Saturday, April 11, 2009

Enneagram Misidentifications - Type 2


In this article, I will try to clear up some of the differences between Enneagram Type Two and the rest of the Enneagram types respectively. The comparison tables will be subject to modifications and additions as more information reveals itself.

I hope it will be a useful tool for people who have trouble mistyping or aren't sure of their type - I'm one of them too.

2 and 1

Mistyping frequency: sometimes (usually between 1w2 and 2w1).

Two
Personal
Merging
Compliment
Focused on people
Emotionally expressive
Loving
Warm
Wants to be loved
One
Impersonal
Autonomous
Criticize
Focused on principles
Emotionally restrained
Logical
Reserved
Wants to be right


2 and 3


Mistyping frequency: sometimes (usually between 2w3 and 3w2).

Two
Give attention
Seek intimacy
Help others
Emotional
Selfless
Get aggressive
People
Sentimental
Be kind
Romantic
Three
Grab attention
Afraid of intimacy
Impress others
Composed
Selfish
Become detached
Goals
Ambitious
Be successful
Pragmatic


2 and 4


Mistyping frequency: sometimes (due to their emotionality).

Two
Engaging
Rescues
Focus on others
Unaware of self
Altruists
Understanding
Extroverted
Positive
Feel superior
Loving
Four
Withdrawn
Want to be rescued
Focus on self
Introspective
Individualists
Misunderstood
Introverted
Negative
Feel inferior
Ambivalent


2 and 5


Mistyping frequency: very rarely (sexual 5s can be mistyped as 2s by others)

Two
Emotional
Warm
People-oriented
Team-players
Compassionate
Sentimental
Empathizes
Help
Seek others
Passionate
Social
Five
Detached
Cold
Loners
Individualists
Analytical
Cerebral
Intellectualizes
Withdraw
Afraid of others
Cynical
Unsocial


2 and 6


Mistyping frequency: often (usually 6s mistype as 2s)

Two
Seek love
Loving and helpful
Sure of self
Need merging
Manipulative
Positive feelings
Become authority
Make others dependent
Self-assured
Six
Seek support
Playful and silly
Unsure
Want independence
Reactive
Ambivalent
Look to authority
Become dependent
Self-doubting


2 and 7


Mistyping frequency: often (usually 7s mistype as 2s)

Two
Emotionally stable
Seek intimacy
Focus on people
Helps others
Want merging
Possessive
Sentimental
Clingy
Want closeness
Relationships
Considerate
Keeps promises
Kind humour
Seven
Emotionally volatile
Seek adventure
Focus on enjoyment
Helps self
Want freedom
Detached
Cerebral
Let go
Want company
Activities
Can be caustic
Forgets promises
Abrasive humour


2 and 8


Mistyping frequency: sometimes (usually 2 men mistype as 8s)

Two
Dominate to help
Manipulation
Hide anger
Indirect hints
Dramatize
Vulnerable
Others-focused
Want appreciation
Eight
Dominate for power
Open conflict
Show anger
Direct speaking
Intimidate
Tough
Self-focused
Want authority


2 and 9


Mistyping frequency: sometimes (usually 9 women mistype as 2s)

Two
Expecting
Read others
Demanding
Self-important
Express displease
Controlling
Helping
Focused
Strong-willed
Engaged
Involved
Nine
Accepting
Idealize others
Accomodating
Self-effacing
Hide displease
Easy going
Comforting
Unfocused
Non-assertive
Disengaged
Withdrawn




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