I DO, WE DO - EPISODE 32: Enneagram Pt II
We’re revisiting the Enneagram! The ever popular Enneagram is back on our minds but we’re focusing on what it's like to work with a Type 8 (Billy) and a Type 2 (Ashley). We talk through a few characteristics typical of a Type 8 (The Challenger) & Type 2 (The Helper), how they relate to each of us, and how we work around these traits and embrace them to be a powerhouse team of two. Music “Sunny” by Bensound.com.
What We Talked About in this Episode:
Billy is a Type 8: The Challenger
Ashley is a Type 2: The Helper
These types are more similar than they seem both desire impact & influence but have different ways about achieving it
Type 8 is direct and results oriented
Type 2 is people-oriented and altruistic
Type 2 is nicknamed The Helper and it couldn’t describe Ashley more perfectly. She has built her career on helping others and takes this on in her personal life too.
Type 8 loves to challenges but loves to give other the opportunity to be challenged and convinces others to take on challenges
Ashley often tells Billy when she convincible
When we started this podcast, Billy always asked “What’s the end result?” to which Ashley responded “Just to have fun.” Later, he convinced her to start business which they officially started in February 2019.
Type 2 can be seen as a fairy-godmother
Unknowingly, Ashley often jokes about being a fairy godmother to the many scholarship recipients of the non-profit she runs
How Ashley needs a wand
Type 8s love control and hate being controlled, which completely describes Billy
Even physically, Billy hates certain positions when cuddling because he doesn’t have control of his body
Ashley had difficulty working with this when before she was always the one who was forced to make plans
She doesn’t desire control, but likes to fill needs and help others
Type 2s are empathetic and are in tune to others, Type 8s like results and often loses emotional contact
Billy doesn’t walk into situations wanting to make friends, but recognizes that others might & that’s where Ashley’s skillset shines
Ashley often serves as a consultant for Billy when communicating emotions with others
Type 2s help others so much, it often is to the detriment of their own health
When Ashley gets tired or stressed, her emotions come out. Billy then asks himself, “What can I do for Ashley to help her, so she’s not always being the helper?”