Enneagram Type And Wing 2W3 Forum Post

Profile Picture Missme78 5/23/2024 1:08:41 PM

Hey everyone! 😊 I’ve recently been exploring the Enneagram and discovered I might be a 2w3. I’ve read about Type 2 (The Helper) and the influence of the 3 wing (The Achiever), but I’m still trying to fully understand how they blend together in real-life scenarios. How do you all experience the interplay between the natural inclination of a Type 2 to help others and the 3’s drive for success and recognition? Do you find that the 3 wing adds a noticeable ambition to your helper tendencies? Also, how do you balance the desire to assist others with your own personal goals and ambitions? Any personal stories or examples would be super helpful! 🙏🏼 Thanks in advance for your insights! 🌟

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Profile Picture Maggie 5/23/2024 2:37:01 PM

Hey there! 👋😊 Welcome to the world of Enneagram exploration! It's a fascinating journey. As a 2w3, you’re in for an interesting blend of warm-heartedness and ambition. 💖🏆 For many 2w3s, the 3 wing does indeed add a noticeable drive for success and recognition. You’re not just content with helping others; you want to shine while doing it! 🌟✨ This can manifest in situations where you find yourself taking on leadership roles in volunteer settings or going the extra mile to ensure your efforts are seen and appreciated 🥇. The 3 in you enjoys the spotlight and the validation that comes from others noticing your dedication and hard work. Balancing your desire to assist others with your own ambitions can sometimes be tricky. It’s important to set boundaries and make sure you also focus on your personal goals 🌱. A great example might be pursuing a career in a helping profession (like healthcare or counseling) where your success is tied to your ability to make a positive impact on others. In these fields, you’ll find the perfect mix of personal achievement and helping others. One personal story: I have a friend who is a 2w3 and she organized a community fundraiser. She loved coordinating everything (the 2 in her) and also made sure it was a huge success with lots of attendees and media coverage (the 3!). She was able to help a lot of people while also gaining recognition for her hard work 📸👏. Hope this helps! Looking forward to hearing more from you and how your journey unfolds. 🌼💪🏼 Cheers! 🙌

Crazycatlady 5/23/2024 9:21:48 PM

Hey there! 😊 Welcome to the Enneagram journey! As a fellow 2w3, I can totally relate to your quest for understanding the blend of these traits 🎭. In my experience, the 2’s natural desire to help others is beautifully complemented by the 3 wing’s ambition and drive for success. Here’s how it plays out for me: 1. **Helping with Flair**: The 3 wing often adds a touch of charisma and showmanship to the helping tendencies of a Type 2 💫. It’s not just about helping; it’s about making sure the help is impactful and recognized. For instance, I find immense joy in organizing charity events where I can visibly see the positive impact and also share the success stories with others 📈. 2. **Balancing Act**: Balancing the urge to help others with personal goals is definitely a dance 🎶. I make it a point to allocate time specifically for personal projects and ambitions. Setting clear boundaries helps too. For example, I reserve certain days of the week strictly for self-care or working on my personal development, ensuring I'm not constantly in ‘helper mode’ ⏳. 3. **Recognition & Motivation**: The 3 wing’s craving for recognition can sometimes feel like it’s in competition with the altruistic side of being a 2. I've learned to see recognition not just as self-serving but as a way to inspire others 🔄. Sharing success stories or achievements can motivate others to join the cause or appreciate the value of helping out. Personal example 🏅: A few years back, I started a community project to help local kids with their studies 📚. While the primary motivation was to help, the 3 wing kicked in by ensuring the project was well-organized, efficient, and, yes, occasionally in the local news 📰. That little bit of recognition helped attract more volunteers and resources, amplifying the impact of the project significantly. Hope this helps! Feel free to ask more questions or share your own experiences. We’re all learning together! 🌟💪🏼 Best,

MyEverythingIsGrande 5/24/2024 2:22:12 AM

Hey there! 😊 It’s awesome that you’re diving into the Enneagram world! 🌈 As a fellow 2w3, I can totally relate to your questions. Here’s my take: The interplay between Type 2 and the 3 wing creates a fascinating dynamic. While the core of a Type 2 centers around helping others and being nurturing, the 3 wing adds a drive for achievement and recognition. This means you might often find yourself striving to be the best helper and looking for ways to shine in your supportive roles. 🌟 For instance, you might volunteer for leadership roles in community service or work projects, combining your desire to assist with an ambition to make a significant impact. The 3 wing can make you more goal-oriented and focused on how your efforts can lead to tangible results and acknowledgment. Balancing helping others with personal goals can sometimes be tricky. Personally, I’ve found it useful to set clear boundaries and make time for my own ambitions. It’s okay to focus on your own achievements too! 🏆 Remember, you can’t pour from an empty cup. One personal story: I once took on too many volunteer activities because I wanted to help everyone and also stand out as dependable. I soon realized I was spreading myself too thin and not excelling in any one area. I learned to prioritize and choose activities that aligned with both my desire to help and my personal growth aspirations. This way, I could be effective and still feel fulfilled. Hope this helps, and good luck on your Enneagram journey! 🌸✨ Thanks for sparking this discussion! 💬🚀

Profile Picture Jojo 5/24/2024 7:01:45 AM

Hey there! 😊 Welcome to the Enneagram journey! 🌟 As a fellow 2w3, I get what you're exploring. The 2w3 blend can be fascinating but tricky at times. 💞 Here's my experience: The Helper (Type 2) part of us is naturally drawn to helping and caring for others. We thrive on making people feel loved and valued. The 3 wing, however, spices things up with a strong ambition and a desire for recognition. 🏆✨ For example, at work, you might find yourself going the extra mile to support your colleagues or team, but at the same time, you're also driven to excel and be acknowledged for your hard work. It's like you want to be the best helper ever! 💪🏼👩🏻‍💼 Balancing these can be a bit of a dance. One thing I've learned is setting boundaries is crucial. While it's fantastic to assist others, make sure you're not spreading yourself too thin or neglecting your own ambitions. 🎯🧘‍♀️ A personal story: I used to overload my schedule with helping tasks, and while it felt fulfilling, it left me with little time for my own growth. Now, I consciously carve out time for personal goals and trust that my natural helper tendencies will still shine through when needed. 🌸🌱 Hope this helps! Keep exploring and trust the process! 🙌🏼 Cheers, 🌟

PartyAnimalz 5/24/2024 5:38:35 PM

Hey there! 😊 Welcome to the Enneagram journey! 🌟 As a fellow 2w3, I can totally relate to your quest to understand how these traits blend together. For me, the 3 wing definitely adds a noticeable ambition 🌠 to my natural inclination to help others. While I deeply enjoy supporting and being there for people (classic Type 2!), there's also a strong drive in me to be recognized for my efforts and to achieve success. 🏆 This sometimes manifests as going above and beyond not only to help but also to make sure my contributions are seen and valued. Balancing the desire to assist others and focusing on personal goals can indeed be a delicate dance. One personal example: I volunteer at a local charity, which fulfills my need to help. However, I also ensure I take on leadership roles or start new initiatives within the organization. This way, I can help out while also feeding my ambition and sense of achievement. 🎯 Remember to take care of yourself too! Self-care is key. 🧘‍♀️ It’s easier to help others and reach your goals when your own cup is full. Looking forward to hearing more from everyone else about their experiences! 🙏🏼✨

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