Enneagram 2w1

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Enneagram 2w1
What is an Enneagram type 2 wing 1 (The Companion)?
Enneagram type twos with a one wing primarily identify as type twos, but also share characteristics of type ones.  They tend to be altruistic and purposeful in their behavior. They have the will to alleviate human suffering and are generally more quiet and reserved than other twos.

Enneagram 2w1 Personality Traits

Basic Fear

Enneagram type two-wing-ones fear being unwanted by those they love. They tend to take on a caretaker role to serve others and avoid feelings of insecurity.

Basic Desire

They desire love and acceptance above all else. They are service-oriented and humble, seeking to help better the lives of those in their community.

Companions tend to stifle and repress their negative emotions and personal desires. They may feel internally conflicted as they work to meet everyone else’s needs but their own.

Enneagram 2w1

In summary, Enneagram 2w1 personalities tend to...

  • Recognize the feelings and needs of others
  • Desire love and acceptance
  • Serve those around them
  • Repress negative emotions and desires
  • Fear being unloved or unworthy

Enneagram 2w1 Strengths

Every personality archetype has strengths and blind spots, and these are often amplified in professional settings where we often encounter a diverse group of people with vastly different backgrounds and value systems.

Enneagram 2w1 Strengths

Strengths that are typically associated with the Enneagram 2w1 personality include...

  • Recognizing the needs of others
  • Awareness of their own growth areas
  • Focusing and giving attention to present tasks
  • Offering support and encouragement

Enneagram 2w1 Weaknessess

Enneagram 2w1 Weaknessess

Weaknessess that are typically associated with the Enneagram 2w1 personality include...

  • Being highly self-critical or insecure in trying times
  • Seeking praise from others
  • Ignoring and sacrificing their own personal needs
  • Difficulty facing criticism from other people

How Enneagram 2w1 personalities like to work

Enneagram 2w1 Communicating

Communicating with an Enneagram 2w1

Help them see their own value by showing appreciation for their contributions; listen attentively and create personal connections.
Enneagram 2w1 Meeting

Meeting with an Enneagram 2w1

Keep meetings minimal; allow them to help solve any problems.
Enneagram 2w1 Emailing

Emailing an Enneagram 2w1

Allow room for building connections through small-talk and communicate the purpose clearly.
Enneagram 2w1 Feedback

Giving feedback to an Enneagram 2w1

Recognize their accomplishments and hard work, while sensitively sharing constructive and specific growth areas.
Enneagram 2w1 Conflict

Resolving conflict with an Enneagram 2w1

Address conflict directly, listening closely when they share their perspective; express your own point-of-view and work toward a compromise.

Enneagram 2w1 Motivations

When people experience pain, stress, or dissatisfaction at work, it can usually be attributed to energy-draining activities. Therefore, it’s important to know what kinds of activities energize each personality type and which activities drain them.

Enneagram 2w1 Motivations

Enneagram 2w1s tend to be motivated and energized by...

  • Solving problems and accomplishing goals
  • Personal time to recharge
  • Feeling needed and accepted
  • Volunteering and serving others

Enneagram 2w1 Stress

Enneagram 2w1 Stress

Enneagram 2w1s tend to be stressed and drained by...

  • Harsh criticism from others
  • Ignoring their own personal needs
  • Feeling unhelpful and unwanted
  • Self-induced guilt and shame

Enneagram 2w1 Jobs

Type twos with one wings love being able to help contribute to a cause. They tend to be dedicated and selfless people, who love getting hands-on when helping others. They thrive in environments that encourage them to help others, while allowing personal space to recoup and reenergize.

Enneagram 2w1 Common Jobs

Common jobs for people with Enneagram 2w1 personality types

  • Non-Profit Leader
  • Counselor
  • Hospice Nurse
  • Veterinarian
  • School Psychologist
  • Humanitarian
  • Religious Leader
  • Advisor

Enneagram 2w1 Slide Show

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