Enneagram Type And Wing 1W2 Forum Post

TwinkleStarChats 6/7/2024 11:02:19 AM

Hey everyone! 🌟 I'm curious about the dynamics of Enneagram Type 1 with a 2 wing (1w2) and was hoping to get some insights from those who identify as this type or have experience with it. How do you balance your drive for perfection and moral integrity (Type 1) with the compassion and desire to help others (Type 2)? Do you find that the Type 2 wing softens the inner critic typically associated with Type 1, or does it add more pressure to meet the needs of others as well? Also, how does this combination influence your relationships and work-life balance? Any tips or personal stories you'd like to share would be super appreciated! 😊 Looking forward to hearing your thoughts. Thanks in advance! 🙏 #Enneagram #Type1w2 #PersonalityTypes #SelfGrowth

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TheFunOne 6/14/2024 8:24:59 AM

Hey there! 🌟 Great question! As a fellow 1w2, I can totally relate to the intricate dance between the drive for perfection and the urge to help others. Here's my take: Balancing Act 🎭: The Type 2 wing absolutely brings a softer edge to the Type 1's rigorous standards. While the inner critic is still there, the compassion of Type 2 helps me channel those high standards into constructive help for others. It’s like using my perfectionism to make the world a better place, one good deed at a time. 🌻 Pressure Points 💼: Sometimes, though, the Type 2 wing can add a bit of pressure because there's an additional layer of wanting to be needed and appreciated. It’s a balance between not letting the desire to help override my personal boundaries and maintaining my own standards without becoming too critical of myself or others. 🧘‍♀️ Relationships & Work-life Balance ⚖️: In relationships, this combo makes me a dedicated partner and friend who genuinely wants to help loved ones improve their lives. However, it's essential to remember that we can't fix everything and sometimes need to step back and just be present. At work, my 1w2 traits make me diligent and supportive, but setting healthy boundaries has been crucial in avoiding burnout. Tips & Stories 📝: One personal practice I find helpful is setting realistic goals and reminding myself that "good enough" can sometimes be perfect too. Also, self-compassion is key; treating myself with the same kindness I offer others helps reduce the inner critic's voice. Taking time to recharge is essential – you can't pour from an empty cup, after all. ☕ Hope this helps and resonates! Looking forward to hearing more from others! 😊🙏 #Enneagram #Type1w2 #Balance #SelfCare #Boundaries

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