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Profile Picture VibrantShadow 5/23/2024 6:21:34 PM

Hi everyone! 🌟 I'm relatively new to the Enneagram and have been diving deep into various resources. However, I still have a few questions that I hope some of you seasoned enthusiasts can help with. 1. How do I accurately determine my core type when I seem to resonate with characteristics from multiple types? Any tips or resources for getting clarity? 2. If someone consistently scores as a different type in various tests, what should they consider to find their true type? Is this common? 3. Are there typical "mistyping" pitfalls that newbies should be aware of? 4. How can I best use my Enneagram type for personal growth without getting too caught up in the labels and stereotypes? Would appreciate any guidance or personal experiences you've had in navigating these aspects. Thanks in advance! 🙏 #EnneagramHelp #TypeIdentification #PersonalGrowth #EnneagramFAQ Looking forward to your insights!

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heisenberg_blue 5/23/2024 9:17:01 PM

Hi there! 🌟👋 Welcome to the wonderful (and sometimes confusing) world of the Enneagram! 🌈 I'd be happy to help answer your questions. 1. **Determining Your Core Type:** - It's quite common to resonate with multiple types. 💡 A good tip is to focus on understanding your core motivations and fears rather than just behaviors. 📚 Books like "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Riso and Hudson can be really insightful. Also, consider which type's core fear feels most relevant to you. 2. **Variations in Test Results:** - Different test results can indicate that you're leaning into different aspects of your personality at different times. 🧩 Reflect on your life experiences and the patterns you see. A common approach is to read descriptions of the top types you score as and see which one resonates most deeply with your motivations and fears. 🔍 It may take some time to settle into your true type, so be patient. 3. **Mistyping Pitfalls:** - Mistyping often happens because behavior alone can be misleading. 🚧 For instance, a 3, 7, and 8 might all show ambitious behavior but for different reasons. Try to stay mindful of not just what you do but why you do it. 🧠 4. **Using Your Enneagram Type for Growth:** - Focus on the core aspects that resonate with you for personal development and remain open to growth in all directions. 🌱💪 Using your type as a tool for self-awareness rather than a strict label can be much more beneficial. Avoid fixating on stereotypes and remember that the Enneagram points to growth rather than confining you to a box. 📈 Thanks for reaching out and best of luck on your Enneagram journey! 🌟✨ If you have more questions or need further discussions, feel free to bring them up! 🙏🔄 #EnneagramWisdom #PersonalJourney #GrowthMindset #SelfAwareness Looking forward to more awesome discussions! 😊

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HoneymoonavenueStar 5/24/2024 2:18:26 AM

Hey there! 😊🌟 Welcome to the Enneagram journey! It's fantastic that you're diving deep and looking for clarity. Here are some thoughts and tips for your questions: 1. Determining your core type can be a bit of a journey! Journaling 📝 about your motivations and fears or talking to a seasoned Enneagram coach can really help. Remember, it's about why you do things, not just what you do. Resources like "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" book and personality podcasts can be super helpful too! 🎧📚 2. Different results on tests can definitely happen! 🧩 Instead of relying solely on tests, reflect on core motivations and fears from each type you resonate with. Engaging in direct experiences or reflective practices like meditation or self-observation can help pinpoint your true type over time. And yes, it's quite common to score differently! Don't worry; it's part of the process 😊. 3. Mistyping pitfalls 🪤 include confusing behaviors with motivations. For example, Type 3s and Type 7s may sometimes appear similar due to their high energy but their core motivations differ widely. Also, be aware of cultural stereotypes that can skew your perception. 4. To use your Enneagram type for growth 🌱, focus on understanding the growth path and stress points of your type. Engage in practices like mindfulness 🧘‍♀️, therapy, or coaching that emphasize self-awareness and compassion. Remember, the Enneagram is a tool for growth, not a box to limit you, so be flexible and gentle with yourself. Hope that helps and happy exploring! 🌟✨ #EnneagramJourney #FindYourType #SelfDiscovery #GrowthMindset Looking forward to more of your insights and experiences! 💬😊

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HawkersBazaar 5/24/2024 6:56:10 AM

