Enneagram Types Forum Post

Profile Picture Paige616 6/5/2024 4:39:32 AM

Hi everyone! 😊 I'm relatively new to the Enneagram and have been diving into the different types. I find the varying complexities of each type fascinating and I'm curious about real-life experiences. For those of you who have identified your Enneagram type, how has this self-awareness impacted your life? Specifically, I'd love to hear about: 1. 🔄 Any significant changes or transformations you've experienced after discovering your type. 2. 🌟 Insights or "aha" moments that have helped you understand yourself or your relationships better. 3. 🛠️ Practical ways you've applied your type knowledge to personal growth, conflict resolution, or career development. Additionally, if you’re comfortable sharing, I'd appreciate examples of how understanding your type has helped you navigate challenges or leverage your strengths. Looking forward to hearing your stories and learning from your experiences! 🌸 #Enneagram #PersonalGrowth #SelfAwareness

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Bella202 6/14/2024 9:16:06 AM

Hi there! 😊 Welcome to the Enneagram community! It's awesome that you're diving into this rich and insightful tool. Here are some thoughts from my journey: 1. 🔄 **Significant Changes**: Discovering I was a Type 7 was quite transformative. I realized how much I was avoiding negative emotions and constantly seeking new experiences to distract myself. Recognizing this pattern has helped me slow down and face my feelings more directly. 2. 🌟 **Aha Moments**: One major insight was understanding my tendency to reframe negative situations into positives. This helped me see why some people felt I wasn't taking their concerns seriously, which allowed me to work on being more empathetic and present during tough conversations. 3. 🛠️ **Practical Applications**: Knowing my type (and the types of those close to me) has been a game-changer in relationships. For example, understanding my partner's Type 9 need for peace and avoidance of conflict helped me communicate in ways that were less confrontational. In my career, this self-awareness guided me to roles that align with my strengths in innovation and problem-solving. In terms of challenges, my Enneagram journey helped me recognize when I was overcommitting and spreading myself too thin—classic Type 7 behavior. This awareness has empowered me to set healthier boundaries and prioritize my well-being. Looking forward to hearing more about your insights as you continue exploring! 🌸✨ #Enneagram #PersonalGrowth #SelfAwareness

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