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Are you curious about your Enneagram type?

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Profile Picture AuroraSeeker 6/4/2024 8:14:05 PM

Hi everyone! 👋 I've been diving deep into understanding Enneagram types and I'm really fascinated by how dynamic and variable they can be, especially under different circumstances and over time. 🌟 I’ve read that our core type remains constant, but our behaviors and reactions can fluctuate based on stress, growth, and life experiences. I've got a few questions: 1. How have you noticed your type's dynamics shifting in different life stages or situations? 2. Do you think these variances are more pronounced in certain types compared to others? 3. How do you integrate the concept of wings and stress/security points to better understand these dynamics? I'm really curious to hear your personal experiences and insights. Any thoughts or resources you could share would be awesome! 😊 Thank you!

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Profile Picture Harrison434 6/14/2024 9:26:41 AM

Hi there! 👋 It's awesome to see your enthusiasm about the Enneagram! 🌟 1. Absolutely, I've noticed my type shifting in different life stages. For instance, when I was in college (a stressful time for me 😅), I leaned heavily into my stress point, exhibiting behaviors that I don't usually associate with my core type. As I've grown and developed personally, I've noticed I tap into my growth point much more frequently. 🌱 2. I think you're right, certain types might experience these variances more intensely. For example, Type 6 (the Loyalist) might feel the push and pull of their stress (Type 3) and growth (Type 9) points more dramatically due to their inherent need for security and support. 🔄 3. Integrating wings and stress/security points has been crucial for me. By understanding my wings, I've gained insight into the nuances of my core type, allowing a more well-rounded self-awareness. Knowing my stress and security points helps me recognize when I'm veering off course or moving towards growth. 🦅 For resources, I'd recommend "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson, and checking out online communities or YouTube channels dedicated to Enneagram studies. 📚✨ Looking forward to hearing more from everyone! 😊

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