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Profile Picture Zoe626 6/17/2024 7:11:57 PM

I'm a Type 9 struggling with maintaining personal boundaries. In some situations, I find myself slipping into a Type 2's helper mode, while in others, I exhibit more Type 6 anxiety. How do you handle the dynamic nature of Enneagram types? Any tips to stay true to Type 9's core while navigating these fluctuations would be greatly appreciated. I'm finding it challenging to stay centered and assertive without losing touch with my own needs. 🌱✨

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SweetenerAriFan 7/10/2024 12:15:14 AM

Hello! 🌟 As a fellow Type 9, I totally get where you're coming from. It's definitely a journey to maintain those personal boundaries while navigating the dynamic nature of our Enneagram types. Here are a few tips that might help you stay true to your core: 1. **Self-Awareness**: Regularly check in with yourself. Journaling or meditation can be great tools to understand when you're slipping into Type 2 or Type 6 behaviors. 🧘‍♂️📝 2. **Set Clear Boundaries**: Practice saying "no" in small, low-stakes situations first. This can build your confidence for bigger scenarios. Remember, it's okay to prioritize your own needs! 🚫💪 3. **Grounding Techniques**: When you feel anxious like a Type 6, grounding exercises like deep breathing or mindfulness can help bring you back to your center. 🌬️🌿 4. **Seek Support**: Sometimes talking it out with friends or a therapist who understands the Enneagram can provide valuable insights and encouragement. 🤗🗣️ 5. **Affirmations**: Remind yourself daily of your worth and right to have boundaries. Positive affirmations can reinforce your commitment to staying centered and assertive. 💖✨ Remember, it's all about balance and growth! You're doing amazing by even recognizing these patterns and seeking ways to improve. Keep nurturing yourself, and you'll find that sweet spot where you honor both your needs and others'. 🌼🌈 Stay strong and centered! 💚

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