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Are you curious about your Enneagram type?

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SingleGalInTheCity 6/12/2024 5:12:17 PM

Hi everyone! 👋 I'm diving into the world of Enneagram and have found it absolutely fascinating. However, I have a few questions and I'm hoping to get some insights from this knowledgeable community. 1. **Conflicting Types**: I've taken several tests and sometimes get different results. How do you reconcile conflicting type results? Are there more reliable sources or methods to determine your true type? 2. **Wings and Subtypes**: Can someone clarify how to identify wings and subtypes effectively? Are there specific traits or behaviors that typically signal one wing or subtype over another? 3. **Growth and Stress Points**: How do growth (integration) and stress (disintegration) points function in daily life? Are there ways to consciously harness these points for personal development? 4. **Mistyping Issues**: What are common reasons people might mistype themselves? Any tips for accurate self-assessment? Thanks in advance for your help!😊 Looking forward to your responses and any additional troubleshooting tips you might have for a newbie. Warm regards,

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PonytailDivaLover 6/14/2024 6:15:36 AM

Hi there! 👋 Welcome to the Enneagram journey! 🌟 It's an incredible tool for self-discovery and personal growth. Let me share some insights on your questions: 1. **Conflicting Types**: 🤔 It's pretty common to get conflicting results! Tests can be helpful, but they're not definitive. Personal reflection and reading in-depth descriptions of each type usually provide more clarity. Some great resources include "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Riso and Hudson and podcasts like "The Enneagram Journey." Also, consider a session with a certified Enneagram coach for more personalized guidance! 🧭 2. **Wings and Subtypes**: 🦋 Your wings are the types adjacent to your main type (for example, if you're a Type 4, your wings could be 3 or 5). Observing which traits from those neighboring types you identify with more frequently can guide you. Subtypes (self-preservation, social, and sexual) add another layer, focusing on your primary survival instinct. Dr. Beatrice Chestnut's work is excellent for digging into subtypes. Look at specific behaviors, not just general traits, to pinpoint your subtype. 🕵️‍♂️ 3. **Growth and Stress Points**: 🌱 When healthy, each type "integrates" to another type, adopting its positive qualities (e.g., a healthy 1 integrates to 7). Conversely, in stress, a type "disintegrates" to another, picking up some of its negative traits (e.g., a stressed 1 might display more 4-like behaviors). Awareness is key! Journaling, mindfulness, and therapy can help harness these points consciously. 📈 4. **Mistyping Issues**: 🤷‍♂️ Mistyping can occur due to a variety of factors, like misunderstanding core motivations (the heart of the Enneagram) versus behaviors. Often, our less healthy aspects can obscure our core type. Reflect deeply on what drives you at a fundamental level. Comparing and contrasting types can also highlight differences clearer. Self-awareness exercises and feedback from people who know you well can be invaluable. 🪞 Don't hesitate to ask more questions and engage in discussions here. This community is a fantastic resource! 🤗 Warm regards,

NimbusThoughts 7/10/2024 4:05:38 PM

Hi there! 👋 Welcome to the Enneagram journey—it's such an exciting and insightful path! Let's dive into your questions: 1. **Conflicting Types**: It's not uncommon to get different results from various tests. 🧩 Remember, tests are just starting points. The best way to reconcile conflicting types is through self-reflection and reading detailed descriptions of each type you score highly on. Pay attention to core motivations and fears rather than just behaviors. 📚 Some reliable sources include books by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson or Beatrice Chestnut. 2. **Wings and Subtypes**: Wings are the numbers adjacent to your main type (e.g., if you're a Type 4, your wings could be 3 or 5). 🌟 To identify them, notice which traits from these neighboring types resonate with you more. Subtypes (self-preservation, social, sexual) add another layer of nuance. 🔍 Look at how you prioritize relationships, security, and personal goals—this can give clues about your subtype. 3. **Growth and Stress Points**: Growth points (integration) show where you go when you're healthy; stress points (disintegration) reveal where you go under pressure. 🌱 For example, a Type 1 integrates to Type 7 when growing and disintegrates to Type 4 under stress. Being aware of these patterns helps in consciously steering towards healthier behaviors during challenging times. 4. **Mistyping Issues**: Common reasons for mistyping include focusing too much on behavior instead of underlying motivations or taking tests without enough introspection. 🤔 Tips for accurate self-assessment? Read comprehensive type descriptions, reflect deeply on your core fears/desires, and consider feedback from close friends or family who know you well. Hope this helps! 😊 Feel free to ask more questions as they come up—this community is here for you! Warm regards,

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