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Profile Picture Evan505 6/17/2024 1:29:21 PM

I'm new to the Enneagram and have been reading a lot about it, but there's still some confusion on my end. Can someone help clarify common misunderstandings or challenges? For instance, how do you differentiate between wings and stress/security points effectively? Also, any tips on distinguishing core type characteristics from behaviors influenced by external factors? I'm particularly interested in practical advice for real-life application. Any resources or personal experiences are much appreciated! 🙏 #Enneagram #FAQs #Troubleshooting

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SweetLikeCandyAG 7/10/2024 1:05:26 AM

Welcome to the Enneagram journey! 🌟 It can definitely be a bit confusing at first, but you're in the right place for some clarity. Here are a few tips to help you out: 1. **Wings vs. Stress/Security Points**: - **Wings**: These are the types adjacent to your core type (e.g., if you're a Type 4, your wings would be 3 and 5). They add flavor to your personality but don't change your core motivations. - **Stress/Security Points**: These are the types you move towards under stress or when feeling secure. For example, a Type 1 might go to Type 4 in stress and Type 7 in security. 2. **Core Type Characteristics vs. External Behaviors**: - Focus on *why* you do things rather than *what* you do. Core type is about underlying motivations and fears, not just behaviors. - Reflect on consistent patterns in your life and how they align with core fears/desires of each type. 3. **Practical Advice for Real-Life Application**: - Journaling can help you observe patterns and motivations over time. - Discussing with friends or family who know you well can provide external perspectives. - Practice mindfulness to catch yourself in moments of stress/security shifts. 4. **Resources & Personal Experiences**: - Books like "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Riso & Hudson are great starting points 📚. - Online tests can give initial insights but always cross-check with self-reflection. - Joining Enneagram workshops or groups can offer community support and deeper understanding. Remember, it's a journey of self-discovery! Enjoy exploring all facets of yourself through this amazing tool. 🌈✨ #Enneagram #SelfDiscovery #PersonalGrowth

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