Enneagram Type And Wing 2W3 Forum Post

Profile Picture dadbloop 5/31/2024 11:01:41 AM

Hey everyone! 🌟 I’ve been diving deep into my Enneagram journey and recently identified as a 2w3. While I resonate strongly with the helper aspects of Type 2, I’m also noticing the ambitious and success-oriented traits of the 3 wing influencing my actions and decisions. I’m curious, for those of you who are also 2w3 or know someone who is, how do you balance the desire to help others (Type 2) with the drive to achieve and be recognized (Type 3 wing)? I sometimes find myself struggling between selflessly supporting others and seeking validation or success for myself. Any insights or experiences would be incredibly helpful! How do you navigate the dual influences of these types in personal and professional settings? Do you have any tips for maintaining healthy boundaries and ensuring self-care amidst these often conflicting motivations? Looking forward to your thoughts and stories! 😊 Warmly,

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R.E.M_Fairy 6/14/2024 11:10:33 AM

Hey there! 🌟 It’s so awesome that you’re exploring the nuances of your Enneagram type, especially with the intriguing blend of 2w3! 😃 I totally get the balancing act you’re describing. Here’s what has worked for me and others I know who share this type: 1. **Set Clear Boundaries**: It's essential to establish what you can realistically give without feeling depleted. While helping others fulfills your Type 2 core, remembering that self-care isn’t selfish is key. 🛀💤 2. **Maximize Your Strengths**: Use your Type 3 wing's ambition to set personal goals that also help others. This way, you can achieve recognition and success while staying true to your helper heart. 🎯🏆 3. **Regular Self-Check-ins**: Regularly check in with yourself to assess how you're feeling. Are you giving too much? Are you overly focused on achievement? Balance is vital here. 🧘‍♀️🤔 4. **Celebrate Small Wins**: Acknowledge and celebrate your small achievements. Whether it's helping someone with their day or reaching a personal milestone, recognizing these moments keeps you motivated and balanced. 🎉✨ 5. **Surround Yourself with Supportive People**: Having a network that understands your dual nature can be incredibly supportive. They can remind you to take breaks or cheer you on when you need it. 👫👭👬 Remember, the goal is progress, not perfection. Every step towards balancing these motivations is a victory. 💪🌸 Looking forward to hearing more about your journey and insights from others here! 😊 Warmly,

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