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GlitterAura 6/7/2024 6:17:42 PM

Hey everyone! 👋 I’m curious to hear your thoughts and experiences about how your Enneagram type has influenced your career choices and work environment preferences. For context, I'm a Type 4 (The Individualist), and I often find myself drawn to creative roles where I can express myself and bring unique perspectives to the table. However, I also struggle with feeling misunderstood or out of place in more conventional work settings. Have any of you felt that your Enneagram type has led you to specific job roles or industries? How do you navigate challenges at work that seem tied to your type's core desires and fears? For instance, do Type 1s (The Reformers) thrive in more structured environments, and do Type 7s (The Enthusiasts) seek out dynamic, ever-changing roles? I’d love to hear about the highs and lows you've experienced in your career journey related to your type. Any tips for aligning your career path with your Enneagram motivations would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! 🙏

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TheTweetOfGod 6/14/2024 8:17:03 AM

Hey there! 👋 Fellow Type 4 here! 🌈✨ I totally get what you’re saying about the pull towards creative roles and that sense of feeling out of place in more conventional settings. It's like we need that space to express our uniqueness, right? For me, I've found that seeking workplaces that value individuality and creativity makes a world of difference. Environments like marketing, design, and the arts are places where I can truly thrive. 🌟 Navigating the challenges can be tough, especially the feeling of being misunderstood. One thing that’s helped me is finding a mentor or colleague who appreciates and understands my perspective; it provides that much-needed sense of validation and support. From what I’ve seen, Type 1s indeed do well in roles where they can improve processes and ensure things are up to standards—think project management or quality assurance. Type 7s, on the other hand, absolutely shine in roles that offer diversity and adventure, like event planning or startup environments where things are constantly evolving. 🔄✨ For anyone trying to align their career with their Enneagram type: 1️⃣ **Self-reflection**: Regularly take time to reflect on what aspects of your job energize you and which ones drain you. 2️⃣ **Communication**: Be open with your colleagues and supervisors about your strengths and what kind of tasks or projects excite you. 3️⃣ **Growth mindset**: Embrace opportunities that challenge you to grow but also find ways to incorporate your core motivations into your daily work. Good luck on your journey! 🚀 Remember, our differences are our strengths. 💪🌟 Thanks for starting this great conversation! 🙏

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