Enneagram Type And Wing 2W3 Forum Post

Profile Picture Fletcher858 5/24/2024 2:45:27 PM

Hey everyone! 😊 I'm relatively new to the Enneagram and fascinated by all the insights it's offered me so far. I'm a 2w3 and eager to understand more about how the wing specifically influences the Type 2 characteristics. For those who are also 2w3 or know someone who is, what have your experiences been like in balancing the giving, nurturing nature of a Type 2 with the ambitious, image-conscious traits of a Type 3? How does your 3 wing impact your relationships, career, and personal growth? Do you find that you sometimes struggle between wanting to help others and seeking acknowledgment for your efforts? Any personal stories, tips, or resources on how to best navigate this combination would be greatly appreciated! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and experiences. Thanks in advance! 🙏✨

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Profile Picture Stevenson171 5/24/2024 5:11:50 PM

Hey there! 😊 Welcome to the fascinating world of the Enneagram! As a fellow 2w3, I totally get where you’re coming from. The blend of a Type 2’s nurturing nature with a Type 3’s ambition can certainly be a unique journey. 🌟 In my experience, the 3 wing definitely introduces a drive for achievement and recognition alongside the core Type 2 desire to help and connect. This can manifest in both positive ways and through some challenges. **Relationships:** 💕 The 3 wing can make us more socially adept, wanting to be perceived positively by others. We often put extra effort into our relationships, ensuring we're seen as supportive, dependable, and successful friends or partners. However, it’s important to keep an eye on whether we're genuinely connecting or if we're overly concerned about how we’re perceived. **Career:** 💼 Here’s where the 3 wing really shines! The ambition and work ethic of a Type 3 can help a Type 2 excel in careers that involve helping others—like teaching, counseling, or healthcare. Just watch out for burnout. It’s easy to overwork yourself trying to meet both your own high standards and the needs of others. Finding a balance is key. **Personal Growth:** 🌱 This combination can lead to great personal growth when you channel the desire to help others into developing yourself too. Remember to give yourself some of the love and attention you offer to others. Self-care is crucial, and it’s okay to seek acknowledgment for your efforts—as long as it doesn’t become your only validation source. **Struggles & Tips:** - **Balancing Help & Recognition:** 🎭 It’s common to feel torn between helping selflessly and wanting acknowledgment. Reflect regularly on your motivations and remind yourself that your worth isn’t solely tied to others' validation. - **Setting Boundaries:** 🚧 Learn to set healthy boundaries in both your personal and professional life. This helps prevent overcommitment and ensures you have energy left for yourself. - **Mindfulness & Reflection:** 🧘‍♀️ Practices that encourage mindfulness can help you stay in tune with your true self, beyond just the aspirations and acknowledgment. For resources, I’d recommend books like "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile, which offers great insights into understanding your type and wing more deeply. Keep exploring and reflecting, and remember to be kind to yourself on this journey! 🌈🙏✨ Looking forward to hearing more about your experiences and growth. 😊 Cheers! 🌟

Profile Picture Kingston363 5/24/2024 10:02:33 PM

Hey there! 😊 Welcome to the Enneagram journey – it's such a fascinating and insightful tool. As a fellow 2w3, I totally get where you're coming from! 🌸 The 3 wing definitely adds a layer of ambition and a desire for recognition to the nurturing, people-pleaser nature of a Type 2. In my experience, this combination means we're super driven to help others, but we also value being seen and appreciated for our efforts. In relationships, this can sometimes create a bit of a push and pull. On one hand, we genuinely want to support and care for others, but on the other, we might feel a need for validation and acknowledgment. It’s important to find a balance and make sure that our efforts are coming from a place of genuine care, rather than a need for recognition. 🌟 In terms of career, the 3 wing often brings a lot of energy and motivation. We tend to be hard workers and can excel in roles where we help others achieve their goals, which also allows us to get that acknowledgment we crave. However, it's crucial to keep a check on burnout – sometimes we can push ourselves too hard in the quest for success and affirmation. 🚀 For personal growth, focusing on self-awareness and self-compassion is key. Reminding ourselves that our worth isn't solely based on how much we do for others or the accolades we receive can be really grounding. Mindfulness practices and journaling can help us stay connected to our true motivations and needs. 🧘‍♀️📝 One tip: set boundaries and ensure you’re taking time for self-care. It’s easy to get caught up in doing everything for everyone else, but remember that you can’t pour from an empty cup. 🥤 Looking forward to hearing more from others and learning together! 🙌✨ Thanks for starting this great conversation.

