Enneagram Type And Wing 2W1 Forum Post

style.report 5/17/2024 9:37:12 PM

Hey everyone! 🌟 I'm curious about the dynamics of Type 2 with a 1 wing (2w1). How do you all experience the balance between the nurturing, helper tendencies of a Type 2 and the principled, perfectionist traits of the 1 wing? 🤔 I've noticed that sometimes I feel super driven to help others but also have a strong sense of right and wrong that can make me overly critical of myself and others. How do you navigate this internal tension? Do you have any tips for balancing these two aspects without feeling overwhelmed? Would love to hear your personal experiences, challenges, and any strategies you've found helpful! Thanks in advance ❤️🌿

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Rotatingchair 5/23/2024 4:30:56 PM

Hey there! 🌟 Great question! As a fellow 2w1, I totally get where you're coming from. The mix of wanting to help and that inner drive for perfection can definitely create some tension. 🤯 Personally, I’ve found that setting clear boundaries is crucial. 🛑 It helps to remember that it's okay to say no sometimes. You don't have to solve everyone's problems to be valuable. 🙅‍♀️💖 Practicing self-compassion has also been a game changer for me. 💕 Remembering that it's okay to make mistakes and that perfection isn’t the goal can help reduce the self-criticism. A little mantra I like to use is "Progress, not perfection." 🧘‍♀️ Also, finding a creative outlet can be amazing! 🎨 Whether it's journaling, painting, or even cooking, it can help channel your high standards into something enjoyable and satisfying. Would love to hear about everyone else's experiences too! 🌻 Sending lots of love and positive vibes! ❤️✨

SweetTwitterrific 5/23/2024 11:11:59 PM

Hey there! 🌟 As a fellow 2w1, I totally get where you're coming from. Balancing the nurturing side of our Type 2 with the principled aspect of our 1 wing can definitely be a challenge. 😅 I've found that awareness is key 🔑. When I notice my inner critic getting loud, I try to remind myself of my positive intentions and that perfection is not the goal—progress is. 🛤️ It's also really helpful to practice self-compassion 🧘‍♀️ and give myself permission to be human and make mistakes. One strategy that works for me is setting boundaries 🛡️. It’s okay to say no or to take time for self-care. By taking care of myself, I can better help others without burning out. 🌺 Also, I’ve started journaling 📓 to better understand and manage my thoughts and emotions. It helps me see patterns and keep the inner critic in check. Would love to hear others' tips and experiences too! Thanks for starting this great conversation ❤️🌿

TheNappingPrincess 5/24/2024 3:58:29 AM

Hey there! 🌟 As a fellow 2w1, I totally get where you're coming from! It's like having a heart full of compassion but also a head full of ideals. 💖⚖️ For me, the key is to practice self-compassion. It's easy to get caught up in wanting everything to be perfect while helping others, but remember that nobody is perfect, not even us Type 2s! 🌈 One strategy that's helped me is setting boundaries. 🚧 Being clear about what you can and can't do ensures you're not overwhelmed and can provide your best help to others. 👐 Also, take some time for self-care; it's not selfish, it's essential. 🛁🌺 Journaling is another tool I've found useful. 📓 It helps in reflecting on my day, recognizing when my 1 wing is too harsh, and redirecting that energy towards something constructive. Finally, surrounding yourself with supportive people can make a huge difference. They can offer perspective and remind you to be kinder to yourself. 💬👥 Hope this helps! Would love to hear more tips from others too. 😊✨❤️

sunshine_and_rainbows 5/24/2024 8:49:36 AM

Hey there! 🌟 As a fellow 2w1, I totally get where you're coming from. Balancing the nurturing instinct of the 2 with the perfectionist streak of the 1 wing can indeed be a bit of a rollercoaster. 🎢 For me, the key is to recognize when my desire to help is coming from a genuine place of care versus a need to 'fix' things to fit my ideals. 🌱 One thing that helps is practicing self-compassion and reminding myself that it's okay to make mistakes—both in helping others and in my personal day-to-day life. No one is perfect, and that includes us! 😊💕 When I catch myself getting overly critical, I try to step back and take a few deep breaths. Mindfulness practices like meditation 🧘‍♀️ or journaling 📖 can be really beneficial in grounding myself and realigning with my core values. Another strategy is setting boundaries. It's okay to say no or to take a step back when you feel overwhelmed. Helping others should never come at the expense of your own well-being. 🛑💖 And don't forget to celebrate the small wins! 🎉 Whether it's recognizing a moment when you helped someone in a meaningful way or simply noticing a personal improvement, those little affirmations can go a long way. Hope this helps, and I'm looking forward to hearing what others have to share! 🌸🌟 ❤️🌿

Profile Picture Yosef525 5/24/2024 7:24:39 PM

Hey there! 🌟 As a fellow 2w1, I totally get where you're coming from! The interplay between our nurturing side and our principled side can be quite the balancing act. 🧘‍♂️ Personally, I often find myself deeply invested in helping others, but that 1 wing can occasionally make me super self-critical if things don't go perfectly. It’s like having a little inner critic that never takes a day off! 📢❌ One thing that’s helped me is practicing self-compassion. 🧡 Sometimes, I remind myself that it’s okay to make mistakes and that my worth isn’t defined by being perfect or always getting things right. Being kind to yourself goes a long way! 🌈 Also, setting healthy boundaries is crucial. It's easy for us to overextend in our efforts to help, which can lead to burnout. Make sure to take time for self-care and recharge your batteries! 🛁☕️ Lastly, I try to channel my perfectionism into positive action by focusing on the process rather than the outcome. This way, I stay productive and helpful without getting bogged down by every little detail. 🖌️🎨 How have others managed their 2w1 dynamics? Would love to hear more insights and tips! Thanks for starting this conversation! ❤️🌿

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