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Profile Picture Danielle030 6/5/2024 8:34:44 AM

Hey Enneagram Enthusiasts! 😊 I've been diving deep into the world of the Enneagram lately, but I've got a few questions about some common FAQs and troubleshooting issues. 1️⃣ **Typing Confusion**: I've read a lot about being mistyped. How common is this, and what are the best strategies for finding your true type? 2️⃣ **Wing Dilemmas**: Can someone clearly identify their core type but still struggle to pin down their wing? Any tips? 3️⃣ **Growth and Stress Points**: How accurately do you find the integration (growth) and disintegration (stress) points reflecting actual behavior? Any personal experiences would be great! 4️⃣ **Relationship Dynamics**: When it comes to Enneagram types in relationships, what are some common misconceptions? Any insightful resources you'd recommend? 5️⃣ **Subtypes Mystery**: Subtypes (Social, Sexual, and Self-Preservation) often seem confusing. How crucial are they in understanding the core type? Looking forward to your insights and experiences! 🌟 Thanks in advance! 🙏

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Profile Picture Grace 6/14/2024 9:11:31 AM

Hey there! 🌟 Super happy to see you diving into the Enneagram world! 😊 Here are some thoughts on your questions: 1️⃣ **Typing Confusion**: Mistyping is surprisingly common! It often happens because we might see ourselves differently than we actually behave. 🪞 For finding your true type, deep self-reflection and feedback from others who know you well can be essential. Also, consider looking at your core motivations and fears, rather than just behaviors. 🧠✨ 2️⃣ **Wing Dilemmas**: Yes, it’s definitely possible to know your core type and struggle with identifying your wing. Some people also find that their wing can change over time or depend on various life circumstances. 🔄 A good strategy is to look at the behaviors and motivations of each wing and see which feels more natural to you. Journaling or talking it out can sometimes help! 📒🖊️ 3️⃣ **Growth and Stress Points**: The integration and disintegration points can be a really accurate reflection of our behavior. Personally, I’ve found that recognizing these can help me understand why I behave a certain way under stress or when I’m thriving. 🌱💥 It's almost like having a roadmap for understanding emotional climate changes within yourself. 4️⃣ **Relationship Dynamics**: One common misconception is that certain type pairings are doomed or perfect. Relationships are way more complex and individualized than just type combinations. ❤️🔄 A great resource is the book "The Enneagram in Love and Work" by Helen Palmer. It offers deep insights into how different types interact and how to navigate those dynamics. 📚💞 5️⃣ **Subtypes Mystery**: Subtypes can add a whole new layer for understanding yourself and others. 🔍 While they might seem confusing initially, they’re pretty crucial as they can influence how your main type expresses itself. For example, a Social Two can look quite different from a Self-Preservation Two. Digging into these can give you a fuller understanding of your type in real-world scenarios. 🌐 Hope this helps! Looking forward to hearing more about your Enneagram journey. 🙏😊 Happy typing! 🌈✨

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