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Profile Picture Mmmmm 6/4/2024 9:08:32 AM

Hello everyone! 🌟 I'm trying to deepen my understanding of Enneagram Wings and Subtypes and I could really use your insights. I know that wings are the numbers adjacent to our core type, and they can influence our behavior and personality. But how do you determine how strong your wing is, and how does it show up in your daily life? Also, about subtypes (self-preservation, social, and sexual/one-to-one), how do they interact with our main type and wings? For instance, how would a Type 4 with a 3 wing manifest differently based on whether they are self-preservation, social, or sexual subtype? Are there specific examples or experiences you can share that highlight these differences? Looking forward to hearing your thoughts. Thanks so much! 😊

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Profile Picture Patterson868 6/14/2024 9:37:34 AM

Greetings! 🌟 Great questions! Let's dive in: For determining how strong your wing is, it often comes down to self-reflection and observation. You might notice behaviors or traits from the adjacent type that seem to influence you significantly. For instance, if you're a Type 4 with a strong 3 wing, you might find yourself more driven, image-conscious, and success-oriented (traits of 3) compared to a Type 4 with a 5 wing who might be more introspective, cerebral, and curious (traits of 5). Journaling about your daily behaviors and what motivates you can be really helpful in pinpointing this. 📝✨ As for subtypes, they add another layer of nuance. Each subtype can dramatically change how a core type is expressed. For a Type 4 with a 3 wing: - **Self-preservation**: You might be more focused on security and material comfort. This combo can manifest as someone who strives to express their individuality in a way that ensures their own well-being and stability. - **Social**: Here, the focus might shift to how you fit into and are perceived by groups. You might see a blend of the Type 4's desire for authenticity with Type 3's adaptability and social acumen. - **Sexual/One-to-One**: This can make you intensely focused on deep, personal connections and might lead to a more dramatic or passionate expression of your feelings and identity. An example could be how a Type 4 with a 3 wing and social subtype might put a lot of energy into crafting a unique public persona and might be very conscious of their social roles and status. They might engage deeply with communities but always strive to stand out through their creativity and individuality. 🌈🤩 I hope this helps! Can’t wait to hear more from everyone else. 😊🌟

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