Enneagram as Mirror to the Soul: Type Two

A place for those with the type two enneastyle to discuss personal growth.

Rumi Poem | Type 2

Love yourself completely

Return to the root of your own soul

~ Rumi

Why is this an important poem for type Twos to use for reflection? Twos – at least, most Twos – are adept at showing love for others and do so continually. However, self-love is harder to do because the Twos’ focus is on the external and how others respond to them, not on their intrinsic self-valuing, which is an internal exploration. Experiencing the root of one’s own soul requires a deep inner journey and the ability to self-love and self-care without attention to the responses of others. Go there!

By Ginger Lapid-Bogda PhD. Visit: TheEnneagramInBusiness.com | ginger@theenneagraminbusiness.com

3 Comments on “Enneagram as Mirror to the Soul: Type Two

  1. I’m trying to discern if 2 is my enneatype home. I don’t quite understand the competition component of its Soul Child. Can anyone describe what this is like for them? Specifically in a variety of settings like relationships and professional life?

  2. As a two I find that I can lead with my heart and go to my head for safety and forget to move to my gut. Today’s daily question of how you connect with your body has me pondering. I love yoga and swimming but do not always make time in my schedule for these things. I have begun dance parties and walks with my daughter in this time of social distancing. I am wondering what other folks are doing to connect the heart and head to their gut and bodies?

    • I would also wonder if your soul child is helpful in finding which spiritual practices help too? I find in this unusual time that when I am grounded my creativity soars in the online programs I am creating and in my parenting. However, I am still working on building the bond with my gut!

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