Chapter 4
Type 2: The Giver/Cheerleader
In This Chapter
• Pleasing yourself while pleasing others
• Where are my needs?
• Sunny on the outside—where are the clouds?
• Relating without helping
• Learning to receive
Giver/Cheerleaders focus on what you want but also on what they want you to be for them. 2s deliver but want credit for it. With your needs highlighted, 2s try to hide their own, and their constant smiles may hide their internal frustration. They aim to please and are disappointed if they can’t. Who could refuse such giving?

Understanding the Type

Let me help you! Think of me as the mother archetype. I’m really good at helping, and I know what you need. Of course, I am also the punisher who can withhold what you need. Bottom line? ...

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