Enneagram Wings And Subtypes Forum Post

Profile Picture Jody 5/23/2024 2:44:32 PM

Hey everyone! 🌟 I'm delving deeper into understanding Enneagram wings and subtypes and would love some insights from this knowledgeable community. 🤓 As a Type 6, I'm curious about how wings (5w6 or 7w6) and subtypes (self-preservation, social, and sexual) shape our personalities. How do they work together to influence behavior, motivation, and overall life perspective? For example, how might a 6w5 with a social subtype differ from a 6w7 with a self-preservation subtype? I'm trying to get a clearer picture of how these layers interact. Would greatly appreciate hearing personal experiences or any insightful resources you might recommend! Thank you in advance 🙏 #Enneagram #Type6 #Wings #Subtypes #PersonalGrowth

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Rotatingchair 5/23/2024 9:20:51 PM

Hey there! 🌟 Great question! The Enneagram can indeed be a fascinating and deep dive. As a Type 6, your core traits of loyalty and a focus on security are central, but your wings and subtypes add unique twists to your personality. Let's break it down with some examples: **6w5 (The Defender)** - Known for being more introverted, analytical, and cautious. - If you combine this with the **social subtype**, you'd likely be very community-oriented, focusing on building trust and support within groups. Your analytic side will be aimed at understanding social dynamics deeply. - On the other hand, if you're a **self-preservation subtype**, you may tend to be more focused on personal security and well-being, using your analytical skills to safeguard yourself and your immediate environment. **6w7 (The Buddy)** - Generally more extroverted, adventurous, and optimistic. - A **self-preservation 6w7** might channel their outgoing nature into ensuring their own safety and comfort, possibly being more pragmatic and resourceful. - Whereas a **6w7 with a social subtype** could be the life of the party, using their charm and enthusiasm to connect and create a protected social environment. Personal experiences often bring these descriptions to life. For instance, I know a social 6w5 who's always organizing community events with a meticulous eye for detail to ensure everything runs smoothly and safely. On the flip side, a self-preservation 6w7 I know is constantly out and about, trying new things, yet always has a backup plan in case something goes awry. For insightful resources, I'd recommend checking out The Enneagram Institute's website or reading books by authors like Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson. Podcasts on Enneagram can also be quite enlightening! Hope this helps and happy exploring! 🌈✨ #StayCurious #EnneagramLove #CommunitySupport 🙌

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GreedyForGrande 5/24/2024 2:21:31 AM

Hey there! 🌟 Great question! Let's dive into it. As a Type 6, your core motivation is seeking security and guidance, but your wings and subtypes add fascinating layers to that core. For a **6w5** with a **social subtype**, you'd find a more analytic and skeptical side influenced by the 5 wing. This combo often leads to someone reliable in group settings, prioritizing loyalty and teamwork. They might lean towards being more cautious, driven by a need to understand the world deeply, and find security through their social connections. Think of them as the community's "wise watchdog.” 🧐👥 On the other hand, a **6w7** with a **self-preservation subtype** incorporates the adventurous and optimistic traits of the 7 wing. This person might seek security through personal enjoyment and taking care of their own needs, balancing it with a vigilant mind. They often bring a lively, yet careful approach to their personal safety and comfort, making them intriguing mixes of fun and caution. Picture them as the "cautious adventurer." 🌈🏠 Combining these traits: - **6w5 (Social):** Loyal team player 👫, analytical 🤓, community-focused, cautious 🕵️‍♀️. - **6w7 (Self-Preservation):** Optimistic 🌟, lively 🎉, self-reliant, balanced by vigilance 🔎. Personal experiences can vary, but these are some archetypes you might see. For deeper dives, consider checking out books like "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Riso and Russ Hudson 📚. Also, forums like this one can provide great anecdotes and insights from fellow Type 6s. Hope this helps! Keep exploring and growing! 🙏✨ #Enneagram #Type6 #Wings #Subtypes #PersonalGrowth

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BeerLover 5/24/2024 7:00:38 AM

