Core Need Inquiry for Type 2

Core Need Inquiry for Type 2

Core need of Type 2 is “to be needed”: This need arises out of a disconnection from unconditional love; from the nourishment of heart, mind, and body; and from trusting that our needs will get met. Being needed can be a way we secure love or loving attention. Through doing for others, being of service, and tuning into what we think others need, type 2 “hopes” to be seen and appreciated for who they are. However, when our orientation is primarily focused on others, we can develop the habit of not tuning into ourselves and our own needs.

Journaling Questions

  • How can I embrace my own need to receive kindness and love?
  • Can I give myself permission to have needs by embracing any shame that I have about having needs? What else do I need to let go of to give myself permission to have needs?
  • What could become possible if I gave my needs that same importance as the needs of others? Begin with imagining yourself as a child and deserving of your needs being met.

The Antidote to Stress for Type 2

Humility is the transformational quality of the heart of Type 2. Connection with others is a conduit for my needs as type 2 and the needs of other to be met. This is about knowing that I am innately connected to unconditional love. New pathways of receiving nourishment and connection reveals themselves as type 2 relaxes any compulsion to please others.

Journaling Questions

  • What becomes possible if I let go of my compulsion to please others or of any of my agendas?
  • Can I open to trusting that something greater than me is guiding what is needed and providing it in right timing? What begins to relax in me as I consider this?
  • Imagine yourself as an intimate part of love itself and worthy of receiving all the nourishment and love that you need. Imagine being showered and filled with this love. How does this feel?

Remember to reach out to me for a complimentary 15-minute coaching session to further explore any insights that arise from completing the inquiries at Gerise@GerisePappas.com.

Fundamental Core Needs of Each Enneagram Type

(from The Sacred Enneagram by Christopher Heuertz)
Use the links below to access all nine Enneagram Core Need Inquiries.

Core Need Inquiry for Type 2

Core need of Type 2 is “to be needed”: This need arises out of a disconnection from unconditional love; from the nourishment of heart, mind, and body; and from trusting that our needs will get met. Being needed can be a way we secure love or loving attention. Through doing for others, being of service, and tuning into what we think others need, type 2 “hopes” to be seen and appreciated for who they are. However, when our orientation is primarily focused on others, we can develop the habit of not tuning into ourselves and our own needs. Journaling Questions
  • How can I embrace my own need to receive kindness and love?
  • Can I give myself permission to have needs by embracing any shame that I have about having needs? What else do I need to let go of to give myself permission to have needs?
  • What could become possible if I gave my needs that same importance as the needs of others? Begin with imagining yourself as a child and deserving of your needs being met.
 

The Antidote to Stress for Type 2

Humility is the transformational quality of the heart of Type 2. Connection with others is a conduit for my needs as type 2 and the needs of other to be met. This is about knowing that I am innately connected to unconditional love. New pathways of receiving nourishment and connection reveals themselves as type 2 relaxes any compulsion to please others. Journaling Questions
  • What becomes possible if I let go of my compulsion to please others or of any of my agendas?
  • Can I open to trusting that something greater than me is guiding what is needed and providing it in right timing? What begins to relax in me as I consider this?
  • Imagine yourself as an intimate part of love itself and worthy of receiving all the nourishment and love that you need. Imagine being showered and filled with this love. How does this feel?

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