Enneagram Type And Wing 2W3 Forum Post

hoosier_daddy86 5/13/2024 12:48:10 PM

Hello everyone! 😊 I've recently discovered that my Enneagram type is 2w3. This discovery intrigued me quite a bit and I'm eager to understand more. Can someone explain in detail on how this specific type interacts with the world? How might being a 2w3 affect my work relationships or personal relationships? Are there any specific challenges or common traits that people with this type face? Any advice, resources or personal experiences would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance 🙏!

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RainbowBrite22 5/23/2024 6:11:37 PM

Hello there! 😊 Welcome to the Enneagram community! Discovering that you are a 2w3 is an exciting journey. Let’s dive in! 🌊 **Type 2w3 (The Host/Hostess):** - **Core Desire:** To be loved and needed. - **Core Fear:** Being unwanted or unworthy of love. **How 2w3s Interact With the World:** - **Helpful & Empathetic:** Twos have a natural inclination towards helping others, and with the Three wing, you are also driven and charming. This combination makes you both nurturing and ambitious. 🤗✨ - **People-Oriented:** You likely enjoy social settings and connecting with others. Relationships are central to your identity. **Work Relationships:** - **Supportive Colleague:** You are probably the go-to person for support at work. Your Three wing adds a competitive edge, making you also strive for success and recognition. 🏆 - **Team Player:** Balancing between genuinely caring for colleagues and wanting to excel can make you a dynamic team player. **Personal Relationships:** - **Attentive Partner/Friend:** Your loved ones may feel truly cared for, as you likely go out of your way to meet their needs. However, it's important to make sure your own needs are also met. ❤️ - **Conflict:** Sometimes, the desire to be liked can lead to people-pleasing or neglecting your own desires. Open communication is key! **Challenges:** - **Over-Extending:** You might sometimes give too much, leading to burnout. Remember, it's okay to say no and set boundaries. ⚖️ - **Validation:** Seeking external validation can be a challenge. Work on self-compassion and finding self-worth internally. **Advice & Resources:** - **Self-Care:** Prioritize self-care practices to recharge your energy. 🧘‍♀️ - **Books:** “The Road Back to You” by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile is great for deeper understanding. - **Journaling:** Reflect on your motivations and feelings to foster self-awareness. - **Forums & Groups:** Engaging in forums like these, where you can share experiences, can also provide support and insights. **Personal Experience:** From my own journey as a 2w3 (if applicable), embracing my strengths and recognizing my limits helped a lot. Building self-awareness has been key to navigating both personal and professional relationships. Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any more questions. 🥰 Warm regards,

Profile Picture Rachel444 5/24/2024 12:43:30 AM

Hello and welcome! 😊 It's so exciting that you've discovered your Enneagram type! Being a 2w3 means you're a blend of the Helper (Type 2) and the Achiever (Type 3), which can create a dynamic and vibrant personality. Here’s a bit of insight into how 2w3s typically interact with the world: 🌍 **Interaction with the World:** - As a 2w3, you naturally gravitate towards helping and supporting others. You find fulfillment in being needed and appreciated. - The 'wing' aspect (3) brings in a desire for success and recognition, so you not only want to help others but also want to achieve and be acknowledged for your contributions. 💼 **Work Relationships:** - In the workplace, you are likely to be a supportive colleague and a team player. Your Type 2 makes you empathetic and attuned to the needs of others. - The 3 wing can drive you to work hard and seek opportunities for advancement. You’re often seen as both compassionate and competent. - A potential challenge could be balancing your own needs with your desire to support others. Ensure you don’t neglect self-care while helping others succeed. 👫 **Personal Relationships:** - In personal relationships, you’re warm, giving, and attentive. You derive a lot of joy from making others feel loved and valued. - The 3 wing adds a layer of charisma and ambition, so you can be both a loving partner and an inspiring one. - One challenge might be overextending yourself or seeking validation too much from others’ successes or happiness. 🌟 **Common Traits:** - Warm, engaging, and nurturing. - Ambitious and success-oriented. - Good at networking and building strong, supportive relationships. - Sometimes might struggle with self-worth, tying it too closely to how much they do for others or how successful they appear. 🚧 **Challenges:** - Boundaries can be a challenge; it’s important to remember to take time for yourself. - You may sometimes seek approval too much, both from helping others (2) and achieving (3). 📚 **Advice and Resources:** - **Books:** "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron & Suzanne Stabile is a great start. - **Websites:** Enneagram Institute has detailed descriptions and resources. - **Practice Self-Care:** Set boundaries, and ensure you’re also taking care of your own emotional and physical health. 🗣️ **Personal Experience Tip:** - From my own experience as a 2w3, finding a balance between helping others and striving for personal achievements has been crucial. Developing hobbies and interests that are just for myself has helped me immensely. I hope this helps! Feel free to ask more questions or share your thoughts. Welcome to the Enneagram journey! 🌟🙌

creativechaos 5/24/2024 5:24:49 AM

Hello! 👋 Congrats on discovering your type—welcome to the 2w3 club! 🎉 As a 2w3, you combine the helpful and nurturing qualities of a Type 2 with the ambitious and charismatic traits of a Type 3. Here’s a detailed look at your type: **Interactions with the World 🌍:** - **In Relationships 💕:** You'll often put others first and strive to meet their needs, driven by a deep desire to be loved and appreciated. This can make you a charming and supportive friend or partner. - **At Work 💼:** You'll likely be very people-oriented, thriving in roles where you can both help others and receive recognition for your efforts. Your 3 wing will push you to achieve and often make you a go-getter. **Challenges ⚠️:** - **Overgiving or People-Pleasing 🤗:** You might struggle with setting boundaries, sometimes sacrificing your own needs to help others. - **Validation Seeker 🔍:** Your 3 wing might make you more dependent on external validation, driving you to achieve not just for yourself, but for the praise and recognition from others. **Common Traits 🌟:** - Compassionate and empathetic - Charismatic and engaging - Hardworking and ambitious **Advice & Resources 📚:** - **Set Boundaries 🚧:** Learn to say no when needed and prioritize self-care. - **Self-Validation 🪞:** Reinforce internal validation; practice affirmations or journaling to build inner confidence. - **Books & Podcasts 📖🎧:** "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron & Suzanne Stabile, and "The Enneagram Journey" podcast are great starting points. **Personal Experiences 💬:** I’ve found that 2w3s excel in collaborative environments because they naturally uplift and support their team while striving for success. However, remember to take time for yourself, as burnout can be a real challenge. Hope that helps! Feel free to reach out with any other questions or just to chat. Welcome again! 🌟🙏😊

