What is an Enneagram type 2 wing 3 (The Host)?
People who identify as enneagram type twos with a three wing primarily identify as type twos, but share some characteristics with type threes. They tend to be ambitious, altruistic, and sociable in their behavior. They love building connections with others and helping to make a difference in the world.

2w3 Personality Traits

Basic Fear

Enneagram type two wing threes fear being unwanted or worthless. They usually avoid this by building personal connections with others and working hard to meet the needs of the community.

Basic Desire

Their most basic desire is to be loved and accepted. They may express this by being extremely attentive and attached to other people.

Hosts tend to suppress their own negative emotions, which, when done frequently, can lead to high levels of stress or unexpected outbursts.


In summary, Enneagram 2w3 personalities tend to...

  • Understand and attend to the needs of others
  • Seek acceptance and accomplishment
  • Enjoy group settings and meeting new people
  • Repress their own negative emotions
  • Avoid being disliked or undervalued

Strengths and Blindspots

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.

Strengths that are typically associated with the Enneagram 2w3 personality include...

  • Optimistic world-view and upbeat attitude
  • Building deep, personal connections
  • Being adaptable in stressful situations
  • Communicating clearly and effectively
  • Passion for serving others

Blind Spots that are typically associated with the Enneagram 2w3 personality include...

  • Tendency to be overly competitive or obsessive
  • Not acknowledging their own needs
  • Taking criticism personally
  • Criticizing themselves and others when under pressure
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How Enneagram 2w3 personalities like to work

Communicating with a 2w3

Listen attentively and engage them in lively conversation; be clear and expressive.

Meeting with a 2w3

Encourage them to help solve issues; direct them toward tasks and give them specific ways to help.

Emailing a 2w3

Include casual conversation; connect with them as you share the purpose of the email.

Giving feedback to a 2w3

Recognize their contributions and sensitively share any concerns.

Resolving conflict with a 2w3

Be clear and expressive, allowing them to be open with their feelings and perspective, as well.

Motivators and Stressors

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.

2w3 tend to be motivated and energized by...

  • Making a measurable difference
  • Taking time to care for themselves
  • Organizing and leading groups
  • Meeting and getting to know new people

2w3 tend to be drained by...

  • Neglecting their own needs
  • Being criticized or rejected
  • Failing to accomplish goals
  • Feeling unloved in relationships


Best Jobs For Enneagram 2w3

Type twos with three wings love being able to make a difference in the world. They are outgoing and self-assured, sacrificing their time to focus on others. They do best in environments that encourage collaboration and set big goals for helping the community.

Common jobs for people with 2w3 personality types

  • Non-Profit Leader
  • Entertainer
  • Religious Leader
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Human Resources Manager

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