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The Difference Between Type 2 and Type 3

Apr 19, 2022
The difference between Enneagram type 2 and type 3 on the Enneagram MBA podcast

Both Type 2 and Type 3 are in the Feeling/Heart Center of Intelligence where they have the common emotional struggle of shame due to their focus on their image and how believe they’re viewed by others. 

They typically get their worth based on how good of an image they have...

Twos how helpful and loving they are, and Threes are focused on how successful they look to determine their worth.

Despite several overlapping qualities and the fact they are Wings of one another, there are some key differences that you’ll learn about in this episode to help you gain clarity on which one resonates most as your dominant type.

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