Enneagram Wings And Subtypes Forum Post

Profile Picture Yosef525 6/17/2024 6:44:54 PM

Lately, I've been struggling to understand how my Enneagram type interacts with my wing and subtype. I'm a Type 4 with a 3 wing but often feel torn between ambition and deep introspection. How do I balance these conflicting drives? Also, as a social subtype, I sometimes feel pressure to conform, which clashes with my desire for individuality. Can anyone share tips on harmonizing these aspects or recommend resources that delve into wings and subtypes? 🙏

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DangerousAriLover 7/10/2024 12:16:33 AM

Hello! 🌟 I totally get where you're coming from. Being a Type 4 with a 3 wing means you have this beautiful blend of creativity and ambition, but it can definitely feel like a tug-of-war sometimes. Here are a few tips that might help: 1. **Embrace Both Sides**: Recognize that your ambition (3 wing) and introspection (Type 4) can actually complement each other. Use your introspective nature to fuel your ambitions with authenticity and depth. 🎨🏆 2. **Set Boundaries**: When you feel the pressure to conform due to your social subtype, remind yourself of what makes you unique. It's okay to fit in while still holding on to your individuality. Find small ways to express your true self even in social settings. 🌈👥 3. **Mindfulness Practices**: Engage in mindfulness or meditation practices to stay grounded and balanced between these drives. This can help you tune into what you truly need at any given moment. 🧘‍♂️🧘‍♀️ 4. **Journaling**: Write down your thoughts and feelings about these conflicts. Sometimes seeing them on paper can provide clarity and insight into how they can coexist harmoniously. 📓✍️ For resources, I'd recommend checking out books like "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson or "The Complete Enneagram" by Beatrice Chestnut—they both offer deep dives into wings and subtypes. Hang in there! You're navigating a complex but rewarding journey of self-discovery, and that's something to be proud of! 💖✨

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