Type 2s seek satisfaction by trying to help because deep down, they struggle believing that they are loved and wanted by the people in their life apart from the support they offer. In their attempt to fulfill this longing to be loved and appreciated, they can become people-pleasing and possessive, inserting themselves into the lives of others and violating boundaries.
This overwhelming burden to care for everyone is damaging when they begin to attend to others’ needs without adequately dealing with their own. In their pride, they may believe they know what’s best and can take care of everyone while denying the care they require.
Relationally, they struggle when others feel crowded by their efforts to help. They feel hurt and insecure when they aren’t needed, and double down on their efforts to win people over, by “people-pleasing,” flattery, and looking for more ways to make people like them.