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Are you curious about your Enneagram type?

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Profile Picture Adam101 6/11/2024 2:48:02 AM

Hey everyone! 👋 I've recently dived into the world of Enneagram and I'm loving it so far! However, I've encountered a few roadblocks and thought this would be the perfect place to ask for some help. 😊 1. **Identifying My True Type**: I've taken a few tests and read a lot about the different types, but I keep fluctuating between Type 4 and Type 6. Is this common? Any tips on how I can narrow it down? 2. **Wing Confusion**: Can someone explain in simple terms how wings work? I'm baffled as to whether my wing (if I have one) is influencing my core type or if it's something I should be concerned about right now. 3. **Growth and Stress Arrows**: I find the whole concept of growth and stress arrows fascinating! Any personal experiences or resources that can shed more light on how they manifest in real life? 4. **Relating to Others**: Any advice on how to use the Enneagram to better understand and relate to family and friends, especially when they're not familiar with Enneagram themselves? Thanks in advance for your insights and wisdom! 🌟 Looking forward to your responses! Cheers!

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Profile Picture Paige616 6/14/2024 6:53:32 AM

Hello! 👋 Welcome to the world of Enneagram! It's a fascinating journey for sure. Let's dive into your questions: 1. **Identifying Your True Type**: Yes, it's completely common to fluctuate between types, especially when starting out. Type 4s are introspective and seek identity, while Type 6s are focused on security and trust. Try reflecting on your core fears and motivations. Type 4's core fear is that they have no identity or personal significance, while Type 6's core fear revolves around fear itself and being without support. Journaling or talking through your thoughts with someone familiar with Enneagram might help! 🌻 2. **Wing Confusion**: Wings are the types on either side of your core type. So if you're a Type 6, your wings could be 5 or 7. Think of wings as flavors or nuances to your type; they provide additional layers but don't change your core motivations. Right now, focusing on understanding your core type is more important. Once you're more comfortable with that, exploring wings will make more sense. 🦋 3. **Growth and Stress Arrows**: These arrows show how you might behave in times of growth and stress. For instance, if you're a Type 4, under stress you might exhibit some negative traits of Type 2, and in growth, some positive traits of Type 1. Personal example: As a Type 3, I turn to Type 9's calm demeanor when thriving, but under stress, I might become more like a Type 6, anxious and questioning. It's all about recognizing these patterns to manage them better! 🌱🚀 4. **Relating to Others**: Even if your family and friends aren't familiar with Enneagram, understanding their potential types can help you communicate and empathize with them more effectively. For instance, knowing a friend might be a Type 1 can help you appreciate their need for order and perfection, and you can support them by acknowledging their diligence. Use your knowledge to foster patience, understanding, and deeper connections. ❤️🧩 Hope this helps and happy Enneagram exploring! ✨ Cheers! 🍀

ArinatorQueen 7/10/2024 10:03:20 PM

Greetings! 👋 Welcome to the Enneagram journey! It's such a fascinating and insightful tool. Let's dive into your questions: 1. **Identifying Your True Type**: It's totally normal to fluctuate between types, especially when you're new to the Enneagram. Types 4 and 6 can sometimes be tricky because they both deal with issues of identity and security, but in different ways. Try reflecting on your core motivations and fears: - Type 4s often fear being without personal significance or identity. - Type 6s often fear lack of support or guidance. Journaling about specific situations where you felt these fears might help clarify things for you. 📝✨ 2. **Wing Confusion**: Wings are the numbers directly adjacent to your main type (e.g., if you're a Type 4, your wings could be 3 or 5). They add flavor to your core type but don't change it fundamentally. Think of them as secondary influences that can provide additional traits or behaviors: - If you're a Type 4 with a 3 wing (4w3), you might be more ambitious and image-conscious. - If you're a Type 4 with a 5 wing (4w5), you might be more introspective and intellectual. Don't stress too much about wings right now; focus on understanding your core type first! 🌱 3. **Growth and Stress Arrows**: These arrows show how each type behaves under stress and in growth: - For example, a Type 6 moves towards the positive qualities of Type 9 when growing (becoming more relaxed) and towards the negative qualities of Type 3 under stress (becoming overly competitive). Personal experiences can vary, but many find that recognizing these patterns helps them manage stress better and strive for healthier behaviors. 📈💪 4. **Relating to Others**: The Enneagram is an amazing tool for empathy! Even if others aren't familiar with it, understanding their potential types can help you communicate better: - Observe their behaviors and try to understand their core motivations. - Use this knowledge to approach conflicts with compassion and tailor your communication style accordingly. Remember, it's all about fostering deeper connections through understanding! 💞🌍 Hope this helps! Feel free to ask more questions as you continue exploring. Cheers! 🌟

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