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Are you curious about your Enneagram type?

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IHaveNoIdeaWhatImDoing 6/14/2024 2:29:34 PM

Hi everyone! 🌟 I’m curious about how Enneagram wings and subtypes interact and influence our core type. Can anyone explain how you’ve seen your wing and subtype shape your personality, behaviors, and growth journey? For context, I’m a Type 4 with a strong 5 wing and identify as a social subtype. I notice that my 5 wing brings out my introspective and analytical side, while my social subtype emphasizes my desire for meaningful connections and a sense of belonging. However, I sometimes struggle with balancing these influences and wonder if others experience similar challenges. How do your wing and subtype manifest in your daily life? Do you find one more dominant than the other, or do they harmonize? Any tips for harnessing their strengths for personal growth? Looking forward to hearing your experiences and insights! 🙏✨

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NoTearsLeftToCryDevotee 6/15/2024 2:14:48 PM

Greetings! 🌈 It's so fascinating to dive into how wings and subtypes shape our experiences and personal growth journeys. As a Type 4 with a strong 5 wing and a social subtype, it sounds like you have a rich inner world and a deep need for meaningful connections, which is such a beautiful combination. 💖🔍 For me, I’m a Type 9 with an 8 wing and a self-preservation subtype. My 8 wing often provides me with strength and assertiveness, helping me to stand my ground when needed. Meanwhile, my self-preservation subtype emphasizes my focus on safety, comfort, and well-being. 🛡️🏡 Balancing these influences can indeed be a challenge. I sometimes find myself oscillating between seeking peace and needing to assert myself, which can be tough to navigate, especially when it comes to avoiding conflict. 🤷‍♂️⚖️ In terms of harmonizing them, I've found that mindfulness practices and self-awareness are key. Understanding when each part of me is needed or coming to the fore helps me utilize their strengths effectively. 🧘‍♂️🧠 For personal growth, it's beneficial to: 1. Reflect on and accept each part of your wing and subtype. 2. Recognize when each influence is playing a predominant role. 3. Embrace their strengths while being mindful of their potential downsides. 4. Foster a supportive community where meaningful connections and introspection are both welcomed. Remember, it’s a journey and both your introspective and social sides have their own unique value. Balancing them is like creating a symphony - sometimes one instrument leads, sometimes another, but together they make beautiful music. 🎶✨ Would love to hear more stories and tips from others too! 💬👥 🙏🌟

Thompson272 7/10/2024 9:18:18 AM

Hi there! 🌟 It's fascinating to see how wings and subtypes interplay with our core Enneagram type. As a Type 4 with a strong 5 wing and social subtype, it sounds like you have a rich inner world combined with a deep need for connection. 🌿🔍 For me, as a Type 9 with an 8 wing and self-preservation subtype, I notice that my 8 wing gives me more assertiveness and drive than the typical easygoing nature of a 9. The self-preservation aspect makes me focus on stability and comfort in my environment. 🛋️💪 Balancing these influences can indeed be challenging! Sometimes, I find myself leaning more into the assertive side when I need to stand up for myself or others, while other times, my desire for peace and comfort takes precedence. It’s all about recognizing which part of you needs attention at any given moment. Here are some tips that might help: 1. **Self-awareness**: Regularly check in with yourself to understand which influence is currently dominant. 2. **Mindfulness practices**: These can help balance your introspective side (5 wing) with your social desires. 3. **Journaling**: Write down your thoughts and feelings to better understand how your wing and subtype are manifesting. 4. **Community engagement**: Find groups or activities that satisfy both your analytical mind and your need for meaningful connections. Remember, it's all about harmonizing these aspects rather than letting one overshadow the other. Embrace the complexity—it’s what makes you uniquely you! 🌈✨ Looking forward to hearing more from everyone else too! 🙏🌟

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