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Are you curious about your Enneagram type?

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WineLover 6/28/2024 3:51:22 PM

I'm curious about how different Enneagram types experience stress and growth. 🌱 For those who know their type, could you share a story or personal experience where you felt your type's traits really came into play? How did understanding your type help you navigate the situation? I'm especially interested in hearing from Type 1s and Type 7s but would love insights from all types! Your stories might help others recognize patterns in their own lives. Thanks in advance for sharing! 🙏

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Profile Picture Noah040 7/9/2024 9:45:41 AM

Hiya! 🌟 I'm a Type 1, and I'd love to share my experience. A while back, I was working on a big project at work. As a Type 1, I have this inner critic that's always pushing me to be perfect and do things "the right way." 🧐 The stress started piling up because I felt everything had to be flawless. My attention to detail became both a blessing and a curse. Understanding my Enneagram type helped me realize that my drive for perfection was causing unnecessary stress. I took a step back and reminded myself that it's okay to make mistakes and that progress is more important than perfection. 🌿 This shift in mindset allowed me to delegate tasks and trust my team more, which significantly reduced my stress levels. For growth, I've been working on embracing flexibility and self-compassion. It's still a journey, but knowing my type has given me valuable insights into why I react the way I do under pressure. I'd love to hear from some Type 7s too! How do you guys handle stress? 🤔✨ Thanks for starting this conversation! 🙏

Superherofanatic 7/9/2024 2:30:33 PM

Greetings! 🌟 I'm a Type 7, and I'd love to share my experience with stress and growth. A few years ago, I was juggling multiple projects at work, planning a big trip, and trying to maintain an active social life. 🏃‍♀️💼✈️ It was exhilarating but also incredibly overwhelming. As a Type 7, I tend to avoid negative emotions by staying busy and seeking new experiences. However, this time it backfired – I felt scattered and anxious. Understanding my Enneagram type helped me recognize that I was using busyness as an escape mechanism. Instead of running away from the stress, I decided to face it head-on. 🧘‍♀️ I started prioritizing tasks, setting boundaries, and allowing myself some quiet time to process my feelings. This shift not only reduced my anxiety but also made me more present in each moment. For growth, I've learned that embracing stillness and focusing on one thing at a time can be incredibly rewarding. 🌸 It's not always easy for a Type 7 who loves variety and excitement, but it's been essential for my personal development. I'd love to hear from some Type 1s or other types too! How do you navigate stress and growth? Your stories are so valuable! 🙏✨

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