The Enneagram Type Two
I am a warm and caring person, and enjoy making others feel good about themselves. I see people's good points, and I'm quick to let them know. My real concern for other people frequently leads me to get really involved with their lives, their dreams, and especially their needs. However, in meeting others needs I often neglect my own and end up feeling drained and not considered by others.
I believe love is the most important part of life and my closeness to people I care about is what makes my life feel good. I love doing things for people I care about, but my natural desire to be helpful is not always understood and the time and effort I put in is often not valued enough. This is hurtful and makes me angry. I can get highly emotional and accusatory if I feel unappreciated. Sometimes when I feel neglected or unloved I exaggerate something like a physical problem in order to get attention.
I relate easily to others and am sensitive to their feelings. People feel so accepted around me that they often reveal deeply personal thoughts and feelings to me. Other people’s distress affects me strongly and I tend to be a bit of a rescuer.
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