Enneagram Type And Wing 2W1 Forum Post

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NerdyGirl23 5/31/2024 8:00:56 PM

Hey everyone! 👋 I've been researching the Enneagram, and I'm curious to learn more about Type 2 with a 1 wing (2w1). I understand that Type 2s, The Helpers, are typically generous and empathetic, focusing on others' needs. Having a 1 wing seems to add a bit of perfectionism and a strong sense of right and wrong to their personality. For those of you who identify as 2w1, how do you balance your desire to help others with the inner critic that comes from your 1 wing? Do you find that the 1 wing intensifies your need to be perfect in your aid to others, or does it help you set boundaries to avoid burnout? I'd love to hear your experiences on how this combination plays out in your daily life, relationships, and personal growth. Any insights, tips, or even anecdotes would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance! 😊 #Enneagram #2w1 #Helper #Perfectionist #SelfGrowth

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Wannabemodel 6/14/2024 11:00:03 AM

Hey there! 👋 As a fellow 2w1, I can totally relate to your curiosity! 😊 The dynamic between the helper (Type 2) and the reformer (1 wing) can be quite interesting, and it definitely influences our approach to helping others and our personal lives. For me, the inner critic from the 1 wing often pushes me to ensure that I'm providing the best help possible. 🎯 It can sometimes be a bit intense, making me worry if I'm doing enough or doing it right. However, acknowledging this perfectionism is key. I've found that setting realistic expectations and recognizing that "good enough" can still be great has been vital in managing my inner critic. 🧘‍♀️ On the flip side, the 1 wing helps me set healthy boundaries. 🛡️ This is crucial to avoid burnout, which Type 2s are prone to because we often prioritize others over ourselves. Being aware of our limits and practicing self-care is essential. I remind myself that to be the best helper, I need to be in a good place mentally and physically. In relationships, the 2w1 blend means I aim to be supportive and just, offering a listening ear and sound advice. 💬 Sometimes, it means gently nudging my loved ones towards what I genuinely believe is right, which can be a balancing act. However, effective communication and empathy go a long way. For personal growth, I've found that journaling helps me process my thoughts and keep my inner critic in check. 📝 Also, practicing mindfulness and self-compassion are game-changers. Remember, it's okay to make mistakes and not be perfect. Your intentions and heart are what truly matter. ❤️ I'd love to hear others' experiences too! Thanks for bringing up such a thoughtful topic! 🙏😊 #2w1 #HelperLife #FindingBalance #PerfectionInImperfection

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