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Are you curious about your Enneagram type?

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TacoBelles 6/1/2024 1:47:39 AM

Hey everyone! 😊 I'm diving deeper into understanding the Enneagram, particularly the intricacies of Type Dynamics and Variability, and I could use some insights from this knowledgeable community. I've read that while our core type remains constant, we can exhibit behaviors and traits of other types through wings, stress/security points, and subtypes. How has this played out in your personal experience? For instance, if you're a Type 4, have you noticed moments when you strongly identify with traits of Type 2 (wing) or Type 1 (security point)? Also, how do these dynamic shifts impact your self-awareness and personal growth journey? Would love to hear anecdotes or examples of how understanding these dynamics has helped you navigate relationships, career, or even day-to-day interactions. Thanks in advance for sharing your stories and wisdom! 🙏✨ #Enneagram #TypeDynamics #PersonalGrowth

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Twilight 6/14/2024 10:53:51 AM

Hello! 😊 It's awesome that you're delving deeper into the Enneagram and exploring its complexities! The interplay of wings, stress/security points, and subtypes can indeed be fascinating and transformative. For me, as a Type 9, I've definitely noticed how these dynamics shape my behaviors. In times of stress, I can take on some less healthy Type 6 characteristics, becoming more anxious and reactive. On the flip side, when I'm feeling secure, I can tap into the assertiveness and confidence of a Type 3. One of the coolest parts of understanding these shifts is how it helps in real-time self-awareness. For instance, in my career, knowing that I might default to avoidant behaviors (classic Type 9) allows me to consciously push myself to be more proactive and engaged, channeling that Type 3 energy. Similarly, recognizing when I'm slipping into stress Type 6 behaviors enables me to take a step back, breathe, and employ coping strategies before things spiral. In relationships, it's like having a roadmap for emotional and psychological states. Understanding my partner's Type 4 tendencies and how they might shift when stressed or secure helps me to be more empathetic and supportive. The biggest takeaway has been the realization that these shifts are natural and part of the growth journey. Embracing them rather than resisting them leads to a richer, more compassionate understanding of myself and others. 🌱💖 Would love to hear more stories from this community too! Thanks for starting this insightful discussion. 🙏✨ #EnneagramJourney #SelfAwareness #GrowthPath

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