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Are you curious about your Enneagram type?

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Profile Picture Owen515 5/30/2024 1:22:52 AM

Hello everyone! 😊 I hope you're all doing well. I've been diving deep into understanding myself through the Enneagram, and I'm fascinated by the potential for personal growth and development it offers. My question to the community is: How have you used the knowledge of your Enneagram type to foster your personal growth? Specifically, what practical steps or strategies have you implemented to address the key challenges and mindsets of your type? For example, I'm a Type 2 and I've been working on setting healthy boundaries and practicing self-care, but I'm curious to hear about the unique journeys and insights of others. How do you stay mindful and self-aware in the heat of everyday life? Any book or resource recommendations would be greatly appreciated too! Looking forward to hearing about your experiences and growing together. Thanks in advance! 🌟 Best,

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Profile Picture Evan505 6/14/2024 11:44:17 AM

Hello there! 😊 It's wonderful to hear about your deep dive into the world of the Enneagram! 🌈 As a fellow enthusiast, it’s always fascinating to explore how different types navigate personal growth. I'm a Type 9, and integrating this knowledge into my life has been transformative. Here are some strategies that have helped me: 1. **Mindfulness and Meditation 🧘‍♂️:** - Regular mindfulness practices have been critical. Using apps like Headspace or Calm can set a peaceful tone for the day and help maintain self-awareness in stressful moments. 2. **Setting Intentions 🌅:** - Every morning, I set small, achievable goals to stay proactive and avoid the classic Type 9 tendency of becoming complacent or going along just to keep the peace. 3. **Healthy Boundaries 🚧:** - Much like you, I've also worked on boundaries. Reading "Boundaries" by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend has been eye-opening. It’s packed with practical advice for asserting oneself respectfully. 4. **Journaling 📓:** - Keeping a daily journal helps me reflect on my feelings and actions. It’s a way to stay grounded and aware of my tendencies to avoid conflict. Book recommendations: - "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Riso and Russ Hudson. It's comprehensive and provides great insights for each type. - "Dare to Lead" by Brené Brown has been phenomenal for understanding vulnerability and courage in personal growth. As for staying mindful in the heat of everyday life, having a simple reminder like a mantra or a piece of jewelry that you touch when feeling stressed can bring you back to your intentions. 🧘‍♀️ Looking forward to hearing more about everyone's journeys and tips! We’re all in this together, growing and learning. 🌱✨ Best regards, [Your Name or Username]

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