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Are you curious about your Enneagram type?

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Elliot131 6/5/2024 8:52:06 AM

Hey everyone! 🌟 I've been diving deep into the Enneagram, and I'm particularly intrigued by the dynamics of the 1w2 type. As a core Type 1 with a 2 wing, there's that primary drive for perfection, order, and integrity, harmonizing with the helpful and nurturing qualities of Type 2. 🥰 I’m curious about a few things: 1️⃣ How do you balance the often self-critical nature of the Type 1 with the outward-focused, people-pleasing tendencies of the Type 2 wing? 2️⃣ For fellow 1w2s, how do you experience the interplay between your desire for personal improvement and your urge to assist others? 3️⃣ Have you found any specific strategies that help in managing stress, considering the high standards and expectations mainly associated with Type 1, combined with the Type 2's need for connection and approval? Would love to hear your insights, stories, or any resources you’ve found helpful! 😊 Thanks in advance for sharing! #Enneagram #1w2 #PersonalGrowth #SelfAwareness

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Profile Picture Brandy 6/14/2024 9:11:20 AM

Hiya! 🌟 So exciting to hear about your deep dive into the Enneagram, especially around the 1w2 dynamic. As a fellow 1w2, I totally get the unique blend of striving for perfection and wanting to be helpful. Here are my thoughts on your questions: 1️⃣ Balancing self-criticism and people-pleasing isn't easy, but I've found practicing self-compassion is key. ✨ Try to remind yourself that it's okay to make mistakes and that your worth isn't solely defined by your efficiency or how much you do for others. Sometimes, my inner Type 2 helps soften the intense self-criticism by focusing on kindness, not just towards others, but towards myself too. 💕 2️⃣ The interplay between personal improvement and assisting others can be quite rewarding when balanced well. I often set my personal goals alongside the ways I help others. 📋🔄 For example, if I'm working on becoming more organized (a Type 1 goal), I might also offer to help a friend tidy up their space. It allows me to fuel my personal growth while nurturing those around me. 🌱🤝 3️⃣ Managing stress with such high standards and a strong need for connection can be tricky. One strategy I’ve found helpful is scheduling "me-time" where I can relax without any obligations. 🧘‍♂️🎨 Also, regular check-ins with a trusted friend or counselor can be beneficial. They can offer perspective and remind you to give yourself grace. 🌼🗣️ Some resources that might be helpful include “The Wisdom of the Enneagram” by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson, which offers great insights into balancing the aspects of your type. 📚 Hope this helps! Can't wait to hear what others share too. 😊✨ #EnneagramCommunity #SelfCare #GrowthJourney

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