I assumed as much, in fact the main reason why I posted the second comment was to prevent this thread from being buried before some Twos came along and answered.Hi! :happy: I think Twos aren't very active in this forum compared to many other types... I'm a bit more introverted Two and at the moment a bit tired, maybe that explains my activity here to some extent. Anyway, I think I'm an intellectual person... I've always been good at learning new things in school and at the moment I'm studying at the university. I've even started to do my dissertation. Well, I don't know if I ever finish it but I've been told to be good at it. I'd like to do my part to help the world to move into a positive direction and that's why I like doing research but I still prefer helping others more personally and I don't think I will be researcher after all... :happy:
Might be true! But it's a shame because at least I've been feeling much better after realizing I'm actually a Two... I even wrote about Twos as children here but no-one seems to notice. I wish there were more Twos here, snif...I think Type Two is probably the most under-typed in the Enneagram. There are probably a lot of Twos on here, they just don't think they're Twos.
I agree... I've shared my opinion about Thinking preferences and Twos already here. Somehow they seem impossible to co-exist if you think about the true nature of a Two. But I could be wrong, of course...
Great! Didn't comment or thank, though roud: Anyway, where are all the Twos??? Out there helping others? I tend to help beginners here in PerC, I help them figure out their type, it's such a pleasure :tongue:
an INTJ 2? now I've seen everything =)I knew someone who types as an INTJ and 2. He's probably one of the brightest people I've known with an incredible set of skills by creating techno music and sounds from the level of a computer programmer, aiding businesses in using technology, DJ'ing on weekends for raves. He' a pretty astonishing person and was probably better than most at compartmentalizing his emotions so that he would be very sensitive to those close in his personal life, and just keep a good friendly working relationship with everyone else.
No one is saying that it is impossible for a 2 to have a Thinking preference. Also, I only see YOU assuming that all people who want to be loved are 2s. The dominant argument here from most has been that it is highly UNLIKELY that one's casual observances of a friend are proof that they are in fact a Type 2 INTJ.The main reason why many people don't think a T can be a Two or why FJ's can't be Fives, or NF's be Eights, is because of the descriptions. Instead of people paying attention to the core motivations, basic fears, etc., they read the half-assed descriptions and think that's how everyone in the type acts which couldn't be further from the truth. Anyone who really knows the enneagram knows that the descriptions for all the types are greatly flawed. They make 1's look like the church lady, 2's look like pussies, 3's look like manipulative douchebags, and so on and so forth.
If you say a T can't be a Two, you're saying that there isn't a T in the world that doesn't care about being wanted or loved or doesn't want to give love to others. If you say an FJ can't be a Five, you're saying that all FJ's don't mind being incompetent or useless. If you say an NF can't be an Eight, you're saying that NF's don't care whether they're being controlled or not and will gladly follow anyone even if they have no respect for them; and as an INFP I can tell you that if I perceive that someone is trying to control me in some fashion or do something against my beliefs, I will damn well stand up for myself and what I think is right.
Another way to look at it is to compare Twos and Threes. How come it's difficult to believe that a T can't want to help another over themselves, yet we can believe that T's will bend down to others' perceptions just to be popular? You can easily see how both could be considered "illogical", yet for some reason being a Thinking Three is fine, but a Thinking Two is not. The fact of the matter is that everyone, no matter whether they're a T or an F is human, not a robot. Even though T's are able to separate their emotions from situations more often than a F, it doesn't mean that they're devoid of any sort of feeling for others or even that they can't be influenced by others even if they do have irrational thoughts and behaviors.
Oh dear... I hope you mean astronomy (astrology isn't a science, but it's probably on the history channel and the like anyway )I'd say I'm pretty intellectual I mean, for a long time I thought I was a Thinker. In terms of what I like to engage in intellectually, it usually centers around psychology and sociology. I get really nerdy about those subjects haha. I also love school in general, so that includes a wide variety of topics. I like to watch the science channel, particularly those shows about astrology and evolution. You won't, however, see me doing too many in-depth analyses for their own sake. I have to be really motivated to do that, and it has to be a topic that I'm interested in. I just like to explore existing knowledge and make general applications.