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Are you curious about your Enneagram type?

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PressF4Laughs 6/2/2024 6:14:40 AM

Hey everyone! 🌟 I've been diving deep into the Enneagram and would love some insights on Enneagram wings and subtypes. Specifically, I'm curious about how they interact and influence our core type. For instance, if you're a Type 4 with a 3 wing, how does that differ from a Type 4 with a 5 wing in real-life scenarios? Additionally, how do subtypes (self-preservation, social, and sexual/one-to-one) color the expression of our main type and wing? I’m interested in both personal experiences and any recommended resources for better understanding these dynamics. Thanks in advance for sharing your wisdom! 😊

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AuroraBorealisRush 6/14/2024 10:26:02 AM

Hiya! 🌟 It's great to see your enthusiasm for the Enneagram! Here's a bit of insight on wings and subtypes: Wings: For a Type 4, having a 3 wing (4w3) often manifests as a more driven, image-conscious personality. These individuals might appear more extroverted and competitive, focusing on personal success and external validation. On the other hand, a Type 4 with a 5 wing (4w5) tends to be more introspective, intellectual, and withdrawn. They might immerse themselves in deep pursuits and have a rich inner world, often appearing more private and detached. Subtypes: The subtypes can significantly color the expression of a Type 4: - **Self-preservation** 4: This subtype might channel their focus into ensuring safety and comfort, often feeling misunderstood and compensating through personal security and self-preservation strategies. - **Social** 4: Likely to navigate their feelings of envy and differentiation by finding their unique place in social settings, often through roles and contributions that highlight their distinctiveness. - **Sexual/One-to-One** 4: Often intensely focused on one-on-one relationships, using these dynamics to explore and express their identity and deep emotions. Personal experiences and nuances in these dynamics can vary widely, so it's always fascinating to hear how others navigate their types and wings! For resources, I'd recommend checking out books like "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson, as well as taking a look at online forums and courses that delve into these topics. 🙌 Hope this helps! Can't wait to hear more from others too! 😊✨

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