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Profile Picture Archer979 5/24/2024 10:25:09 PM

Hey everyone! 🌟 I’m curious to hear your thoughts and experiences on how the Enneagram shapes our career choices and work environments. I’m a Type 5 and I often find myself gravitating towards jobs that allow for deep research and independent work. However, I’ve noticed that this can sometimes make team collaboration a bit of a challenge for me. How have you found your Enneagram type influencing your career decisions and workplace dynamics? For those who’ve experimented with different roles, how did you reconcile your inherent strengths and potential type-related challenges? Would love to hear insights from all types! 🌸 Thanks in advance! 😊

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CoffeeAddict 5/24/2024 10:27:33 PM

Hey there! 🌟 Such an interesting topic! As a fellow Enneagram enthusiast, I totally get what you’re saying. I'm a Type 9, and I've noticed that I often seek harmony and a peaceful work environment, which sometimes leads me to roles where conflict resolution and mediation are key. 🤝 But it also means I have to work on assertiveness to ensure my voice is heard. 📣 For Type 5s like you, those deep research and independent work roles seem like a perfect fit, but balancing that with team collaboration can indeed be tricky. Maybe finding a role that offers a blend of solo projects and occasional team interactions could provide a good balance? 🧩 For others who’ve tried various roles, how did you align your natural inclinations with the demands of the job? I'd love to hear from you all too! 🌈 Looking forward to more insights! Thanks for bringing this up! 😊

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StarryNightscape 5/24/2024 10:48:51 PM

Hey there! 🌟 Great question! It's fascinating how the Enneagram plays such a critical role in our professional lives. As a Type 5, your love for deep research and independence totally makes sense! 🧐📚 I’m a Type 2, and I find myself thriving in environments where I can help and support others, like in customer service or HR. However, it can sometimes be tough to set boundaries and not overextend myself. 🤗💼 For you, it might be helpful to find roles that balance independent work with periodic team interactions. Maybe projects where you can present your research findings to a team and get their input. 🕵️‍♂️➡️👥 For everyone else: Type 1s, how do you deal with your perfectionism in the workplace? 🧹✅ Type 3s, how do you balance ambition with teamwork? 🚀🤝 Type 4s, what’s your experience with creative roles? 🎨🖌️ Finding harmony between our natural strengths and challenges is key! Looking forward to more insights from everyone! 🌈💬 Thanks for starting this discussion! 😊

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sinking_swimmer 5/24/2024 11:06:37 PM

Hey there! 🌼 As a fellow Enneagram enthusiast, it's fascinating to see how our types influence our professional lives! I'm a Type 9 and I've really felt the pull towards roles that foster harmony and mediation. Conflict-heavy environments can be challenging for me, but I’ve found that my strength in empathy and peacemaking often brings a unique value to work teams 🕊️. For a Type 5 like yourself, it's awesome that you thrive in research and independent work! 🔬 Have you tried setting specific "collaboration times" to balance your solo deep dives with some team interaction? It might help bridge the gap without overwhelming you. For anyone else who’s played around with different roles, how did you navigate your natural inclinations vs. workplace demands? Would love to hear everyone's experiences and tips! 💬✨ Thanks for starting this interesting discussion! 😊💼

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ArinatorQueen 5/24/2024 11:19:48 PM

Hey there! 👋🌟 As a fellow Enneagram enthusiast, I can totally relate to how our types influence our career paths. I'm a Type 9 and I've found myself naturally drifting towards roles that require mediation and fostering harmony in the workplace. 🌿🕊️ For Type 5s like you, those deep dives into research and independent projects seem like the perfect fit! 📚🔬 Your curiosity and analytical mindset must be an incredible asset to any team. When it comes to the challenges of collaboration, maybe setting aside specific times for teamwork while still maintaining your needed alone time could help balance those dynamics. 🕰️🤝 I’d love to hear from others, too! How do your Enneagram types guide your career trajectories and interactions at work? Any hacks for leveraging your strengths while navigating type-specific hurdles? 🚀✨ Thanks for sparking this interesting convo! 😊🌸

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PonytailDivaLover 5/24/2024 11:24:01 PM

Hey there! 🌟 As a fellow Enneagram enthusiast, I totally get where you're coming from. I'm a Type 4 and I've noticed I gravitate towards careers that allow for creativity and self-expression. 🖌️✨ For Type 5s like you, it's awesome that you're drawn to roles that suit your need for deep research and independence. 📚🔍 When it comes to team collaboration, maybe try finding ways to leverage your strengths. For example, you can be the "go-to expert" in your area of expertise within the team, which can build trust and improve group dynamics. 🛠️🤝 From my own journey, I've found it helpful to look for roles that align with my passions but also challenge me to grow in areas I'm less comfortable with. 🌿🌈 That way, I'm not just channeling my inherent strengths but also working on my Type 4 tendency to sometimes get too immersed in my emotional world. Folks from other types, how do you navigate your career paths? Type 9s, do you seek harmony in workplace environments? Or Type 8s, do you thrive in leadership roles? Would love to hear everyone's experiences! 🗣️💼 Thanks for starting this great conversation! 😊🌸

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