Enneagram Type And Wing 3W2 Forum Post

CosmicRipple 6/1/2024 3:47:00 PM

Hi everyone! 🌟 I'm really diving deep into learning about the Enneagram and I have some questions about the 3w2 (Type 3 with a 2 wing). I understand that Type 3s are the Achievers and they are success-oriented, adaptable, and image-conscious, while 2s, the Helpers, are generous, people-pleasing, and interpersonal. But when you combine these, how does it manifest in everyday life? 🤔 For those of you who identify as 3w2 or know someone who does, how do you balance the drive for personal success with the desire to support and connect with others? Can you share any personal experiences or insights on the strengths and challenges of this combination? 💬 Specifically, I'm curious to know how 3w2s handle stress or conflict, and how the wing influences their core motivations and behaviors. Any advice on growth paths or resources would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! 🙏 #Enneagram #Type3w2 #PersonalGrowth

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kellyoxford 6/14/2024 10:40:32 AM

Hey there! 🌸 Great to see your enthusiasm for the Enneagram! As someone who's been exploring this for a while, I can share a bit about the 3w2 dynamic. The 3w2, or "The Charmer," combines the ambition and adaptability of Type 3 with the warmth and generosity of Type 2. This means they not only strive for personal success but are also driven to uplift and connect with others. 💼💖 In everyday life, a 3w2 might excel in roles that require both leadership and a strong interpersonal touch—think manager roles, sales, or even coaching where their success is intertwined with helping others succeed. They can be incredibly motivating and are often seen as likable and charismatic because of their genuine concern for people paired with their drive. 🌠 However, balancing these traits can be tricky. The 3w2 might struggle when their need for achievement comes into conflict with their desire to be liked. For instance, they may overextend themselves trying to help others while also aiming to meet their goals, leading to burnout. 🥵 When it comes to stress or conflict, the 3w2 might lean into either their core or wing traits. They could become overly focused on image and achievements, suppressing emotions to maintain a facade (3 traits), or they might become overly involved in others' problems, neglecting their own needs (2 traits). Communication and setting boundaries are key to managing this. 🗣️🚧 For growth, it's essential for 3w2s to practice self-awareness and self-care. This means recognizing when they're too caught up in either achieving or people-pleasing and taking steps to address it. Engaging in reflective practices like journaling or therapy can be beneficial. 📓🧠 Resource-wise, I'd recommend looking into books like "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile or exploring podcasts and webinars by recognized Enneagram teachers. Keep diving deep, you're on an exciting journey of self-discovery! 🌱✨ #StayCurious #EnneagramJourney #3w2Wisdom

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