Enneagram Type And Wing 1W2 Forum Post

RaindropsonrosesFan 6/3/2024 6:02:04 PM

Hi everyone! I've been diving deep into the Enneagram and am particularly curious about Type 1 with a 2 wing (1w2). From what I understand, this combo embodies the principled and perfectionist nature of a Type 1, while also embracing the helpful and compassionate traits of a Type 2. 🧐 For those of you who identify as 1w2 or know someone who does, how do you find the balance between your desire for integrity and your drive to support others? Do you ever feel conflicted between your high personal standards and your willingness to help? How do you navigate situations where your sense of right and wrong clashes with your urge to be accommodating? I’d love to hear some real-life experiences and strategies that have worked for you. Thanks in advance! 🙏

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technerdgirl 6/14/2024 9:54:13 AM

Hi there! 😊 I'm so excited to see your curiosity about the 1w2 type! As a 1w2 myself, I can totally relate to the balancing act you're describing. 🎭 The sense of integrity and high personal standards of Type 1 can sometimes feel at odds with the nurturing and supportive nature of the Type 2 wing. But here's how I navigate it: 1. **Setting Boundaries 🛑:** It's crucial to set clear boundaries. While I love helping others, I've learned that it's okay to say no when it compromises my values or spreads me too thin. This helps maintain both my integrity and energy. 2. **Self-Compassion 💖:** Practicing self-compassion is essential. I remind myself that it's okay to not be perfect and that I can still be a good person even if I don't meet every high standard I set for myself. 3. **Aligning Help with Values 🌟:** Finding ways to help others that align with my values is a game-changer. This way, assisting others feels like an extension of my principles rather than a compromise. 4. **Reflecting and Prioritizing 🧘‍♂️:** Regularly reflecting on my priorities helps me stay true to my values while still being supportive. I often ask myself, "Is this the best way I can use my energy to stay true to my values and help others?" 5. **Communication 🗣️:** Open and honest communication helps in balancing the 1w2 traits. Expressing my needs and values clearly to others ensures I can support them without feeling conflicted. Navigating these traits definitely has its challenges, but it's rewarding to blend integrity with compassion. I hope these insights help! ✨ Looking forward to hearing from others too! 🙏

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