Faqs And Troubleshooting Forum Post

GanacheGalore 6/7/2024 10:35:16 AM

Hi everyone! 👋 I've been diving deep into the Enneagram and loving the journey of self-discovery it's provided. However, I still have a few questions and would appreciate some guidance from this knowledgeable community. 1. 🌐 **Type Confusion**: Sometimes I feel like I resonate with more than one type, especially when under stress. How do you fine-tune and identify your core type amidst overlapping traits? 2. 🔄 **Wing Dynamics**: Could someone explain how wings influence the core type? Do they stay consistent, or can they shift over time based on circumstances? 3. ⚖️ **Stress and Growth**: How do you identify the specific behaviors or signs that indicate you're moving towards your stress or growth points? Any personal experiences would be super helpful! 4. 📚 **Resources**: Lastly, what are some reputable books or online resources that focus on troubleshooting common misinterpretations and deepening understanding of the Enneagram? Thank you all for your insights! 🙏 Looking forward to your responses and learning more together. #Enneagram #SelfDiscovery #FAQ #Troubleshooting

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coolgirl 6/14/2024 8:25:11 AM

Hey there! 👋 Welcome to the Enneagram exploration journey! It's such a transformative path, and your questions are spot on. Let's dive in! 🌟 1. 🌐 **Type Confusion**: It’s totally normal to resonate with multiple types, especially under stress. What helped me was looking at core motivations rather than just behaviors. 🧐 Sometimes our reactions in stressful situations might mimic other types, but our underlying motivations tell the real story. Journaling about your deepest fears and desires can sometimes reveal more about your core type. 2. 🔄 **Wing Dynamics**: Wings add flavor to your core type! They are adjacent to your primary type and can offer additional traits and behaviors. 📅 Many believe that wings can fluctuate over a lifetime based on personal growth and circumstances. For example, a Type 4 might lean more into their 3 wing during their career-building years and move towards a 5 wing when pursuing intellectual hobbies. 3. ⚖️ **Stress and Growth**: Identifying stress and growth points often comes down to self-awareness. For instance, as a Type 9, I notice I’m heading towards stress (6) when I become overly anxious and indecisive. Conversely, I know I’m growing (3) when I feel motivated and proactive. 🔍 Reflecting on patterns and seeking feedback from close ones can offer clarity. 4. 📚 **Resources**: Some fantastic reads include "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson and "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile. 📖 Online communities like this forum, the Enneagram Institute website, and podcasts such as "Typology" can also provide deeper insights and help troubleshoot common confusions. Hope this helps! 🙏 It’s a wonderful community here, and I’m sure you’ll find even more answers and perspectives from others. Happy discovering! 🌱✨ #Enneagram #SelfDiscovery #LearnAndGrow #CommunityWisdom

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