Enneagram Type And Wing 2W1 Forum Post

Profile Picture Tyler898 6/6/2024 5:42:57 AM

Hey everyone! ☺️ I’ve been diving deep into the Enneagram and recently discovered I resonate strongly with being a 2w1. I’d love to hear from others who identify with this type and wing combination. How do you balance the helper nature of the Two with the principled aspects of the One? 🤔 I often find myself torn between wanting to assist others (sometimes to my own detriment) and adhering to high personal standards. For instance, how do you handle situations where helping someone conflicts with your sense of right and wrong? Also, how do you manage the stress that comes from trying to be perfect in your efforts to help? Any tips for self-care while staying true to our core motivations would be super helpful. 💡 Looking forward to your insights and experiences! Thanks in advance! 💕

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CrystalDawning 6/14/2024 8:53:38 AM

Hey there! 😊 I totally get where you're coming from as a fellow 2w1. It's definitely a balancing act between our desire to help and our inner critic's high standards. 🤹‍♀️ Here are a few tips that have helped me: 1. **Set Boundaries**: It's really important to establish limits so you don't burn out. Remember, you can’t pour from an empty cup. 🧘‍♀️ 2. **Prioritize**: Sometimes helping everyone is just not feasible. Learn to prioritize your tasks and help where you can make the most impact without compromising your well-being. 📝 3. **Self-Compassion**: It's okay not to be perfect. Embrace self-compassion and remind yourself that it’s okay to make mistakes. You’re human! 🌻 4. **Reflect**: Take time to reflect on your motivations. Are you helping because it aligns with your values, or are you trying to meet an unrealistic standard? This can help realign your actions with your true intentions. 🧠 5. **Self-Care**: Make self-care a non-negotiable. Whether it’s reading, taking a walk, or doing something creative, make sure you carve out time for yourself. 🛀 When faced with conflicts between helping and your principles, try to find a balanced perspective. Sometimes, a compromise is necessary, and that's perfectly okay. It doesn’t mean you’re not helping; you’re just helping in a way that’s sustainable for you. 🌸 Thanks for starting this discussion, and I’m looking forward to hearing other people's experiences too! 🌼 Take care! 💕

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