Two: The Helper
|Illusion of Reality:
||"I make others happy."
||Respond to the needs of the present
|Approach to Problem Solving:
||Dependent: "I relate."
|Relationship to Life:
||Way of Subjugation: "I meet life head on."
- Are you so sensitive and responsive to the pain in people around you
that others might good-naturedly refer to you as a "mind reader"
- Do you find it difficult to limit the time or energy you spend when
others seem to need you?
- Do you struggle with organization in your personal life -- starting
many projects but following through on very few?
- Is it difficult for you to judge how much time is appropriate for youself
or others to focus on meeting personal needs without becoming selfish?
- Are you a flexible, accepting person who seldom, if ever, finds strictly
right or wrong answers to life's problems?
- In personal relationships, does your dedication to finding creative
ways of expressing your affection often collide with feelings of resentment
over being taken for granted?
- Do you quickly become agitated or "stressed out" when doing
tasks that focus on theoretical, objective issues that are devoid of any
- No matter where you are -- on the job, shopping, on vacation, at a
restaurant, at a party -- do you seem to attract people, even perfect
who pour out their hearts or tell you their life stories?
- Do you gain a sense of personal fulfillment at helping others achieve
Kathleen V. Hurley & Theodore E. Dobson
What's My Type?
Use the Enneagram System of Nine Personality Types to Discover Your Best
HarperSanFrancisco, 1991, 186 pages