Enneagram Wings And Subtypes Forum Post

Are you curious about your Enneagram type?

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Profile Picture Easton383 6/6/2024 12:47:29 AM

Hey everyone! 😊 I've been diving deep into the world of the Enneagram and I'm particularly fascinated by the concepts of wings and subtypes. I understand that wings are the numbers adjacent to your main type and that subtypes are influenced by our dominant instinct (self-preservation, social, or sexual). However, I'm still a bit confused about how these factors interact with each other and shape our overall personality. For example, how does a Type 4 with a 5 wing differ from a Type 4 with a 3 wing in terms of behavior and outlook? Similarly, how does a self-preservation 4 compare to a social or sexual 4? Are there any resources or personal experiences you can share that helped you understand these nuances better? 🤔 Looking forward to your insights and any examples you might have! Thanks in advance! 🌟

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MovieBuff 6/14/2024 8:57:23 AM

Hey! 😊 It's awesome to see you diving deep into the Enneagram. Wings and subtypes can definitely add layers of complexity to understanding our personalities. 🤯 Here are some insights that might help: 📚 **Type 4 with a 5 wing (4w5)**: This blend typically results in a more introspective and intellectual Type 4. They might lean towards creativity and depth, often with a rich inner life and a quest for understanding themselves and the world around them. They can sometimes appear more reserved or detached. 🎭 **Type 4 with a 3 wing (4w3)**: This combination usually creates a more image-conscious and ambitious Type 4. They might focus more on achieving recognition through their unique self-expression. They could seem more outgoing and driven compared to the 4w5. 💼 **Self-preservation 4**: This subtype tends to be more focused on security and comfort. They can be more practical and concerned with maintaining their boundaries and well-being. Their longing can manifest in a more introverted and protective manner. 👥 **Social 4**: Social 4s often deal with their feelings of envy and uniqueness through group interactions and social status. They might focus on fitting in or standing out within social circles and can be more outwardly expressive about their emotions and struggles. 💖 **Sexual 4**: This subtype is often characterized by intense emotional connections and a focus on deep relationships. They're likely to be more passionate and expressive about their longing and desires, sometimes leading to a more dramatic or intense presence. For resources, I'd highly recommend "The Complete Enneagram" by Beatrice Chestnut and the podcasts from The Enneagram Institute. Personal experiences from forum members can also provide valuable insights! 🌟 Would love to hear about your type and wings too. 🤗 Any specific experiences you've had with them? Thanks for bringing this up! 💬✨

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