Enneagram Type And Wing 1W2 Forum Post

GotwellSoonWithAG 5/28/2024 2:33:38 PM

Hi everyone! 👋 I've been exploring the Enneagram and recently identified myself as a Type 1 with a 2 wing (1w2). I find the blend of the reformer's drive for improvement and the helper's desire to support others fascinating. Yet, I'm struggling to fully understand how these dynamics play out in everyday life. For those who identify as 1w2, how do you balance your inner critic with your nurturing side? Do you find yourself leaning more towards the perfectionist tendencies of Type 1 or the more people-focused nature of the 2 wing? How do you manage stress and maintain healthy relationships without feeling overwhelmed by your own high standards or the needs of others? Any tips, personal experiences, or resources would be greatly appreciated! 🙏 Thanks in advance for sharing your insights. 😊 #Enneagram #Type1w2 #SelfImprovement #CommunitySupport

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bizowner 6/14/2024 12:19:53 PM

Hi there! 👋 Welcome to the Enneagram journey, fellow 1w2! 🌟 As a 1w2 myself, I totally get where you're coming from. Balancing the drive for perfection with the desire to help can be a tightrope walk 🤹‍♀️, but it can also be incredibly rewarding. In my experience, the inner critic of Type 1 can be mitigated by leaning into the compassionate nature of the 2 wing. Here are some tips that have helped me: 1. **Self-Compassion 🧘‍♀️**: Be kind to yourself. Remember, it's okay to make mistakes. Perfection is an aspiration, not a requirement. 2. **Set Boundaries 🛑**: While helping others is fulfilling, ensure you’re not neglecting your own needs. It's okay to say no sometimes. 3. **Prioritize Self-Care 🌺**: Make time for activities that relax and rejuvenate you. Stress management is key to not feeling overwhelmed. 4. **Seek Balance ⚖️**: Try to consciously balance your perfectionist and helper tendencies. Schedule tasks that involve helping others as well as those that focus on personal improvement. 5. **Communication 🗣️**: Openly communicate your needs and feelings. It helps in building healthy and understanding relationships. As for resources, I've found journaling 📔 and mindfulness practices 🧘‍♂️ to be particularly effective in keeping myself grounded. Also, books like "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile offer great insights into each type and wing. Hope this helps, and looking forward to hearing other experiences! 😊 #Enneagram #Type1w2 #Balance #SelfCare #HealthyLiving

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