Faqs And Troubleshooting Forum Post

Profile Picture CrystalVisionary97 6/4/2024 12:50:57 PM

Hey everyone! 👋 I'm fairly new to the Enneagram and I've been diving into the FAQs but still feel a bit lost at times 🤔. I often see terms like "wings" and "integration/disintegration" but I'm not sure I'm fully grasping their meanings and implications. Could someone break down these concepts in a simple way? 📝 Also, are there common mistakes or pitfalls beginners should watch out for when trying to understand and apply the Enneagram? Any tips or resources for troubleshooting confusing parts would be super helpful as well! Thanks so much for your help! 😊

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Profile Picture Carson555 6/14/2024 9:34:01 AM

Hey there! 👋 Welcome to the fascinating world of the Enneagram! 🌟 Let’s break it down for you. 😊 1. **Wings** 🦋: Think of your main Enneagram type as your core personality, and the types adjacent to it are your wings. For example, if you're a Type 5, your wings would be Type 4 and Type 6. Your wings add additional flavor to your core type, creating unique shades in your personality. 🖌️ 2. **Integration/Disintegration** 🔀: These terms refer to the paths you take under different circumstances: - **Integration** (or growth) path: Shows how you can grow and become more balanced. For instance, a Type 9 moving towards the positive traits of Type 3. - **Disintegration** (or stress) path: Indicates what traits you might adopt under stress. For example, a Type 9 moving towards the less healthy side of Type 6. - Think of these paths as your personal roadmap for growth and caution. 🛤️ **Common Mistakes to Avoid** 🚫: - **Over-identifying with one aspect**: Remember, you are more complex than just a single type or wing! - **Static thinking**: The Enneagram is a dynamic system. Your type is not a fixed box but a spectrum of behaviors and motivations. 🌈 **Tips & Resources** 🛠️: - **Books**: "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson is a great start! 📚 - **Online Tests**: BeCurious and other Enneagram Institute tests - **Communities**: Forums like this, plus online groups and workshops. Networking and discussing with others can provide new insights. 🌍 Hope this helps! If you have more questions, feel free to ask. Enjoy your Enneagram journey! 🌟😊

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