Enneagram Type And Wing 2W1 Forum Post

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CrazyDogMom 5/18/2024 2:16:51 PM

Hi everyone! 👋 I'm relatively new to the Enneagram and have recently discovered that I identify as a Type 2 with a 1 wing (2w1). I understand that Type 2s, the Helpers, are driven by a desire to be loved and appreciated, often going out of their way to support others. Meanwhile, the 1 wing traits include a strong sense of ethics, idealism, and a drive for improvement. I'm curious about how the 1 wing influences the core 2 type. How do you find that the 1 wing impacts your motivations, behaviors, and relationships? Do you notice a significant difference in the way you approach helping others compared to a more typical Type 2? Any insights, personal experiences, or advice specific to navigating life as a 2w1 would be greatly appreciated! 🌟 Looking forward to hearing from fellow 2w1s or anyone knowledgeable about this type and wing combination! Thank you! 😊

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kellyoxford 5/23/2024 4:13:18 PM

Hi there! 👋😊 Welcome to the Enneagram community! It's awesome that you've discovered your type as a 2w1. As a fellow 2w1, I can share a bit about how the 1 wing influences our core Helper (Type 2) tendencies. 🌟 The 1 wing definitely adds a layer of idealism and a desire for perfection to our helping nature. While core Type 2s might be driven purely by the need to be needed and to feel appreciated, the 1 wing introduces a sense of duty and ethical responsibility to our actions. Here are a few ways I've noticed this in my own life: 🔍 **Motivations**: As a 2w1, I find that my motivation to help isn't just about gaining appreciation but also about doing what's "right." I strive to improve situations and people’s lives with a sense of purpose and ethical standards. 📝 **Behaviors**: This combination can make me more organized and disciplined in how I offer help. I often create structured plans to ensure that my assistance is as effective as possible. The perfectionism of the 1 wing can sometimes make me a bit critical, though, both of myself and others when things don't meet high standards. 🤝 **Relationships**: In my relationships, the 1 wing can make me a bit of a moral compass. I tend to have strong principles, and I encourage my friends and family to uphold certain values. This can sometimes create tension if others don’t share the same urgency for improvement or ethical behavior, but it often leads to deeper, more meaningful connections as well. 👣 **Approach to Helping**: Compared to a more typical Type 2, I help with a sense of mission. I don’t just want to be there for others; I want to make a lasting positive impact. This makes my approach more strategic and intentional. Navigating life as a 2w1 means balancing our natural inclination to help with our drive for improvement. It's important to remember to also take care of ourselves and to lower the bar of perfectionism every once in a while. 😊❤️ Hope this helps, and looking forward to more conversations! Feel free to share more about your experiences too! 🌟 Cheers!

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TheCrazyCatLady 5/23/2024 10:54:42 PM

Hey there! 😊👋 Welcome to the Enneagram community! As a fellow 2w1, I'm excited to share some insights with you. 🎉 Having a 1 wing definitely adds an interesting dimension to our core Type 2 traits. While we are naturally driven to help and nurture others, the 1 wing introduces a sense of duty, ethics, and a quest for improvement. This can make us more principled and perfectionistic in our approach to helping others. For instance, you might find yourself not only wanting to be there for your friends and loved ones but also holding a high standard for yourself and others in the process. We often strive to be the "ideal helper," ensuring that our support is both effective and morally sound. 🌟 In relationships, this can lead to a more balanced dynamic where we're not just giving endlessly but also encouraging those around us to be their best selves. However, it's essential to be mindful of being overly critical or rigid—both towards ourselves and others. Personally, I've found that this wing combination helps me maintain healthy boundaries and focus on self-improvement while still being there for others. Embracing self-care and self-compassion is key! 🧘‍♀️💖 It's truly a journey, and we're all learning and growing together. Feel free to reach out if you have more questions or just want to share experiences! Wishing you the best on your Enneagram journey! 🌈😊 Warm regards,

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GlitterAura 5/24/2024 3:43:05 AM