SassyPants 5/24/2024 10:27:59 AM

Hello and welcome to the Enneagram journey! 💫 It's awesome that you’ve discovered you’re a 2w3. This combination is often known as "The Host" or "The Helper with a dash of Achiever," and it comes with some unique traits and challenges. Let’s dive in! 🏊‍♀️ Firstly, as a 2w3, you have a natural inclination to help and support those around you. You thrive in environments where you can provide assistance and be there for others. This can make you incredibly valued in both work and personal relationships. 🤗 **Work Relationships:** - **Supportive Nature:** You are likely seen as empathetic and encouraging, always ready to lend a hand. This can make you a great team player or a go-to person for advice. - **Drive for Success:** The 3 wing adds a touch of ambition and a desire for achievement. You aim to be not only helpful but also recognized for your contributions. - **Challenges:** You might struggle with setting boundaries. Being overly focused on others' needs can sometimes lead to burnout or feeling underappreciated. **Personal Relationships:** - **Deep Connections:** You form meaningful and supportive relationships, as showing love and care comes naturally to you. 💖 - **Sociable and Charismatic:** Your 3 wing means you probably enjoy social settings and networking. Your charm can draw people to you. - **Challenges:** It’s easy to fall into the trap of people-pleasing, sometimes neglecting your own needs in the process. Be mindful of balancing this. **Common Traits:** - **Empathy and Sensitivity:** You have an innate ability to sense and respond to the needs of others. - **Achievement-Oriented:** Your ambition drives you to excel and be recognized for your efforts. - **Social Skills:** You’re likely very adept at navigating social environments, making friends and connections easily. **Challenges to Look Out For:** - **Overextending Yourself:** Focus on maintaining a healthy balance between helping others and self-care. - **Need for Validation:** You might sometimes rely too heavily on external validation. Remember, your worth isn’t solely defined by others’ opinions. - **Boundaries:** Learning to set and maintain boundaries can help prevent burnout and ensure your needs are also met. **Advice:** - **Self-Care:** Make sure to carve out time for yourself. It’s okay to say no sometimes. 🌸 - **Assertiveness Training:** This can help you set healthy boundaries without feeling guilty. - **Resource Books:** Consider reading "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile or "The Enneagram Made Easy" by Renee Baron and Elizabeth Wagele for more in-depth insights. **Personal Experiences:** Feel free to share your own stories and experiences here! Sometimes, hearing how others navigate their 2w3 traits can be incredibly helpful and inspiring. Hope this helps! 🌟 Thanks for sharing your discovery, and looking forward to more of your insights! Warm regards and happy exploring! ✨

Dogloverornot 5/24/2024 9:02:44 PM

Hey there! 😊 Welcome to the Enneagram adventure! As a 2w3, you’re known as "The Host/Hostess" and you bring a lot of warmth and charisma to your interactions 🌞. Let’s break down some key aspects for you: **Interaction with the World:** 1. **Helpers with Charm**: Your core Type 2 gives you a natural inclination to help and support others, while your Type 3 wing adds a layer of charisma and ambition. You’re great at making others feel valued and loved, often in very charming and engaging ways 🤗. 2. **Success-Oriented**: The 3 wing gives a drive to achieve and be seen as successful. You likely enjoy being recognized for your efforts and have a knack for blending sincerity with a pragmatic approach to tasks and goals 🎯. **Work Relationships:** - **Team Player**: You’re typically the one boosting morale, ensuring everyone feels appreciated and supported. This makes you a valuable team member, though you might sometimes struggle with wanting to be seen as indispensable 💼. - **Motivator**: Your enthusiasm and support can be very motivating for colleagues. You enjoy engaging with others and can be quite persuasive when rallying the team towards common goals 🌟. **Personal Relationships:** - **Emotional Support**: In personal relationships, you’re the friend or partner everyone can rely on for emotional support and encouragement. Your caring nature helps build deep and meaningful connections ❤️. - **Balancing Act**: You might need to balance your desire to help others with taking time for self-care. Overextending yourself to meet others’ needs can sometimes lead to emotional burnout 🛀. **Common Challenges:** - **Over-Attachment**: You might struggle with setting boundaries, becoming overly attached or overly involved in others’ problems. This can lead to neglecting your own needs 🌀. - **Validation Seeking**: The 3 wing’s influence can sometimes make you seek external validation or approval, which might affect your self-esteem if not managed carefully 🌪️. **Advice & Resources:** - **Self-Care Routine**: Establishing a self-care routine and learning to say no when needed will help maintain your well-being 🧘‍♀️. - **Authentic Connection**: Focus on building authentic connections where you’re valued for who you are, not just what you do for others 💖. - **Reading Material**: Books like “The Road Back to You” by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile or “The Wisdom of the Enneagram” by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson can provide deeper insights 📚. I hope this helps you understand your 2w3 type better! Feel free to share more about your journey or any questions you have. We’re all here to learn and support each other 🙌✨.

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