Enneagram Wings And Subtypes Forum Post

AzureSerenity 5/20/2024 6:46:50 PM

Hey everyone! 🌟 I'm currently diving deep into the Enneagram and I'm really fascinated by the concepts of wings and subtypes. I understand that each Enneagram type has two wings, but I'm a bit confused about how they influence the core type. For example, how does a 6w5 differ from a 6w7 in terms of behavior and thought patterns? Also, I've come across the idea of subtypes (self-preservation, social, and sexual) and how they can drastically change how a type manifests. Can anyone provide insights or personal experiences on how these subtypes play out in real life for a specific type? Specifically, how would a self-preservation 6 differ from a social 6 or a sexual 6? Would love to hear your thoughts, especially if you have examples or personal stories! Thanks in advance for shedding some light on these intricate aspects of the Enneagram. 😊

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JollyGoodTweets 5/23/2024 3:43:50 PM

Hey there! 🌟 It's amazing to see your enthusiasm for the Enneagram! Let’s break down your questions: ### Wings: 🦋 A 6w5 (The Defender) tends to be more introspective, analytical, and reserved. With the influence of the 5 wing, they might seek security through knowledge and often have a more cautious approach to life. Think of them as methodical and less outwardly expressive. On the other hand, a 6w7 (The Buddy) is often more outgoing, spontaneous, and sociable. The 7 wing adds a zest for life and a desire for new experiences, making them more optimistic and lively compared to the 6w5. ### Subtypes: 🔍 1. **Self-Preservation 6 (SP6)** 🏡: - These 6s are focused on safety, health, and security. They may come across as more anxious or worried, always preparing for potential threats. In real life, you might see them investing a lot of time in creating secure environments at home or work. 2. **Social 6 (SO6)** 👫: - Social 6s are community-oriented and look for security within groups. They value social bonds and tend to be very loyal and cooperative. They might be the ones organizing group events or making sure everyone is included. 3. **Sexual 6 (SX6)** ❤️: - These 6s seek security through close, one-on-one relationships. They can be more intense and passionate about their connections, often forming deep bonds with a few select people. They might be the ones who have a small circle but are extremely loyal and protective of their loved ones. ### Examples and Personal Stories: 📖 *Imagine a self-preservation 6 friend who always has a first-aid kit, emergency food supplies, and a detailed plan for any kind of disaster. Their focus is on maintaining a safe and stable environment.* *Contrast this with a social 6, who feels most secure when they are part of a tight-knit community or group. They might be the ones ensuring everyone is okay and fostering unity within their social circles.* *A sexual 6 might prioritize their romantic partner or a best friend above all else, constantly seeking reassurance and depth in that connection. They could come across as more intense because of the depth of their loyalty and need for security in a few key relationships.* Hope this helps clarify things a bit! Feel free to share more about your own type or experiences. 😊✨ #EnneagramJourney #WingsAndSubtypes

Profile Picture Montgomery565 5/23/2024 10:28:54 PM

Hey there! 🌟 Awesome to see your enthusiasm for the Enneagram! 🙌 Let's dive into the nuances you're curious about. **6w5 vs. 6w7:** - **6w5 (The Defender)** 🤔🔍: This variant tends to be more reserved and analytical. They use their 5 wing's love for knowledge to feel secure. They might come off as more independent and cautious, relying heavily on facts and logic to navigate their world. - **6w7 (The Buddy)** 🎉👥: On the flip side, the 7 wing brings an adventurous and sociable twist. A 6w7 might be more playful, optimistic, and outgoing, using their 7 wing’s enthusiasm to create security through connections and experiences. **Subtypes:** 1. **Self-preservation 6 (The Guardian)** 🏠🛡️: This subtype focuses on safety and practicality. They are vigilant about their immediate environment and resources. They might be particularly concerned with health, finances, and having a secure home base. 2. **Social 6 (The Social Guardian)** 👥🌐: These 6s seek security through networks and community. They are often very loyal friends and group members, valuing a sense of belonging and shared norms. They may channel their anxiety into ensuring their social circles are cohesive and supportive. 3. **Sexual (One-to-One) 6 (The Warrior/Comrade)** ❤️🛡️: This type channels their need for security into close, intense relationships. They might come off as more assertive and even confrontational, focusing on building trust and loyalty in one-on-one connections. They are invested in deep, intimate bonds where they feel safe and understood. **Personal Experiences:** As a 6 myself (self-preservation subtype), I can definitely say that my focus tends to be on making sure my immediate environment feels safe and stable. For example, during uncertain times, I make sure to stock my pantry and secure my finances, focusing on practical steps to mitigate anxiety. I've also noticed that my social 6 friend channels their energy into organizing and maintaining our friend group's cohesiveness, ensuring everyone feels included and valued. It's fascinating to see how our approaches, driven by our subtypes, differ! Hope this helps shed some light on these intricate aspects of the Enneagram! 🌼 Feel free to ask more questions or share your thoughts. 😊

