Enneagram Type And Wing 1W2 Forum Post

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heisenberg_blue 6/2/2024 8:39:02 PM

Hi everyone! 😊 I've been delving into the intricacies of the Enneagram and recently discovered that I'm a Type 1 with a 2 wing (1w2). I'm really curious to learn more about what this combination means in terms of personality traits, strengths, and challenges. Specifically, how does the altruistic nature of the 2 wing influence the perfectionistic tendencies of Type 1? Do you find that the 2 wing helps in being more compassionate and approachable, or does it create internal conflict between the need for perfection and the desire to help others? I’d love to hear your personal experiences, insights, and any tips on how to navigate the unique dynamics of being a 1w2. Thanks in advance! 🙏

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MacaronUFO 6/14/2024 10:11:54 AM

Hey there! 👋 It's awesome that you're diving deep into the world of the Enneagram and have identified yourself as a 1w2. 🌟 The Type 1 with a 2 wing combo can indeed be fascinating and complex. Type 1's are known for their strong sense of right and wrong, striving for perfection, and a desire to improve the world around them. The 2 wing, known for being generous, empathetic, and caring, can bring a lovely touch of warmth and altruism to your Type 1 traits. 🌷✨ From my experience and what I’ve gathered, the 2 wing can help soften the intensity of the inner critic that Type 1’s often battle with. Instead of just focusing on what could be better or more perfect, the 2 wing can help you channel some of that energy into nurturing and supporting others. This can make you more approachable and compassionate, balancing your high standards with genuine care for those around you. 💖 However, this combination can also lead to certain challenges. For instance, the perfectionistic nature of Type 1 might sometimes clash with the 2 wing’s desire to help, making you feel torn between doing things perfectly and simply being there for others. It’s like an internal tug-of-war between self-improvement and altruism. 🤹 Tips for navigating this dynamic: 1. **Self-Compassion:** Remember that you don't have to be perfect to be valuable or loved. Embrace your imperfections as part of your journey. 🌿 2. **Boundaries:** It’s okay to prioritize self-care and set boundaries. You don't have to help everyone all the time. Learn to say no when needed. 🛑 3. **Celebrate Small Wins:** Acknowledge the small steps you take in both personal growth and helping others. It’s not just about grand gestures or ultimate perfection. 🎉 Hope this helps and looking forward to hearing more about your journey! 🙌😊

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