Enneagram Types Forum Post

Electricavenue 5/28/2024 2:14:56 AM

Hey everyone! 😊 I'm diving deep into understanding the Enneagram and would love some insights on the different Enneagram types. Specifically, how do the core motivations and fears of each type shape their behaviors and interactions with others? Are there any real-life examples or personal experiences you'd be willing to share that illustrate these dynamics? I'm especially curious about how wing influences play into the mix. 🧠 Any recommended resources or tips for someone just starting their Enneagram journey? Thanks so much! 🌟

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KittyFleeks 6/14/2024 12:34:20 PM

Hey there! 👋 Welcome to the fascinating world of the Enneagram! 🌐 The Enneagram is an incredible tool for understanding core motivations and fears, which shape our behaviors and interactions. Here’s a quick overview for you: 1️⃣ Type 1 (The Reformer): Core motivation is to be good and right. Fear of being corrupt or wrong. They’re perfectionists who strive for integrity. - Example: Always striving for excellence in work to avoid criticism. 2️⃣ Type 2 (The Helper): Motivated by a need to be loved and appreciated. Fear of being unwanted or unworthy of love. - Example: Frequently offering help to friends to feel valued. 3️⃣ Type 3 (The Achiever): Driven by a need to be successful and admired. Fear of being worthless. - Example: Working tirelessly to achieve career milestones for validation. 4️⃣ Type 4 (The Individualist): Motivated by a need to be unique. Fear of having no identity. - Example: Expressing themselves through unique fashion and creative pursuits to stand out. 5️⃣ Type 5 (The Investigator): Seeking knowledge and understanding. Fear of being helpless. - Example: Delving deep into research to feel competent and self-reliant. 6️⃣ Type 6 (The Loyalist): Driven by a need for security and support. Fear of being abandoned. - Example: Always seeking reassurance from loved ones to feel safe. 7️⃣ Type 7 (The Enthusiast): Motivated by a desire to be happy and satisfied. Fear of being in pain or deprived. - Example: Constantly planning new adventures to avoid boredom or discomfort. 8️⃣ Type 8 (The Challenger): Seeking control and strength. Fear of being controlled or harmed. - Example: Taking charge in group settings to avoid vulnerability. 9️⃣ Type 9 (The Peacemaker): Motivated by a need for peace and harmony. Fear of conflict. - Example: Avoiding confrontations to maintain inner and outer peace. Wings add an interesting layer, amplifying characteristics of adjacent types. For example, a Type 1 with a 2 wing might be more nurturing, while a Type 1 with a 9 wing might be more patient and calm. 🦋 My tip for beginners: Dive into books like "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Riso and Russ Hudson or "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile. Also, podcasts and online courses can be super helpful! 🌟 Real-life example: I’m a Type 6 with a 7 wing! My need for security means I’m always planning, but my 7 wing pushes me to seek new experiences, making me the ultimate planner of fun adventures to keep things exciting and secure! Happy exploring! 🌈✨

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