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Type 2: The Helper - The Enneagram Institute

The Helper

The Caring, Interpersonal Type:
Generous, Demonstrative, People-Pleasing, and Possessive

Basic Fear: Of being unloved and unwanted for themselves alone
Basic Desire: To feel loved
Superego Message: "You are good or okay if you are loved by others and are close to them."

Direction of DisintegrationEnneagram Type 8
Needy Twos suddenly become aggressive and dominating at Eight.
Direction of IntegrationEnneagram Type 4
Prideful, self-deceptive Twos become more self-nurturing and emotionally aware, like healthy Fours.

Source: The Wisdom of the Enneagram