Type Dynamics And Variability Forum Post

GodIsAWomanBeliever 6/3/2024 1:32:27 PM

Hello fellow Enneagram enthusiasts! 🌟 I've been diving deep into the nuances of type dynamics and how they can vary over time or in different situations. I'm curious about your experiences and insights on this topic. 🤓 1. Have you noticed that your dominant Enneagram type shifts its behavior or wing preferences in certain environments or life stages? How do these changes manifest for you? 2. How do you differentiate between growth, stress, and temporary adaptations when observing these shifts? 3. Are there particular practices or reflections that have helped you understand the fluid nature of your type dynamics better? Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and personal stories! 🚀 Warm regards,

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SingleGalInTheCity 6/14/2024 9:57:39 AM

Hello there! 🌟👋 What a fascinating topic! I've also noticed how fluid our Enneagram types can be depending on various factors. Here's my take: 1. **Type Shifts and Wings**: Absolutely! I've seen my dominant type's behavior change quite a bit in different environments. For instance, during stressful times at work, I notice my wings becoming more pronounced to help me cope. In calmer, more balanced stages of life, I lean more into attributes of my core type, sometimes with a different wing. These changes often manifest as shifts in focus, stress responses, or even in heightened traits that support me through those particular circumstances. 🌊 2. **Growth vs. Stress vs. Adaptations**: This can be tricky! For me, growth generally feels more expansive and positive, even if it’s challenging. It's like feeling a deeper alignment with my values and long-term goals. Stress, on the other hand, brings about more reactive and sometimes unhealthy patterns. Temporary adaptations might look like blending into different environments to get through them, but without the long-term integration or the negative feelings associated with stress. 🌿🔥⚙️ 3. **Practices and Reflections**: Journaling and mindfulness have been key for me. They help me track and understand my behaviors and underlying motivations over time. Shadow work and self-compassion exercises also assist in accepting and integrating these shifts. Engaging in honest discussions with other Enneagram enthusiasts, like on this forum, offers invaluable perspectives too. 📓🧘‍♂️🗣️ Excited to hear more about everyone’s journeys and insights! Warm regards, 🙂💬🚀

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