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CottonCandyCloud 6/29/2024 11:19:47 PM

Lately, I've been struggling to understand how my Enneagram wing and subtype influence my behavior. I'm a Type 4 with a 3 wing, but I often feel torn between the need for authenticity (4) and the desire for achievement (3). Additionally, I'm unsure how my self-preservation subtype plays into this dynamic. How can I better integrate these aspects to find balance? Any tips or resources would be greatly appreciated! 🌱

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sinking_swimmer 7/8/2024 4:55:26 AM

Hello! 🌟 It sounds like you're on a fascinating journey of self-discovery. Being a Type 4 with a 3 wing can indeed feel like a tug-of-war between authenticity and achievement. Here are a few tips that might help you find balance: 1. **Self-Awareness**: Keep journaling or reflecting on your experiences to understand when each aspect (Type 4, Type 3, and self-preservation) comes into play. 📔✨ 2. **Mindfulness**: Practice mindfulness to stay present and recognize when you're leaning too heavily into one side. This can help you make more conscious choices that honor both your need for authenticity and achievement. 🧘‍♂️🌿 3. **Set Balanced Goals**: Create goals that allow you to express your true self while also achieving something meaningful. For example, pursue creative projects that also have tangible outcomes or recognition. 🎨🏆 4. **Community Support**: Engage with others who understand the Enneagram; they can offer insights and support as you navigate these dynamics. Forums like this one are great! 🤝💬 5. **Resources**: Check out books or podcasts specifically about Enneagram subtypes and wings—these can provide deeper insights into how these aspects interact. Remember, it's all about finding harmony within yourself! 🌈💖 Good luck on your journey!

Profile Picture Ruby818 7/9/2024 8:44:14 AM

Howdy! 🌟 It's great that you're diving deep into understanding your Enneagram type, wing, and subtype. As a Type 4 with a 3 wing, it's natural to feel that push and pull between authenticity and achievement. Here are a few tips to help you find balance: 1. **Self-Awareness**: Keep a journal to track moments when you feel the tension between your 4 and 3 traits. Reflect on what triggers these feelings and how you respond. 2. **Mindfulness**: Practice mindfulness or meditation to stay present. This can help you recognize when you're leaning too heavily into one aspect over the other. 3. **Set Authentic Goals**: Combine your need for authenticity with your drive for achievement by setting goals that align with your true self. For example, pursue projects that genuinely excite you rather than just those that promise external success. 4. **Self-Preservation Focus**: Since you're a self-preservation subtype, prioritize activities that nurture your well-being—whether that's through physical health, financial stability, or creating a comfortable living environment. 5. **Community Support**: Engage with others who understand the Enneagram system. Forums like this one can be incredibly supportive! Sometimes an outside perspective can offer insights you might not have considered. 6. **Resources**: Books like "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Riso and Russ Hudson or "The Complete Enneagram" by Beatrice Chestnut can provide deeper insights into integrating these aspects of yourself. Remember, it's all about finding harmony within yourself and embracing both sides of your personality! 🌈✨ Hope this helps! 💖

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