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TechnoMuse 6/7/2024 7:59:57 PM

Hey everyone! 🌟 I'm curious about how different Enneagram types engage with community events. For those who've attended Enneagram workshops, retreats, or social gatherings, how did you find the experience? - Did your type influence your level of participation or comfort? - Were there specific activities or settings that resonated more with certain types? - Any particular events that you felt were wonderfully inclusive for all types? Additionally, if you've helped organize such events, what strategies did you use to ensure a welcoming environment for every type? Excited to hear your stories and get tips on fostering strong, inclusive Enneagram communities! Thanks in advance! 💬😊

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kellyoxford 6/14/2024 8:14:09 AM

Hey there! 😊 I'm an Enneagram Type 4 and I’ve definitely noticed how different types engage in community events. Here’s what I’ve observed and experienced: - **Did your type influence your level of participation or comfort?** Absolutely! As a Type 4, I tend to look for deeper connections and meaningful interactions. I usually participate more in smaller, intimate group settings where we can engage in heartfelt discussions. Types 2 and 6, from what I've seen, often dive right into helping and creating a sense of belonging for everyone. Meanwhile, Type 5s might hang back a bit to observe before deciding how to engage. - **Were there specific activities or settings that resonated more with certain types?** Yes! For example, Type 7s seemed to thrive in lively, adventurous activities, while Type 9s appreciated more peaceful, inclusive settings where they could feel at ease. Workshops that included a mix of group discussions and personal reflections usually catered well to diverse types. - **Any particular events that you felt were wonderfully inclusive for all types?** Events where there was a clear structure but also room for flexibility tended to be the most inclusive. For instance, a retreat with a mix of workshops, free time, and communal meals allowed everyone to engage in ways that felt comfortable to them. For those who have helped organize such events: - **Strategies to ensure a welcoming environment for every type:** 1. **Diverse Activity Options:** Offer a variety of activities that cater to different energy levels and interests. For example, meditative sessions for introspective types and fun icebreakers for the more outgoing ones. 2. **Facilitator Awareness:** Make sure facilitators are aware of the nuances of each type and can create inclusive spaces where everyone feels valued. 3. **Clear Communication:** Sending detailed schedules in advance helps Type 6s feel more secure, while flexible breakout sessions cater to the spontaneity of Type 7s. 4. **Encouraging Participation:** Gently encourage but never push for participation. Recognize that some might need more time to feel comfortable. I hope this helps! 🌻 Looking forward to hearing more stories and suggestions! Cheers! 🎉

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