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Enneagram Type 2: Appreciation and Emotional Attentiveness

Enneagram type 2

Enneagram type 2 has a core focus on being appreciated by others and showing appreciation for others by way of emotional attentiveness.

Self-Concern: “I am unappreciated as I am.”

Compensation: "I must find appreciation from and connection to people by responding to their needs and desires."

Core Assumption: Appreciation comes from responding to the emotional needs and desires of others. This requires that I read their unspoken emotional cues in order to find a way to connect to and support them. From this I also find my role in the world and others' lives.

Focus of Attention is on the needs and desires of others as well as their emotional states.


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