Enneagram 3w2 -The Charming-

Enneagram type 3 wing 2: The Charming is a subtype that results from the encounter of types 3 and 2. This means that the determination and objectivity of the Threes are tamed by the interpersonal skills of the Twos. From this blend rises a pure and charming personality that really knows how to engage people and catch their attention.


The enneagram 3 wing 2 overview

Some specific attributes only Enneagram type 3 wing 2 have is their energetic and purposeful approach to life. The 3w2 type clearly knows what it wants, and will do anything to accomplish its goals. They can easily focus and get things done, but they never forget their beloved ones and love to meet and chill out with others. 

Both types are part of the Feeling triad, which means that not only 2 but also 3 deal with reality using their heart, and are guided by their feelings and emotions when making decisions. As their heart calls the shots, they tend to be very sensitive people who strive for appreciation and being worthy of love. Success is their symbolic paradise since it’s crucial for them to feel good and feed their self-esteem. Enneagram 3w2 is obviously aware of its virtues, but failure is like an earthquake that takes its structure down and leaves it facing insecurity. Nevertheless, truly inspired by their unstoppable force, The Charming shines among the crowd like a vampire under the sun.

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Enneagram 3w2 Personality Traits

Basic Fear

Enneagram type 3 wing 2’s most basic fear is to feel unworthy of love, so they spend a lot of energy accomplishing their goals. The 3w2 puts their value on success and that’s how they measure themselves. Failure is their kryptonite; they feel lost and powerless when things don’t go as expected. All the hope and effort they put into results are very hopeful and inspirational for those who see their path. 

Although they are very self-oriented, sometimes type 3w2 can be very disconnected from feelings as they can distract them from their goals.

Basic Desire

Enneagram 3w2’s most basic desire is to be successful. Achieving their goals is very important for them in such a way that everything around them revolves around accomplishing these goals. However, this desire comes from a deeper need for appreciation which works as a warranty for their value and worthiness. The appearance of success they build up around their life is very functional for them to grow their self-esteem. Without it, they feel empty and impersonal. They dream about being admired like a red-carpet celebrity. An ovation once in a while won’t hurt at all! 

Enneagram 3w2 Strengths

Their strengths are clearly related to their ability to finish their tasks and accomplish their goals. With their stubborn and strong dedication, they become a source of inspiration to others. They’re restless, pragmatic, and very organized, and when it comes to planning the route to success, they can’t take it lightly.

They are clear, self-promotive, and often have a great sense of humor as long as everything is working as planned.

Every move they make is a high performance, which just highlights their conviction to do anything they decide to do. As they are tuned with their career, they are still connected with others and they worry about how others see them.

Enneagram 3w2 Weaknesses

Enneagram 3w2 weakness is talking about their feelings. You might give it a shot, but the answer will most likely be: 404 not Found. The detachment is so strong that sometimes it’s hard for them to track their feelings regarding daily conflicts. They are able to think long-term. They plan ahead and are methodical. In that sense, emotions and human issues are a little disturbing for them, so they just silence those feelings.

Enneagram 3 wing 2 types trust success and the status to control their self-esteem. As their value is not within them, it’s on the outside. They restlessly pursue the right price for them. One that will fill them with honor and dignity.

How Enneagram 3w2 personalities like to work

Learning how each personality works gives us powerful insights. It helps us overcome different situations and improve our relationship potential. Let’s check some vital Enneagram type 3 wing 2 aspects.

Communicating with an Enneagram 3w2

Be clear and assertive. Communicate your goals and plans. Invite them to participate to get their best. 

Meeting with an Enneagram 3w2

Talk with trust and be open-minded. Relaxed conversations will set the right conditions to share views and work on commitment. 

Emailing an Enneagram 3w2

Email just when necessary and with defined tasks. Seize the opportunity to give good feedback that’s always motivating. 

Giving feedback to an Enneagram 3w2

Feedback needs to be pragmatic and constructive. Appreciating them might open the door for possible good suggestions.

Resolving conflicts with an Enneagram 3w2

To solve a conflict, sharing your feelings and impressions will drain the stress out and the discussion will be more productive.

Enneagram 3w2 Motivations

Enneagram 3w2 feels deeply motivated when their goals are aligned with big things that will leave a mark and help others. They like to be part of something great and being appreciated for that. Everything they do needs to be purposeful.

Enneagram 3w2 Stress

Although those are their motivations, the constant pressure for being the best and the most capable makes them feel like a productivity machine. They stress out when everything they support gets heavier. Like an acrobat, their concentration is always on the edge, and even though they are used to the adrenaline and enthusiasm, it’s important to have some time to rest and relax too.

Enneagram 3w2 Jobs

The most common jobs for Enneagram type 3 wing 2 are: Advertising Consultant, Event Planner, Venture Capitalist, Entrepreneur, Surgeon, Pilot, Lawyer, and TV Anchor. Everything that involves scheduling, planning, and overcoming challenges with dedication will make them their best version.

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