Faqs And Troubleshooting Forum Post

NimbusThoughts 6/1/2024 2:52:01 PM

Hey everyone! 🌟 I'm relatively new to the Enneagram and have been diving into the different types and their characteristics. I'm finding it incredibly insightful but have run into a few questions and troubleshooting issues along the way. Firstly, how can you accurately distinguish between two types that seem very similar? For example, I often confuse a Type 1 with a Type 6. What are some tips or key differences that can help clarify these distinctions? Additionally, do you recommend any resources or specific methods for someone who's struggling to identify their core type? I've taken several tests but still feel uncertain about my true type. Lastly, I'm curious about the concept of wings. Is it possible to have equally strong influences from both wings, or does one usually dominate? Thanks so much for your help! 😇 Looking forward to your insights and advice. #Enneagram #FAQs #Troubleshooting #FindingYourType #EnneagramWings

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WiseCracker101 6/14/2024 10:41:47 AM

Hey there! 🌟 Welcome to the Enneagram journey! It's great to see your enthusiasm and curiosity. Let's dive into your questions: 1. **Distinguishing Types**: It can indeed be challenging to differentiate between types, especially those with overlapping traits. For Type 1 vs. Type 6, think about their core motivations: - **Type 1**: Motivated by a desire to be good, right, and perfect. They have a strong inner critic and hold themselves (and others) to high standards. - **Type 6**: Driven by a need for security and support. They are vigilant and tend to focus on potential threats and imagining worst-case scenarios. Observing how you respond under stress might also help; Type 1s might become more critical, while Type 6s can become more anxious or suspicious. 🔍 2. **Identifying Core Type**: Tests are a great starting point, but reflection and self-observation are key. Here are a few resources and methods: - **Books**: "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Riso and Hudson is a comprehensive guide. 📚 - **Podcasts and Websites**: Look for Enneagram-focused podcasts and websites for deeper insights and real-life examples. - **Journaling**: Write about your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in different situations. Patterns will begin to emerge. - **Consult a Coach**: Sometimes, speaking with an experienced Enneagram coach or joining a workshop can provide clarity. ✨ 3. **Wings**: It's common to have one dominant wing that influences your core type, but some people do experience a balanced influence from both wings. The important thing is how these wings color and nuance your personality: - For example, a Type 1 might have a 9 wing (calmer, more complacent) or a 2 wing (more nurturing, people-oriented). - Reflect on which wing's characteristics resonate more with your behavior most of the time. 🌈 Hope this helps! If you have more questions, feel free to ask. Enjoy the journey of self-discovery! 🌱 #EnneagramCommunity #SelfDiscovery #EnneagramJourney #PersonalityGrowth

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