeds are appreciated.
Be sensitive when giving feedback to a 2, because they have a hard time processing negative feedback. Hearing that they did something wrong may make them feel their efforts have not been helpful.
The enneagram type 2 personality will do best in a work environment where they get to make meaningful connections and help others. Being in a role that allows them to make new friends will boost the moral of a two. You’ll find that as long as a two is happy they will go out of their way to help those around them.
The key to employing a two is to make sure that they do not focus so much on everyone else’s tasks that they forget to manage their own. Since serving others is a two’s nature, it can be easy for them to try and help every one at once.
As long as a 2 is surrounded by superiors and coworkers who respect and appreciate them, they will thrive in the work place.
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