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Enneagram Type 3w2: The Enchanter(A Complete Guide)

Sara Quitlag

This article will look at what the enneagram type 3w2 is by studying the personality types it is made up of and what the resulting personality is. The article will also shed light on the major traits of this personality type and what strengths and weaknesses it has.

Enneagram Type 3w2: The Enchanter

Enneagram type 3w2 is a personality type that is ambitious, charming and passionate when it comes to describing their personality type. They also possess good communication skills and are hence effective communicators and can get messages across to the other party very effectively!

As we mentioned, these enneagram types are very ambitious and hence they have a habit of setting very high and lofty goals for themselves which not only keeps them going but allows them to challenge their own selves. They grow through such activities and are able to feel complete and secure because of their continuous and successful striving in their area of work.

Not only do they work hard but they do so to seek success; this is what drives them internally and externally because they want to be successful and also focus on how they appear to others socially. They want to be admired and respected and one of the ways to do this is by proving oneself to others through setting high goals and achieving them.

The enneagram type 3w2 is an enneagram type that is made up of the following two personality types:

  • Enneagram Type 3
  • Enneagram Type 2

Let us take a quick look at both of these enneagram types!

Who Is A Type 3 Enneagram?

A type 3 enneagram is also called the ‘Achiever’ because of their desire that drives them to accomplish the big things in life. They are very hard working; putting in much time and energy in their work in order to achieve the success they desire!

These individuals are known to be very confident and have high levels of self efficacy, determination and the will to compete with others. However, they are also concerned about how others think of them and their image in the public which is sometimes very stressful.

The basic desire of an Achiever is to feel valuable and worthy of attention. They want others to know about their achievements and appreciate them or show them recognition in some way. People with this type usually define the term success according to others views and opinions and they work towards this so called success to gain respect and status in the society. The basic fear of type 3 enneagrams arises from not achieving what they desire deeply. They want to be worthy of the love and recognition of others; they want to achieve great things that benefit or impress people and hence be celebrated by them. 

Who Is An Enneagram Type 2?

An enneagram type 2 is also known as the Helper because of their desire to help others and make their tasks easier or remove any burden upon them.  They are very caring and have great interpersonal skills that allows them to interact with people to help them and understand their situation and needs. Personality traits used to describe type 2s include possessive, demonstrative, helpful and people pleasing.

People with this type are very empathetic and have profound emotional intelligence thus it makes them more approachable and appealing to people who are in need of help and find it difficult to ask. They are friendly, generous and self sacrificing hence they overlook their own needs to fulfill those of others! However, such closeness with others results in feelings of possessiveness. Also, they force their own self to forgo their feelings and need to make sure they are available to others for help; this may seem pretty good in the short term but they will end up pretty frustrated in the long run and their feelings may erupt like a huge volcano does!

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Enchanter: Enneagram Type 3w2

In this section, the article will focus on the strengths and weaknesses of the enneagram type 3w2.

Strengths

Here are the strengths of the ‘Enchanter’:

  • Confident
  • Self Aware
  • Connect With Others
  • Efficient 
  • Deeply Caring

Confident

The enneagram type 3w2 is very confident and assertive when it comes to being around other people. This is not only because of their personality but also because of the hold they possess over their area of expertise or work. Hence, they are not hesitant in giving their views or opinions and they are also able to confront people if they think there is an issue.

At the workplace, people with this personality type are great at giving presentations, forwarding better ideas or suggestions and providing input to new business decisions. They want to play at the forefront and be in the ‘game’.

Furthermore, type 3w2 enneagrams are able to take a stand for what they believe is right - this extends not only to their own self but to the rights of others as well!

Self Aware

Being self aware is a great strength these enneagram types possess and this helps them manipulate their appearance and behavior in a way that impresses other people. They are able to determine themselves how they have done in a situation and what was required to do even better. They are also very concerned about their social appearance to others and hence they are always conscious about what they are doing in public. This may become a bit of a nuisance for them however they use it well to help them achieve what it is in life that they want to achieve.

Connect With Others

Being confident, good communicators and having the ability to stand up for others too, these enneagram types have no problem connecting with others! They are made up of the enneagram type 2 that is known for its desire to help others and hence this plays a role in making up this hybrid personality type!

Enneagram type 3w2 is a personality type that possesses good people skills; they are able to understand what people want or need and how they can be made to feel comfortable. Furthermore, these individuals know how to keep the conversation going and talking about topics that are relevant and make sense!

Efficient

Yes, the enneagram type 3w2 is highly efficient especially at the workplace and this is what keeps them going when it comes to achieving those lofty goals they have set for themselves!

Deeply Caring

As we mentioned before, the people who possess this personality type are very caring when it comes to others. Despite the fact that they are very much concerned about their own success, a part of their personality pushes them to be considerate about the needs of others and hence they do much for people around them!

Weaknesses

The following list describes the weaknesses of the enneagram type 3w2 personality type:

  • Self Conscious
  • Highly Competitive
  • Tendency To Unintentionally Manipulate Others
  • Expect Too Much From others

Self Conscious

This personality type is overly concerned about their social image. They want to appear successful and strong to others as well as independent. This is one thing that pushes them to work very hard. However, they often take decisions keeping in view what others will think!

Highly Competitive

Although being competitive is a good thing, the Enchanter might overdo it when it comes to actually working to be successful. People who are overly competitive may end up harming their health, relationships and long term happiness, success and wellbeing for consistent short term goal achievement.

Tendency To Unintentionally Manipulate Others

With high expectations and desires to meet, the enneagram type under discussion has the tendency to persuade people into doing things that are beneficial not only for them but the Enchanter too.

Expect Too Much From others

These people do not like no for an answer and will do much to avoid seeing others fail! However, sometimes they might end up pushing people so much that they become demotivated!

Conclusion

This article provided an in depth overview of the enneagram type 3w2 by discussing the personality types it is made up of and the strengths and weaknesses of the ‘Enchanter’. The article also talked about the enneagram type 3w2 and highlighted general traits it possesses such as good communication skills, assertiveness and being able to stand up for the rights of their own self and those of others.

References

https://www.crystalknows.com/enneagram/type-3/wing-2

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Sara Quitlag

Sara Quitlag is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.