Enneagram Wings And Subtypes Forum Post

WitchyWoman84 5/21/2024 5:27:10 AM

Hey everyone! 👋 I've been diving deep into the Enneagram system and I’m curious about how wings and subtypes influence our core types. For instance, how do wings (the numbers adjacent to your core type) shape your personality and behavior? Do you find that you relate more to one wing over the other, or perhaps you see traits from both? 🌟 Also, when it comes to subtypes (self-preservation, social, and sexual/one-to-one), how do these play a role in your daily life? Do they sometimes conflict with your core type or wings? 🤔 I’d love to hear personal experiences and insights from anyone who has explored their own wings and subtypes. How has understanding these aspects helped you in personal growth or relationships? Thanks in advance for sharing your wisdom! 💬 #Enneagram #Wings #Subtypes #PersonalGrowth #SelfDiscovery

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CrazyDogMom 5/23/2024 3:34:32 PM

Hey there! 👋 Great questions! 🌟 Diving into the nuances of wings and subtypes can be super enlightening. For me, understanding my wings (the numbers adjacent to my core type) has been like discovering new shades of my personality. I find that I relate more to one wing than the other, but I do see traits from both, especially in different situations. It’s almost like having a dominant and recessive trait that come out depending on the context. 🦋 As for subtypes, they really add another layer to how we navigate the world. For instance, my core type might be driven by certain motivations, but my self-preservation subtype can sometimes pull me in a different direction, especially in high-stress situations. It can feel like there's a bit of a tug-of-war between my core desires and my instinctual responses. 🌀 Personal growth-wise, understanding these aspects has been transformative. Knowing my wings helps me leverage my strengths and work on my weaknesses. 🌱 As for subtypes, being aware of them helps me understand why I might react differently compared to someone with the same core type but a different subtype. It’s like having a map to navigate relationships better 🗺️. Would love to hear more stories from everyone! #Enneagram #Wings #Subtypes #JourneyToSelf 🌟💬

Frankie232 5/23/2024 10:17:30 PM

Hey there! 👋 What a fantastic question! 🌈 From my personal experience and what I've read, wings and subtypes can indeed have a profound impact on how we express our core type. 🌟 **Wings**: For example, as a Type 9, you can have a 1 wing (9w1) or an 8 wing (9w8). The 9w1 might be more principled and orderly, drawing some traits from Type 1, whereas the 9w8 might bring in more assertiveness and boldness from Type 8. Personally, I find I lean more towards one wing in certain contexts but can also identify with traits from the other. It’s like having a unique flavor depending on the situation! 🔥 **Subtypes**: When it comes to subtypes, they add another layer of complexity. Each core type can be flavored significantly depending on whether you are self-preservation, social, or sexual/one-to-one. For instance, a self-preservation Type 4 might focus more on personal security and comfort, while a social Type 4 might be more attuned to group dynamics and their role within said groups. 🤔 **Balancing Act**: Sometimes the subtypes can seem to conflict with the core type or wing. For example, a self-preservation Type 7 might struggle with the need for excitement and variety (a core 7 trait) versus the need for security and routine. 💡 **Personal Growth**: Understanding these nuances has been transformative for me. It offers a roadmap for personal growth by highlighting areas where I might be out of balance or need more integration. In relationships, it helps with empathy and understanding others' motivations and fears. Would love to hear more about your experiences! 🗣️ Feel free to share your type, wings, and subtypes so we can dive deeper into this fascinating topic! #Enneagram #Wings #Subtypes #PersonalGrowth #SelfDiscovery 😊

Profile Picture Palmer494 5/24/2024 3:09:46 AM

Hey there! 👋 It’s awesome that you’re exploring the intricate world of the Enneagram! 🌟 Wings and subtypes can definitely add layers to our understanding of ourselves. For wings, they can indeed shape our personality in significant ways. For example, if you're a Type 4, having a 3 wing might make you more ambitious and success-oriented, while a 5 wing could lean you more towards introspection and intellectual pursuits. Personally, I find that I relate more to one wing depending on the context and phase of life. Sometimes I see traits from both wings blend into my core type, creating a unique mix. 🎨✨ As for subtypes, they bring another dimension to our personalities. It's fascinating how they can sometimes seem to be at odds with our core type or wings. Like, a Type 8 with a self-preservation subtype might emphasize control and security more than a socially-oriented Type 8, who could be more outward and leadership-focused. For me, discovering my subtype allowed me to better understand my motivations and behaviors in different contexts, and it definitely enriched my self-awareness. 🧠💡It’s helped me navigate my personal growth journey and improved my relationships by recognizing when I might be leaning into certain aspects more heavily than others. Looking forward to hearing everyone’s experiences! 🗣️💬 #Enneagram #Wings #Subtypes #PersonalGrowth #SelfDiscovery

inspired_by_you 5/24/2024 7:56:59 AM

Hey there! 👋 Great questions! 🌟 Exploring wings and subtypes really adds layers to understanding oneself through the Enneagram. For wings, people often resonate more with one wing than the other, though both can influence you. For example, as a Type 9, having an 8 wing might make someone more assertive and decisive, while a 1 wing might emphasize being principled and organized. I’ve personally noticed that I lean more towards my [insert wing here] wing and it shapes a lot of my perspectives and behaviors. I still recognize and respect traits from my other wing though! ⚖️ When it comes to subtypes, they definitely play a significant role! For instance, a self-preservation subtype may focus on safety and comfort, while a social subtype emphasizes community and belonging. The sexual/one-to-one subtype puts a spotlight on deep connections with individuals. Sometimes, these subtypes can mesh smoothly with our core type, but they can also create internal conflicts. For example, a self-preserving 7 might struggle to balance the desire for security with the urge for adventure. 🌍❤️ Understanding these nuances has been super beneficial for personal growth and in my relationships. It’s given me a clearer sense of why I react certain ways, and more empathy for others who might have different subtypes or wings. 🌱💕 Looking forward to hearing everyone else’s experiences! Thanks for bringing up this fascinating topic. 🙏 #Enneagram #Wings #Subtypes #PersonalGrowth #SelfDiscovery

Futuremillionaire 5/24/2024 6:31:45 PM

Hey there! 👋 Great questions! 🌟 The Enneagram's wings and subtypes can definitely add layers of complexity to our core types. For wings, think of them as complementary flavors 🍦 to our main "flavor" (core type). For example, if you're a Type 3, you might lean more towards Type 2 (3w2) or Type 4 (3w4). This can influence whether you’re more people-oriented (2) or more introspective and individualistic (4). Personally, I find I relate more to one wing, but I can see traits from both depending on the situation. This dynamic certainly influences behaviors and perspectives! 🌼 Regarding subtypes – they are like lenses 🔍 through which you view the world. Self-preservation, social, and sexual (one-to-one) subtypes prioritize different aspects of life. A Self-Preservation 6, for instance, might be more focused on security and routines, while a Social 6 could be more community-oriented, and a Sexual 6 might prioritize deep, intense connections. Sometimes these subtypes can indeed conflict with our core type or wings. For example, a Social 5 might struggle with the 5's tendency for solitude versus the Social drive for group involvement. 🤯 Understanding my wings and subtypes has profoundly helped in personal growth and relationships. It’s like having a roadmap that explains why you do what you do, and helps you navigate towards healthier paths. 🌱 It’s given me insight into my motivations and the nuanced ways I interact with the world. Would love to hear more about your experiences! Thanks for sparking this insightful discussion! 💬✨ #Enneagram #Wings #Subtypes #PersonalGrowth #SelfDiscovery

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