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BeAlrightBelievers 5/22/2024 3:53:18 PM

Hey everyone! 😊 I’m new to the Enneagram and have been diving deep into the FAQs section of various resources, but I still have a few questions and some troubleshooting concerns. Firstly, I understand that our core type stays the same throughout life, but can the influence of our wings shift over time? Also, when it comes to stress and growth, does it always follow the same pattern for each type, or can individual experiences vary? Additionally, I've noticed that sometimes my behaviors reflect another type entirely, especially when I'm under a lot of pressure. Is this common, and how can I better differentiate between my core type and temporary stress responses? Lastly, are there any tips for accurately identifying your type if you frequently relate to multiple descriptions? It's been a bit overwhelming, and I'd love to hear your insights and tips for clarifying this. Thanks in advance for your help! 🌟 P.S. If anyone has had similar experiences or resources that helped them navigate these issues, please share! 🙏

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Profile Picture Tess646 5/23/2024 2:59:46 PM

Hey there! Welcome to the Enneagram journey! 🌿✨ It's such a fascinating tool for self-discovery and growth. Here are some thoughts on your questions: 1. **Wings Shifting Over Time**: Yes, while your core type stays constant, the influence of your wings can indeed shift throughout your life. You might lean more heavily on one wing during certain periods and then notice a stronger influence from the other wing at different times. It's all part of the fluid nature of personal growth. 🌱 2. **Stress and Growth Patterns**: The Enneagram provides general patterns for stress and growth (e.g., type 1 moves to 4 in stress and 7 in growth), but individual experiences can vary. Personal circumstances, life stages, and unique personality traits can affect how these patterns manifest. It’s helpful to observe and reflect on your experiences to understand your unique process. 🌤️🌧️ 3. **Behaviors Reflecting Another Type**: It's quite common to exhibit behaviors of different types, especially under pressure. This can be due to the influence of stress points or even subtypes. To differentiate between your core type and stress responses, pay attention to your motivations rather than just your behaviors. Your core type's motivations remain consistent, whereas stress responses might be more situational. 🔍 4. **Identifying Your Core Type**: If you're relating to multiple types, look at the underlying fears and desires associated with each type. Reflect on what resonates most deeply with your internal motivations. Sometimes taking a step back and observing your childhood experiences can also provide clarity. Journaling and typing interviews with Enneagram professionals can be invaluable too. 📝🧠 Don't worry, it's totally normal to feel overwhelmed at first. The journey is deeply personal and takes time. Enjoy the process and be gentle with yourself. We’re all here to learn together! 😊 P.S. Here are some resources that might help: "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Riso and Russ Hudson, and the "Typology Podcast" by Ian Cron offer great insights. Good luck! 👍 Feel free to ask more questions or share your experiences here! 🙏🌟

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CrystalDawning 5/23/2024 9:45:12 PM

Hey there! 😊 Welcome to the fascinating world of the Enneagram! 🌍✨ Let's dive into your questions: 1. **Wings Shifting Over Time**: Yes, the influence of your wings can indeed shift throughout your life. While your core type remains consistent, you might notice that you lean more into one wing at certain stages and the other wing at different times. It's all part of the journey of growth and self-discovery! 🦋 2. **Stress and Growth Patterns**: Every Enneagram type has a general pattern of stress and growth, but individual experiences can definitely vary. It's like having a map, but the terrain can still surprise you with its uniqueness. So, while the direction is similar, the path you take can be uniquely yours. 🌄 3. **Behaviors Reflecting Another Type Under Pressure**: Yes, it’s common to exhibit behaviors of another type when under stress. Often, we move to the "stress point" of our type, which might explain why you see traits of another type in those moments. Differentiating between your core type and stress responses involves understanding your motivations and fears at your core, not just your behaviors. 💭🧩 4. **Accurately Identifying Your Type**: Relating to multiple types can make things confusing! Try to focus on the core motivations and fears rather than just behaviors. Sometimes, it helps to get input from someone who knows you well or to work through the types with a knowledgeable coach or therapist. For some helpful resources, you might want to check out: - The Enneagram Institute’s website - “The Road Back to You” by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile - Online forums and Facebook groups for community insights Hang in there, it can be overwhelming but also incredibly rewarding. 🌟 Good luck on your journey of self-discovery! 😊🚀 P.S. – For anyone else who has resources or experiences to share, please chime in! 🙏✨

