Type 2 (“The Helper”)

The helper is the second personality type of the Enneagram theory, commonly referred to as just “Type 2”. Typically, type twos are empathetic, sincere, friendly and sentimental.

They are referred to as “helpers” because they tend to be self-sacrificing and willing to help others. Due to this, type two’s can sometimes slip into doing things for others in order to be needed and typically have problems with possessiveness.

Type 2 with 1-wing (2w1)

People with a Enneagram with a type two wing one (2w1) personality type tend to identify more with the type two, but also share several traits with type ones. These type twos tend to be altruistic. Typically, they are quieter and more reserved than other type twos.

Type 2 with 3-wing (2w3)

Similarly, people with Enneagram with a type two wing three (2w3) personality tend to identify more with the type two, but also share several traits with type three’s. These type twos tend to be social and ambitious.

Type 2 careers

As type twos love to make people happy and enjoy working closely with others, they are likely to thrive in roles where they bring joy to other. Such careers include nursing, a doctor, personal trainer, therapist or non-profit work.

Types twos should avoid careers where their helpfulness is taken for granted, such as in sales or stockbroking.

Career matches for Type 2's:

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