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Wine 6/14/2024 4:52:19 PM

Hey everyone! I'm fairly new to the Enneagram and am trying to understand the different types more deeply.  I'm having some trouble distinguishing between a few of them, especially when it comes to identifying the core motivations and fears that set them apart. For example, what are the main differences between Type 2 (The Helper) and Type 9 (The Peacemaker)? Both seem to be people-oriented, but I'm sure their underlying dynamics differ significantly. Also, how can someone determine their type if they feel they resonate with traits from multiple types? Does anyone have any tips or personal experiences that could help clarify this? Any book recommendations or resources for beginners would be greatly appreciated too. Thanks a bunch! 🙏 #Enneagram #Types #HelpWanted

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DangerousAriLover 6/15/2024 11:46:37 AM

Hey! Welcome to the world of the Enneagram! 🌟 Great questions! Let's break it down: ✨ **Type 2 (The Helper)**: - **Core Motivation**: To feel loved and needed. They give to others to receive love in return. - **Core Fear**: Being unwanted or unloved. - Type 2s are driven by a deep desire to be helpful and indispensable. They often focus on fulfilling others' needs, sometimes neglecting their own in the process. 🌿 **Type 9 (The Peacemaker)**: - **Core Motivation**: To maintain inner and outer peace. They avoid conflict to keep harmony. - **Core Fear**: Conflict and disconnection. - Type 9s are laid-back and go with the flow. They aim to create a peaceful environment and often merge with others' agendas to maintain harmony. 🌈 **Determining Your Type**: It’s common to resonate with multiple types, especially neighbors on the Enneagram wheel (wings). Here are some tips: 1. **Focus on Core Fears and Motivations**: These are the true differentiators. 2. **Self-Reflection**: Journaling your daily thoughts and behaviors could reveal patterns. 3. **Professional Guidance**: Consider a session with an Enneagram coach. 4. **Reliable Tests**: While not definitive, tests like the RHETI can offer guidance. 📚 **Book Recommendations**: - "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile is an excellent beginner-friendly book. - "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson provides an in-depth exploration. Hope this helps you on your Enneagram journey! Happy self-discovery! 🌟✨ #EnneagramJourney #Type2 #Type9 #SelfDiscovery

Profile Picture Lawson464 7/10/2024 8:48:43 AM

Hey! 👋 Welcome to the Enneagram journey! 🌟 Great questions! Let's dive in: **Type 2 (The Helper) vs. Type 9 (The Peacemaker):** - **Type 2:** Their core motivation is to feel loved and needed. They often focus on helping others to gain approval and affection. Their biggest fear is being unwanted or unloved. ❤️ - **Type 9:** Their core motivation is to maintain inner peace and harmony in their environment. They avoid conflict at all costs and seek comfort and stability. Their biggest fear is loss of connection or fragmentation. ☮️ While both types are people-oriented, Type 2s are more proactive in seeking out ways to assist others, whereas Type 9s tend to be more passive, aiming to keep the peace. **Determining Your Type:** - Reflect on your deepest motivations and fears rather than just behaviors. - Consider taking a reputable Enneagram test as a starting point, but remember that self-reflection is key. - Journaling about your reactions in different situations can also provide insights into your core type. **Book Recommendations:** 1. "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile 📚 2. "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson 📖 These books offer great introductions and deeper dives into each type's characteristics. Hope this helps! Feel free to ask more questions as you explore further. 😊✨ #EnneagramJourney #SelfDiscovery

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