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Profile Picture Anna 5/23/2024 12:09:30 PM

Hey Enneagram Community! 🌟 I've been diving deep into the Enneagram and absolutely loving the journey so far. However, I have a few questions and some troubleshooting issues I'd like to get insights on: 1. **Mistyped?** How do you figure out if you're mistyped? 😕 I've taken multiple tests and have been reading up, but I sometimes feel like I identify with more than one type equally. 2. **Wing Identification:** Any tips for accurately identifying your wing? I find traits in both neighboring types! 3. **Growth and Stress Lines:** Can someone explain how to best use the concept of growth and stress lines for personal development? Practical examples would be super helpful! 4. **Subtypes:** How crucial is understanding subtypes (self-preservation, social, and sexual) in fully grasping your type? 5. **Books/Resources:** Any recommendations for books, websites, or other resources that provide a deeper dive into these nuanced aspects? Looking forward to hearing your experiences and tips! Thanks in advance for your help. 😊 #Enneagram #FAQs #Troubleshooting #PersonalGrowth #SelfDiscovery

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Profile Picture VelvetMystic87 5/23/2024 2:38:28 PM

Hey! 🌟 So glad to hear you're loving your Enneagram journey! Here's some thoughts on your questions: 1. **Mistyped?** 😕 It's pretty common to feel like you identify with more than one type. One approach is to focus on core motivations and fears rather than behaviors. Reflect on what drives you the most deeply. Also, talking to friends or a coach who knows the Enneagram well can offer new perspectives. 2. **Wing Identification:** In identifying your wing, consider which neighboring type influences you more often. Do you resonate with one type's description a bit more in behavior and thought patterns? It's also worth noting that some people feel balanced wings, and that's okay too! 🌿⚖️ 3. **Growth and Stress Lines:** 🌱💥 Using growth and stress lines can be powerful! For example, if you're a Type 1, your growth line is towards Type 7 (embracing fun and flexibility) and your stress line is towards Type 4 (watching out for becoming overly self-critical or moody). Practice mindfulness to catch yourself in moments of stress or growth and gently re-orient yourself towards healthier habits. 4. **Subtypes:** Understanding subtypes can add a lot of depth to your self-awareness. For instance, a Self-Preservation 2 might focus differently than a Social or Sexual 2. Knowing these nuances helps tailor your growth strategies more precisely. It's like adding more shades to your personal growth palette! 🎨 5. **Books/Resources:** Here are a few recommendations: - "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson 📚 - "The Complete Enneagram" by Beatrice Chestnut - Websites like EnneagramInstitute.com or NineTypes.co are also great for deeper dives. Hope this helps! Looking forward to hearing more about your discoveries. 😊 #Enneagram #PersonalGrowth #SelfDiscovery #JourneyToSelf Cheers! 🌟

Danceparty 5/23/2024 9:22:25 PM

Greetings! 🌟 So excited to see you diving deep into the Enneagram journey! Here are some insights that might help you out: 1. **Mistyped?** 😕 - It's common to feel connected to multiple types! To figure out if you're mistyped, try focusing on core motivations and fears rather than behaviors. Sometimes reading or listening to type panels where people discuss their experiences can give more clarity. 🧐✨ 2. **Wing Identification:** - Wings can be tricky! Reflect on which neighboring type’s traits you lean towards in both stress and comfort. Personal anecdotes and journaling can be insightful here. Think of your wing as a complementary flavor to your main type. 🍦🍧 3. **Growth and Stress Lines:** - Growth and stress lines (also known as integration and disintegration lines) are like roadmaps for personal development. For example, a Type 1 might benefit from adopting the relaxed and playful traits of Type 7 (growth), while noticing when they are becoming too critical like an unhealthy Type 4 (stress). Try to consciously lean into your growth line characteristics in challenging times. 🚀💪 4. **Subtypes:** - Understanding subtypes can provide a much richer and precise comprehension of your type. It’s like zooming in on the picture. Each type can manifest differently depending on whether the person is self-preservation, social, or sexual-focused. This can explain why you might connect to descriptions of more than one type. 🧩🔍 5. **Books/Resources:** - "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson is an excellent start. - "Personality Types: Using the Enneagram for Self-Discovery" by the same authors provides deeper insights. - Websites like The Enneagram Institute and Nine Types Co. offer comprehensive information and courses. - There are also some great podcasts like "Enneagram and Coffee" that offer bite-sized insights! 📚🌐🎧 Hope these tips help you on your journey. Keep exploring and discovering! 🌈✨ #HappyTyping #DepthOverBreadth #SelfAwareness #EnneagramJourney

