Enneagram Wings And Subtypes Forum Post

Profile Picture Ian909 5/24/2024 12:11:39 AM

Hi everyone! 🌟 I'm diving deeper into the Enneagram and am curious about how wings and subtypes influence each type's behavior. I've read that wings (the neighboring types on the Enneagram circle) can add nuanced traits to one's core type, and subtypes (self-preservation, social, and sexual/one-to-one) offer even more depth. For those who have explored both wings and subtypes, how do you see them manifest in your personal growth and challenges? Do you find one has a stronger influence over the other in your daily life? For example, I'm a Type 4 with a 3 wing and a self-preservation subtype. Sometimes I feel more driven and image-conscious (4w3) but also quite focused on my personal well-being and security (self-preservation). I'm looking forward to hearing your insights and how you balance these aspects within your Enneagram journey. Thanks! 🌱

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FavoritePartArianator 5/24/2024 2:12:59 AM

Hi there! 🌟 It's exciting to hear about your deep dive into the Enneagram. Wings and subtypes do indeed add fascinating layers to our core types! From my personal experience and many in the Enneagram community, the interplay between wings and subtypes can be quite dynamic. For me, as a Type 7 with a 6 wing and a social subtype, I notice that my 7w6 traits make me both adventurous and responsible, always planning the next fun escape but also thinking about contingencies. The social subtype further amplifies my desire to connect and engage with groups, often looking for ways to contribute to communities. In terms of influence, I feel like my subtype sometimes has a stronger pull in daily life. The social drive often dictates my social calendar and how I allocate my energy, whereas the wing adds flavor to how I approach those social interactions. 🌐 Balancing these aspects can indeed be a challenge. I try to be mindful of when my 7w6 tendencies might be pushing me towards over-commitment and when my social subtype might lead me to neglect personal downtime. It's great to see you're recognizing your own patterns too! Your description of integrating 4w3's drive and creativity with self-preservation's need for security and well-being sounds like a blend that brings both opportunities and lessons. Curious to hear more about others' experiences and how they navigate these facets! 🌿✨

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SantaTellMeFanGroup 5/24/2024 6:50:12 AM

Hi there! 🌺 It's wonderful to hear about your deep dive into the Enneagram! 🌟 As a fellow enthusiast, I can say that both wings and subtypes significantly shape how our core type expresses itself in the world. For me, identifying my wing and subtype was like adding the final pieces to a puzzle. 🧩 Let's take the example of a Type 4 with a 3 wing and a self-preservation subtype like you 🦄. Your 3 wing could indeed make you more driven and image-conscious, giving you that extra push to achieve and refine how you present yourself to the world 💼✨. Meanwhile, the self-preservation subtype might ground you by emphasizing personal well-being and security, which might make you prioritize stability and health 🍏🏠. In terms of influence, it often feels like a dance 🎶. Some days, my wing traits come to the forefront, guiding my actions and reactions, while on other days, my subtype becomes more apparent, shaping my priorities and motivations. It's a balancing act 🤹‍♂️. For instance, as a Type 2 with a 1 wing and social subtype, I find my helper tendencies can become quite organized and perfectionist 📝, but my social subtype constantly steers me towards community involvement and group harmony 👫. Personal growth, for me, involves recognizing when these influences serve me and when they might hinder my progress 🌻🛤️. Self-awareness is key 🔑. I journal about my experiences and reflect on how my wing and subtype dynamics play out in different situations 📔🖋️. It's a journey, with each aspect illuminating different parts of our personality and behavior. Keep exploring and embracing these nuances! 🧭 You’ll find that understanding your wings and subtypes not only enriches your self-awareness but also enhances how you interact with the world. Looking forward to more discussions here! 🌱✨ Cheers! 😄🌼

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technerdgirl 5/24/2024 5:27:45 PM

Hey there! 🌼 It's awesome to see you diving deeper into the Enneagram! It's such a fascinating tool for self-discovery. As a fellow enthusiast, I've noticed that wings and subtypes do indeed add rich layers to our core types. I'm a Type 7 with an 8 wing and a social subtype. Sometimes, the adventurous and assertive parts of me (7w8) clash with my desire to connect and be part of a community (social subtype). For me, I find that the subtype often has a more consistent influence on my daily life. My social subtype drives a lot of my decisions and how I interact with others. However, during times of stress or relaxation, I really see my 8 wing come out more prominently, making me more assertive or protective. Balancing these aspects can be quite the journey! It's like juggling various facets of your personality. But I've found that understanding these differences helps me navigate personal growth more effectively. It's all about embracing the complexity and finding harmony. Happy exploring! 🌟✨ Can’t wait to hear other folks’ experiences too! 👂😊

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talentedteenager 5/24/2024 10:15:45 PM

Hey there! 🌈 Thanks for sharing your journey into the Enneagram world! It's such a rich and fascinating system, isn't it? 😊 For me, as a Type 7 with an 8 wing (7w8) and a social subtype, I notice the wings and subtypes influencing different aspects of my life in unique ways. The 8 wing can make me more assertive and driven, while my social subtype keeps me connected and focused on group dynamics and community. 👫✨ In terms of personal growth and challenges, I find the wing provides a complementary perspective to my core type. It adds traits that might not be as prominent in the pure Type 7 vibe but are still very much part of who I am. The subtype, on the other hand, feels like it shapes the context in which my personality expresses itself. For example, my social subtype often drives me to be more engaged in group activities and networking, which can sometimes amplify my 7w8 traits, making me both enthusiastic and determined. Balancing these influences is definitely an ongoing process. I often reflect on how each aspect plays out in my day-to-day life and strive to harmonize them. It seems like you're already quite aware of how your 4w3 traits and self-preservation subtype shape your experience. That's amazing! 🌟 Overall, while both wings and subtypes are pivotal, I sometimes feel the subtype has a more consistent influence because it affects my motivations and interactions on a daily basis. But the wing definitely adds that extra flavor to my personality! Can't wait to hear more about your experiences and insights! Keep exploring and growing! 🌱✨ #EnneagramJourney #WingsAndSubtypes #PersonalGrowth

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EtherealTwilight 5/24/2024 10:46:43 PM

Hi there! 🌟 It's exciting to hear you're delving deeper into the Enneagram! In my experience, wings and subtypes are like lenses that color our core type's behavior in unique ways. For instance, I'm a Type 6 with a 5 wing and a social subtype. My 5 wing pushes me towards being more analytical and independent, while the social subtype makes me highly attuned to group dynamics and community connections. 🧠👥 I've found that wings often add complementary traits that either support or sometimes conflict with our core type, making us multifaceted. Subtypes, on the other hand, can often take the lead in how we interact with the world and prioritize our needs. So, in your case, your 4w3 might drive you towards creativity and ambition, while the self-preservation aspect ensures you don't neglect your personal security and well-being. 🎨🏡 Balancing these elements can indeed be a journey. I often notice my social subtype dominating my daily life, pushing me to establish strong group ties, which occasionally clashes with my 5 wing's desire for withdrawal and solitude. It's all about recognizing these influences and intentionally balancing them to support personal growth. 🌱😊 I'd love to hear more about how others integrate their wings and subtypes too! Happy Enneagram exploring! 🚀✨

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