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269 - The Good Samaritan Archetype

According to Katherine Fauvre

Community descriptions

Karkino (Personality Cafe)[1]

2+6: The Helper

  • Double compliant.
  • Pairing that is the most focused on helping others.
  • They are definitely service-oriented, and their attention is focused on others, even with dominant self-preservation instinct.
  • They want to be seen as providing for others and watchful of people’s needs.
  • Manage their insecurities by focusing their attention onto others and helping them.
  • Can be easily flustered if they don’t know how to help and be of assistance.
  • They take great pride in being important in someone’s life.
  • Often give out personalized help depending on the person and the situation.
  • Their life feel fulfilled with a service-oriented job, especially if they know they’ve made a difference.
  • Indifference and ingratitude are intolerable to them.
  • This pairing definitely fear being alone for long periods of time.
  • They usually don’t mind doing menial work as long as they are acknowledged for it.
  • Fear of being excluded, outside of the social circle, even if not dominant social instinct.
  • Anxious to be of service, may create opportunities to help.
  • May be clingy and dependent to the people they trust.
  • May be sensitive to flattery and compliments since they crave them and that they can be great indicators for who is kind and trustworthy and who’s not.
  • May turn their attention to others so much that they forget to nurture their own needs and feel drained and frustrated all the time.
  • This pairing isn’t focusing on its inner world and can be totally out of touch of what is truly important to them.
  • The 6 fix helps the core 2 to be aware of potential shifts and mishaps in their environment so to better be of service to people.
  • The 2 fix helps the core 6 to understand emotional and relational issues and how they can benefit from it.

2+9 The Benevolent

  • Double positive outlook.
  • Pairing that is the most gentle and non-threatening.
  • Dreamy, yet also focused on others.
  • Often disown anything that could be perceived as negative or problematic.
  • Want to be uplifting in a soft, healing way.
  • Unassertive, may not know how to deal with conflict.
  • Like to comfort people with encouraging words.
  • Want to be liked and be seen as easygoing, comforting.
  • May want to give general advice that is non-specific yet helpful.
  • Manage their anger and need by forgetting themselves and by merging with what others want.
  • Can secretly feel unnoticed, depreciated and lonely.
  • Often genuinely care for others even if not always apparent.
  • Help people by easing out the anxiety and soothing out the emotional pain.
  • It’s hard to see their pride since the NINE part will even deny of having any of it.
  • Love seeing everyone they love together in harmony, especially if they’ve contributed to it.
  • Usually quite humble and unaware of their sense of pride.
  • Often have a delicate and mellow personality.
  • This is the quietly positive person that doesn’t mind doing menial tasks to help people.
  • The 9 fix helps the core 2 to see all points of views and be of assistance in a non-intrusive way.
  • The 2 fix helps the core 9 be more proactive in taking into account the needs of others and assert their need for appreciation.

6+9: The Follower

  • Double attachment.
  • Enhances the natural line of connection to SIX and NINE.
  • Pairing that wants to be part of a community the most, even if not social subtype.
  • Often unassuming or wavering when alone, feel better in groups.
  • Even when leading with FOUR or with a sexual subtype, you won’t see them alienating themselves completely from their peers.
  • Unsure about their capacity to act alone, so they side with security.
  • Can easily take too much time to take a decision, especially with TWO or FOUR in the tritype.
  • Find security in being part of something greater than them.
  • Often look scared, preoccupied and/or worried even if not.
  • Unconsciously conforms and bends to its environment.
  • Can easily mimic or reflect collective insecurities, wants or beliefs.
  • Abhor conflict; their first instinct is usually to hide. A strong EIGHT wing or THREE fix can help alleviate the need for flight.
  • It’s hard to think for themselves and not to be swayed by others’ opinion
  • Usually gentle and amiable but can become secretive and anxious if they feel threatened.
  • Display their frustration in a passive aggressive way, often displacing it to something less threatening.
  • The SIX here is usually phobic but can become counterphobic if pushed enough toward stress and danger.
  • Can easily be caught in indecision and want others to take the big decisions at first.
  • At their worst, can blindly follow the herd and act without thinking for themselves.
  • The 9 fix helps the core 6 relax and being more tolerant and accepting of difference.
  • The 6 fix helps the core 9 being less indolent and more proactive when helping others.


[1] Karkino (2021), Enneagram Pairings Revised & Expanded Edition

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