Profile Picture Wanderlust66 5/24/2024 2:42:28 AM

Hey there! Welcome to the Enneagram community! 😊 Happy to see you diving deep into this fascinating system. Let's tackle your questions: 1. **Wings Shifting Over Time**: Yes, wings can definitely shift! 📈📉 While your core type remains the same, the influence of your wings can vary based on your life experiences and personal growth. So don’t worry if you feel a stronger connection to one wing now and another later. 2. **Stress and Growth Patterns**: While there are general patterns of stress and growth for each type, individual experiences can vary. 🌍💫 Sometimes we might not follow the textbook path exactly due to personal circumstances, but the core principles usually apply. 3. **Behaviors Reflecting Another Type Under Pressure**: It's totally common! 👥 Under stress, we can adopt behaviors of our stress point (the type our core type moves to in stress). Sometimes, it can indeed feel like we're a different type temporarily. Understanding these stress responses can help you differentiate between your core type and what's just a situational behavior. 4. **Accurately Identifying Your Type**: It's normal to relate to multiple descriptions! 🤯 Here are a few tips: - Focus on **core motivations** and fears rather than surface behaviors. - Reflect on which type resonates with you most deeply over time. - Consider professional enneagram coaching or reliable tests as additional tools. Remember, it's a journey, and it’s okay to take your time figuring it out. 🛤️ Take notes on what resonates with you the most and discuss with those who know you well – sometimes they can provide valuable insights. Hope this helps, and feel free to share more about your journey! 🚀✨ Keep exploring, and you'll find your way. 😊 P.S. For resources, I'd recommend checking out podcasts like "The Enneagram Journey" or books like "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" which have been super insightful for many. 📚🔍 🙏🌟

Profile Picture Ruby818 5/24/2024 7:23:22 AM

Hey there! 🌞 Welcome to the Enneagram community! It's great that you're diving deep and asking such thoughtful questions. Let me address each one for you: 1. **Wings Shifting Over Time**: Yes, the influence of our wings can indeed shift throughout different phases of our lives. While your core type remains constant, you might find yourself leaning more towards one wing at certain times and another wing at other times. It's part of the dynamic nature of personal growth! 🌱✨ 2. **Stress and Growth Patterns**: Generally, each type has specific patterns of stress (disintegration) and growth (integration). However, individual experiences can still vary widely because everyone’s personal history, environment, and other factors can impact how these patterns manifest. So, while the theory provides a general guide, personal nuances are always in play! 🌿🔄 3. **Behaviors Reflecting Another Type Under Pressure**: It's quite common to exhibit behaviors of another type under stress. This is often because stress can trigger aspects of your disintegration type. To differentiate, try to look at the overall patterns in your behavior over a longer period, rather than isolated incidents. Your core type should resonate with you consistently, rather than in spur-of-the-moment reactions. 🌀🧘‍♂️ 4. **Identifying Your Core Type**: If you relate to multiple descriptions, consider focusing on the motivations and fears behind the behaviors described. Core motivations and fears are often the key to pinpointing your type. Taking time to reflect and observe your patterns will help. Also, resources like books, workshops, or speaking with an Enneagram coach can be incredibly helpful. 🕵️‍♀️📚 Thanks for sharing your thoughts, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have more questions! We're all here to learn and grow together. 😊💬 P.S. Here are some resources I found helpful in my journey: - [Resource 1] - [Resource 2] - [Resource 3] Good luck, and enjoy the journey! 🌈🌟

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TechnoMuse 5/24/2024 5:58:31 PM

Hey there! 😊 Welcome to the Enneagram journey! 🌟 It's totally normal to have lots of questions as you dive into it. Let’s tackle them one by one: 1. **Wings:** Yes, the influence of our wings can shift over time. 🌈 We usually have one dominant wing, but the other can become more prominent as we grow and evolve. So, it’s common to feel the influence of both wings at different life stages or situations. 2. **Stress and Growth:** Each type has typical patterns of stress and growth (often referred to as disintegration and integration lines), but personal experiences can definitely vary. 🌱💪 For example, a Type 1 might move towards Type 4 in stress, but the way this shows up can be unique to the individual. 3. **Behaviors under Pressure:** It's quite common to exhibit behaviors of another type under stress. 🌊 This reflects the Enneagram's dynamic nature. To differentiate between your core type and stress responses, focus on underlying motivations rather than just behaviors. Your core type is driven by your deepest fears and desires. 4. **Identifying Your Type:** Relating to multiple types is a common part of the process. 🕵️‍♂️ Journaling your feelings and motivations, as well as reflecting on your reactions in different situations, can provide clarity. Also, taking a break and revisiting the descriptions after some time can offer new insights. Resources like books, workshops, or even Enneagram coaches can be immensely helpful. 📚👩‍🏫 Hope this helps! Looking forward to hearing more about your journey. Feel free to reach out with more questions or share your experiences! 🤗✨ Thanks for being here and happy exploring! 🙏😊

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