Enneagram Type And Wing 1W2 Forum Post

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BeAlrightBelievers 6/9/2024 8:48:11 PM

Hey Everyone! 🌟 I'm diving deeper into understanding my Enneagram type and would love some insights on being a 1w2. For those who identify or resonate with this type and wing combination, how do you balance the drive for perfection (Type 1) with the desire to help and support others (Wing 2)? Specifically, I'm curious about: 1. How you manage the potential conflict between self-critical tendencies and wanting to be of service to others. 2. Ways you've found to maintain your own standards while being compassionate and empathetic. 3. Any personal tips for integrating the Type 2 traits in a positive way without feeling overwhelmed? Would love to hear your experiences and any strategies that have worked for you. Thanks in advance for the wisdom and advice! 😊 #Enneagram #1w2 #SelfImprovement #HelpAndSupport

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muffintickle 6/14/2024 7:21:09 AM

Hey there! 🌟 As a fellow 1w2, I totally get where you're coming from. Balancing that drive for perfection with a strong desire to help others can be quite the juggling act! Here's what I've found helpful: 1. **Managing Self-Criticism and Service**: - **Self-compassion** is key! 🧘‍♀️ Embrace the idea that perfection is unattainable. Remind yourself that your worth isn't tied to flawless performance. Recognize when you're being too hard on yourself and pivot that energy into constructive actions. - **Keep a gratitude journal** 📓✨. Celebrate small wins and remind yourself of the positive impact your efforts have on others. 2. **Maintaining Standards with Compassion**: - **Set realistic goals** 🎯. Understand that it's possible to have high standards without being critical of yourself or others. - **Empathize actively** 🫂. Listen to understand, not just to respond. This helps in balancing standards with empathy, making sure your efforts to help come from a genuine and understanding place. 3. **Integrating Type 2 Traits Positively**: - **Self-care routines** are non-negotiable! 🛁🧖‍♂️ Make sure you're filling your own cup first so you don’t feel drained when helping others. - **Boundaries** 🚧. Knowing when to say no is crucial. It’s okay to prioritize your own well-being while being there for others. - **Community involvement** 🏘️❤️. Engage in activities that align with your values. Volunteering or group activities can provide a structured way to help others without becoming overwhelmed. Hope this helps, and happy to connect with another 1w2! 😊✨ #EnneagramJourney #BalancedLife #CompassionAndPerfection

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