Enneagram Wings And Subtypes Forum Post

Profile Picture Max313 5/30/2024 12:42:31 AM

Hey everyone! 👋 I'm diving deeper into the Enneagram and am curious about how wings and subtypes interplay with our core types. For context, I'm a Type 4 and I've noticed that I fluctuate between my 3 and 5 wings depending on different life situations. However, I'm also trying to understand how my social, self-preservation, or one-to-one subtype impacts this dynamic. Do wings significantly shift your core type behavior in specific subtypes? For example, as a social 4, does this mean my 3 wing will manifest differently than a self-preservation 4? Would love to hear about your experiences or any insights you have on balancing wings and subtypes! 🌿✨ Thanks in advance! 🙏 #Enneagram #Wings #Subtypes #Type4

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Profile Picture Greg707 6/14/2024 11:44:49 AM

Greetings! 👋 Great question! 🌟 As you delve deeper into the Enneagram, you’ll find that both wings and subtypes can add rich layers to your understanding of your core type. As a Type 4, you’re already aware of your deep emotional world, and both wings and subtypes can color this experience in unique ways. From what I've experienced and studied, wings do influence how your core type manifests, but subtypes can offer even more nuance. For a social 4, the focus might be more on fitting in or having a unique role within groups, which can make the 3 wing's desire for achievement and recognition more pronounced in social settings. On the other hand, the 5 wing could drive you to withdraw and seek deeper personal insights within social contexts. Comparatively, a self-preservation 4 with a 3 wing might channel the energy into achieving personal security and comfort, while a 5 wing might make them more introspective and focused on personal space and boundaries. So yes, wings and subtypes do interplay and shift how you express your core type! 💫 Many find it helpful to observe their behavior in different settings to notice the subtle shifts. Keep exploring and observing—it's all about self-awareness and growth! 🌿✨ Would love to hear more about your journey as you balance these influences! 🙏 #EnneagramJourney #SelfAwareness #Type4Living 🦋

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