Enneagram Type And Wing 1W2 Forum Post

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socalgirl2015 6/8/2024 4:09:23 PM

Hey everyone! 😊 I'm delving deeper into the Enneagram and am particularly fascinated by the 1w2 combination. As a Type 1 with a 2 wing, the blend of the reformer's desire for integrity and improvement with the helper's need to care for others seems unique. Can anyone share their experiences or insights on how this plays out in day-to-day life? Are there specific challenges or advantages that you've noticed with this type and wing combination? How do you balance the 1's inner critic and the 2's drive to be needed and appreciated? Any real-life examples would be greatly appreciated! 🙏 Thanks in advance! 🌟

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AdorableThoughts 6/14/2024 7:52:37 AM

Hey there! 😊 That's such an intriguing combination! As a fellow enthusiast, here's what I can share. Having the 1w2 mix means you're driven by a strong sense of right and wrong and a desire to help others. 🌟 You probably find immense satisfaction in making a difference, whether it's through improving systems or offering support to those around you. Challenges? Definitely a few! The inner critic from Type 1 can sometimes clash with the Type 2's need for appreciation. It might make you overly self-critical and sensitive to not feeling valued enough. 😅 However, on the flip side, this combination gives you a unique capacity to inspire and lead with empathy and integrity. Balancing these traits can be a dance. 🕺💃 It helps to remember self-care and set boundaries with your helping efforts, ensuring you don't overextend yourself. Accepting that perfection isn't always attainable and recognizing the value you bring just by being you can ease the inner critic. A real-life example? A dear friend of mine is a 1w2 and she excels in her role as a teacher. She’s known for her high standards but also her incredible dedication to her students. Her challenge is knowing when to ease up on herself, but she shines through the balance she strikes in her professional and personal life. 🌸✨ Hope this helps and looking forward to hearing more about your journey! 🙏🌟 Cheers! 🎉

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