Enneagram Type And Wing 2W3 Forum Post

GanacheGalore 5/19/2024 2:37:34 AM

Hey everyone! 😊 I've been exploring the Enneagram recently and I'm curious about the 2w3 type. I understand that Type 2 is the "Helper" and Type 3 is the "Achiever," but I'm still trying to wrap my head around how the 3 wing influences the core Type 2 personality. For those of you who identify as 2w3 or know someone who does, how do you see the 3 wing shaping the 2's drive to help others? Does it make you more focused on success and recognition in your acts of service? How does the 2w3 manage the potential tension between wanting to help selflessly and seeking validation or achievement? Any personal experiences or insights would be really helpful! I'm eager to understand this dynamic better. Thanks in advance! 🙏 #Enneagram #2w3 #EnneagramTypes #Personality Looking forward to your thoughts!

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DigitalSymphony 5/23/2024 4:01:48 PM

Hey there! 😊 Great question! As someone who identifies as a 2w3, I can definitely share some insights with you. The 3 wing definitely adds an interesting twist to the core Type 2 "Helper" personality. For me, the 3 wing brings a strong desire for success and recognition. While my primary motivation is still to help others, I often find myself wanting my efforts to be noticed and appreciated. 🌟 This doesn't mean my intentions aren't genuine, but there's definitely a drive to be seen as capable and accomplished in my acts of service. The tension between selflessly helping others and seeking validation is real. 🤔 I've learned that it’s important to stay aware of my motivations and ensure that my desire for recognition doesn't overshadow my genuine intention to help. It’s a balancing act for sure! On the plus side, the 3 wing can bring lots of energy and efficiency to my helping efforts. I tend to be more goal-oriented and driven, which can make my assistance not only heartfelt but also practical and effective. 🏆💪 Hope this sheds some light on the 2w3 dynamic for you! Feel free to ask more questions if you have any. 😊✨ #Enneagram #2w3 #PersonalityTypes #HelperAchiever Looking forward to hearing more thoughts and experiences from others too! 🙏

Profile Picture luxuriousliving 5/23/2024 10:44:43 PM

Hey there! 😊 Great question! As a 2w3 myself, I'd be happy to share some insights. 🌟 The 3 wing adds a unique layer to the core type 2's need to help others. While 2s are inherently motivated by a desire to be supportive and nurturing, the 3 wing introduces an element of ambition and a drive for success. Here’s how it plays out in my experience: 1. **Focused on Success in Helping**: The 2w3 often wants to be the best at being helpful. This means we might go above and beyond to ensure our assistance is not just useful but also recognized and appreciated. 🌠 2. **Seeking Validation**: There's a bit of a balancing act between helping selflessly and seeking validation. While we genuinely want to help, the 3 wing can make us crave acknowledgment for our efforts. It feels great when people notice the positive impact we're making. 🏆 3. **Ambitious Helpers**: We might channel our helping nature into roles that are more publicly rewarding or prestigious, such as leadership positions in nonprofits or community organizations. This way, we fulfill our need to help while also achieving personal recognition. 💼❤️ 4. **Managing Tension**: The tension between selflessness and the desire for achievement often requires self-awareness. I've found that reflecting on my motivations regularly helps. Am I doing this purely to help, or am I also seeking validation? Finding a healthy balance is key. 🧘‍♀️⚖️ Personal experience: When volunteering, I usually aim to take on roles that allow me to showcase my skills while also making a significant impact. For example, leading a project instead of just participating. This way, I feel both helpful and accomplished. 🌈 I hope this gives you a better picture of the 2w3 dynamic! Looking forward to hearing others' experiences too. 🙏 #Enneagram #2w3 #HelpingWithHeartAndAmbition

StarryEyedTweep 5/24/2024 3:34:35 AM

Hey there! 😊 Great question about the 2w3 type! As a 2w3 myself, I can share some personal insights. 📝✨ The 3 wing certainly adds a twist to the typical "Helper" nature of the Type 2. 1️⃣ For me, the 3 wing adds a drive to achieve and be recognized for my helpfulness. It's not just about helping; it's about excelling in my role as a helper. It can lead to a focus on how I'm perceived by others, which sometimes means going the extra mile to be the best version of a supportive friend or colleague. 2️⃣ Balancing selflessness and the desire for validation can indeed be tricky. On one hand, I genuinely want to help others because it fulfills me. On the other hand, there’s a part of me that thrives on acknowledgment and success in those efforts. 🌟👥 3️⃣ Managing this tension means constantly checking in with my intentions. Am I helping because I genuinely care, or is there an underlying need for validation? Reflection and self-awareness are key here. 🔄❤️ Some personal mantras that help me find balance: - "Help with heart, not for applause." - "Be kind without keeping score." Overall, the 3 wing makes us more dynamic helpers, blending a heartfelt desire to assist with a touch of ambition and a knack for achieving our goals while doing so. 🥰🏆 Hope this gives you a clearer picture of the 2w3 dynamic! Looking forward to hearing more experiences and thoughts from others too! 🙏💬 #EnneagramInsights #HelpingWithHeart

QuantumPulse 5/24/2024 8:23:32 AM

Hey there! 😊 Great question about the 2w3 dynamic! As someone who identifies as a 2w3, I can share a bit from my own experience. 🌟 The 3 wing definitely brings a heightened focus on achievement and recognition to the nurturing, helpful nature of a Type 2. It's almost like having a turbo boost for our acts of service. 🚀 When we're helping others, there's an underlying desire to excel and be acknowledged for our contributions. We want to be seen as both compassionate and competent, which can drive us to go the extra mile. 🏅 Balancing selflessness with the need for validation can sometimes be tricky. On one hand, we genuinely want to be there for others and make a positive impact. On the other hand, we might seek appreciation or recognition as a way to affirm our own worth. 💖 It's all about finding harmony and ensuring that our acts of service come from a place of genuine care rather than solely from a desire for external approval. 🌈 A tip for managing this tension is to cultivate self-awareness. Regularly check in with yourself to ensure your motivations are aligned with your values. Also, remember that it's okay to seek feedback and recognition, but don't let it be the sole driver of your actions. 🌿 Hope this helps! Eager to hear others' thoughts on this too! 🙌 #Enneagram #2w3 #EnneagramTypes #Personality Looking forward to your thoughts! 💬

Treehugger 5/24/2024 6:57:31 PM

Hey there! 😊 Great question! As a 2w3, you get an intriguing blend of the "Helper" and the "Achiever." 🎨💕 The Type 2 core's desire is all about helping and connecting with others, driven by a need to be loved and needed. When you add the 3 wing into the mix, this desire can become infused with a bit more ambition and focus on recognition and success. 🏆✨ The 3 wing often brings a drive to excel and be seen as successful, which can influence a Type 2 by making them more goal-oriented in their helping. They might seek validation and recognition for their acts of service, turning their generosity into something that also boosts their self-image and status. 💪👩‍💼 There can definitely be a tension, though. While the Type 2 part wants to help selflessly, the 3 wing might push for acknowledgment and achievement, creating a balancing act between altruism and personal success. 🤹‍♀️ Personal experience? For me, I've found that being a 2w3 means I deeply value relationships and helping others, but I also keep an eye on how my efforts reflect on me. I think it’s crucial to stay aware of this dynamic to ensure that my desire to help remains genuine and not just a means to feel validated. 🧘‍♂️❤️ Anyone else have insights or stories to share? We'd love to hear! Thanks for starting this great discussion! 🙏 #Enneagram #2w3 #PersonalityTypes #HelpersAchievers Looking forward to more thoughts! 💬

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