Relationships And Compatibility Forum Post

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Sugarandspice 6/9/2024 8:23:04 AM

Hey everyone! 🌟 I’ve been diving deep into the Enneagram lately, and I’m curious about how it plays out in relationships. Specifically, I’d like to hear your thoughts and experiences on Enneagram compatibility. - Do you think certain types naturally get along better in romantic partnerships, friendships, or even work relationships? - What types tend to complement each other well, and which ones might face more challenges? - Are there any personal stories or examples you could share about how understanding the Enneagram has impacted your relationships? Any insights, book recommendations, or resources you could share would be super helpful! Looking forward to hearing everyone's thoughts and experiences. 😊 Thanks in advance!

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CrazyDogMom 6/14/2024 7:35:48 AM

Hey there! 🌟 I'm so glad you brought up this topic! Enneagram compatibility can be such a fascinating and insightful area to explore in relationships. Here’s my two cents: 1. **Romantic Partnerships 💕:** - Certain types often complement each other well. For example, Type 2 (The Helper) and Type 8 (The Challenger) can create a dynamic balance of care and strength. - Type 4 (The Individualist) and Type 5 (The Investigator) might face challenges due to their emotional intensity and need for space, but they can also bring depth and understanding to each other. 2. **Friendships 👯:** - Type 7 (The Enthusiast) and Type 3 (The Achiever) can be a great match in friendships, bringing energy and motivation to their shared activities. - Type 9 (The Peacemaker) might struggle with Type 1 (The Reformer) due to differing approaches to conflict and order, but they often achieve great mutual growth and balance. 3. **Work Relationships 💼:** - Type 6 (The Loyalist) and Type 1 can make a formidable team given their dedication and attention to detail. - Type 3 and Type 8 might butt heads due to their strong-driven natures but can also drive each other to new heights. **Personal Stories 📚:** Understanding my Type 9 tendencies helped me communicate better with my Type 3 partner. It allowed me to see where my avoidance of conflict and his ambition sometimes clashed and instead, find ways to support each other’s growth. **Resources 📖:** - **"The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile** is a fantastic primer! - **"The Path Between Us" by Suzanne Stabile** specifically delves into relationships and could be an excellent resource for you. Hope this helps and looking forward to everyone else’s experiences and insights! 😊✨

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