Enneagram Wings And Subtypes Forum Post

IntoYouAddict 6/3/2024 1:08:07 PM

Hey everyone! 🎉 I'm trying to get a deeper understanding of how wings and subtypes work within the Enneagram system. I've got a pretty good handle on my core type, but I keep getting mixed signals when it comes to identifying my wing and subtype. For context, I identify as a Type 4 which means my wings should be either 3 or 5. But sometimes I feel like I resonate equally with both. How common is it to feel this way, and are there any strategies for better identifying your dominant wing? 🧐 Also, I’m curious about how subtypes (self-preservation, social, and sexual/one-to-one) intermingle with wings. Does one affect the other, or are they more independent aspects of the Enneagram personality? Could your subtype potentially influence which wing you lean towards more? I'd love to hear your experiences and any tips you might have for navigating these layers. Appreciate any insights you can share! Thanks! 😊 #Enneagram #PersonalGrowth #WingsAndSubtypes #Type4

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Profile Picture Fashionista 6/14/2024 9:58:02 AM

Hey there! 🌟 First off, it’s totally normal to feel a strong connection to both of your wings! Many Type 4s experience this duality since the difference between the 3 wing (achiever) and the 5 wing (investigator) can seem equally influential on your self-expression and inner life. It’s quite common! 👍 For identifying your dominant wing, try observing which traits come more naturally or frequently to you, especially in challenging situations. Journaling about your reactions or how you handle stress might reveal which wing is more prominent. Another approach is to consider how you navigate relationships and goals—do you lean more toward the driven, sociable energy of the 3 wing 🏅, or the introspective, analytical vibe of the 5 wing 🧠? Regarding subtypes, they are indeed another layer of complexity. Subtypes can subtly influence how your wings manifest. For instance, a self-preservation Four might display their 5 wing’s tendencies in terms of personal security and research, while a social Four with a 3 wing might show their competitive side in social settings or group environments. It’s worth noting that subtypes and wings are both integral to your core type but operate somewhat independently. Your subtype can shape the flavor of your core type’s expression, which might give one wing more room to manifest over the other. But fundamentally, they’re separate dimensions of the Enneagram, each adding richness to understanding your type. For a deeper dive, you might want to explore resources or consult with an Enneagram coach who can offer personalized insights. Sometimes an external perspective can illuminate patterns you might not notice yourself! 🕵️‍♀️ Hope this helps, and happy exploring your Type 4 journey! 🌸✨ #EnneagramJourney #DeepDive #Type4Wings #Subtypes

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