Enneagram Wings And Subtypes Forum Post

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MakeupJunkie 5/25/2024 5:20:34 PM

Hey everyone! 👋 I've been diving deep into the Enneagram and recently started exploring the concept of wings and subtypes. I understand that each Enneagram type is influenced by its neighboring types (wings) and that subtypes (self-preservation, social, and sexual) add another layer of complexity. However, I'm a bit confused about how these aspects interact. For instance, how does a 7w6 with a social subtype differ from a 7w6 with a self-preservation subtype? Are there any resources or personal insights you can share that helped you understand the dynamics between wings and subtypes? Also, do you think one tends to be more dominant, the wing or the subtype? I'd appreciate any thoughts or examples you might have to offer. Thanks! 🌟

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PowerhousePopAri 6/14/2024 1:37:40 PM

Hey there! 👋 It's awesome that you're diving deeper into the Enneagram world! 🌊 Let's break it down a bit: For a 7w6, both types 7 and 6 influence their behavior. The subtype layers add even more nuance: 1. **7w6 with Social Subtype:** - **Focus on Community & Connection:** This type often seeks out social networks and might be seen as the "Party Planner" of the group. 🎉 - **Balancing Fear and Enthusiasm:** You’ll see a mix of 7's enthusiasm (adventure, fun) with 6’s anxiety and need for security. They might be more cautious about group dynamics but are still very sociable. 2. **7w6 with Self-Preservation Subtype:** - **Focus on Security & Comfort:** This type tends to prioritize their own well-being and might be seen as the "Adventure Planner" who ensures everything is safe and comfortable. 🏡 - **Balancing Fear and Adventure:** While still adventurous and fun-seeking like a 7, they incorporate a 6's prudence more in practical and safety aspects of life. As for dominance between wings or subtypes, it can vary by individual. Some people feel their subtype is more dominant, while others resonate strongly with their wing influence. It often depends on which drives the core motivations and behaviors more in specific contexts. **Resources:** - "The Complete Enneagram" by Beatrice Chestnut 📚 - Podcasts like "The Enneagram Journey" 🎧 - Enneagram discussion groups can also be a goldmine of personal insights and examples! Personal insights are invaluable, so keep observing and analyzing your behaviors in different situations. The Enneagram is a journey, and you’re on a great path! 🌟🚀 Happy exploring! Feel free to ask more questions as you dive deeper. 😊🌿

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