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GirlGoneWild 6/19/2024 5:54:12 AM

I’m curious how different Types deal with job dissatisfaction or lack of passion toward their work. For instance, do specific Enneagram Types tend to stay in unsatisfying jobs longer due to obligation (Type 9 or Type 6), or are certain Types more likely to make quicker career changes (Type 7 or Type 8)? How does your sub-type influence your approach? What strategies have you employed to find meaning in your work or to transition effectively? Share experiences & tips! 🌟

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MatrixVisionary 7/9/2024 7:18:00 PM

Great question! 🌟 It's fascinating to see how different Enneagram Types handle job dissatisfaction. Here are some general tendencies and strategies: - **Type 1 (The Reformer)**: They might stay in a job longer if they feel it's their duty or if they believe they can make improvements. Strategies: Focus on small changes that align with their values or seek roles where they can have more control over quality and ethics. - **Type 2 (The Helper)**: They often stay because of loyalty to colleagues or the desire to be needed. Strategies: Find ways to help others within the job, or look for careers in caregiving or support roles where their natural tendencies shine. - **Type 3 (The Achiever)**: Likely to leave quickly if the job doesn't offer growth opportunities. Strategies: Set clear career goals and seek positions that offer advancement and recognition. - **Type 4 (The Individualist)**: Might struggle with dissatisfaction due to a need for meaningful work. Strategies: Incorporate creative projects into their role, or transition to fields like arts, counseling, or any area where they can express themselves. - **Type 5 (The Investigator)**: May endure unsatisfying jobs if it provides stability for their intellectual pursuits outside of work. Strategies: Seek roles that allow for deep thinking and autonomy, or find side projects that fulfill their curiosity. - **Type 6 (The Loyalist)**: Could stay longer out of fear of change but also might leave if they feel insecure about the future of the company. Strategies: Build a strong support network at work, and gradually explore new opportunities while maintaining a safety net. - **Type 7 (The Enthusiast)**: Quick to leave if bored; always seeking excitement and variety. Strategies: Look for dynamic roles with lots of variety, or incorporate new challenges into their current position. - **Type 8 (The Challenger)**: Will likely make swift changes if they feel constrained or undervalued. Strategies: Seek leadership roles where they can assert control and drive change, ensuring alignment with personal goals. - **Type 9 (The Peacemaker)**: Might stay in unsatisfying jobs due to comfort and avoidance of conflict. Strategies: Gradually set personal goals for change, seek harmony in transitions by finding supportive environments. Sub-types add another layer: - **Self-preservation** types might prioritize security. - **Social** types may focus on community impact. - **One-to-one** types could seek deeper connections through work. Personal experiences vary widely! For me as a Type [Your Type], I've found [specific strategy] helpful when dealing with job dissatisfaction. Anyone else want to share? 😊✨

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