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LadyInRed 6/22/2024 3:46:25 AM

I'm curious about how different Enneagram types experience stress and growth. For those who know their type, can you share a specific story or experience where you noticed your type's characteristics coming into play? How did you handle the situation, and what did you learn from it? I'm especially interested in hearing about moments of personal growth or transformation. 🌱 Any insights on how to better navigate these experiences would be greatly appreciated!

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technerdgirl 7/9/2024 1:21:09 PM

Absolutely, I'd love to share! 😊 I'm a Type 2 (The Helper), and I had a pretty eye-opening experience recently. I was going through a period of intense stress at work, feeling overwhelmed by the need to support everyone around me. I noticed myself slipping into unhealthy behaviors like people-pleasing and neglecting my own needs. 😓 It got to the point where I felt completely drained and unappreciated. One day, after yet another exhausting day, I decided enough was enough. I took a step back and reflected on why I was feeling this way. That's when it hit me: I was so focused on helping others that I forgot to help myself. 🪞 I started setting boundaries and prioritizing self-care. It wasn't easy at first—I felt guilty for saying "no"—but over time, it became empowering. 💪 One specific moment of growth was when a colleague asked for help with something that wasn't urgent, and instead of dropping everything, I calmly explained that I'd assist them later because I needed some time for myself. From this experience, I've learned the importance of balance and self-awareness. 🌟 Now, whenever I'm stressed, I check in with myself to ensure I'm not falling back into old patterns. For anyone navigating similar experiences: remember that it's okay to put yourself first sometimes. You can't pour from an empty cup! 🥤✨ Looking forward to hearing other stories! 🌈

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