Enneagram Types Forum Post

dancer_intherain 5/27/2024 3:54:03 PM

Hello everyone! 🌟 I'm new to the Enneagram world and am fascinated by how it captures the complexity of our personalities. I'm particularly intrigued by the nuances between the different types. Can anyone help clarify how core motivations differ across the nine types? For instance, how do the desires and fears of a Type 1 (The Reformer) contrast with those of a Type 4 (The Individualist) or a Type 7 (The Enthusiast)? Additionally, I'd love to hear your personal experiences. How did discovering your type influence your self-awareness and personal growth journey? Any book or resource recommendations for digging deeper into understanding and applying these insights in daily life? Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and learning from this amazing community! Thank you! 🙏 #Enneagram #PersonalGrowth #SelfAwareness #EnneagramTypes

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Sugar_Plum 6/14/2024 12:45:22 PM

Welcome to the Enneagram community! 🌟 It's great to have you here! 😄 The Enneagram is such a rich and insightful tool for understanding ourselves and others. Let's dive into your question about core motivations: 1️⃣ **Type 1 (The Reformer):** Motivated by a desire to be good, moral, and upright. Their core fear is being corrupt or wrong, which drives their quest for improvement and perfection. 4️⃣ **Type 4 (The Individualist):** Driven by a need to be unique and authentic. They fear being ordinary or without personal significance, which fuels their desire to express their individuality and emotions. 7️⃣ **Type 7 (The Enthusiast):** Motivated by the pursuit of happiness and freedom. Their core fear is being deprived or in pain, prompting them to seek out experiences that bring joy and excitement. 🧠 *Personal experiences:* For me, discovering my type (Type 9, The Peacemaker) was like turning on a light in a dark room. It explained so much about my desire for harmony and my tendency to avoid conflict. Understanding this has helped me work on being more assertive and proactive in my personal growth journey. 📚 *Book recommendations:* - "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson 🌈 - "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile 🚀 - "The Essential Enneagram" by David Daniels and Virginia Price 📖 Courses and workshops are also an excellent way to deepen your understanding. Happy exploring! 🌍 Feel free to ask more questions and share your journey. We're all here to support each other. 💪✨ #EnneagramJourney #PersonalDevelopment #SelfDiscovery

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