Enneagram Type Two – The Helper
Overview of Type 2:
Type 2s are the Helpers. Type 2s are caring, empathetic, warm and giving.
Type 2s desire to be loved, wanted and worthy of love. They are motivated by this desire to be loved and needed. They most fear by unlovable or unwanted.
Type 2s generously care for others. They are friendly and people pleasing and excel at creating spaces where others are comfortable. They can also be sentimental and self-sacrificing. They relish doing things for others, but can sometimes become possessive and believe that their help is indispensable.
If you sometimes feel like your friends might ditch you once they no longer need you, you may be a Type 2. But, you can learn that people do not have to need you for them to love you.
Levels of Development for Type 2:
Type 2s can vary greatly in their behavior, depending on their current level of development. You can also move between levels of development based on different circumstances in your life. Read more about development levels here: