Enneagram 2w1 fictional characters (A Complete Guide)

In this article, we will discuss enneagram 2w1 fictional characters. We will do that by giving a brief overview of the enneagram 2w1 personality type. We will then move on to discussing fictional characters having 2w1 personalities and describe their traits. 

Enneagram 2w1 fictional characters 

Prominent fictional characters with type 2w1 personality are as follows:

  • Sam Gamgee (Lord of the Rings)
  • Molly Weasely (Harry Potter)
  • Lily Aldrin (How I met your mother)
  • James Wilson (House M.D)
  • Terry Jeffords (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
  • Shirly Bennett (Community)
  • Diana Barry (Anne with an E)
  • Kitty Forman (That 70s show)
  • Rubeus Hagrid (Harry Potter)
  • Primrose Everdeen (The Hunger Games)

Overview of enneagram 2w1

Type 2w1 has basic traits of type 2 and secondary traits of type 1.

Basic fear: Type 2w1 fear being unwanted by loved ones. They adopt a caretaker role to serve others to not feel insecure.

Basic desire: Type 2w1 desire to be loved and accepted. So they serve others, are helpful and humble. They repress their needs and emotions but feel internally conflicted for putting the needs of others ahead of their own. 

Strengths of Type 2w1

  • Attentive to the needs of others
  • Self-aware of personal areas needing improvement
  • Supportive of others
  • Focus on the present

Weaknesses of Type 2w1

  • Overly Self-critical
  • Overly Self-sacrificial
  • Need approval of others
  • Find criticism from others hard

If you’re facing this, it may be a good idea to seek the help of a therapist or other mental health professional. You can find a therapist at BetterHelp who can help you learn how to cope and address it.

Workplace and job: Type 2w1 are dedicated, selfless, and altruistic. They love contributing to a cause They prefer to work in jobs that allow them to help others but also give them personal space to re-charge e.g. counselor, nurse, school psychologist, advisor, etc.

Source of Stress for type 2w1

  • Criticism from others
  • Not being able to help
  • Self-induced guilt and shame
  • Ignoring personal needs

Enneagram 2w1 fictional characters 

Following is a list of fictional characters with type 2w1 personality:

Sam Gamgee (Lord of the Rings)

Sam Gamgee is the second lead in the Lord of the Rings. He is often regarded as the main hero of the story because of his strong support for the main character throughout his journey.  He is also the protagonist’s best friend and most loyal partner.  Without him,  the story would not have been possible. 

 Sam is depicted as a humble and simple person who is quite respectful to his master.  He helps him on various points in the series and makes sure his physical and emotional needs are fulfilled.  He also encourages him and consoles him whenever he feels down.  There is a strong bond of trust and love between them. His character is the definition of what a true caretaker and friend look like.

Molly Weasely (Harry Potter)

Molly Weasley is an important side character in Harry Potter.  She is a very kind-hearted and loving woman who is motherly to almost everyone she interacts with.  She is often found to be making food for people and offering affection to others.  She is quite warm and gentle especially to Harry because he did not have parents.  She even sends him gifts that are handmade with love.  However,  she can be quite fierce when the situation requires it.  Especially when someone misbehaves or breaks the rule, she gets very angry. Apart from this, she encourages her children and their strengths.  Her priority is to fulfill their needs and make sure they are happy before she even thinks about herself.

Lily Aldrin (How I met your mother)

Lily Aldrin is an important character in ‘How I Met Your Mother’.  She has been depicted as a cute person who acts innocent but is actually quite smart.  However,  she cares a lot about her friends and looks after them.  She is able to understand their feelings and forgives them readily when they make mistakes.  She also supports others when they are going through a hard time. She is the empathizer in the group. She is also a kindergarten teacher and is especially loving to kids.   Her character quite caring and protective of people she is close to. 

James Wilson (House M.D)

James Wilson is the Protagonist’s best friend on ‘House’.  He is a doctor by profession and one of the nicest people who is often teased by others and taken advantage of due to his polite nature.  He cares a lot about others and put their needs ahead of himself.  When patients are unable to find donors,  he offers his own organs to them.  He is unable to say no and it takes his responsibilities seriously.  He is willing to go to any lengths for someone he cares about.  James is calm but also has a humorous and playful side that he shows to people he is close to.

Terry Jeffords (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)

Terry Jeffords is an important side character on the show ‘Brooklyn Nine-None’. His character is like a father figure to the whole police branch. This is because he takes extra care of his colleagues. Even when they make mistakes, he covers them and helps make things better. He has been depicted as a family man who cares a lot about his wife and children. He can be seen worrying about their needs and making sure they are happy with him. He is hardworking, caring, and protective of his squad.  He makes sure to console others and offer his support and encouragement to them when they are going through a difficult time. 

Shirly Bennett (Community)

Shirty Bennett is an important character on the show ‘Community’. She has been depicted as a soft-spoken, maternal, and kind person who starts community college to further her education. Her role in her group of friends is always of the caretaker who nurtures and protects them. She can be seen cooking for them at various points in the Series. In addition to that, she usually goes along with whatever the group decides and rarely expresses her opinions and needs. Her character prefers to be on the sacrificing end to make others happy. She is also a person who others turn to when they need help and she provides that voluntarily. She encourages and supports them during troubling times and also offers them advice. 

Diana Barry (Anne with an E)

Diana Barry is an important character in the book ‘Anne with an E”. She is the protagonist’s best friend. Her personality is cheerful, warm, kind, and helpful. She is quite loyal and committed to her friendship with Anne. At many points in the Series, whenever Anne is going through a difficult time, Diana is always there to support and encourage her. She adopts a similar caretaker role towards her younger sister and looks after her. As the eldest child, she has been expected to make her parents proud and happy. In line with this, we see her sacrificing her needs to do so. She also gives up her dreams to do what her parents want her to do to avoid their disappointment, at one point in the book. She is quite popular among her school and neighborhood for her beauty, kindness, polite, respectful and courteous nature towards others.

Kitty Forman (That 70s show)

Kitty Foreman is the mother of the protagonist on ‘That 70s show’. Her character is quite warm and has a maternal side to it. Apart from her own children, she also takes care of their friends and plays the role of Fosterr mother to them. She is usually seen looking after everyone and making sure that they are well-fed. Even the profession she has as a nurse involves looking after patients. She usually never asks for anything for herself. In a way, she sacrifices her needs and prioritizes what other people want especially with her kids and her husband. Kitty has a loving affectionate and cheerful personality. Her character is popular for or her nervous laugh that usually appears when other people are having a conflict. This shows how uncomfortable she is when disagreements are taking place. As a result, She makes an effort to smooth things out. 

Apart from this, Primrose Everdeen (The Hunger Games) and Rubeus Hagrid (Harry Potter) also have type 2w1 personality.

FAQs: Enneagram 2w1 fictional characters

What is Type 2 personality?

Type 2 personality is altruistic, quiet, and want to alleviate human suffering. They fear being unwanted by loved ones. So, they try really hard to be helpful to prevent that from happening. It is one of the types from the nine enneagrams.

What is Type 2w1?

Type 2w1 or Type 2 wing 1 is an enneagram personality subtype. It has core characteristics of type two personality and complementary characteristics of type one personality. 

Is Enneagram valid?

Yes. Studies conducted on The Enneagram Institute’s Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI) is 72 percent accurate, reliable and valid,

What are the characteristics of type 2 personality?

Type 2 personalities are usually sincere, warm-hearted, and empathic. They care a lot about people in their surroundings and have a self-sacrificial nature. They can be people-pleasing and often do things for others to be needed. They are also emotional and feel strongly for other people they care about.


In this article, we discussed enneagram type 2w1 personality and discussed famous fictional characters with the same personality types We found that Sam Gamgee (Lord of the Rings), Molly Weasely (Harry Potter), Lily Aldrin (How I met your mother), James Wilson (House M.D), Terry Jeffords (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Shirly Bennett (Community), Diana Barry (Anne with an E), Kitty Forman (That 70s show), Rubeus Hagrid (Harry Potter) and Primrose Everdeen (The Hunger Games) are a few fictional characters with type 2w1 personality.

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