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 Nine personality tend to be accepting, optimistic, and adaptive in their behavior. They like peace and tend to avoid conflict. They tend to enjoy time alone or with smaller groups of people.
How can Twos and Nines communicate effectively with each other?
Twos and Nines are both innately warm, optimistic, and welcoming. However, Twos tend to be more energetic and involved, desiring acceptance from other people. Nines tend to be more relaxed and patient, driven by the need for internal and external peace.
Twos should be open and encouraging when addressing Nines.
Nines should be attentive and engaging with Twos.
How can Twos and Nines resolve conflict?
Twos and Nines should remain empathetic to one another when addressing personal issues. Twos should help Nines feel comfortable expressing themselves by listening closely and engaging gently. Nines should avoid keeping their thoughts to themselves; they should feel comfortable directly addressing conflict by recognizing that discussion leads to resolution and peace.
How can Twos and Nines build trust?
Twos tend to trust Nines who can make decisions and share more openly. Nines should appreciate and encourage Twos.
Nines usually trust Twos who give them space to relax and allow them to move at their own pace. Twos should avoid being harsh or demanding around Nines.
How can Twos and Nines work together?
Twos are usually outgoing, curious, and motivated, while Nines tend to be more passive, stable, and calm. Twos tend to bring personal connection and helpfulness to a workplace. Nines offer mediation skills and patience. Twos can help Nines take direct action, while Nines can help Twos feel more at ease.
How can Twos and Nines deal with change?
Many Twos tend to prefer consistency, particularly in their personal relationships but are likely to adapt to a new situation after a short amount of time. Nines usually dislike change that disrupts their daily patterns but tend to adjust easily to situations that help others or diminish conflict.
How can Twos and Nines manage stress?
Twos and Nines 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…
Nines are easily stressed by…
Twos should avoid talking over Nines, while Nines should help Twos address their own needs.
How can Twos and Nines encourage and motivate each other?
Twos and Nines can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
Twos are motivated by…
Nines are motivated by…
Twos can motivate Nines by helping them feel comfortable expressing themselves.
Nines can encourage Twos by sharing appreciation for their help and encouragement.