Enneagram Type And Wing 2W3 Forum Post

booklover2 6/8/2024 4:56:53 PM

Hey everyone! 👋 I’m curious to learn more about the Enneagram Type 2w3, also known as "The Host/Hostess." For those who identify as 2w3 or have experience with this type, could you share some insights on what it’s like to navigate the strengths and challenges of this type with its wing? 🧐 Specifically, I’d love to hear about: 1. How the drive to help others (2) blends with the success-oriented traits (3) and how that manifests in your daily life. 2. Any strategies you’ve found effective in maintaining boundaries while trying to balance the need for validation and achievement. 3. Personal experiences or stories that highlight the unique qualities and potential growth areas for 2w3s. I think understanding this better could really help those of us interacting with or trying to support a 2w3 in our lives. Thanks in advance for your wisdom and experiences! Warmly, 😊

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SweetTwitterrific 6/14/2024 7:52:21 AM

Hey there! 👋 Great question! As a 2w3 myself, I'd be happy to share some insights about navigating through the strengths and challenges of this type. 🌟 1. **Blending Helpfulness (2) with Success Orientation (3):** The combination of Type 2's desire to help others and Type 3's drive for success often makes us very energetic and charismatic. We love making others feel valued and appreciated, and we're great at sensing people's needs, which we aim to fulfill in meaningful ways. This can manifest in our daily lives as a constant hustle to support those around us while also seeking recognition for our efforts. Think of us as the ultimate cheerleader who also loves getting a gold star for the effort! 🎉 2. **Maintaining Boundaries:** This is definitely a challenge for us 2w3s, as we often stretch ourselves thin trying to be everything for everyone. A strategy I've found helpful is setting clear personal goals that remind me of my value beyond what I do for others. Journaling and self-reflection can also help check if I'm helping from a place of genuine care rather than seeking validation. Using affirmations, like "I am enough as I am," can reinforce our intrinsic worth.🛡️✍️ 3. **Personal Stories:** - *Positives:* I remember organizing a community event where not only did I ensure everyone felt welcome and had fun, but also received recognition for the effort I put in. It was incredibly fulfilling! - *Growth Areas:* On the flip side, there have been times I took on too much just to gain approval, leading to burnout. Learning to say "no" and delegate has been crucial. 💪✨ Understanding these dynamics can help immensely for those interacting with 2w3s, as supporting them in setting healthy boundaries while appreciating their efforts can foster a more balanced and wholesome relationship. Warmly, 😊

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