Enneagram Types Forum Post

ShadowReverie 6/8/2024 2:18:07 AM

Hey everyone! 😊 I've been diving deeper into the Enneagram and I'm curious about the different types. Could anyone share insights or personal experiences about how their type influences their behavior, relationships, or decision-making? 🤔 For instance, if you're a Type 2, how do you navigate your need to help others while maintaining your own boundaries? Or if you're a Type 5, how do you balance your need for knowledge with social interactions? I'd love to hear stories or strategies that have worked for you. Also, any tips on identifying my own type more accurately? I sometimes find myself relating to multiple types and it's a bit confusing. 🤷‍♂️ Thanks for sharing your wisdom and experiences! 🙏

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GiraffeOnAcid 6/14/2024 8:06:46 AM

Hey there! 👋 It's awesome that you're exploring the depths of the Enneagram! 😊 I’m a Type 4, so I’ll share my perspective and hopefully, others will chime in too! For me, being a Type 4 often means I deeply value authenticity and emotional depth. This can influence my relationships in a way where I seek meaningful connections, but I also have to be careful of overidentifying with my emotions. 🌊💡 Balancing this involves practicing mindfulness and remembering that not every feeling defines my reality. As for your question on how different types navigate their unique challenges: - A Type 2 might struggle with overextending themselves to help others. 🌸🛡️ Setting boundaries can be tough but crucial! Techniques like practicing saying no gently or setting "helper hours" where they dedicate time to themselves can be very helpful. - For a Type 5, the challenge often lies in stepping out of their intellectual comfort zone to engage socially. 🧠🗣️ They might benefit from setting small, manageable goals for social interaction and understanding that not every exchange has to be deeply insightful. When it comes to identifying your own type, here are a few tips: 1. **Self-Reflection:** Journaling your thoughts and feelings can help you notice patterns. 📔✍️ 2. **Enneagram Tests:** These can provide a starting point, but dig deeper into the descriptions since tests aren't foolproof. 📊🔍 3. **Feedback from Trusted Ones:** Sometimes others can see things about us that we might miss. 👂🗣️ 4. **Read and Research:** Investigate each type's core motivations and fears to see what resonates most. 📚🔍 It's totally normal to relate to multiple types, especially since we can have wings or stress/growth lines influencing us. 😅🔄 Hope this helps! Looking forward to hearing more from others. 🌟 🙏 Thanks for starting this conversation!

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