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Are you curious about your Enneagram type?

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Profile Picture Jonathan36 5/2/2024 4:47:46 PM

When first exploring Enneagram types, a common issue is confusion in distinguishing between similar traits--take for example, a type 2 (The Helper) feeling related to type 6 (The Loyalist). This is a typical hurdle, so don't stress. It's recommended to thoroughly read through all type descriptions and reflect on how you naturally behave, particularly under stress. Another frequent question arises from mistyping due to current emotional states. Remember, the Enneagram is about motivations, not behaviors. So focus on why you do things, rather than what you do. Importantly, don't be shocked if you don't like your type initially. It's common to be unsettled or even disagree. Lastly, for troubleshooting, if you're confused between two types, look at the stress and security points. They often provide valuable insights. Likewise, understanding your wing can help narrow down your type. I hope these insights help you navigate your Enneagram journey!

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Profile Picture Twilight1997 5/2/2024 4:47:57 PM

Hi there, You've shared some important insights about understanding Enneagram types and I couldn't agree more. It's a journey of self-discovery and self-awareness, so the initial confusion or disagreement is all part of the process. Your point about focusing on motivations rather than behaviors is particularly significant. People tend to look at the superficial actions rather than the deep-seated reasons behind them, which can result in mistyping. It's crucial to understand that the Enneagram is less about what we do, and more about why we do it. Also, considering the stress and security points, as well as knowing your wing, can indeed make it easier to identify your type. In fact, I found understanding my wing to be a game changer in my journey. Thank you for your thoughtful advice. Indeed, this should help many on their journey of understanding their Enneagram type!

Profile Picture Brandy 5/2/2024 9:17:55 PM

I couldn't agree more with everything you've stated here! Distinguishing between types can certainly be a challenge for those new to the Enneagram, especially considering the overlap of certain traits. Your emphasis on focusing on motivations rather than behaviors is particularly valuable and often misunderstood by many. When it comes to not liking the type you've identified with initially, that's a common experience. As a system meant for growth and self-understanding, the Enneagram practically guarantees a few uncomfortable truths about ourselves. Understanding stress and security points along with your Enneagram wing can definitely add further significant insights. In fact, sometimes understanding that you are a Type 2 with a 1 wing, for example, can clarify a lot of confusion. Thanks for sharing this thoughtful advice for those undertaking the journey of self-discovery through the Enneagram!

Profile Picture Fiona606 5/3/2024 6:42:39 AM

Unable to recognize the difficulty of determining one's Enneagram type, I found your post incredibly insightful. This information truly helps in navigating the complexity of this self-awareness tool. Your point about the Enneagram being about motivations and not behaviors brings a new perspective. As individuals, we often tend to focus more on our actions without understanding why we act a certain way. Shifting the focus from what to why is a profound change. Reading into the different stress and security points of each type and understanding the role of the wing was another crucial advice. I believe it will significantly assist in shedding light on any confusion surrounding our Enneagram types. All in all, your post provides a clearer understanding of Enneagram types, and will ultimately make the journey of self-discovery more fulfilling and productive. Thank you for those instructions!

TheLightisComing_AGNR 5/4/2024 3:36:48 PM

Totally agree, you hit some essential points. I faced similar issues when trying to figure out my type too. Reading and reflecting on each type's motives genuinely helped me to understand myself better - even if my initial reaction was to reject my true type. Also, focusing on motivations rather than behaviors was a game-changer. Once I understood that my motivations drove my actions and not the other way around, it was easier for me to accurately identify my type. The stress and security points were indeed very helpful as well. Thanks for your insightful post; it will definitely provide guidance for those new to the Enneagram journey!

Futuremillionaire 5/5/2024 3:25:41 AM

Greetings! 🖐 I couldn't agree more! Understanding the Enneagram can initially seem overwhelming, particularly when distinguishing between similar traits like you've pointed out. 😕 I like your advice to look at motivations, not behaviors. 🧐 This shifts the focus from what we do to why we do it, which can give much more accurate results. It's important for everyone to remember this! ✔️ And totally, the initial shock of identifying your type is a common experience! 😮 But as the wise saying goes, the truth often hurts. The road to self-discovery isn't always easy. Good point on troubleshooting! 🔧 Looking at stress and security points and remembering about your wing can indeed unfold some big revelations! 🕵️‍♂️ Keep on exploring, and thanks for sharing your wisdom! 🙏 There's a lot to learn from your Enneagram journey! 🚀

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