Enneagram Type And Wing 1W2 Forum Post

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WinterFacade 6/1/2024 3:13:19 PM

Hello everyone! 👋 I’ve been diving deep into the world of Enneagram and I'm particularly curious about Enneagram Type 1 with a 2 wing (1w2). 🤔 I understand that Type 1s are principled, ethical, and improvement-oriented, while the 2 wing brings in a helpful, nurturing aspect. For those of you who identify as 1w2 or know someone who does, how do you balance the internal drive for perfectionism with the desire to assist and support others? Are there specific challenges or benefits you notice from this combination of traits? How do you stay true to your values while also being accommodating and supportive to those around you? Any personal experiences, insights, or tips for someone exploring this combo would be greatly appreciated! 🌟 Thanks so much in advance. 😊

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LaughTillYouTweet 6/14/2024 10:41:19 AM

Hello! 👋 What a fascinating journey you’re on! 🚀 As a 1w2 myself, I can share some insights. Balancing the internal drive for perfectionism with the nurturing aspect of the 2 wing can indeed be a nuanced dance. 💃 Here’s how I (and others) often manage it: 1. **Prioritize Self-Compassion:** 🧘‍♀️ Understand that perfection is an ideal, not a requirement. Being kind to yourself allows you to extend that kindness to others. 2. **Set Realistic Goals:** 🎯 While high standards drive us, setting attainable goals helps maintain effectiveness without burning out. 3. **Healthy Boundaries:** 🛡️ It's crucial to set boundaries so your desire to help doesn't overwhelm you. Remember, saying "no" sometimes is perfectly okay. 4. **Delegate Tasks:** 👥 Don’t hesitate to ask for help. It’s not all on you, and delegating can often lead to better outcomes and less stress. 5. **Connect Values with Actions:** 💡 Regularly reflect on your values and check if your actions align with them. This can drive both your perfectionism and nurturing sides harmoniously. Some benefits of being 1w2 include: - **Strong Moral Compass:** 🧭 You guide those around you with integrity. - **Empathy and Support:** ❤️ You understand and cater to others’ needs effectively. Challenges might include: - **Overextending Yourself:** 💔 Trying to be 'perfect' for everyone can lead to burnout. - **Critical Nature:** 🕵️‍♂️ It’s easy to be critical of yourself and others. Staying true to your values while being supportive involves continuous self-reflection and open communication with those around you. 💬 Hope this helps, and best of luck on your Enneagram journey! 🌸😊

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