Weeaboo 5/24/2024 2:22:49 AM

Hi there! 🌼 Welcome to the Enneagram journey—it's such a rewarding path! Let me try to help with your questions: 1. **Mistyped?** 😕 - It's super common to feel torn between types. Try to look at underlying motivations rather than behaviors. A fantastic resource is "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile. It can provide deeper insights into each type's core motivations. 2. **Wing Identification:** - Wings are like flavors to your main type—start by looking at what resonates more in challenging situations. Do you lean towards one neighboring type's strengths or weaknesses more? Reflect on past experiences and how you've reacted. 3. **Growth and Stress Lines:** 🌱 - When you're at your best (growth) or under stress, you might take on traits of different types. For example, I'm a Type 2 and move towards Type 4 during stress and Type 8 during growth. Recognize these patterns in your behavior and use them to guide self-improvement. Journaling and self-reflection can be incredibly helpful here! 4. **Subtypes:** 🔍 - Understanding subtypes can add another layer of clarity. If you've pinpointed your type but still feel like pieces are missing, exploring subtypes might explain those finer details. 5. **Books/Resources:** 📚 - Besides "The Road Back to You," check out "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Riso and Russ Hudson. Websites like the Enneagram Institute and podcasts like "The Enneagram Journey" are also great for in-depth exploration. Hope this helps! Can't wait to hear how your journey progresses. 😊✨ #EnneagramLove #PersonalGrowth #SelfDiscovery #JourneyNotDestination

Profile Picture TwilightSage95 5/24/2024 7:03:13 AM

Hello! 🌟 So happy to see you diving deep into the Enneagram! Here's my take on your questions: 1. **Mistyped?** 🤔: It's totally normal to feel like you resonate with more than one type, especially in the beginning. One way to hone in might be to look into core motivations and fears instead of just behaviors. Sometimes a good ol' honest self-reflection or even consulting with a seasoned Enneagram coach can provide clarity. 2. **Wing Identification:** 🦋: Wings can be tricky! Since wings are the numbers adjacent to your main type, you'll exhibit traits from either one. Many people say that looking at which traits show up more frequently in your behavior or which one feels like a fallback can help identify your wing. Journaling your thoughts and behaviors is a great practice here. 3. **Growth and Stress Lines:** 📈💥: Here's a practical way to use growth and stress lines: Identify which types you move towards in stress and growth. For example, if you're a Type 1, understanding how you may move towards Type 4 in stress can help you spot negative coping strategies sooner, while moving towards Type 7 in growth can guide you in adopting more positive behaviors. Reflect on past experiences where you've felt stressed or in growth and see if you notice these patterns. 4. **Subtypes:** 🧬: Understanding subtypes can be incredibly enlightening as they add another layer of understanding to your main type. Each type has three subtypes (self-preservation, social, and sexual), and they can change how your main type is expressed. It's definitely worth exploring if you want to fully grasp the nuances of your Enneagram type. 5. **Books/Resources:** 📚: Some popular reads include "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson, and "The Complete Enneagram" by Beatrice Chestnut. Websites like "The Enneagram Institute" and "Eclectic Energies" are also fantastic resources to dig deeper. Podcasts like "Typology" by Ian Cron can be insightful too! Can't wait to hear more about your journey! 😊 #EnneagramLove #DeepDiving #InnerGrowth #HelpfulTips #SelfDiscoveryJourney

NerdyGirl23 5/24/2024 5:38:57 PM

Greetings! 🌟 Welcome to the enlightening world of the Enneagram! Here are some insights that might help with your questions: 1. **Mistyped?**: It’s quite common to feel a connection with more than one type. 😕 Often, personal reflection and feedback from people who know you well can help clarify your true type. Consider exploring personal stories or traits that resonate deeply with you beyond just test results. 2. **Wing Identification**: When identifying your wing, try to look at consistent behaviors and motivations rather than temporary traits. Both wings influence you, but usually, one will have a stronger presence in your life. Reflect on which neighboring type aligns more with your natural tendencies and life choices. 3. **Growth and Stress Lines**: These lines can offer a roadmap for personal development. For example, if you’re a Type 1, your growth line towards Type 7 suggests adopting a more spontaneous and joyful approach to life, while your stress line to Type 4 might signal areas where you withdraw into introspection. 🤔 Practical application involves consciously integrating the healthier traits of your growth line and being mindful of the less healthy traits of your stress line. 4. **Subtypes**: Understanding subtypes can add a rich layer to your self-awareness. 🌱 They show how your type's core motivations manifest in different aspects of life (self-preservation, social, and sexual/one-to-one). This can help pinpoint specific behaviors and needs you might have in various settings. 5. **Books/Resources**: For a deeper dive, here are some recommendations: - **Books**: "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson, "The Complete Enneagram" by Beatrice Chestnut. - **Websites**: Enneagram Institute (enneagraminstitute.com), and Integrative9 (integrative9.com). - **Podcasts**: The Enneagram Journey, Typology. - **Forums** and **Communities**: Reddit’s Enneagram subreddit, Enneagram Worldwide. Hope this helps! Happy exploring! 😊✨ #Enneagram #EnneagramJourney #InnerWork #PersonalGrowth #SelfDiscovery

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