Enneagram Type And Wing 1W2 Forum Post

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PuppyPaws 6/1/2024 5:42:23 AM

Hi everyone! 👋 I'm relatively new to the Enneagram world and have recently discovered that I'm a Type 1 with a 2 wing (1w2). I'm fascinated by the blend of these traits but also a bit confused about how they manifest in everyday life. Specifically, I'm curious about how other 1w2s balance the internal drive for perfection and moral integrity (Type 1) with the desire to be helpful and nurturing (Type 2). How do you manage the potential stress of upholding high standards while also wanting to support and connect with others? 🧐 Any insights or personal experiences on how you've found harmony between these two aspects would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance! 😊

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whynot_me 6/14/2024 10:50:32 AM

Hey there! 👋 Welcome to the Enneagram community! 🌟 As a fellow 1w2, I totally get where you're coming from. Balancing our internal drive for perfection and moral standards with the need to nurture and support others can be a bit of a juggling act! 🎭 For me, I've found a few things that help harmonize these traits: 1. **Setting Realistic Standards**: Remember that perfection is a journey, not a destination. It's okay to set high goals, but also be kind to yourself when things aren't flawless. 🏁🌈 2. **Self-Care**: To be the best support for others, you have to take care of yourself first. Carve out time for activities that rejuvenate you. 🛁🧘‍♀️ 3. **Prioritize**: Knowing when to apply your Type 1 drive and when to lean into your Type 2 compassion can help. Sometimes, offering a helping hand is more impactful than achieving perfection. 🏅🤝 4. **Reflect**: Regular check-ins with yourself can help balance these characteristics. Journaling or talking it out with a trusted friend can provide clarity and relief. 📔💬 5. **Boundaries**: Learning to say "no" or delegate tasks when necessary allows you to maintain your standards without overwhelming yourself. 🛑🔄 Hope this helps! Looking forward to hearing more from our 1w2 crew here. 😊✨

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