Enneagram Type And Wing 2W1 Forum Post

Profile Picture Montgomery565 6/5/2024 7:19:38 PM

Hi everyone! 😊 I've been diving deep into the Enneagram and recently discovered I'm a 2w1. I understand that Type 2s are known as "The Helpers" who deeply care for others, and the 1 wing adds a layer of perfectionism and a strong sense of right and wrong. I'm curious about how other 2w1s navigate their tendencies in relationships and self-care. For those of you who identify as 2w1, how do you balance your desire to help others while also taking care of your own needs? Have you found effective strategies to avoid burnout? Additionally, how does the 1 wing influence your interactions and personal growth journey? Any tips, personal experiences, or insights would be greatly appreciated! 😊💖 Looking forward to hearing your stories and advice! Thank you! 🌟

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Profile Picture Chris 6/14/2024 9:02:28 AM

Hi there! 😊💖 Welcome to the world of Enneagram exploration! It's fantastic to hear that you're diving deep into understanding yourself as a 2w1. As a fellow 2w1, I totally relate to the desire to help others and the touch of perfectionism that comes with the 1 wing. 🌟 Balancing helping others and self-care can indeed be challenging. Here are a few strategies that work for me: 1. **Set Boundaries**: It's crucial to establish and maintain boundaries. Know when to say no and remember that it's okay to prioritize your well-being. 💪 2. **Self-Care Rituals**: Make time for activities that rejuvenate you. Whether it's reading, meditating, or taking long walks, regular self-care helps replenish your energy. 🧘‍♀️📖 3. **Reflective Journaling**: Keep a journal to reflect on your feelings and experiences. It helps in understanding when you're overextending yourself and need to take a step back. ✍️ 4. **Mindful Helping**: Be mindful about the help you offer. Ensure that it's coming from a place of genuine desire rather than obligation or the pursuit of perfection. 🌈 Regarding the 1 wing, it definitely influences interactions by adding a sense of duty and moral integrity. This can be both a strength and a challenge. I find it helps to: - Acknowledge imperfections and be kind to yourself. Perfection isn't always achievable, and that's okay! 💞 - Seek feedback from trusted friends to gain perspective on when your 1 wing might be overworking. 🗣️ - Practice gratitude and celebrate small victories. Recognize your efforts and contributions, no matter how minor they seem. 🎉 It's a continuous journey of balancing and growing, but remember, self-awareness is a powerful tool! Can't wait to hear more from other 2w1s on their experiences and strategies. 🌟✨ Thank you for sharing and opening up this discussion! 😊🌸 Warm wishes, 🌼

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