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
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.
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.
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.
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 Weaknesses
Weaknesses that are typically associated with the Enneagram 2w1 personality include...
Being highly self-critical or insecure in trying times
Help them see their own value by showing appreciation for their contributions; listen attentively and create personal connections.
Meeting with an Enneagram 2w1
Keep meetings minimal; allow them to help solve any problems.
Emailing an Enneagram 2w1
Allow room for building connections through small-talk and communicate the purpose clearly.
Giving feedback to an Enneagram 2w1
Recognize their accomplishments and hard work, while sensitively sharing constructive and specific growth areas.
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 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 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.
Common jobs for people with Enneagram 2w1 personality types
Enneagram 2w1 Slide Show
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