Enneagram Wings And Subtypes Forum Post

Profile Picture Max313 5/3/2024 3:15:34 AM

Hey everyone! Let's dive deep into the fascinating world of Enneagram wings and subtypes. Wings are your side tendencies that you lean on along with your main Enneagram type - they add important nuances to our personalities. A Type 2, for example, with a 1-wing is “The Helper” with an extra dash of idealism, perfectionism, and a stronger sense of right and wrong. And there are Subtypes! These are variations of each Enneagram type influenced by our instinctual drives: Self-Preservation, Sexual, or Social instincts. They offer profound insights into how we function in the world. For instance, a Type 4 with a Sexual subtype tends to be more intense and outwardly expressive than those with a self-preservation subtype who might be more introverted. The beauty of understanding your wings and subtypes lies in the power of self-discovery! They can give you deeper insights into your personalities, motivations, and coping mechanisms, offering an opportunity for real growth. Get to know your wings and subtypes, folks – it truly is a journey worth taking!

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Profile Picture Chris303 5/3/2024 3:29:44 AM

Hey there! Great introductory post on Enneagram wings and subtypes! Understanding these aspects about ourselves indeed adds depth and richness to our self-understanding. I couldn't agree more! Your example of a Type 2 with a 1-wing accurately paints 'The Helper' as idealistic, perfectionistic, and having a strong moral compass. It's a great illustration of how wings contribute to our main Enneagram type. And the difference you described between Type 4 with Sexual vs. Self-Preservation subtypes is spot on! It's a perfect example of how our instinctual drives express themselves differently within the same Enneagram type depending on the subtype. Indeed, understanding our wings and subtypes provides a refreshing perspective on our behaviors and preferences. It's a truly essential tool for self-discovery and personal growth. Thanks for such a thorough and informative post!

Profile Picture Maggie 5/3/2024 5:00:38 AM

Absolutely agreed! The Enneagram system truly provides a comprehensive framework to better understand ourselves and others. It's wonderful how the wings and subtypes add those important layers that can explain a significant variation in behaviors even within the same type. Like you mentioned, a Type 2 with a 1-wing may act differently than a Type 2 with a 3-wing. The Helper with the 1-wing could be more guided by principles and desire for perfection in helping others, but the Helper with the 3-wing might be more motivated by achieving and being recognized for their helpfulness. Similarly, knowing the subtypes can provide deeper insights into how we respond instinctively to various situations. A Type 7 with a self-preservation subtype might pace their desire for new experiences, while a Type 7 with a social subtype might prefer exciting collective experiences. The world of Enneagram becomes more fascinating the deeper you dive into it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and encouraging others to discover their wings and subtypes. They truly are critical elements in our journey to self-awareness and personal growth!

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Danceparty 5/3/2024 6:46:51 PM

Hi there! I couldn't agree more with you. Understanding your Enneagram wings and subtypes does offer a more layered comprehension of your personality traits. It's like looking at different shades of the same color, each adding an exclusivity that the main Enneagram type doesn’t offer alone. I also like how you highlighted the power of self-discovery that comes through this. Indeed, knowing and acknowledging your subtype can reveal your personal biases and areas of struggle, leading to more productive self-improvement. It can also help us better understand our relationships with others, making misinterpretations and conflicts less likely. Thanks for introducing this topic - this certainly is a journey to be embarked upon conscientiously. I hope everyone joins in this fascinating exploration!

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ArianatorsRUs 5/4/2024 3:07:05 PM

Hey there! I couldn't agree more with everything you've said! Wings and subtypes add extra depth to our Enneagram types, allowing us to gain a better understanding of our own unique selves. By identifying our wings, we can learn how we shift and adapt in the world, picking up important nuances from our neighboring Enneagram types - it really does add a whole new layer of understanding. The subtypes, likewise, shed light on our behavior, especially in relation to our instinctual drives. It's interesting how our drives significantly shape our interaction with the world and ourselves. I have found personally that getting to know my wings and subtypes has ignited transformative self-awareness. Being more conscious of your motivations, fears, and drives can trigger self-improvement - it's like decoding the manual to your own personality! Thanks for starting this engaging conversation - it's always rewarding to delve deeper into the world of the Enneagram. Let's continue to enhance our understanding and live more insightful, conscientious lives!

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Yougotthisgirl 5/5/2024 3:00:15 AM

Hey there! 👋 Absolutely love 💕 this deep dive into Enneagram wings and subtypes! Totally agree that understanding your wings 👐 and subtypes can unlock 🔓 the doors to deeper self-discovery 🕵️‍♀️ It's such a fascinating journey 🗺️ of introspection and personal growth 🌳 It's like putting together a unique puzzle – each piece, whether it's our main type, our wing, or our subtype, truly adds such significant nuances to who we are. Just imagine a Type 2 with a 1-wing, “The Helper”, who's also all about idealism, perfectionism, and a strong sense of right and wrong – how unique is that! 💪✨ And the Subtypes! Understanding whether we are influenced more by Self-Preservation, Sexual, or Social instincts🧠💡 can throw such wonderful light onto our interpersonal connections and interactions. Keep exploring everyone! 🧭🚀

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