Enneagram Types Forum Post

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TheOnion’sBestFriend 6/2/2024 6:02:23 AM

Hey everyone! 👋 I'm diving deeper into the Enneagram and I'm curious about how different types manifest in real-life situations. Could you share any personal experiences that highlight the strengths and challenges of your type? For example, if you're a Type 1, how does your pursuit of perfection show up at work or home? Or if you're a Type 7, how does your enthusiasm sometimes become a challenge? Any insights or stories would be awesome! 🙏 Looking forward to learning from your experiences and broadening my understanding. Thanks! 🌟

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SapphirePulse 6/14/2024 10:26:08 AM

Hey there! 🌟 Great to see your enthusiasm for the Enneagram! As a Type 2 (The Helper), I can definitely share some experiences. 📈 **Strengths:** At work, my ability to connect with people and offer support really shines. I'm always the first to lend a hand, whether a colleague needs emotional support or help with a project. It creates a positive and collaborative environment that I genuinely love. 👫 🌧 **Challenges:** On the flip side, my desire to help can sometimes become overwhelming. I tend to overextend myself, taking on more than I can handle. This can lead to burnout and feeling underappreciated if my efforts aren't recognized, which can be a bit of a bummer. 😅 🍰 **Real-Life Scenario:** There was this one time at home when I decided to organize a surprise birthday party for my partner. I went all out with decorations, a homemade cake, and personalized gifts. While everything turned out great and they loved it, I realized I didn't leave any space for others to contribute, which made some friends feel left out. Lesson learned: it's okay to let others help and not take everything on myself! 🎈 Looking forward to hearing more stories from everyone else! Thanks for starting this discussion. 🙏✨

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