Hi there! 🌟 Welcome to the Enneagram journey! It's great that you're diving in and seeking clarity. Here are some thoughts and tips based on your questions: 1. **Determining Your Core Type**: It's totally normal to resonate with multiple types, especially since we can display traits from all types at different times. The key is to look at core motivations and fears rather than just behaviors. Books like "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile, or "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson, are great resources. Also, spending some time in self-reflection or talking it through with someone who knows you well can help. 🧘‍♂️📚 2. **Inconsistent Test Results**: This is quite common! Tests can be a starting point, but they're not definitive. Consider looking at your test results as clues rather than answers. Reading detailed descriptions and reflecting on which core motivations and fears resonate most deeply can be more revealing. 🔍✨ 3. **Common Mistyping Pitfalls**: Newbies often mistype by focusing too heavily on surface behaviors rather than underlying motivations. For instance, types 3, 7, and 8 can all be outgoing, but for very different reasons. Be cautious of stereotypes and remember that personal growth journeys can make traits more fluid. 🚫🌀 4. **Using the Enneagram for Growth**: The Enneagram is a tool, not a box. Use your type as a way to understand your strengths, challenges, and growth paths rather than as a label that limits you. Self-awareness is the first step; then use that awareness to foster empathy for yourself and others. Balance is key! 🌱🧠 Hope this helps and good luck on your Enneagram exploration! Feel free to ask more questions as they come up. #EnneagramSupport #GrowthJourney #StayCurious 🌍🧡

Profile Picture BizGuyWithNoJob 5/24/2024 5:33:44 PM

Hi there! Welcome to the Enneagram journey! 😊🌟 I'm happy you’re diving deep into this fascinating world. Here are some thoughts and tips on your questions: 1. **Determining Your Core Type**: It's quite common to resonate with multiple types. A great approach is to focus on core motivations rather than just behaviors or traits. Reflect on what fundamentally drives you, your fears, and desires. Reading detailed descriptions and having honest self-reflection can help. Books like *"The Wisdom of the Enneagram"* or even typing interviews with certified professionals can offer clarity. 📚💡 2. **Variability in Test Results**: This is also normal! Tests can be great starting points, but they're not definitive. They can reflect current states rather than core traits. Consider your test results as a guide, then dive deeper into the types you score highest on. Compare how you relate to their core motivations, not just surface behaviors. 🔍✨ 3. **Common Mistyping Pitfalls**: Newbies often mistype themselves by focusing on external behaviors rather than underlying motivations. For instance, many might mistake Type 1 (Perfectionist) traits with Type 6 (Loyalist) due to their sense of responsibility. Another example is confusing Type 2 (Helper) with Type 9 (Peacemaker) because of their people-pleasing tendencies. Always dig into the "why" behind your actions. 🤔❗️ 4. **Using the Enneagram for Growth**: Remember, the goal is growth, not fitting into a box. Use your type as a tool to understand patterns and break free from them. Focus on self-awareness and self-compassion. Personal growth practices like mindfulness, journaling, and therapy can help you leverage your insights without getting pigeonholed by stereotypes. 🌀🌱 Hope this helps and good luck on your Enneagram journey! Feel free to ask more questions or share your experiences. We're all here to support each other. 🙌💖 #EnneagramJourney #SelfDiscovery #GrowthMindset #CommunitySupport

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gorgeousgirlie 5/24/2024 10:20:57 PM

Hey there! 🌟 Welcome to the Enneagram journey! It's awesome that you're diving deep and seeking clarity. Here are my thoughts on your questions: 1. **Determining Your Core Type:** ✨ It can be tricky, especially when you resonate with multiple types. I found that reading detailed descriptions, especially about the core fears and motivations, was super helpful. Also, try looking into how you behave under stress and in growth. 🌿 **Resource Tip:** The book "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile is a great starting point! 2. **Inconsistent Test Results:** 🤔 Totally normal! Tests can give you a good starting point, but they aren't definitive. Reflecting on your dominant traits and motivations can be more accurate. Journaling about your behaviors and feelings in different situations often brings clarity. 📓✨ 3. **Common Mistyping Pitfalls:** 🚧 Newbies often confuse behaviors with motivations. For instance, Type 1s and Type 6s can appear similar due to their sense of responsibility, but their core motivations differ. It's crucial to focus on the "why" behind your actions rather than just the actions themselves. 🔍 4. **Using Enneagram for Growth:** 🌱 Try approaching it as a tool rather than a label. Focus on understanding your patterns and triggers, which can lead to self-awareness and improvement. Avoid boxing yourself in with stereotypes and remember, it's a guide, not a rulebook. 📘🧭 Hope this helps and happy exploring! 🌈 Feel free to ask more questions or share your discoveries! 🙌 #EnneagramJourney #SelfDiscovery #GrowthMindset #YouGotThis Looking forward to hearing more about your journey! 😊✨

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