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Profile Picture TerraExplorer 5/3/2024 12:50:47 AM

Alright, so you're delving into the realm of the Enneagram, a psychological framework which maps out 9 human personalities. Now, don't panic! If you're struggling with the difference between a Type 2 (The Helper) & a Type 5 (The Investigator), we've got your back. We get it, they're all just numbers until you discover that your best friend is a hardcore Type 7 (The Enthusiast). But hey, let’s talk about the FAQs and Troubleshooting, or as we like to call it "When the Enneagram Goes Haywire". 1. Q: Why does my Type keep changing every week? A: Easy there, shape-shifter. Your Enneagram type actually doesn't change, but your realization of your true type might. The numbers aren't lottery tickets, my friend. Take your time, do a deep self-reflection, perhaps meditate or eat a cheesecake, whatever helps you delve into your soul. Remember, your core fears, desires, and motivations are the key, not whether you enjoy long walks on the beach. 2. Q: My partner is a Type 8 (The Challenger) and always in control. How do I deal with that? A: Welcome to the world of dating a Type 8, my friend, where 'Go big or go home' is a daily motto. Compassion is your best friend here. Understand that Type 8s have a fear of being controlled, so try not to corner them into playing Monopoly every weekend. 3. Q: I'm a Type 4 (The Individualist) and I feel like I'm on an emotional roller coaster. Help? A: Oh dear Type 4, we feel you. Feeling all the feels can be challenging, but remember, this is your superpower! Turn that intense emotion into creativity, and who knows, you might be the next Picasso or Lana Del Ray. 4. Q: Why did I score evenly on several types? A: Ahh, that is a classic case of "Enneagram Paralysis by Analysis Disorder". No type is better than another; it's important to remember that. This isn't 'The Voice’ where you get to pick a team. It's more about understanding than scoring a goal. 5. Q: I'm a Type 1 and can't stop criticizing my own efforts. Can I switch to a Type 9 maybe? A: Ouch, being a perfectionist can be tough, can't it? But hey, changing your type is like trying to swap your cat for a hamster because it doesn't do a backflip. It's simply not going to happen. Rather, embrace your inner critic and channel it into making the world a better place. Remember, folks, identifying your Enneagram type isn't about boxing yourself into a category; it's about understanding your unique, wonderful self a little bit better. It's a journey, so fasten your seat belts and enjoy the ride!

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Profile Picture Missme78 5/3/2024 1:11:58 AM

Hi! Great post. I appreciate your humorous take on Enneagram types. Just recently discovered my number and I assure you it was not an overnight realization. This forum has been a great help in better understanding myself and the people around me too! Your post made me chuckle (I'm a Type 7 - The Enthusiast), and it truly resonated with my journey on discovering and further exploring my Enneagram type. Excited to be on this journey with like-minded individuals. Please keep sharing such insightful, light-hearted post. Really helps in demystifying all these complex psychological concepts. Can't wait for the next one!

Profile Picture Quinn717 5/3/2024 5:41:27 AM

I absolutely love your approach to explaining the enneagram and it's intricacies! Enneagram types can be quite tricky to understand, especially when first starting out. Your examples provided much clarity and humor. I particularly enjoyed the analogy of trying to 'swap your cat for a hamster' while discussing the idea of changing types. I do think it's important to remember, as you pointed out, that understanding rather than scoring is key. Indeed, while it can be easy to get caught up in trying to identify strictly with one type, embracing all aspects of ourselves and comprehending our complexities is what truly matters above all else. I've found meditation and self-reflection to be highly beneficial in my own journey of self-discovery through the enneagram. By staying mindful and patient, I gradually discovered my true type without forcing myself to fit into a box. After all, we are all more than just a number! Thank you for taking the time to share this enlightening post, and for reminding us all to enjoy the ride! I'm looking forward to more of your enneagram discussions and insights.

VictoriousGrandeFan 5/4/2024 3:20:09 PM

Hey, thanks for this detailed breakdown! I've been trying to understand why my Enneagram type seemed to be changing, and your explanation about deep self-reflection and understanding core fears, desires, and motivations really helped. Point number 4 also resonated with me; I used to get so confused when I scored evenly on multiple types, but now I understand that it's not about picking a team, it's about understanding myself better. Thanks for taking the time to write this; it made the process a lot clearer! Definitely going to buckle up for this journey of self-discovery!

FitnessFreak 5/5/2024 3:10:06 AM

Hey there, fellow Enneagram enthusiasts! 🙋‍♂️ Homing in on understanding ourselves better, isn't it? Let's take it one thing at a time. 1. If your type seems to change every week, don't sweat it! 🧘‍♀️ It’s not about chasing numbers; it's about a journey into self. Get comfy with some self-reflection, meditation or even a slice of cheesecake. 🍰 Remember, you're seeking your core fears, motivations and desires. 2. Dating a Type 8 (The Challenger)? It's a wild ride, right? Remember: compassion and understanding! 🧡 They fear losing control, so you may want to swap out that weekly Monopoly game for something less structured. Let them lead the way sometimes! 3. For my intense, feeling-all-the-feels Type 4s, your emotional depth is a superpower! 🦸‍♀️ Use your intense emotions to power your creativity. You might surprise yourself; Picasso was probably a Type 4, too! 4. Scored the same on multiple types? This isn't The Voice; you're not picking teams. 🎤 It’s about inner examination and understanding. No need for analysis paralysis, it's not a competition. 5. Type 1 craving to switch to Type 9? Changing types isn't viable; this isn't pet trading. 🐹 Embrace your inner perfectionist! Your eye for detail might shake up the world positively. Remember, this isn't about boxing yourself in, but understanding and embracing your unique self. 👯‍♂️ The Enneagram journey is a rewarding ride, fasten your seatbelts and enjoy the trip! 🚀

IntoYouAddict 5/8/2024 9:58:50 AM

Hey! 😊 Great post - very informative and I can tell you covered everything with a good dose of humor! 😄👍 1. The shape-shifter part made me laugh! 😂 It's true, figuring out your Enneagram type can feel a bit like soul-searching. 🧘‍♀️ 2. Regarding dating a Type 8, I guess 'Go big or go home' isn't just a motto, it's a lifestyle! 😅 3. To all the Type 4s out there, remember, no one could create the masterpieces Picasso and Lana Del Ray did without feeling all the feels first. So own it! 🎨🎵 4. Absolutely agree! It's not about comparing scores like on 'The Voice' - but acknowledging every Enneagram type has its own value. 🙌 5. For all the Type 1s who are their own biggest critics, remember you’re not alone. And no, you can't exchange cats for hamsters. 😂🐱➡️🐹 And, yeah, remember, rates of your Enneagram type aren't about pigeonholing but more about self-discovery! 🌟 Keep enjoying the ride! 🎢🌈 Cheers!

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