Learn about Enneagram types and relationships
People with an Enneagram type Two personality tend to be generous, altruistic, and empathetic in their behavior. They are hardworking and motivated people with a drive to connect with the world. They love attending to other people and feeling helpful.
People with an Enneagram type Four personality tend to be creative, sensitive, and expressive in their behavior. They like to be unique and seek to find their own identity. Though they desire relationships, they may seem distant and reserved, especially in group settings.
How can Twos and Fours communicate effectively with each other?
Twos and Fours are both generally emotionally intuitive personalities. However, Twos are also altruistic and hospitable, seeking love and acceptance from others, while Fours are creative and passionate, driven by a desire for individuality. Twos should try to connect emotionally with Fours, while Fours should listen when Twos express personal concerns.
How can Twos and Fours resolve conflict?
Twos and Fours should discuss personal issues with sensitivity. Twos should respect Fours’ individuality by offering respect and support without questioning Fours’ honesty. Fours should listen attentively to Twos while avoiding critical or harsh phrasing.
How can Twos and Fours build trust?
Twos tend to trust Fours who appreciate Twos’ efforts and contributions. Fours should value the help and support Twos offer.
Fours usually trust Twos who listen attentively and allow Fours to take time alone. Twos can help Fours feel understood by affirming specific personality traits.
How can Twos and Fours work together?
Twos are generally people-oriented, empathetic, and helpful, while Fours are artistic, reserved, and emotional. Twos bring hard work and care, while Fours offer creative, deep thinking. Twos can help Fours feel recognized and valued, while Fours can encourage Twos to be aware of their own needs.
How can Twos and Fours deal with change?
Twos tend to prefer stability over new situations and may not appreciate unexpected change. Fours, however, aren’t usually as personally affected by change. They don’t necessarily rely on external routine or consistency, generally choosing to focus on internal factors. Fours can help Twos see the beauty in change.
How can Twos and Fours manage stress?
Twos and Fours need to seek to understand what brings stress to one another and should try to avoid causing it when possible.
Twos are easily stressed by…
Fours are easily stressed by…
Twos should avoid not taking Fours’ problems seriously, while Fours should avoid rejecting Twos’ help in a difficult situation.
How can Twos and Fours encourage and motivate each other?
Twos and Fours can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
Twos are motivated by…
Fours are motivated by…
Twos can motivate Fours by recognizing their uniqueness.
Fours can inspire Twos by working to help them in a time of need, as well.