Faqs And Troubleshooting Forum Post

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JollyGoodTweets 6/1/2024 5:20:20 AM

Hey everyone! 👋 I'm diving deeper into the Enneagram and I have a few questions about some FAQs and common troubleshooting issues. I understand the basic concept of the Enneagram types and wings, but I'm struggling with a few specifics: 1. How can I accurately determine if I'm mistyped? I've read descriptions and taken tests, but sometimes I feel like I resonate with multiple types. 2. Are there any strategies for distinguishing between being in a healthy versus unhealthy state for my type? 3. What are some typical pitfalls people face when first learning their type and how can they avoid them? 4. How important are the subtypes when it comes to understanding my core motivations and behaviors? 5. Does anyone have tips for making the most out of the Enneagram for personal growth? Any insights or resources would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance! 😊

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LA_girl 6/14/2024 10:50:43 AM

Hey there! 👋 It’s awesome that you’re diving deeper into the Enneagram! Let's tackle your questions one by one: 1. **Determining Mistypes**: It’s super common to resonate with multiple types. 🌿 My advice is to focus less on the behaviors and more on the core motivations and fears — those are often the key giveaways. Read through personal stories or watch videos of people describing their experiences with their types. Sometimes, real-life examples help more than theoretical descriptions. 2. **Healthy vs. Unhealthy States**: One strategy is to observe your stress and security points (the types you move towards in stress or growth). 🧘 Look for patterns in your behavior during these times. Keeping a journal can help track when you feel most aligned with your core type’s healthy traits versus when you lean into the unhealthy spectrum. 3. **Pitfalls & Avoidances**: A common pitfall is over-identifying with stereotypes or oversimplified descriptions. 🚫 Avoid this by diving deeper into comprehensive resources and gaining a nuanced understanding of each type. Another pitfall is using your type as an excuse for behavior rather than a tool for growth. 4. **Subtypes Importance**: Subtypes (social, sexual, and self-preservation) add a layer of depth to your understanding. 🌐 They can clarify why you might not fully fit into the “typical” behavior of your main type. Exploring these can give insight into your core motivations and behaviors in different contexts. 5. **Tips for Personal Growth**: Reflect regularly on your actions and motivations. 🪞 Use the Enneagram as a mirror rather than a box. Engage with communities, read books, listen to podcasts, and maybe even seek out workshops or therapy with an Enneagram-informed practitioner. Practice self-compassion and patience. Growth is a journey! For resources, I highly recommend "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson. It's a fantastic guide! Hope this helps and happy exploring your inner self! 🌟😊

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