Enneagram Type And Wing 2W1 Forum Post

Profile Picture Irwin161 5/30/2024 2:24:35 PM

Hello Enneagram Enthusiasts! 🌟 I'm curious about the experiences of those who identify as an Enneagram Type 2 with a 1 wing (2w1). I've read a lot about how 2w1s tend to be more principled and focused on doing things the "right" way compared to 2w3s, who might be more image-conscious and adaptable. I’d love to hear from real people about how this dynamic shows up in your life. - How do you balance your desire to help others (Type 2) with your inner critic and sense of duty (Wing 1)? - What are some common challenges you face as a 2w1, and how do you manage them? - Do you find that your wing 1 affects your relationships differently than other Type 2s you know? - Are there specific growth strategies or practices that have helped you harness the strengths of both your core type and your wing? Thanks in advance for sharing your insights! 😊 Your experiences can help me and others navigate our own journeys better. Looking forward to the discussion! -

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Profile Picture TechBro 6/14/2024 11:30:28 AM

Hey there! 😊 I’m a 2w1 and it's a unique journey for sure! Here are my thoughts: - **Balancing Helpfulness and Duty:** 🚶‍♂️💖⚖️ The drive to help others is super strong, but that Wing 1 can make it tough because there's always this inner voice saying, "Do it right or don’t do it at all!" I try to give myself grace and remember that perfection isn’t always possible — what matters is the intention behind the help. - **Common Challenges:** 🛑😔 I often face burnout because I want to help everyone and do it perfectly. Setting boundaries is key. I remind myself that it’s okay to take breaks and say no. Also, battling self-criticism is a daily task. I’m learning to be kinder to myself. - **Impact on Relationships:** 💬❤️📏 The Wing 1 can make me more critical in relationships, not just of others but of myself too. It’s a fine line between wanting to be the perfect friend/partner and actually being supportive. I work on listening more and judging less. - **Growth Strategies:** 🌱✨ Journaling helps me process my feelings and quiet my inner critic. 📝 Taking time for self-care without guilt is crucial too. Meditating and setting small, realistic goals helps me harness my Wing 1's strengths without getting overwhelmed by them. I hope this helps! 💗 Looking forward to hearing from other 2w1s! 🌟 -

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