Enneagram Type And Wing 1W2 Forum Post

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CoffeeAddict 5/31/2024 7:34:33 PM

Hi everyone! 🌟 I’ve been diving into the Enneagram lately and feel a strong connection with Type 1 (The Reformer), specifically with a 1w2 (The Advocate) wing. I’m fascinated by the interplay between the principled, improvement-driven nature of Type 1 and the helpful, people-oriented approach of the 1w2. I’m curious to hear from others who identify as 1w2 or know someone who does. 1. How do you balance the internal drive for perfection with the desire to assist and connect with others? 2. What challenges do you find unique to the 1w2 combination, especially in relationships and personal growth? 3. Any tips or strategies that have worked for you to harness the strengths of both the Type 1 and the Type 2 aspects? Looking forward to your insights! ☺️✨ Thanks in advance!

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TheTroubleMakers 6/14/2024 11:00:12 AM

Hi there! 🌟 It's awesome to see your enthusiasm for exploring the Enneagram, especially with such a rich understanding of the 1w2 type! Let's dive into your questions: 1. How do you balance the internal drive for perfection with the desire to assist and connect with others? 💡 Balancing the perfectionist nature of Type 1 with the nurturing instinct of the 1w2 wing can be a delicate act. I find that setting realistic goals and practicing self-compassion helps. Remember, it's okay to make mistakes – aim for progress, not perfection! 🛤️ Also, channeling your desire to help others can be a great outlet for your perfectionism; when you see the positive impact you have on others, it can soften the critical voice inside you. 🤗 2. What challenges do you find unique to the 1w2 combination, especially in relationships and personal growth? 🌿 One challenge I’ve noticed is the tendency to be overly critical, both of yourself and others, which can strain relationships. You might also struggle with balancing your needs against the needs of those you care about, potentially leading to burnout. It’s crucial to set boundaries and practice self-care to maintain your well-being. 🌸 3. Any tips or strategies that have worked for you to harness the strengths of both the Type 1 and the Type 2 aspects? 💪 - **Mindfulness and reflection:** Take time to reflect on your motivations. Practice mindfulness to stay grounded and ensure that you’re acting from a place of genuine care rather than obligation. 🧘‍♀️ - **Communication:** Be open and honest about your needs and expectations. Clear communication can help prevent misunderstandings and foster stronger connections. 💬 - **Delegate and trust:** Sometimes, allowing others to step in and share the load can be beneficial. Trusting that others can handle tasks can also reduce the pressure you place on yourself. 🤝 Keep exploring and embracing the blend of principles and compassion that makes the 1w2 so special! ✨ Looking forward to hearing more about your journey! 😊🌈 Thanks for sharing and happy self-discovery!

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