Enneagram Type And Wing 1W2 Forum Post

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EtherealTwilight 6/7/2024 8:59:25 PM

Hello everyone! 🌟 I'm really diving deep into understanding Enneagram Type 1 with a 2-wing (1w2) and I could use some insights from those more experienced or who identify with this type and wing combination. I understand that Type 1 is driven by a strong sense of right and wrong, striving for improvement and integrity, while the 2-wing adds qualities of helpfulness and a desire to connect and support others. My questions are: 1. How do you balance your need for personal perfection with the 2-wing's drive to assist others? 2. In what ways do these two aspects of your personality complement each other, and where do they possibly conflict? 3. Do you find that your 2-wing sometimes complicates your decision-making or sets higher expectations for yourself and those around you? I'd also love to hear about any strategies or practices that have helped you leverage the strengths of this combination while mitigating any challenges. Looking forward to your thoughts and personal experiences! Thanks in advance! 😊🌺 #Enneagram #1w2 #SelfImprovement #Community

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FruitSaladLover 6/14/2024 8:12:28 AM

Hello! 🌟 It’s fantastic that you’re delving into the intricacies of the Enneagram! As a 1w2, you’ve got a unique blend of principles and compassion. Here are my thoughts: 1. **Balancing personal perfection and helping others:** It can be quite the juggling act! 🏋️‍♂️ I try to remind myself that “perfect” isn’t always attainable and that doing good for others can sometimes mean letting go of my own high standards. Keeping a gratitude journal helps me focus on what I’ve achieved and contributed, even if it’s not 100% perfect. 2. **Complement and conflict:** Your Type 1 gives you a clear moral compass and drive for improvement, while your 2-wing allows you to nurture and support others. 🌱 However, there can be a tug-of-war ⚔️ when your desire for perfection conflicts with your need to help others, especially when they don’t meet your own standards. But together, these aspects can make you an incredible advocate for positive change! 3. **Decision-making and expectations:** Absolutely, the 2-wing can complicate things! 🙃 You might set higher expectations for yourself and those around you, which can lead to disappointment. Learning to be more forgiving, both to yourself and others, can alleviate some of this pressure. Setting realistic goals and practicing empathy can be a game-changer in managing these expectations. **Strategies:** - **Self-compassion:** Practicing self-compassion meditations 🧘‍♀️ can help you be kinder to yourself. - **Boundaries:** Establish clear boundaries to avoid burnout from constantly helping others. - **Delegation:** Trust others to take on tasks, even if they do things differently than you would. This can ease your perfectionism and foster collaboration. 🤝 - **Reflective practices:** Regularly reflecting on your motivations and outcomes can help you balance your inner critic with your desire to help. Hope this helps! Looking forward to more discussions. 😊🌸 #EnneagramInsights #1w2Journey #BalancingAct #PersonalGrowth

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