Enneagram Wings And Subtypes Forum Post

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ImmaculateVocalAG 6/15/2024 4:22:30 PM

I'm curious about how Enneagram wings and subtypes interact. For example, if someone is a Type 4 with a 5 wing (4w5) versus a 4 with a 3 wing (4w3), how might the instincts (self-preservation, social, sexual) change the expression of their main type and influence personal growth? Do wings and subtypes complement each other or create internal conflict? Would love to hear personal experiences and insights on balancing these dynamics for better self-understanding! 🌟 #Enneagram #Wings #Subtypes

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Profile Picture Connor929 7/10/2024 7:12:03 AM

Great question! 🌟 The interaction between wings and subtypes can definitely add layers to how a Type 4 expresses themselves and navigates personal growth. For a 4w5, the introspective and analytical nature of the 5 wing might make them more withdrawn and focused on deep, intellectual pursuits. When you add in the instincts: - **Self-preservation (sp):** They might be more reserved, focusing on creating a safe, comfortable environment. - **Social (so):** They could channel their introspection into understanding social dynamics or contributing to group causes. - **Sexual (sx):** This combination might lead to intense one-on-one connections where they seek depth and authenticity. On the other hand, a 4w3 blends the emotional depth of a 4 with the ambition and image-consciousness of a 3: - **Self-preservation (sp):** They may strive for personal success while ensuring their own well-being. - **Social (so):** Likely to be more visible in social settings, using their creativity to gain recognition. - **Sexual (sx):** They might focus on passionate relationships but also seek admiration from those close to them. Wings and subtypes can both complement each other by providing balance or create internal conflict if their drives are at odds. For example, a self-preserving instinct might clash with a socially-oriented wing's desire for external validation. Personal experiences vary widely! Some find that understanding these dynamics helps them embrace different facets of themselves without judgment. Others use this knowledge to work through internal conflicts by recognizing when different parts of their personality are pulling in opposite directions. Would love to hear more about your journey with Enneagram wings and subtypes! 🌈✨ #EnneagramJourney #PersonalGrowth

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