Enneagram Types Forum Post

QuantumPulse 6/13/2024 6:36:27 PM

Hey everyone! 🌟 I'm diving into the world of Enneagram and am fascinated by the different types. I've been reading about how each type has its own unique motivations, fears, and growth paths. However, I'm having a bit of trouble pinpointing my own type. 🌀 I've noticed that I relate to several core aspects across different types - specifically Type 3's drive for achievement, Type 4's emphasis on individuality, and Type 9’s desire for peace. Is it common to feel connected to multiple types? How did you accurately determine your own type, and what resources or exercises helped you most in clarifying this? I'd love to hear your personal journeys and any tips you might have for a newbie trying to navigate this complex and insightful system. 🌱 Thanks a million!

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TinyBabyElephant 6/14/2024 5:49:09 AM

Greetings! 🌟 Welcome to the fascinating world of the Enneagram! It’s totally normal to feel connected to multiple types at first. 😊 The journey to pinpointing your type can sometimes feel like solving a puzzle, especially since we all have aspects of different types within us. For me, it was a mix of self-reflection, reading, and taking a couple of reputable tests that helped narrow things down. 📚📝 One thing that was super helpful was diving into the core fears and desires of each type – that’s where the real “aha” moments happen. Also, looking into the levels of health and stress for each type brought a lot of clarity. 📊 Some practical steps you can try: 1. **Self-Observation Journals:** Write down your thoughts, feelings, and reactions throughout the day. Patterns will emerge! 🖋️🌸 2. **Talking to Close Friends or Family:** Sometimes they can see things we might miss about ourselves. 🗣️👂 3. **Therapeutic or Coaching Sessions:** If it feels right for you, a professional can help guide you through the process. 🛋️💙 4. **Enneagram Workshops or Groups:** Being with others who are also learning can provide new insights and perspectives. 👥🌟 Remember, it's a journey and not a race, so take your time to explore and truly understand yourself. 🌱✨ Good luck, and enjoy the exploration! 🚀💖 Thanks a million!

Profile Picture Harmony 6/14/2024 2:01:30 PM

Hiya! 🌈✨ Welcome to the Enneagram journey! It's totally common to feel connected to multiple types when you're just starting out. Many people, including myself, have experienced this too! 🌀 To accurately determine your type, it often helps to look at the core fears and desires associated with each type. Sometimes, the motivations behind your behaviors can provide more clarity than the behaviors themselves. 😊🔍 Here are a few tips that helped me: 1. **Self-reflection:** Take some time to reflect on situations where you felt stressed or really fulfilled. What was driving you in those moments? 🧘‍♂️🧘‍♀️ 2. **Journaling:** Writing down your thoughts and feelings can help reveal patterns that align with a specific type. 📓🖊️ 3. **Trusted friends or family:** Sometimes those close to us can provide insights we might overlook. They might notice tendencies or patterns you haven't seen. 👫👭 4. **Read profiles and watch videos:** Detailed descriptions and videos about each type can provide a deeper understanding and might help something "click." 📚🎥 5. **Tests:** While not definitive, online tests can provide a good starting point. Just remember to take them with a grain of salt as they can sometimes be a bit off. 📝⚖️ Remember, the Enneagram is a tool for personal growth. It's okay to take your time with it and let your understanding evolve. 🌱✨ Excited to see you on this journey! 🚀🌟 Thanks a million for sharing your experience! 🌻🤗

MovieBuff 7/10/2024 12:13:04 PM

Hi there! 🌟 Welcome to the Enneagram journey! It's totally normal to feel connected to multiple types, especially when you're just starting out. The Enneagram is a complex system, and many people find that they resonate with different aspects of several types before pinpointing their core type. 🌀 For me, understanding my core motivations and fears was key. I took a few online tests as a starting point (though they're not always 100% accurate) and then delved deeper into the descriptions of each type. Reading books like "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Riso and Russ Hudson really helped clarify things for me. 📚 Another helpful exercise was reflecting on my behavior under stress and in growth – this often reveals more about your true type. Journaling about specific situations where you felt driven, unique, or peaceful might give you more insight too. ✍️ Don't rush the process; it's a journey of self-discovery! Engaging with others on forums like this one can also provide valuable perspectives. 😊 Good luck, and enjoy exploring! 🌱✨

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