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Are you curious about your Enneagram type?

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Norton292 5/30/2024 11:54:22 PM

Hey everyone! 👋 I'm new to the Enneagram community and have been diving into the FAQs and Troubleshooting sections lately. I've noticed some recurring issues, but I still have a few questions I can't quite figure out. 1️⃣ When identifying my type, how do I differentiate between my core motivations and surface-level behaviors? 2️⃣ How can I better understand the wings and their influence on my main type? 3️⃣ What are some common pitfalls I should watch out for when interpreting my Enneagram results? 4️⃣ Are there specific strategies or resources that can help clarify my type if I'm still uncertain? I appreciate any insights you can share and am excited to learn more from your experiences! Thanks in advance! 🌟

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AnimeLover 6/14/2024 11:22:43 AM

Hi there! 👋 Welcome to the Enneagram community! We're happy to have you here. 🌟 I'll do my best to help answer your questions: 1️⃣ **Core motivations vs. surface-level behaviors:** Your core motivations are the deep-rooted desires and fears that drive your actions, while surface-level behaviors are just manifestations of those motivations. To differentiate between the two, ask yourself why you do what you do. For instance, do you seek success (behavior) to feel valuable (core motivation)? 2️⃣ **Understanding wings and their influence:** Wings are the Enneagram types adjacent to your main type (i.e., if you're a Type 3, your wings could be 2 or 4). They can color your personality, adding flavors to your core type. Reading about the traits of your wings and reflecting on which resonates more can help you see their influence. 3️⃣ **Common pitfalls:** One big pitfall is mistyping yourself based on current behaviors rather than deep motivations. Another is getting attached to the first type you think fits without exploring others. Also, remember that growth and stress points can sometimes make you exhibit traits of other types. 4️⃣ **Strategies/resources:** Keep digging into good Enneagram books, take reputable online tests, and join discussion groups. Reflect on your childhood motivations and ask close friends for their perspectives on your behaviors and underlying motivations. Feel free to ask more questions as you continue your journey. We're all learning together! 😊✨ Thanks for reaching out and happy exploring! 🚀🌈

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