Type 2

The altruist, the savior

Samwise Gamgee (Lord of the Rings)
Elena Gilbert (The Vampire Diaries)
Lily Aldrin (How I Met Your Mother)


2s are caring, considerate and affectionate people who often do their best to contribute to the well-being of the people around them. They have a natural ability to feel the needs of others. They like to engage in actions in which they can use their natural goodness. They are also very flattering and often know what to say or do to make others feel admired. They have innate relational skills and place great importance on interpersonal relationships. They are generally friendly, caring, sociable and warm. They like contributing to help others reach their full potential.

Avoidance compulsion

2s seek at all costs, and often unconsciously, to avoid recognizing their own needs. They feel much more comfortable giving than receiving. They do everything they can to avoid disappointing others and feeling unloved.

Center of attention and motivation

The attention of 2s is focused on the needs of others and the obtention of their approval. They give much, and in various forms: praises, affections, compliments, any help, to obtain love.
2s are motivated by commitment to others. They seek to meet the needs of others and feel motivated when their contributions are recognized. They like feeling appreciated and important to others.
They need to feel approved and recognized. They like to have a special place in their relationships.

Vice and defense mechanism

When they are under the influence of their compulsion (to avoid recognizing their own needs), 2s are driven by the pride (in a particular form), to neglect and repress their own needs to privilege the satisfaction of other. They think they have unlimited resources to fill others without needing to recharge their batteries.

In harmony

In their best condition, when they manage their compulsion, 2s are in harmony with themselves and are empathic, concerned, altruistic, warm, enthusiastic, compassionate, caring and generous. They give sincerely and humbly without waiting for a form of return and contribute to the well being of the people around them.
They are in confort when they are satisfied with their relationships, when they feel feel loved, valued, and when their wishes and desires come true. Then they tend towards their type of integration (type 4), and its positive traits are added to their behavior. Thus they learn to accept themselves more completely without rejecting their needs and become more authentic and creative.

In imbalance

Under the influence of their compulsion, 2s can have low self-esteem, can have troubles saying "no", they can depend too much on others and can be too "demanding". In deep inner lack of recognition or affection, they can begin to give compulsively, advice or services not necessarily requested. The others can then perceive them as authoritarian, too demonstrative or manipulative. If the situation does not get better, they tend towards their type of disintegration (type 8) and its negative traits are added. Thus they can become angry, aggressive, offensive, threatening, vengeful, accusing and rebellious.


The neighbor types of 2 are types 1 and 3. We call the type wing, the neighbor type which seems to have the most influence on the basic type.
2w1s are more discreet, idealistic and moral, but can also be more critical.
2w3s are more extroverted, ambitious and confident but can also be more competitive.