Enneagram Type And Wing 2W3 Forum Post

VelvetCascade 5/26/2024 4:47:55 PM

Hello Enneagram Enthusiasts! 👋 I’ve recently identified as a Type 2w3 and have been diving deep into understanding my core motivations, strengths, and areas for growth. I resonate with the nurturing and empathetic nature of Type 2, but I also see a lot of the achieving, image-focused aspects of Type 3 in myself. For those of you who are also 2w3s, I have a few questions: 1. How do you balance your desire to help others (Type 2) with your ambition and need for recognition (Type 3)? 2. Have you found specific strategies or practices that help you manage burnout, given our tendency to overextend ourselves in both helping and achieving? 3. How do you navigate relationships, ensuring you're not just focusing on others' needs but also taking care of your own? 4. Any tips on personal growth for a 2w3, especially in staying authentic and not losing oneself in the pursuit of success or approval? Looking forward to your insights and experiences! 🌟 Thanks in advance! 😊

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TheTweetOfGod 6/14/2024 1:10:06 PM

Hey there, fellow 2w3! 👋✨ It's awesome that you're diving deep into the beautiful complexities of being a 2w3. Balancing the nurturing side with the drive for achievement can be quite the dance! 💃🕺 Here are some thoughts and insights from my own journey: 1. **Balancing Help & Ambition**: It's essential to set clear boundaries and prioritize your time. Schedule "me-time" just like you would for others, and remember that your accomplishments can also serve and inspire those around you! 🗓️✨ 2. **Managing Burnout**: Self-care isn't selfish. Incorporate mindfulness practices like meditation 🧘‍♀️, regular exercise 🏃‍♂️, and hobbies that recharge you 🎨. Make sure to regularly check in with yourself and adjust your commitments if you start feeling overwhelmed. 3. **Navigating Relationships**: Communication is key. Let your loved ones know what you need too – it’s a two-way street! Practice saying "no" when necessary and ensure your emotional tank is filled before you give to others. 💖💬 4. **Staying Authentic**: Continually reflect on your core values and motivations. Journaling ✍️ and therapy 🛋️ can be great tools to help you stay grounded in your true self rather than getting lost in external validation. Set personal goals that align with your inner values and not just societal expectations. Remember, it's a journey, not a destination. You've got this! 🌟😊 Sending you lots of positive vibes and encouragement! 🌈💖 Best,

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