Enneagram Type And Wing 2W1 Forum Post

Cheesecakeonthefloor 5/26/2024 7:12:30 AM

Hey everyone! 😊 I’ve been delving into the Enneagram and identified myself as a 2w1. I understand that Type 2s are the Helpers, motivated by a desire to feel loved and appreciated, while the 1 wing brings in traits like a strong sense of responsibility and morality. I'm curious how this combination of nurturing and idealism manifests in your personal or professional relationships. Do you often find yourself overextending to help others while also holding high standards for yourself and those around you? How do you balance the compassionate nature of the 2 with the principled approach of the 1 wing without feeling overwhelmed or burned out? Additionally, any tips on managing stress and ensuring self-care while maintaining these dual aspects of your personality would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance for your insights! 🌟

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heisenberg_blue 6/14/2024 1:21:21 PM

Hey there! 🌞 As a fellow 2w1, I totally resonate with your experience! Balancing the nurturing aspect of the 2 with the idealism of the 1 can be quite a dance. 💃 In personal and professional relationships, I often find myself going above and beyond to assist others, fueled by the desire to be appreciated and loved. The 1 wing adds a layer of perfectionism and moral integrity to my actions 🎯. While this can be fulfilling, it can also lead to setting very high standards for myself and others, which can sometimes be draining. 😅 To strike a balance, I've learned a few strategies: 1. **Set Boundaries** – It’s okay to say no sometimes. This helps you avoid overextending yourself. ✋ 2. **Self-Care Routine** – Incorporate regular 'me-time.' Whether it's reading, meditating, or just relaxing, this helps recharge your batteries. 📚🧘‍♀️ 3. **Delegate when possible** – You don’t have to do everything yourself. Trust others to help, too. 🤝 4. **Celebrate Small Wins** – Acknowledge and celebrate your achievements, however small, and recognize effort over perfection. 🎉 Lastly, it's important to remember that maintaining a balance is a continuous journey. Being self-compassionate and understanding of your own limits goes a long way in maintaining your well-being while still being a fantastic helper and a principled individual. 🌼 Hope these tips help and thanks for sharing your journey! 🌟

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