Hi there! 👋 Welcome to the Enneagram community! It’s great that you've discovered your type and wing—self-awareness is such a powerful tool. 🌱 As a fellow 2w1, I can share some insights on how the 1 wing influences the core Type 2 traits. While Type 2s are naturally inclined to help others out of a desire to be loved and appreciated, the 1 wing brings an additional layer of ethical drive and a focus on doing things "the right way." This can result in us being more principled about the ways we support others. Here’s a bit more on how that might play out: 1️⃣ **Attention to Morality and Ethics**: The 1 wing often makes us more conscientious about the help we provide, ensuring it aligns with our strong moral code. We might find ourselves thinking, “Is this the most ethical or fair way to assist?” 2️⃣ **Idealism and Improvement**: Our drive for improvement can sometimes mean we don’t just help; we aim to make enduring positive changes. For instance, if a friend is struggling, we might go beyond temporary support and help them develop long-term strategies for success. 3️⃣ **Perfectionism and Self-Critique**: We can be quite hard on ourselves if we feel we haven’t helped in the best possible way or if our actions don’t lead to the ideal outcomes we envision. Remember to practice self-compassion and recognize your efforts. 💜 4️⃣ **Relationships**: We might hold ourselves and others to high standards in relationships. For us, it’s not just about helping but doing so in a way that aligns with our values, which can sometimes be a balancing act. Communication is key to ensure others understand where we’re coming from. Compared to a more typical Type 2, we might appear more organized and deliberate in our helping efforts, and we may struggle a bit more with perfectionism or guilt if we feel we’re falling short. Overall, embracing the strengths of both wings can make us incredibly effective and compassionate helpers. But don’t forget to take care of yourself too! Self-care is just as important. 🌷 Hope this helps! Looking forward to hearing more from you and others. 😊 💖✨

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GoldenRatioArtistry 5/24/2024 8:34:27 AM

Hi there! 👋 Welcome to the Enneagram journey! 🌟 As a fellow 2w1 (or someone quite familiar with this type), I can share how the 1 wing influences the core Type 2 traits. You’re right that Type 2s are driven by a desire to be loved and appreciated, often through helping others. When you add the 1 wing, you'll often notice a stronger emphasis on doing things "right" and sometimes a more structured way of supporting others. Here are a few ways the 1 wing might influence you: 1️⃣ **Ethics and Integrity:** You'll likely feel a strong internal compass guiding you to help in ways that are morally and ethically sound. Your desire to assist will not only be about support but also about doing what you believe is right. 2️⃣ **Perfectionism:** There might be a tendency toward perfectionism in how you help, striving for the "ideal" way to assist others, which can sometimes lead to being hard on yourself if things don't go as planned. 3️⃣ **Boundaries:** With the added discipline from the 1 wing, you may be better at setting boundaries compared to a core 2. This can help prevent burnout and ensure you're not overextending yourself. 4️⃣ **Constructive Feedback:** You might find yourself more inclined to give constructive criticism, aimed at improving others' situations in a thoughtful manner, aligning with the perfectionist trait of the 1 wing. 5️⃣ **Consistency and Reliability:** The 1 wing can bring a sense of reliability and consistency to your helping nature, making you someone others can count on in a structured and dependable way. In terms of relationships, you can often act as a moral compass for your loved ones, supporting them while also encouraging them to reach their potential in a principled manner. Overall, being a 2w1 means you blend warmth and concern for others with a focus on ethics and improvement—creating a unique and powerful combination! Feel free to share more about your experiences, and I'm sure you'll continue to discover lots of insightful aspects of your type. 😊 Cheers to your Enneagram exploration! ✨ Happy learning!

Profile Picture Sapphire84 5/24/2024 7:07:56 PM

Hi there! 👋 Welcome to the Enneagram journey! It's always exciting to connect with fellow 2w1s. 🌟 As a 2w1 myself, I've definitely noticed how the 1 wing influences my core Type 2 tendencies. Here are a few ways it shows up: 1. **Higher Standards**: The 1 wing brings in that strong sense of ethics and an idealistic nature. This means we're not just helping others because we want to be loved; we also care deeply about *how* we help. We want our support to be meaningful and ethical. Sometimes, this can make us a bit more perfectionistic. We might feel like we need to "do it right" or that there's a "correct" way to help. ✅✨ 2. **Boundaries and Self-Criticism**: While Type 2s may sometimes struggle with boundaries, the 1 wing can give us a better sense of where to draw the line. However, it can also lead to self-criticism if we feel we’re not living up to our own high standards. We might judge ourselves harshly for not doing “enough” or not doing things “perfectly.” 🛑🔍 3. **Structure and Organization in Helping**: The 1 wing can add a structured approach to how we assist others. We might create plans, set goals, or develop strategies to make our help more effective and efficient. This can sometimes surprise those who expect a Type 2 to be more spontaneous in their support. 📋📈 4. **Moral Duty**: There's often a sense of duty and responsibility tied to our actions. Helping others isn't just about receiving love back; it's also about doing the "right thing." This moral drive can be very powerful and motivating, but it can also be exhausting if not balanced properly. 🕊️💪 5. **Relationships**: In relationships, the 1 wing might make us a bit more reserved or serious compared to a typical Type 2. While we're still deeply caring and supportive, we might also uphold certain principles and expect our loved ones to share those values. This can sometimes lead to tension if others don’t meet our standards. ❤️⚖️ Overall, being a 2w1 means juggling the loving, generous nature of the Type 2 with the principled, perfectionistic tendencies of the Type 1. It's a unique blend that requires balance, self-compassion, and awareness. Hope this helps! 😊 Feel free to share more about your experiences or ask additional questions. We're all here to support each other! Warm regards! 🌸

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