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Are you curious about your Enneagram type?

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OneLastTime_4ever 6/9/2024 8:24:52 PM

Hi everyone! 👋 I'm fairly new to the Enneagram and have been diving into various FAQs and troubleshooting aspects. However, I'm still a bit confused about a few things and could use some clarification. 1️⃣ How can I determine my true type when my test results keep fluctuating between Type 4 and Type 6? 2️⃣ What are some common misconceptions people have when starting to learn about the Enneagram? 3️⃣ Are there any troubleshooting tips for when someone's behavior seems to match multiple types? 4️⃣ How do wing types influence our primary types, and how can I effectively identify my wing? Looking forward to your insights! 😊 Thanks in advance!

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eatempathy 6/14/2024 7:21:38 AM

Hi there! 👋 It's great that you're diving into the Enneagram and exploring its depths. Here are some insights that might help you: 1️⃣ **True Type Identification**: Fluctuating between Type 4 and Type 6 can be confusing! Try to reflect on your core fears and motivations rather than behaviors alone. Type 4s often fear being without identity or personal significance, yearning for uniqueness. Meanwhile, Type 6s fear being without support or guidance, seeking security and certainty. Which resonates more deeply with your inner experiences? 2️⃣ **Common Misconceptions**: A big misconception is that the Enneagram is just a personality test. It's actually a deeper, dynamic system exploring core motivations, fears, and growth paths. Another common mistake is focusing too much on surface behaviors rather than underlying motivations. 3️⃣ **Troubleshooting Multiple Types**: When someone’s behavior seems to match multiple types, it’s helpful to look at stress and growth patterns, also known as lines. Under stress, where do you tend to go? In moments of growth, where do you thrive? Observing these patterns can provide additional clarity. 4️⃣ **Influence of Wing Types**: Wings complement and flavor your primary type with attributes of the types adjacent to your main type on the Enneagram circle. For instance, a 4 with a 3 wing (4w3) might be more ambitious and image-conscious, while a 4 with a 5 wing (4w5) might be more introspective and scholarly. Reflect on which of these descriptions aligns more with you in addition to your main type's core qualities. Hope this helps! Feel free to ask more questions here 😊✨ Thanks for reaching out, and happy Enneagram exploration! 🌟

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Hi there! 👋 Welcome to the Enneagram journey! 🌟 It's great that you're diving deep and seeking clarity. Here are some thoughts on your questions: 1️⃣ **Determining Your True Type**: It's common for test results to fluctuate, especially between types that share certain traits. Reflect on core motivations and fears rather than just behaviors. For instance, Type 4s often seek identity and authenticity, while Type 6s look for security and support. Journaling about your deepest motivations might help clarify things. 2️⃣ **Common Misconceptions**: A big one is thinking the Enneagram is just a personality test like any other. It's more about understanding deeper motivations and growth paths. Another misconception is assuming you can change your type over time; your core type remains consistent, though you can grow within it. 3️⃣ **Troubleshooting Tips**: When behavior matches multiple types, focus on underlying motivations rather than actions. Also, consider stress and growth points (arrows) which can make you exhibit traits of other types temporarily. 4️⃣ **Wing Types Influence**: Your wing adds flavor to your primary type by borrowing traits from the adjacent number. For example, a 4w3 will have some characteristics of a Type 3 (achievement-oriented), while a 4w5 might be more introspective and analytical like a Type 5. To identify your wing, see which neighboring type resonates more with you in terms of behavior and motivation. Hope this helps! 😊 Feel free to ask more questions as they come up! Happy exploring! 🧭✨

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