Dynamics of Type 2: Helper
World View: People depend on my help. I am needed.
Basic Desire: to be loved
Basic Fear: of being unloved
Healthy loop controlled by Basic Desire:
Need to be loved ->
help others ->
Need to be loved
Unhealthy loop controlled by Basic Fear:
In the healthy state, the need to be loved induces Type Twos to help others
which causes them to be loved. When Twos feel loved, the need is
satisfied and a balance is reached.
In the average state, when Twos' are not helping others and are not loved,
the need to be loved increases, which helps Twos to again
reach out and help others. Thus the balancing loop can help Twos to recover.
Fear of being unloved ->
resent and manipulate others ->
Fear of being unloved
In the unhealthy state, the basic fear of being unloved can cause Type
Twos to feel resentful and try to manipulate others into loving them.
This can cause people to love them even less,
which further increases Twos' basic fear. The cycle continues to build
We can see from the diagram that a way to help break the control of the
basic fear is to weaken the unhealthy loop. Twos can refrain
from manipulating others but start to genuinely help others.
This will cause Twos to be loved, and thus reduce the fear of being unloved.
[Diagrams for 1-Reformer, 2-Helper,
3-Motivator, 4-Romantic, 5-Thinker,
6-Skeptic, 7-Enthusiast, 8-Leader,