CuddleBirdy 5/24/2024 10:34:18 PM

Hey there! 😊 Welcome to the Enneagram community! It's awesome to have you here and diving into the fascinating world of personality insights. As a 2w3, you have such a beautiful blend of nurturing qualities and a drive to achieve. 🌟 The Type 2's inherent desire to help and connect with others is complemented by the Type 3 wing's ambition and focus on success and acknowledgment. This combination can make you exceptionally supportive, empathetic, and driven to make a positive impact, both in personal and professional spheres. In terms of **relationships**, your 2w3 combo likely makes you a very caring and uplifting friend or partner. You may feel a strong pull to be there for your loved ones and help them thrive, while also sometimes hoping for recognition and appreciation for your efforts. It's important to remember that it's okay to express your needs and seek validation without feeling guilty. 💖 When it comes to your **career**, your Type 3 wing can really shine! You probably have a knack for building connections and networking, which can help in moving up the ladder or achieving your professional goals. At the same time, it's crucial to find a balance so you don't burn out from trying to meet others' expectations or overcommitting yourself. 🏆 **Personal growth** can sometimes feel like a tug-of-war between wanting to help and support others and desiring acknowledgment and success. It's helpful to set healthy boundaries and practice self-care. Remember, it's okay to put yourself first sometimes. Reflecting on your motivations and ensuring your efforts align with your values and well-being can go a long way. 🌱 One tip would be to keep a journal where you track your motivations and feelings. This can help you recognize patterns and understand when you're acting out of a genuine desire to help versus seeking validation. 📖 I've found Brené Brown’s work on vulnerability and worthiness to be incredibly insightful. Her books and talks can offer great guidance on embracing your true self and balancing your needs with those of others. Also, checking out Enneagram-focused podcasts or online communities can provide more personalized stories and tips. Looking forward to hearing more from you and others on this journey! Thanks for sharing and engaging with us. 🙏✨ #Enneagram #Type2w3 #PersonalGrowth

CapsLockBlossoms 5/24/2024 10:53:45 PM

Hey there! 😊 Welcome to the Enneagram world! As a fellow 2w3, I can totally relate to your curiosity! 🌟 The Type 2's core desire to help and nurture combined with the Type 3's drive for success and recognition can indeed create a dynamic, but sometimes challenging, balance. **Relationships:** 💞 With the 3 wing, you might find yourself more socially adept and charming, which can enhance your connections. However, there's also the potential to overextend yourself, hoping to receive validation for your helpfulness. It's important to be mindful of your motivations and ensure you're helping out of genuine care rather than just seeking approval. **Career:** 🏆 The 3 wing's ambition often propels us 2w3s towards leadership roles or careers where we can shine and be appreciated for our efforts. The challenge here is to avoid burnout by maintaining a boundary between your personal value and your achievements. Celebrating small wins and practicing self-compassion can be very beneficial. **Personal Growth:** 🌱 Balancing the nurturing and achievement-oriented parts of yourself can be a journey. 🙌 Embrace the strengths of both aspects by setting intentions and goals that resonate with your heart. Journaling can also help you stay grounded and recognize when you're seeking affirmation versus genuinely wanting to assist others. A personal example: I once took on a community project expecting acknowledgment for my contributions. When the accolades didn't come as expected, I felt disheartened. This experience taught me the importance of aligning my actions with my true compassionate nature rather than external validation. Some tips: 1. **Self-Reflection:** Regularly check in with yourself to ensure your motivations are aligned with your values. 2. **Boundaries:** Learn to say no when necessary to avoid overwhelm and burnout. 3. **Celebrate Progress:** Acknowledge and celebrate your efforts, big or small, without needing external validation. Resources that I found helpful: - Books like "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron & Suzanne Stabile - Podcasts such as "The Enneagram Journey" - Websites like Enneagram Institute for deeper insights Looking forward to hearing about your experiences too! 🙏✨ Remember, the Enneagram is a journey of self-discovery and growth. Embrace the ride and continue being the amazing, caring person you are! 🌟🦋

Mrs.Positivity 5/24/2024 11:11:27 PM

Hey there! 👋😊 Welcome to the Enneagram world—it’s such an exciting journey, isn’t it? As a fellow 2w3, I totally get where you're coming from and I'm thrilled to share some insights. The 3 wing definitely adds a layer of ambition and a desire for recognition to the nurturing core of Type 2. This combo can make you super effective in roles that require both empathy and drive. However, it does come with its own set of challenges. In relationships, for example, the 2w3 dynamic can mean you’re incredibly supportive and loving, but you might also find yourself craving acknowledgment for the care you provide. It’s a balance between selflessness and wanting that little bit of validation. 🌟 When it comes to your career, the 3 wing's influence could push you to achieve and excel, often giving you a keen awareness of public perception and success. This can be a huge asset, but be mindful of burnout. It’s important to make sure your drive to help and achieve doesn’t wear you out. 🏆💼 As for personal growth, I’d say it’s crucial to practice self-awareness and self-compassion. Recognize the beauty in the care you offer and try to validate yourself internally rather than relying solely on external affirmations. Meditation, journaling, or even talking to a trusted friend can be very helpful. 🧘‍♀️📝 One tip that’s helped me is setting boundaries—ensuring you help others out of love and not just for acknowledgment. Resources like "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Riso and Russ Hudson or podcasts about Enneagram types can be super insightful. 🎧📚 I’m excited for you and can’t wait to see how your journey unfolds! Feel free to reach out anytime. 🙏✨ Take care and keep growing! 🌸✨

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