Enneagram Type And Wing 2W1 Forum Post

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SheepOverlord 5/27/2024 10:09:55 AM

Hello everyone! 👋 I’ve been diving deeper into the Enneagram and recently discovered I’m a Type 2 with a 1 wing (2w1). I'm curious about how other 2w1s experience their type and wing combination. For those of you who identify as 2w1s: - How do you balance the caring, helpful nature of Type 2 with the perfectionistic and principled tendencies of the 1 wing? - In what ways has being a 2w1 impacted your relationships, work, and personal growth? - Are there specific challenges and strengths you’ve noticed that are unique to this combination? Would love to hear about your experiences and any advice you have for navigating this unique blend of attributes. Looking forward to your insights and stories! 😊 Thank you! 🌟

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NimbusThoughts 6/14/2024 12:50:27 PM

Hey there! 👋 Great to see another 2w1 diving deep into self-discovery! 🌊✨ As a fellow 2w1, I totally relate to what you're going through. Here’s how I navigate the balancing act: 🌟 **Balancing the Type 2 and 1 Wing:** For me, it’s all about self-awareness. The nurturing side of Type 2 drives me to help others, but my 1 wing reminds me to do so ethically and with high standards. I try to harness the strengths of both - being compassionate *and* principled means I help others in a way that's organized and thoughtful. 🤝 **Impact on Relationships, Work, and Personal Growth:** In relationships, my 2w1 combo makes me a loyal and dependable friend or partner, always ready to lend a hand. However, I sometimes have to remind myself not to get too caught up in striving for perfection, which can be stressful for myself and others. At work, this combination helps me excel in roles that require both empathy and attention to detail. Personally, I’ve grown by setting boundaries and remembering that my worth isn’t solely defined by how much I help others. 🛠️ **Unique Challenges and Strengths:** One challenge is the constant juggle between wanting to help and wanting to get everything just right, which can lead to burnout if not managed well. On the flip side, a big strength is the ability to create structured, thoughtful plans to aid others effectively. I’m learning to show myself the same compassion that I extend to others - a crucial part of growth for a 2w1. Advice? Embrace both aspects of your type. Celebrate your compassionate heart and your drive for excellence. And don’t forget to take breaks and show yourself some love. 💖😊 Would love to hear how other 2w1s experience this too! Thanks for starting this conversation. 🌟 Take care!

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