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What is an Enneagram type 3 wing 2 (The Enchanter)?
People who identify as enneagram type threes with a two wing primarily identify as type threes, but share some characteristics with type twos. They tend to be ambitious, charming, and enthusiastic in their behavior. They are driven and love to achieve. They tend to adapt their attitude to their environment, which can make them very effective communicators.

3w2 Personality Traits

Basic Fear

Enneagram type three wing twos are afraid of failing and being unworthy of love. They avoid this by setting and accomplishing goals, in order to feel successful and worthy.

Basic Desire

Their basic desire is to be admired and accepted. They seek value through accomplishment, which may push them deeper into their work.

Enchanters tend to adjust their persona to their audience, in order to feel as though they are easily liked, which may lead to playing a character rather than being themselves.

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In summary, Enneagram 3w2 personalities tend to...

  • Be encouraging and vivacious
  • Enjoy setting ambitious goals
  • Seek success and accomplishment
  • Focus on their social appearance
  • Fear being rejected or unworthy of love

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 3w2 personality include...

  • Dedication to achieving their goals
  • Naturally self-confident and self-aware
  • Ability to easily connect with others
  • Caring deeply for their community
  • Being efficient in the workplace

Blind Spots that are typically associated with the Enneagram 3w2 personality include...

  • Heavily focusing on social image
  • Struggling to accept failure from others
  • Being overly competitive or possessive
  • Tendency to be unintentionally manipulative
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How Enneagram 3w2 personalities like to work

Communicating with a 3w2

Be direct and clearly communicate your needs and expectations.

Meeting with a 3w2

Build personal connections through discussion and help them set specific goals.

Emailing a 3w2

Emails should be infrequent; be straightforward and communicate objectives and expectations.

Giving feedback to a 3w2

Express appreciation for their accomplishments, while sharing specific and constructive feedback.

Resolving conflict with a 3w2

Be forward about disagreement and allow room for discussion; work together toward mutual understanding.


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.

3w2 tend to be motivated and energized by...

  • Achieving goals or winning competitions
  • Building new friendships
  • Being the life of the party
  • Effectively serving other people

3w2 tend to be drained by...

  • Failing or disappointing loved ones
  • Having a bad image or reputation
  • Feeling like they have to constantly entertain
  • Struggling to balance personal and professional lives

Best Jobs For Enneagram 3w2

Threes with a two wing are often warm and driven; they seek adventure and relationships with others. They love to serve in ways that allow them to lead. They do well in environments that encourage their big dreams and utilize their interpersonal skills.

Common jobs for people with 3w2 personality types

  • Advertising Consultant
  • Event Planner
  • Venture Capitalist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Surgeon
  • Pilot
  • Lawyer
  • TV Anchor

Visual Summary

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