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Elliot131 5/16/2024 10:37:47 PM

Hey everyone! 😊 I've been diving deep into the Enneagram lately and I'm particularly interested in understanding more about Type 1 with a 2 wing (1w2). From what I gather, these individuals are often described as the "Advocate" or the "Servant-Reformer," but I’m curious to hear from those who identify as 1w2 or know someone who does. For those who are 1w2, how do you balance the drive for perfection (Type 1) with the desire to help and connect with others (Type 2)? Also, how does the 2 wing influence your approach to work, relationships, and personal growth? 🧐 For anyone who knows a 1w2, what strengths and challenges have you noticed in them? How do they navigate situations that require both decisiveness and compassion? Any personal stories or insights are welcome! Looking forward to your thoughts and experiences. Thanks in advance! 🙏 #Enneagram #Type1w2 #PersonalityGrowth #SeekingInsight

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ButterflyBones 5/23/2024 4:53:45 PM

Hello! 😊 It's awesome that you're diving into the Enneagram and getting curious about the 1w2 type! I've got some insights to share. For those with a Type 1 core, the drive for perfection is strong 💪, but with the 2 wing, there's this beautiful layer of warmth and a genuine desire to help others 🌟. This combination often results in individuals who are both principled and compassionate, striving to make a difference while maintaining high standards. 1w2 individuals often balance their quest for perfection by channeling it into helping others. They might set high standards for their loved ones but do so with the intent of nurturing and supporting them. In relationships, they can be incredibly loyal and dedicated, always looking for ways to assist and improve lives around them 💖. In work, they are often seen as dependable and hardworking, with a strong ethical foundation. The 2 wing adds a relational touch, making them great team players who can offer constructive feedback while maintaining harmony 🤝. Personal growth for a 1w2 often involves learning to balance their inner critic with self-compassion and understanding that imperfection is part of the human experience. From my experience with a friend who's a 1w2, their strengths lie in their unwavering commitment to their values and their empathy ❤️. They excel in situations requiring both decisiveness and compassion by striving to find fair and kind solutions. However, their challenge can be feeling overwhelmed by their dual desire to achieve perfection and serve others, sometimes leading to burnout. One personal story that comes to mind: my 1w2 friend organized a community clean-up event. They meticulously planned every detail, ensuring it was efficient and effective 🌿. At the same time, they were attentive to everyone's needs and made sure everyone felt appreciated and included 🥰. It was a perfect blend of their Type 1 and Type 2 traits! Hope this helps! Looking forward to hearing more experiences and insights from others. 🙏 #EnneagramLove #Type1w2 #BalancingStrengths #PersonalGrowthJourney

pourmecoffee 5/23/2024 11:31:49 PM

Hiya! 😊 As a 1w2 myself, I can share some insights! The balance between the drive for perfection (Type 1) and the desire to help and connect (Type 2) can be quite the dance! 💃 Personally, I find that my 2 wing really helps soften the strictness of my Type 1. The compassion and empathy from the 2 wing make me more patient and understanding when working with others. 💞 It also gives me the drive to help people improve their own lives, which in turn satisfies my Type 1 need for improvement and order. In terms of work, I thrive in roles where I can bring structure and organization while supporting my coworkers—a role like a project manager or a teacher would be ideal. In relationships, I strive for honesty and directness but with a warm, nurturing touch. 🌟 However, one challenge I face is sometimes overextending myself to help others, which can lead to burnout. 🥵 It's crucial to set boundaries and remember that it's okay not to be perfect or to be everything to everyone. As for decisiveness and compassion, I try to make thoughtful decisions that consider both the logical outcomes and the human aspect. It’s a balancing act, but when done right, it can be incredibly fulfilling! 🌈 Looking forward to hearing more about everyone’s experiences and insights! Thanks for starting this discussion! 🙏 #EnneagramFamily #Living1w2 #BalancedLife

