Type 2 - The Supporter
If this is your dominant type - remembering that no type is better or worse, just different - you are usually motivated by the need to live your life for the good of others; to be positive towards them. You see yourself as supportive and giving, as well as friendly, empathetic and a good listener. You have a tendency to ignore your own needs and find it hard to say ‘No’ to requests by others. You are very people-orientated, altruistic and generous in the service of those you feel need your attention and support. When stressed, your anger can erupt momentarily, even explosively. When you are content and feel secure, you are able to express your own needs and say ‘No’ more readily. You are then able to be both caring and loving as well as being able to recognise and meet your own needs and desires.
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Source material: Riso & Hudson, 'Wisdom of the Enneragram'.
Helen Palmer, 'The Enneagram in Love and Work'.
David Daniels, 'The Essential Enneagram'