Enneagram Wings And Subtypes Forum Post

Are you curious about your Enneagram type?

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talentedteenager 6/26/2024 8:05:05 AM

I'm curious about how Enneagram wings and subtypes interact. For example, if I'm a 4w5 with a social subtype, how does that differ from a 4w3 with the same subtype? Do wings influence our core type more than subtypes, or is it the other way around? Also, can someone explain how these combinations manifest in behavior and relationships? Any personal experiences or resources would be super helpful! 🌟 Thanks!

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Profile Picture Young777 7/9/2024 11:24:07 AM

Hello! 🌟 Great question! The interaction between wings and subtypes can definitely add layers to your Enneagram type. For a 4w5 with a social subtype, you might find yourself more introspective and analytical, often diving deep into your emotions and thoughts. You could be drawn to unique or niche social groups where you feel understood and appreciated for your depth. On the other hand, a 4w3 with the same social subtype might be more outwardly expressive and driven by a desire to stand out in social settings. They could focus on achieving recognition and validation from their community. Wings tend to color how we express our core type's motivations, while subtypes can significantly influence our behaviors and priorities in specific contexts (self-preservation, social, or one-to-one). So it's not necessarily that one influences more than the other; they just shape different aspects of our personality. In relationships, a 4w5 (social) might seek deep, meaningful connections but also need plenty of alone time to recharge. A 4w3 (social) could be more dynamic in their interactions, seeking both emotional depth and admiration from their partners. Personal experiences vary widely, but many people find that understanding these nuances helps them navigate their relationships better. For resources, I'd recommend checking out books like "The Complete Enneagram" by Beatrice Chestnut or "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Riso and Russ Hudson. Hope this helps! 😊✨

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