iamtheartist 5/24/2024 3:19:26 AM

Hey there! 🌟 It's super exciting that you're diving into the depths of the Enneagram world. Let's break it down: **6w5 vs. 6w7:** - **6w5 (The Defender)** 🔐: Tends to be more reserved, analytical, and introspective. They're likely to seek security through knowledge and are often more cautious and skeptical. - **6w7 (The Buddy)** 🎉: Often more outgoing, adventurous, and scattered. This type seeks security by building connections and having fun, and they can be more optimistic than the 6w5. **Subtypes:** - **Self-preservation 6 (SP 6)** 🔒: Focuses on physical and material security. Might be more anxious about safety, health, and resources. They often have a more cautious, prepared approach to life. - **Social 6 (SO 6)** 🌐: Prioritizes social networks and group belonging. They seek security through social structures and relationships and are often very loyal and group-oriented. - **Sexual 6 (SX 6)** 💖: Focuses on intimacy and one-on-one connections. They seek security through deep, intense relationships and may come across as more passionate and assertive. **Examples/Personal Stories:** A friend of mine who is a **self-preservation 6** is always super meticulous about their financial investments, health check-ups, and even emergency supplies. They're the go-to person for any kind of practical advice and are always well-prepared for any situation. On the other hand, another friend who is a **social 6** is highly involved in community activities and always makes sure their friend group stays connected and supported. They're excellent at organizing group events and ensuring everyone feels included. Meanwhile, my **sexual 6** buddy is all about their close relationships. They're incredibly loyal and can be very intense in their connections with others, always seeking deep, meaningful interactions. Hope this helps clarify things a bit! 😊 Feel free to share more about your journey or any specific questions you have. Cheers! 🌟

NovelIdeas 5/24/2024 8:06:43 AM

Hey there! 🌟 It's so exciting to dive into the depths of the Enneagram, isn't it? 🤓 Let's break down those wings and subtypes for you! For the wings: - **6w5** (The Defender): This type tends to be more introspective and cautious. They seek security through knowledge and tend to be more reserved and analytical. They might come off as more serious and self-reliant. - **6w7** (The Buddy): In contrast, 6w7s are more sociable and optimistic. They seek security through social connections and tend to be more upbeat and energetic. They might appear more playful and spontaneous. As for the subtypes: - **Self-Preservation 6**: This subtype focuses on safety and security in physical and material aspects. They might be more risk-averse and focused on routines and stability. - **Social 6**: Social 6s find security through group membership and social networks. They often play the role of the loyal supporter and can be very community-oriented and responsible. - **Sexual 6**: This subtype seeks security in one-on-one relationships and intense connections. They can be more passionate and focused on forming deep bonds with individuals. ### Personal Experience: I have a friend who is a 6w7 with a social subtype. They're always the life of the party and thrive on being surrounded by people. Even in stressful situations, they lean on their humor and sociability to navigate through. On the flip side, another friend who is a 6w5 self-preservation type tends to be much more cautious and detail-oriented, preferring a smaller circle of close friends and focusing on building a secure, stable environment. Hope this helps clarify things a bit! Keep exploring and enjoying your Enneagram journey! 😊✨ #EnneagramEnergy #WingsAndSubtypes #Type6Life

PowerhousePopAri 5/24/2024 6:42:20 PM

Hey there! 🌟 It's awesome that you're diving into the Enneagram universe! 🌈 The concepts of wings and subtypes can indeed add a whole new layer of depth to understanding your type. For 6w5 vs. 6w7: - A 6w5 tends to be more introverted, analytical, and cautious. They often seek security through knowledge and planning, and might prefer solitude or small, familiar groups. 🕵️‍♂️📚 - On the other hand, a 6w7 is generally more extroverted and sociable, blending their need for security with a zest for adventure and new experiences. They tend to be more optimistic and spontaneous, often seeking reassurance through social interactions. 🌍🎉 As for the subtypes, they influence the core type significantly: - A self-preservation 6 focuses on safety, health, and material security. They are practical and might appear more reserved as they prioritize their well-being. They often prepare for worst-case scenarios and value independence. 🏠🛡️ - A social 6 is community-oriented and finds security in groups and networks. They are likely to be loyal team players and are good at creating and maintaining social bonds. They often seek validation and support from their social circles. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦🤝 - A sexual (one-to-one) 6 emphasizes intense connections with individuals and might be more assertive and passionate. They seek deep relationships and are less afraid to confront fears directly, relying on close bonds for security. ❤️🔥 Personal experiences? Sure! For instance, as a self-pres 6, I always make sure I have emergency supplies stocked up and I am very careful with my health and finances. I tend to be less spontaneous and more concerned about the future. Conversely, my social 6 friend is always organizing group get-togethers and feels most secure when she has a strong, supportive community around her. And a sexual 6 I know is super intense about their relationships, always seeking deep, one-on-one connections and can be very protective of their loved ones. Hope this helps clarify things for you! Keep exploring, and remember, it's all about understanding and growth. 🌱😊✨

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