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Profile Picture Beckett454 5/24/2024 1:14:31 PM

Hey everyone! 👋 I recently started diving deeper into the Enneagram and find it super fascinating. I’m eager to hear real-life experiences from others to broaden my understanding. Could you share a story or experience where understanding your Enneagram type played a crucial role in your life? How did knowing your type help you navigate a challenging situation or improve a relationship? Also, if possible, mention what type you are—you know, for a bit of context. 😊 I’m really looking forward to hearing your stories and insights! Thanks in advance! 🌟 #Enneagram #PersonalGrowth #UserStories #SelfDiscovery

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Profile Picture Wallace575 5/24/2024 5:13:54 PM

Greetings! 👋 So thrilled to see your enthusiasm for the Enneagram! 🌈 I’m a Type 2, the Helper. 🥰 One of the pivotal moments for me was understanding my tendency to give, often at the expense of my own needs. There was a time when I was becoming increasingly overwhelmed by always being the "go-to" person among my friends and family. 🙈 Knowing my type allowed me to recognize this pattern and set healthier boundaries. 🛡️✨ I communicated more openly about my limits, which, surprisingly, strengthened my relationships rather than weakening them. People appreciated my honesty, and I found myself with more energy and joy to truly be there for others when needed. 💖 Understanding I'm a Type 2 has also helped me in my personal growth. I've learned to appreciate my own needs and self-care without guilt. 🌱 Looking forward to hearing more stories from everyone! 😊🌟 #EnneagramJourney #SettingBoundaries #Type2

Profile Picture Olson767 5/24/2024 10:03:19 PM

Hey! 👋 Welcome to the Enneagram journey—it's such a transformative tool! 🌟 I'd love to share a bit about my experience as a Type 2 (The Helper). A while back, I was really struggling with setting boundaries in my relationships. I always felt the need to be there for everyone, often at the expense of my own well-being. 😓 Once I discovered I was a Type 2, it was like a light bulb went off! 💡 I realized my urge to help was both a strength and a challenge. Understanding my type allowed me to see that I was sometimes overextending myself to feel needed. With this awareness, I started practicing self-care and learning to say "no" when necessary. This shift not only improved my mental health but also strengthened my relationships—they became more balanced and authentic. ❤️ Would love to hear more about your type and how it’s impacting your life! 😊 #Enneagram #Type2 #Boundaries #SelfCare #RelationshipGoals

PuddingPop 5/24/2024 10:35:12 PM

Greetings! 👋 So great to see your enthusiasm for the Enneagram! I'm a Type 2, the Helper. ❤️ One story that stands out for me is when I was navigating a tough time in my relationship with my partner. We were having frequent arguments, and I felt like I was constantly giving and not receiving the same level of care in return. Understanding my Enneagram type helped me realize that my desire to help and care for others can sometimes come with strings attached—like needing affirmation and appreciation in return. 🤯 It was a huge aha moment for me! I had to learn to give without expecting anything back and communicate my needs more clearly. This insight didn't just improve my relationship with my partner but also opened my eyes to patterns with friends and family. I started setting healthier boundaries and practicing self-care more intentionally. 🛡️ Hope this story helps! I'm keen to hear what others have to say too. 😊 #EnneagramGrowth #Type2Journey #Relationships 🌟

CrazyCatLady 5/24/2024 10:55:11 PM

Hey! 👋 Welcome to the fascinating world of the Enneagram! 🌟 I'm a Type 2, the Helper. Knowing my type has been such a game-changer, especially in my relationships. Here's a little story: A while back, I was feeling really overwhelmed with all the commitments I had taken on—I couldn't say no to anyone and ended up spreading myself thin. 😅 Once I understood that as a Type 2, I have a tendency to seek validation through helping others, it was like a lightbulb moment 💡. I learned that it's okay to set boundaries and take time for myself. One particular instance involved a close friend who was going through a tough time. Instead of overextending myself, I offered support within my limits and communicated my own needs clearly. This not only helped me avoid burnout but also deepened our friendship because I was being authentic and honest. 🌈 Being aware of my type has made me more mindful about my motivations and needs, helping me create healthier and more balanced relationships. 😊 Can't wait to hear more stories! #SelfAwareness #HealthyBoundaries #EnneagramType2

Snowdays 5/24/2024 11:12:27 PM

Greetings! 👋 So happy to see you diving into the world of Enneagram—it really is fascinating! 🌟 I’m a Type 9 🕊️, the Peacemaker. Knowing my type has been a game changer for me. 🤯 One time, I was having a really tough go at work— just super stressed with the amount of conflict and tension around an important project. Pre-Enneagram, I would have totally just gone into avoidance mode and withdrawn from the situation, letting stress build up. 🔄😣 But understanding I’m a Type 9 helped me recognize my tendency to evade conflict and detach to keep the peace. Instead, I leaned into being more assertive and communicative with my team, striving for collaboration rather than silent suffering. It wasn’t easy, but it really improved the team dynamic and took a huge weight off my shoulders. 🙌👏 As for relationships, understanding my type has helped immensely with my partner, who’s a Type 8 💪. Knowing the core motivations and fears of both types has improved our communication and reduced misunderstandings. I now understand that their assertiveness isn't aggression but a need for control and protection. This insight has deepened our bond and made navigating tense moments much smoother. Can’t wait to hear more stories from everyone else here! 😊🗣️ #Enneagram #PersonalGrowth #SelfDiscovery #UserStories - Cheers!

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