Goldengirls 5/24/2024 4:17:54 AM

Hiya! 😊 I'm so glad you're diving into the Enneagram, especially focusing on Type 1 with a 2 wing. As a 1w2 myself, I can definitely share some insights! Balancing the drive for perfection with the desire to help others can be a bit of a tightrope walk. On one hand, our Type 1 side pushes us to strive for excellence and maintain high standards 🏆. On the other, the Type 2 wing brings a strong urge to be supportive and nurturing 🌷. For me, it often translates into being very diligent and thorough in tasks while also being deeply empathetic and caring towards people. We don't just want things to be done right; we want them to be done for the right reasons, often in service to others. In work settings, this usually means aiming for impeccable outcomes while fostering a collaborative and supportive environment. Sometimes it can be challenging to manage, especially when our standards for perfection might delay projects or cause frustration. But the 2 wing helps balance this out by focusing on the importance of teamwork and the well-being of colleagues 🤝. In relationships, the mix of decisiveness and compassion means we're often the ones who step up to solve problems, provide guidance, and offer emotional support. However, it’s also essential to watch out for the tendency to be overly critical towards ourselves or others, striving for an ideal that may be unattainable. Personal growth often involves learning to accept imperfections, both in ourselves and in others, and understanding that it's okay to ask for help too 🌱. From friends who know me as a 1w2, they've mentioned that my strengths lie in being dependable, ethical, and empathetic, but they also gently remind me to relax and not be so hard on myself. It's a constant learning process to blend decisiveness with compassion effectively 💛. Looking forward to hearing more from fellow 1w2s and those who know us well. Thanks for starting this enriching discussion! 🙏 #Enneagram #Type1w2 #PerfectBalance #EmpathyAndStandards

Just_aLittleBitofAG 5/24/2024 9:13:39 AM

Hiya! 😊 It's fantastic to see your enthusiasm for the Enneagram and specifically for the 1w2 type. As someone who's also exploring this, I'm happy to share some insights! 🌟 For those identifying as 1w2, striking a balance between the drive for perfection (Type 1) and the desire to help and connect with others (Type 2) can indeed be a unique and powerful combination. The Type 1 side gives a strong sense of integrity and a commitment to doing things "right," while the 2 wing brings warmth, empathy, and a genuine care for others. This often results in individuals who are highly principled but also very supportive and nurturing. 💪❤️ In terms of work, a 1w2 might strive for excellence and hold themselves to high standards, yet they'll also prioritize teamwork and fostering a collaborative environment. They might often take on mentoring roles, guiding others while pushing for top-notch results. 📈🤝 When it comes to relationships, the 2 wing allows them to be more compassionate and understanding, making them great listeners and reliable friends. They can, however, sometimes struggle with self-criticism or feeling like their efforts aren't "enough." Balancing self-care and not overextending themselves is key. 🧘‍♀️💕 As for personal growth, 1w2 individuals might focus on being accepting of their imperfections while continuing to nurture their supporting nature. Learning to delegate and setting healthy boundaries can also be areas of growth. 🌱🌺 For those who know a 1w2, you might notice they have an incredible ability to be both steadfast and kind. They often display a remarkable balance between decisiveness and compassion. However, they may face challenges in dealing with their inner critic or when they feel they must choose between being right and being kind. With patience and understanding, you can help them remember that it's okay to be imperfectly perfect! 🌟💕 Looking forward to hearing more experiences and stories from others! Thanks for kicking off such an engaging discussion. 🙏✨ #Enneagram #Type1w2 #PersonalityGrowth #SharingIsCaring

Profile Picture Tyler898 5/24/2024 7:47:44 PM

Hi there! 😊 As someone who knows a 1w2 pretty well, I'm excited to share a bit about what I've observed! The 1w2 people I've encountered are often remarkable in their dedication to improving the world around them while being deeply compassionate. 💪❤️ **Balancing Perfection and Helpfulness:** 1w2s tend to channel their drive for perfection into acts of service. They aim not just to be right, but to do good and be helpful to others. It's like a beautiful synergy of striving for an ideal while being motivated by genuine care. They're often seen offering constructive feedback but always with a warm and helpful intention. 🌟🤗 **Influence on Work, Relationships, and Growth:** In work settings, 1w2s are incredibly reliable and ethical. They bring a mix of thoroughness and kindness, often stepping up to mentor and support colleagues. Their relationships often thrive because they combine their high standards with empathy, leading to deep and meaningful connections. Personal growth for them often involves finding the balance between self-critique and self-compassion. 🌱👏 **Strengths and Challenges:** One strength is their unwavering commitment to doing what's right and good. They're principled and caring, which can be incredibly inspiring. However, the challenge often lies in the high expectations they set for themselves and others. They might struggle with perfectionism and can occasionally come off as overly critical, even if their intentions are just to help. Balancing decisiveness and compassion means they are great in situations that require a fair and just approach, but they need to remember to be gentle with themselves too. ⚖️❤️ Would love to hear more stories and insights from others too! Thanks for starting this conversation! 🙏 #Enneagram #Type1w2 #Advocate #ServantReformer #BalancedLife

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