What do you think of type 2s? And if you're a type 2 yourself, could you please share some thoughts about your type?
Personally, I know two women who are type 2s. I'm attracted to their compassion and affection -- they can be very charming and I feel so attracted to them (in a platonic way) When I'm with them, I don't feel the need to be analytical or intellectual. I just want to impress them with my attention. The thing I notice about both of them is how they are easily pleased. Just give them a lot of attention -- smile at them, talk to them -- and see their faces bright up (while everyone likes attention, I notice that type 2 seems to crave it. For example, type 5s can be quite inaccessible and would scoff at your attention when they're lost in their thoughts)
One type 2 whom I know is a former high school classmate whom I've grown to adore after we left high school, and the other is an older woman whom I got to know through a non-profit group.
They love to be selfless. My ex-high school friend for example was forced to marry at 18. And while she was very upset about it, now 4 years later she's devoting 200% of herself to the marriage and even proudly announced to me, "If previously school and friends were a priority, now I'm focusing my all to my husband". She is studying to be a children educator, and stuck to her internship at a kindergarten because she loved the children, despite being very stressed by her colleagues. Aside from all that, she's just adopted a baby boy. Despite all this, she never feels good enough! To others though, she's she's a strongly capable person and is highly admired.
The older woman, on the other hand, works for an NGO as I've mentioned, and on top of that she tutors English to poor women living in run-down flats. But when her daughter has a school project, she makes sure she drops EVERYTHING (take work leave in advanced, call up contacts, etc) to help. She loves theater and was involved with it during her schooldays but told me sorrowfully that she has to sacrifice that for activism instead.
Sorry if this is long-winded. I guess I'm highly fond of them as they are so attractive. But sometimes I wish I could tell them that they're kind enough, y'know? And how they should be more selfish because that's only healthy. It astounds me how such great people can feel so inadequate sometimes and feel the need to be all self-sacrificing about one thing over another.
Their compulsive need to be kind is in essence the same as my need, as a type 5, to be smart.