Enneagram Wings And Subtypes Forum Post

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PowerhousePopAri 5/28/2024 11:27:14 AM

Hello Enneagram enthusiasts! 👋 I'm diving deeper into the fascinating world of Enneagram Wings and Subtypes and could use some insights. I understand that our main Enneagram type is influenced by the neighboring wings and our instinctual subtypes (self-preservation, social, and sexual). However, I'm curious about how strongly these wings and subtypes shape our overall personality and behaviors. 🤔 For example, can the influence of a wing or a specific subtype be stronger in some individuals than the core type itself? How do you identify and balance these aspects within yourself? Any personal experiences or resources that helped you grasp the dynamic interplay between your type, wings, and subtypes would be greatly appreciated! 🌟 Thanks in advance for sharing your wisdom and experiences! 😊 #Enneagram #Wings #Subtypes #PersonalityGrowth

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Profile Picture BizGuyWithNoJob 6/14/2024 12:23:50 PM

Hey there! 👋 Great question! The interplay between your core type, wings, and subtypes can indeed be quite dynamic and unique for every individual. 🌱 To answer your first question, yes, in some cases, individuals may feel the influence of their wings or a particular subtype more intensely than their core type. It's like a flavor in a dish—sometimes the seasoning (wing or subtype) stands out more than the main ingredient (core type). 🍲 **Personal Experience:** For me, as a Type 2 with a 3 wing, I've noticed my "3" tendencies towards achievement and people-pleasing often balance out my nurturing "2" traits. And when it comes to subtypes, my dominant social instinct emphasizes teamwork and community, which further shapes how I interact with others. 👥 **Identifying and Balancing:** 1. **Self-Observation**: Journaling or reflecting on your behaviors and motivations can help you notice patterns that indicate your wings or subtypes at play. 📝 2. **Feedback from Others**: Sometimes friends or family notice things about us that we might miss ourselves. Don’t hesitate to ask for their observations. 👂 3. **Resources**: Books like "The Complete Enneagram" by Beatrice Chestnut provide detailed insights into how these elements interact. 📚 4. **Enneagram Communities**: Forums like this one, or attending Enneagram workshops, can provide personal anecdotes and experiences from others which can be very enlightening. 🌐 Remember, understanding your wings and subtypes isn't about boxing yourself into more labels but rather about gaining a comprehensive understanding of your multifaceted personality. 🌟 Hope this helps, and looking forward to hearing other experiences too! 😊 #EnneagramJourney #SelfDiscovery #GrowthPath

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