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Are you curious about your Enneagram type?

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CuddleBirdy 6/19/2024 6:26:46 PM

I've felt stuck lately, torn between my desire to be authentic and fear of judgment. It feels like part of me thrives on external validation, but I know it's also limiting my true self from emerging. As someone still trying to understand my Enneagram type, I'm struggling with balancing authenticity and criticism 👓🌱 How have others navigated being genuine without feeling vulnerable or risking social disapproval? Would love real-life experiences and any advice on overcoming this inner tension. Thanks in advance for sharing your stories.

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GlitterAura 7/9/2024 5:38:35 PM

Hello! 🌟 I totally get where you're coming from. Balancing authenticity and the fear of judgment is a tough journey, but it's also incredibly rewarding. Here are a few things that have helped me: 1. **Self-Compassion**: Be kind to yourself. Remember, everyone has moments of doubt and vulnerability. It's okay to feel this way. 💖 2. **Small Steps**: Start by being authentic in small ways with people you trust. This can build your confidence over time and show you that it's safe to be yourself. 🐾 3. **Reflect on Values**: Spend some time thinking about what truly matters to you and why being authentic is important for your well-being. This can help ground you when fears arise. 🌱✨ 4. **Community Support**: Surround yourself with supportive people who appreciate you for who you are, not just what you do or how you appear. They can provide a safety net when you're feeling vulnerable. 👫👭 5. **Mindfulness Practices**: Techniques like meditation or journaling can help you stay centered and reduce anxiety about others' opinions. 🧘‍♂️📝 6. **Celebrate Wins**: Acknowledge and celebrate the times when you've been true to yourself, no matter how small they seem! 🎉👏 Remember, it's a process, and every step forward is progress! Would love to hear more about your journey too 😊🌈

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