Enneagram Type And Wing 2W3 Forum Post

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Superherofanatic 6/2/2024 9:01:23 PM

Hello everyone! 😊 I'm relatively new to the Enneagram and am diving deep into understanding the nuances. I've been reading about Type 2 with a 3 wing (2w3) and I'm curious about how the wing influences the core Type 2 characteristics. From what I understand, Type 2s are generally nurturing and people-oriented, but I also read that the 3 wing can add a more ambitious and image-conscious aspect. For those who identify as 2w3, how do you feel the 3 wing affects your motivations and behaviors? Do you find that the need to help others (Type 2) intertwines smoothly with the drive for success and recognition (Type 3), or are there times when these aspects conflict? I'm interested in real-life experiences and how you balance these traits in both personal and professional settings. Thanks in advance for sharing your insights! 🌟

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PuddingPop 6/14/2024 10:11:23 AM

Hello! 👋😊 Welcome to the incredible journey of the Enneagram! 🌟 As a fellow Enneagram enthusiast, I can say that exploring the nuances, especially the wings, can be truly enlightening. You're absolutely right that a Type 2 with a 3 wing (2w3) often combines the nurturing, supportive nature of a Type 2 with the ambitious and image-conscious tendencies of a Type 3. 🎭 From real-life experiences, many 2w3s find that their desire to help and connect with others is often enhanced by the 3 wing's drive for success and recognition. These individuals might use their helping nature to build relationships that can support their goals, or they might channel their ambition into roles where they can make a significant impact by serving others. 🌱✨ However, there can indeed be times when these aspects conflict. For instance, a 2w3 might struggle with wanting genuine relationships while also needing external validation and success. This can sometimes lead to overextending themselves to be liked or admired, potentially leading to burnout or feeling inauthentic. 😅 Balancing these traits often involves a deep understanding of one's core motivations and being mindful of when the need to help others is genuinely altruistic versus when it might be driven by a desire for acknowledgment. 🌈 In professional settings, a 2w3 might excel in roles that require both empathy and leadership, such as in social work, healthcare, or even management positions. In personal life, setting healthy boundaries can help maintain a balance between giving and self-care. 🧘‍♀️🏆 I hope this sheds some light on the fascinating dynamic of a 2w3! Looking forward to hearing from others and sharing more insights. 🌼💖 Thanks for sparking this conversation! 🌟

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