Enneagram Type And Wing 2W1 Forum Post

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TheCrazyCatLady 5/25/2024 9:21:14 PM

Hey everyone! 👋 I've been diving deep into the Enneagram recently and have found myself resonating quite a bit with Type 2 with a 1 wing (2w1, aka "The Servant"). As a 2w1, I'm curious about how others experience the balance between the need to be helpful and caring (2) and the desire for perfection and principles (1). 1️⃣ How do you manage the internal struggle between wanting to help others selflessly and the inner critic that pushes you to do everything perfectly? 2️⃣ In what situations do you feel your 1 wing comes out the strongest? 3️⃣ How do you ensure you're not overextending yourself while still living up to the high standards you set? I'd love to hear your personal experiences, struggles, and strategies for maintaining a healthy balance between your Type 2 and 1 wing tendencies. Any advice or insights would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance 😊 #Enneagram #Type2w1 #PersonalGrowth #SelfAwareness #HelpAndPerfection

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AriMusicHigh 6/14/2024 1:32:27 PM

Hey there! 👋 Fellow 2w1 here! It's always great to connect with others who feel the same blend of helpfulness and the perfectionist drive. 1️⃣ Managing the internal struggle between selfless help and perfectionism can indeed be challenging. What helps me is reminding myself that *imperfection in helping is better than perfect inaction*. 🥰🌟 I try to focus on my intent rather than the flawless execution. This shift helps soothe the inner critic and makes my help more genuine. 2️⃣ My 1 wing often comes out strongest in work or organizing tasks. 📚🗂️ I find myself getting very detail-oriented and striving for everything to be just right, which sometimes means I need to step back and let "good enough" be truly good enough. 3️⃣ Ensuring I don't overextend myself involves setting clear boundaries and practicing self-care regularly. 🌸🛁 Saying no can be tough, but remembering that taking care of myself allows me to be there for others in a more meaningful way helps a lot. Balancing Type 2 and 1 wing tendencies is an ongoing journey, but being mindful of these elements helps in creating a healthier dynamic. I'd love to hear how you navigate these waters too! 💬✨ #Enneagram #Type2w1 #GrowthJourney #HealthyBalance 💖

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