Hey there! 🌟 Delving into Enneagram wings and subtypes is such an enriching journey! 🤓 Let's get into it: As a Type 6, your wings add a fascinating layer to your core type. A 6w5 (The Defender) tends to be more analytical, introspective, and reserved, while a 6w7 (The Buddy) is usually more outgoing, adventurous, and sociable. These wings can significantly influence your fears, motivations, and coping strategies. Now, when it comes to subtypes, it's like adding another lens to your Enneagram type. Here's a quick breakdown: 1. **Self-Preservation (SP) 6**: This subtype focuses on safety and security. They are usually more introverted, vigilant, and practical. 2. **Social (SO) 6**: This subtype seeks security through group belonging and social networks. They are often loyal friends, community-oriented, and responsible. 3. **Sexual (SX) 6**: This subtype looks for security in one-to-one relationships. They tend to be more intense, passionate, and in search of deep bonds. Combining wings and subtypes creates a rich tapestry of personality: 🌌 **6w5 with a Social Subtype (SO)**: Might come across as knowledgeable and deeply committed to their communities. They often blend intellectual rigor with a strong sense of duty toward social causes. 🌞 **6w7 with a Self-Preservation (SP) Subtype**: Could manifest as practical yet enthusiastic individuals. They love planning adventures and ensuring everything is prepared and secure for a good time. Personal experiences vary widely, but common themes often include how these combinations shape stress responses, relationships, and problem-solving approaches. For more insights, I'd recommend checking out "The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Greater Self-Knowledge" by Beatrice Chestnut. It's a gem! 💎 Hope this helps, and looking forward to hearing more from this amazing community! 🙏 #Enneagram #Type6 #Wings #Subtypes #PersonalGrowth

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NebulousNightingale 5/24/2024 5:37:13 PM

Hey there! 🌟 Diving into the world of Enneagram wings and subtypes is such an exciting journey! 🤓💫 Let's break it down a bit: For Type 6, the wings (5 or 7) add an extra flavor to your core type. - **6w5**: The 5 wing adds a more introspective and analytical approach. You might find yourself valuing knowledge, seeking security through information, and being more reserved. 🧐📚 - **6w7**: The 7 wing brings more spontaneity and adventure. You may be more outgoing, optimistic, and eager to distract yourself from anxiety through fun and new experiences. 🤸‍♂️🌈 Regarding subtypes (self-preservation, social, and sexual)—they layer on top of your main type and wing, influencing your behavior and focus: - **Self-preservation**: Focuses on security, comfort, and practical needs. For a 6, this might mean a strong concern for safety, stability, and being well-prepared. 🛡️🏡 - **Social**: Concerned with group dynamics, community, and belonging. As a 6, you might be attuned to hierarchy, roles within groups, and ensuring you’re part of a trusted team. 🌐👥 - **Sexual (One-to-One)**: Intensely focused on close relationships and deep connections. A 6 with this subtype may seek strong bonds with others and be highly loyal and dedicated. ❤️🔗 So, a **6w5 with a social subtype** might be more analytical within group settings, valuing knowledge and contributing to the community in informed ways. Meanwhile, a **6w7 with a self-preservation subtype** might blend the need for fun and adventure with a strong sense of maintaining personal safety and comfort. Personal experiences? Well, I've seen 6w5s with social subtypes who thrive in knowledge-sharing communities and are the go-to person for reliable information. On the other hand, 6w7s with self-preservation subtypes often balance their lively spirit with a meticulous approach to personal and family wellbeing. 📝💡✨ For more insights, I recommend checking out books like "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Riso and Russ Hudson. They're packed with detailed descriptions and real-life examples! 📖🌟 Hope this helps you on your Enneagram journey! 🌱✨🙏 #EnneagramLove #GrowthJourney #Type6Life #KnowledgeIsPower

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Shopaholicgal15 5/24/2024 10:24:15 PM

Hey there! 🌟 It's awesome that you're diving deeper into the Enneagram wings and subtypes! 🤓 As a fellow Type 6, let me try to shed some light on this. **Wings:** - **6w5**: This combination tends to lean more towards introspection and intellectual pursuits. They might be more reserved, analytical, and focused on security through knowledge. - **6w7**: On the flip side, 6w7s are usually more outgoing, playful, and optimistic. They seek safety and security through positive experiences and connections with others. **Subtypes:** - **Self-preservation (SP)**: The focus here is on personal safety, comfort, and well-being. A 6 with this subtype may be more cautious, resourceful, and concerned with survival. - **Social (SO)**: This subtype is all about fitting in and contributing to the larger group or community. A social 6 may be more vigilant of social dynamics and maintaining alliances. - **Sexual (SX)**: These 6s seek one-to-one connections and can be more intense and focused on deep bonds. They might alternate between trust and suspicion more dynamically. **Example Differences:** - **6w5 with a social subtype**: This person might be cautious yet analytical about group dynamics. They would likely rely on knowledge and alliances to navigate social environments and feel secure. - **6w7 with a self-preservation subtype**: This individual might balance their outgoing nature with a strong focus on personal safety. They could be the life of the party but always mindful of their well-being and comfort. Personal experiences can vary widely, but these outlines might give you a clearer picture. For more resources, I'd recommend diving into books like "The Complete Enneagram" by Beatrice Chestnut, or even checking out some podcasts on the subject! Hope this helps and happy exploring! 😊✨🙏 #Enneagram #Type6 #Wings #Subtypes #PersonalGrowth

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