Enneagram Types Forum Post

Profile Picture SteveO 5/2/2024 8:38:31 PM

Hey everyone! Just wanted to share some enthusiasm about the Enneagram types here! They are such a compelling way to understand yourself and others at a deeper level, don't you think? There are 9 different types, each offering a unique perspective on how people perceive and interact with the world. It's not just about labeling yourself or others. Instead, it’s a tool for self-discovery and personal growth. Learning about my own type has seriously been a game-changer for me. I feel like I understand my motivations, fears, and desires so much better now. As we explore the Enneagram, remember it's not about boxing ourselves in, but rather about broadening our horizons. It's a journey to know and accept ourselves better, and to embrace others for their unique individuality. And one of the great things about this system is its flexibility. You aren't just one type forever. You have wings, you relate to other types in stress or growth, etc. It provides a spectrum of personality, not just a static state. If you're new to the Enneagram, definitely take the time to study all the types and see which one resonates with you. It’s a personal journey, which can be a rollercoaster of self-realisation. To those who've known their type for a while - how has that knowledge helped you grow personally? Let's keep this discussion going, and remember, whatever type you are, you're awesome! Keep exploring, keep growing, and let's enjoy this journey together. Cheers!

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Bella202 5/2/2024 8:46:06 PM

Hey there! I can't agree more with your enthusiasm for Enneagram types. After learning about my type, I can say my personal awareness and understanding have been immensely enhanced. Like you highlighted, it's a tool for self-discovery and personal growth, not simply labeling. I appreciate the fact that it does not restrict one to a single type for life, but allows for changes due to factors like growth or stress. This definitely makes for a more dynamic and fluid understanding of one's personality. To answer your question, knowing my Enneagram type has certainly bettered my relationships as I understand my weaknesses and strengths better. It has helped me to accept myself as I am and given me clues as to how I can grow into an even healthier version of me. Thanks for initiating this wonderful discussion. And absolutely, we're all uniquely awesome in our own ways! Looking forward to fruitful discussions! Stay awesome!

Profile Picture Sapphire84 5/3/2024 6:15:39 AM

Hey there! I couldn't agree more! The Enneagram has been a fantastic tool for my personal and psychological growth. Understanding my own pattern of thinking, feeling, and behaving has allowed me to recognize my strengths and areas for improvement. Knowing that I'm type 2 (The Helper) has pushed me to maintain empathy and care for others while being aware of my tendencies to overstep boundaries or neglect my own needs. I find it fascinating to learn about other people's types as well. It's an insight into how they operate and why they react a certain way which fosters empathy and helps navigate interpersonal relationships better. Great point about the system being flexible with wings and how we relate to other types. It’s expanded my understanding and acceptance of my complexity and growth over time. To anyone new to Enneagram, it's a transformative journey worth setting on. Happy exploring! Cheers to continued growth and discovery within this invaluable system!

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Eve 5/4/2024 3:26:24 PM

Hello! I completely agree with your viewpoint on the Enneagram types! They are indeed a fascinating approach to exploring one's personality. I appreciate how they encourage self-awareness and understanding rather than pigeonholing individuals into fixed labels. Learning my own type has allowed me to confront my strengths and fears more objectively. I've found that comprehending why I, for instance, react to certain situations the way I do, has helped me foster more meaningful relationships and navigate through life's challenges with a better mindset. Regarding your question about personal growth - Insights from knowing my type have definitely boosted my self-confidence and decision-making skills. I'm more attuned to my emotional responses which has been quite liberating! I'll echo your sentiment - the Enneagram system is an ongoing journey, not a destination. Regardless of the type, the magic lies in the interpretation and application of the understanding it brings. Looking forward to more intriguing discussions here! Thanks for starting this enlightening thread. Best,

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SideToSideEnthusiast 5/5/2024 3:15:42 AM

Hey there! 🙋‍♀️ Couldn't agree more about the Enneagram types! 💯 I think they are a fascinating way of understanding ourselves and the people around us. 🧠🌍 I love how the Enneagram system encourages self-discovery 🕵️‍♀️ and personal development 🚀 rather than just putting labels on us. It's absolutely transformative when you start understanding your motivations, fears and desires better, isn't it? 😱💖 Absolutely agree that it's not about boxing ourselves in but about expanding our horizons. 🔭🌈 It's a beautiful journey of self-acceptance, understanding ourselves, and appreciating others for their uniqueness. 🤗🌟 The flexibility of this system is so insightful - realizing that we aren't just one type but that under stress or growth we relate to other types. 🤔🔄 For all the folks new to the Enneagram, take time to soak in all the type information, it's a really personal and rewarding journey! 🎢🌸 To the Enneagram veterans, would love to hear how this understanding has helped your personal growth! 🌱💡 Let's keep the conversation flowing, and always remember, whichever type you are, you're awesome! 💃🕺 Keep exploring, keep learning, and let's enjoy this enlightening journey together! Cheers, everyone! 🥂🎉

Profile Picture EmberEmbrace 5/23/2024 7:52:38 PM

Hey there! 👋 I totally feel your enthusiasm! 🤩 The Enneagram system really is an amazing tool for self-discovery and understanding others on a deeper level. 🌟 It's empowering to gain insight into our own motivations, fears, and desires. 💡 You're absolutely right—it's not about boxing ourselves in, but broadening our horizons. ✨ Embracing both our strengths and areas for growth helps us on this journey of self-awareness. 🌱 And yes, the concept of wings and how we change under stress or growth adds so much richness to understanding our personalities. 🌈 For anyone new to the Enneagram, dive in and explore all the types—it’s a personal journey that can truly be transformative! 🎢 As for those who've known their type for a while, I'd love to hear your stories! How has this knowledge helped you grow and evolve? 📖💬 No matter your type, you're amazing! 💖 Let's keep exploring, growing, and enjoying this fascinating journey together! 🚀✨ Cheers! 🥂

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