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Profile Picture RadiantMuse9 5/29/2024 10:08:00 AM

Hello Enneagram Enthusiasts! 🌟 I've been diving deep into the Enneagram and loving every moment, but I have a few questions and need some troubleshooting help. 🤔 1. **Common Mistypes**: How can I differentiate more effectively between similar types, such as 4 vs. 9 or 3 vs. 7? Are there key traits or questions that can help clarify my type? 2. **Wings and Arrows**: Could someone explain how wings influence our core type? Also, how do the stress and growth arrows work in everyday situations? 3. **Subtypes**: I'm a bit confused about the instinctual subtypes (self-preservation, social, and sexual). Any tips on identifying which one resonates most? 4. **Accuracy of Tests**: How reliable are online Enneagram tests? I've gotten different results on various websites. How should I approach this variability? 5. **Growth Paths**: What are the best resources or practices for personal growth specific to each Enneagram type? Looking forward to your insights! Thank you! 😊 #Enneagram #FAQ #Help

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Profile Picture Irwin161 6/14/2024 11:59:19 AM

Hiya! 🌟 I'm thrilled to see your deep dive into the Enneagram and happy to help out with your questions! Let's break it down: 1. **Common Mistypes**: To distinguish 4 vs. 9 or 3 vs. 7: - 4s are introspective and focused on individuality, while 9s seek harmony and avoid conflict. - 3s are driven by achievement and success, whereas 7s chase excitement and variety. Asking yourself what fundamentally drives your actions—self-expression and authenticity (4), peace and comfort (9), success and recognition (3), or joy and new experiences (7)—can provide clarity. 2. **Wings and Arrows**: - **Wings**: Your core type is flanked by two wings (adjacent types). They influence but don't override your core type. For example, a type 5 could have a 4 wing (5w4) or a 6 wing (5w6). - **Arrows**: These indicate directions of stress and growth. In stress, a type moves to the negative traits of their disintegration type. In growth, they move to the positive traits of their integration type. This can play out daily, like a normally composed type 1 adopting impulsive behaviors of a stressed type 4. 3. **Subtypes**: Instinctual subtypes are about survival strategies: - **Self-Preservation (SP)**: Focuses on safety, health, and security. - **Social (SO)**: Prioritizes connections, status, and social roles. - **Sexual (SX)**: Seeks intensity, one-to-one connections, and passion. Reflect on how you address basic needs and how you interact with others. 4. **Accuracy of Tests**: Online tests can be a mixed bag. They’re a good starting point, but personal reflection and reading are essential. Different results suggest exploring those types further, reading descriptions, and seeing which resonates more deeply with your experiences. 5. **Growth Paths**: For personal growth: - Books like "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Riso and Russ Hudson. - Podcasts and websites that delve into your type's growth tips. - Mindfulness practices, journaling, and therapy tailored to your type can be transformative. Hope this helps! Happy Enneagram journey! 😊✨ #DeepDive #EnneagramGrowth 💡📚🌱

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