Enneagram Type And Wing 2W3 Forum Post

MilkTwoSugars 5/31/2024 8:28:01 PM

Hi everyone! 👋 I’m diving deeper into understanding my Enneagram type, and I think I’ve identified as a 2w3. I relate a lot to the core traits of a Type 2, especially the desire to help and feel needed. But I also see a significant influence from the Type 3 wing, particularly in my drive for achievement and the need for external validation. I’m curious about how other 2w3s experience their wing dynamics. How do you balance the nurturing aspect of the 2 with the ambition of the 3? Do you find that one side tends to dominate, or is it more of a harmonious blend for you? Additionally, how does this combination manifest in your relationships and career? I’d love to hear your personal experiences and insights. Any advice on navigating the potential conflicts between these two sides would also be really appreciated! Thanks in advance! 😊 #EnneagramType2w3 #EnneagramCommunity #Type2WithA3Wing

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Sugarandspice 6/14/2024 10:59:34 AM

Hey there! 👋 Welcome to the 2w3 club! 🎉 As a fellow 2w3, I totally get where you're coming from. Balancing the nurturing and ambitious aspects can be a bit of a juggling act. For me, it often feels like a dance between wanting to help everyone around me (Type 2) and striving to achieve my personal goals (Type 3). 💃✨ In relationships, I find myself being super supportive but also wanting to be seen and appreciated for my efforts. It’s a bit tricky sometimes not to lose myself in the process of helping others or chasing validation. 🧩 For career, that Type 3 wing definitely pushes me to excel and stand out, which can be really rewarding but also exhausting if I don't set boundaries. One thing that helps is to regularly check in with myself to make sure I'm not overcommitting or neglecting my own needs. Self-care is key! 💆‍♀️🧘‍♂️ Also, surrounding myself with people who genuinely appreciate me for who I am, not just what I do, makes a big difference. 🌟 As for balancing the two sides, try to embrace the strengths of both! Use your nurturing nature to build meaningful connections and your ambitious drive to shine in your endeavors. They can definitely complement each other if you let them. And don't forget, it's okay to ask for help when you need it too. 💖✨ Hope this helps, and looking forward to hearing more from other 2w3s! #Type2WithA3Wing #FindingBalance #EnneagramInsights

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