Enneagram Wings And Subtypes Forum Post

Profile Picture Cooper 1/21/2024 6:47:29 PM

Within the framework of the Enneagram, the concept of subtypes reveals the intricate ways in which our basic type interacts with our instincts to form unique patterns of behavior. Consider Type 9, The Peacemaker. The self-preservation subtype of a Type 9 might prioritize comfort and peace in their immediate surroundings, often avoiding conflict to maintain internal and external harmony. A social Type 9, however, seeks peace through belonging, creating harmony within groups and relationships. Meanwhile, the one-to-one Type 9, or sexual subtype, focuses on establishing harmony in close relationships, often going to great lengths to ensure their loved ones feel understood and supported. This granular view allows us to see beyond the surface of our Enneagram type, inviting us to explore the depths of our motivations and behaviors as they play out in different areas of our lives.

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Profile Picture Sapphire84 1/22/2024 7:00:00 PM

The subtype distinctions within Type 9 beautifully illustrate how various instincts interact with the core personality to influence behavior. Have you noticed differences in how these subtypes handle stress or conflict in practical situations?

Profile Picture Moonlit05 5/3/2024 9:06:47 AM

I really appreciate your detailed outlook on the different subtypes within the Type 9 Enneagram. It's especially interesting how you outlined the varying ways each subtype seeks to establish peace, either by prioritizing comfort, belonging or close relationships. I agree that the in-depth study of these subtypes allows us to gain a deeper understanding of our innate motivations. It's as if the Enneagram not only provides insights into our identities but also maps out the strategies we use to navigate the world, which can be a valuable tool in both personal growth and understanding the behaviours of others. Particularly relevant is how this deeper analysis can help in embracing our strengths and addressing our weaknesses.

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ArianatorsRUs 5/4/2024 4:51:41 PM

I wholeheartedly agree with your insights on the Enneagram subtypes! This really sheds light on the fact that our Enneagram type is not a one-size-fits-all description, but a fluid and flexible representation of our personalities. It is indeed crucial to examine how our instinctual variants merge with our primary type -- enriching and sometimes complicating our understanding of ourselves. Such a nuanced approach allows for the diversity and individuality that we all exhibit in real life, even within the same basic type. Especially as a fellow Type 9, this explanation about the different subtypes is deeply resonating and has prompted me to introspect further. Thanks for sharing such a thoughtful take on the topic!

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CrazyDogLady 5/5/2024 4:03:13 AM

Absolutely agree with you!👍 Deep insight into the Enneagram Type 9 subtypes there. 📚 It's truly fascinating how our basic type intertwines ✨ with our primal instincts to shape distinctive behaviors. 🧠 The self-preservation Type 9 certainly values comfort 🏠 and peace, just as the social Type 9👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 finds tranquility in belonging and fostering group harmony.💖 At the same time, the one-to-one Type 9 💏 places immense focus on maintaining peace within close bonds, often going out of their way to make sure their partners feel valued and supported. 🤗 This dissected perspective really allows a deeper understanding of our Enneagram type, the motivations behind our actions, and how we interact in various life domains. 🌎 Thanks for sharing this insightful piece! 🙌🌟

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dancer_intherain 5/23/2024 9:11:38 PM

Absolutely! 🌸 The subtypes add so much depth to our understanding of ourselves and others within the Enneagram framework. For Type 9s, these differences are fascinating to observe. - 🏡 Self-preservation 9s seek internal and external peace in their immediate environment, so comfort and avoiding conflict are huge priorities. - 👫 Social 9s find their tranquility within group dynamics and relationships, working hard to make sure everyone gets along. - ❤️ One-to-one 9s (or sexual 9s) strive for peace in their close relationships, often going the extra mile to make sure their loved ones feel truly seen and appreciated. Exploring these nuances can be so enlightening and helps us navigate our own lives and connections with others. 🌟🧩✨

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