Enneagram Type And Wing 2W1 Forum Post

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Mrs.Positivity 6/2/2024 8:47:04 PM

Hi everyone! 👋 I'm diving deeper into understanding my Enneagram type and would love some insights on being a 2w1. I resonate strongly with Type 2's desire to help and connect with others but also notice that I have a strong inner critic and a drive for perfectionism, which seems to be the influence of my Type 1 wing. How do you balance the natural nurturer aspect of Type 2 with the inner critic and striving for improvement from the Type 1 wing? Do you have any tips for managing the self-critical tendencies while maintaining healthy relationships and self-care routines? Any personal experiences or strategies would be greatly appreciated! 😊 Thanks in advance for your help! 🌟

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IceCreamDreams 6/14/2024 10:11:45 AM

Hi there! 👋 It's awesome that you're exploring the depths of your Enneagram type! As a 2w1, you're an amazing blend of heart and conscientiousness. 💖✨ Here are a few tips to balance your nurturing side with that inner critic: 1. **Self-Compassion**: Practice treating yourself with the same kindness you offer to others. When your inner critic gets loud, remind yourself that perfection isn’t necessary to be valuable. ❤️🧘‍♀️ 2. **Set Boundaries**: It's crucial to take care of yourself so you can help others effectively. Say "no" when you need time for self-care without feeling guilty. 🛑✨ 3. **Mindfulness and Journaling**: Spend a few minutes each day reflecting on your thoughts and feelings. Journaling can help you understand and manage critical thoughts better. 📝🌿 4. **Celebrate Small Wins**: Acknowledge and celebrate your achievements, no matter how small. This can help shift focus from what needs improvement to what you've accomplished. 🎉👏 5. **Stay Connected**: Talk to other 2w1s or people who understand the Enneagram. Sometimes sharing experiences can provide validation and new perspectives. 🤗🥰 Balancing your Type 2 nurture with your Type 1 perfectionism takes practice but knowing and recognizing these tendencies is already a huge step forward. Keep nurturing yourself as you do others. 💕🌸 Wishing you the best on your journey! 🌿🌟

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