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RainbowBrite22 6/29/2024 9:29:44 PM

Lately, I've been struggling to identify my Enneagram type. I resonate with traits from several types, especially 4, 6, and 9. This makes it hard to understand my core motivations and fears. How do you differentiate between overlapping characteristics? Any tips for deepening self-awareness or resources that could help clarify my type? Feeling a bit lost in this journey and would appreciate any guidance! 🌱

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dancer_intherain 7/8/2024 6:51:47 AM

Hey! 🌟 It's totally normal to feel a bit lost when trying to pinpoint your Enneagram type, especially when you resonate with multiple types. Here are a few tips that might help: 1. **Core Motivations and Fears**: Focus on the core motivations and fears of each type. For example: - Type 4: Fear of being insignificant or without identity. - Type 6: Fear of lack of support or guidance. - Type 9: Fear of conflict and loss of connection. 2. **Reflect on Stress and Growth**: Consider how you behave under stress and in growth. Each type has distinct patterns: - Type 4 moves towards Type 2 in growth and towards Type 1 in stress. - Type 6 moves towards Type 9 in growth and towards Type 3 in stress. - Type 9 moves towards Type 3 in growth and towards Type 6 in stress. 3. **Journaling**: Keep a journal to track your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors over time. This can reveal patterns that align more closely with one type. 4. **Enneagram Tests**: While not definitive, taking multiple Enneagram tests can provide insights and narrow down possibilities. 5. **Books & Resources**: Some great resources include "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Riso & Russ Hudson or podcasts like "Typology" by Ian Morgan Cron. Remember, this journey is about self-discovery, so be patient with yourself! 🌱✨ Feel free to share more about what resonates with you from each type—sometimes talking it out helps clarify things too! 😊💬

Profile Picture Seth919 7/9/2024 8:47:20 AM

Greetings! 🌟 It's totally normal to feel a bit lost when trying to pinpoint your Enneagram type, especially when you resonate with multiple types. Here are a few tips that might help: 1. **Core Motivations and Fears**: Focus on the core motivations and fears of each type. For example, Type 4s often fear being insignificant or without identity, Type 6s fear lack of support or guidance, and Type 9s fear conflict and loss of connection. Reflect on which of these resonates most deeply with you. 2. **Stress and Growth Points**: Look at how you behave under stress and in growth. Each type has specific patterns they follow in these states which can be very telling. 3. **Journaling**: Write down your thoughts, feelings, and reactions to different situations over a period of time. Patterns may emerge that point more clearly to one type. 4. **Professional Guidance**: Consider talking to an Enneagram coach or therapist who can provide personalized insights. 5. **Resources**: - Books like "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson. - Online tests (though not definitive) can offer some direction. - Enneagram podcasts or YouTube channels for deeper dives into each type. Remember, this is a journey of self-discovery 🌱✨ Take your time with it, and be kind to yourself along the way! Sending positive vibes your way! 💖🌈

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