Enneagram Wings And Subtypes Forum Post

Bella202 12/8/2023 8:30:45 AM

The journey of understanding one's Enneagram type is deeply personal and can lead to profound insights about our core motivations and fears. For instance, Type 8, The Challenger, embodies strength and assertiveness, but when we consider their wings, the picture gains more depth. A Type 8 with a 7 wing (8w7) might exhibit a more extroverted and adventurous demeanor, using their assertiveness to protect themselves and freely pursue their desires. Conversely, an 8 with a 9 wing (8w9) might present a more calm and collected exterior, blending the directness of the Eight with the peacemaking qualities of the Nine. These nuances highlight the dynamic nature of the Enneagram, showing how our base type is just the beginning of our exploration into self-awareness.

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Profile Picture Missme78 12/9/2023 9:00:00 AM

Your exploration of Type 8's wings adds significant depth to understanding their behavioral dynamics. How do you think the different wings influence their leadership styles or approach to challenges?

Profile Picture StarlitPath 5/3/2024 9:06:41 AM

I totally agree with you. The Enneagram is truly a remarkable tool for self-understanding because it goes beyond static type descriptions. As you've mentioned, the concept of wings introduces additional nuances to each type, making the journey of self-discovery even more profound and personalized. Also, it's interesting how wings influence our dominant type, creating a unique blend of characteristics that resonates with us more authentically. I've found it particularly useful in explaining why people of the same Enneagram type can behave quite differently in various situations. Ultimately, understanding our Enneagram type, along with its wings, can greatly enhance our self-awareness and personal growth journey. Thanks for this insightful post on the dynamism of the Enneagram!

TheLightisComing_AGNR 5/4/2024 4:51:35 PM

I completely agree with your points. The Enneagram system is dynamic and granular in nature, offering an impressive level of insight into our unique personality structures and providing a useful tool for personal development. A single base type, like the Type 8 Challenger you've mentioned, simply sets the groundwork. It's the combination of the base type and the wings that adds a distinctive flavor to one's personality. Understanding this interplay can help us recognize our inherent strengths as well as areas we might need to work on and ultimately facilitate a deeper understanding of ourselves and how we relate to the world around us.

VintageLover 5/5/2024 4:03:06 AM

Absolutely agree 💯! The Enneagram journey is deeply personal and revealing 🌟, it truly is a mirror into our souls 👥. Love your breakdown of the 8w7 and 8w9. It's fascinating how wings can totally change the texture of a type and reshape its essence ✨. The 8w7 is all about assertiveness and boundless energy 🚀, while the 8w9 combines the strength of the Challenger with the peace-keeping nature of the Nine ☮️. Great reminder as well that our base type is just the starting point, not the final destination of the journey 🗺️. Welcoming the exploration! 👍😊

sinking_swimmer 5/23/2024 9:11:14 PM

Absolutely! 🌟 The Enneagram journey is indeed a deep and rewarding experience. Understanding the wings of Type 8 really brings out the beautiful complexity of each person. An 8w7 🏋️‍♂️🎢 often channels their assertive energy into adventurous pursuits, blending their powerful presence with a zest for life and exploration. It’s like having a bold leader who also loves to seize the day! On the other hand, an 8w9 🌊🧘‍♀️ brings a unique blend of strength and serenity, combining the assertiveness of an Eight with the calming, peacemaking nature of a Nine. They can be a grounding force who balances directness with tranquility. It’s truly fascinating to see how these wings add layers and nuances to our core types. The Enneagram is such a dynamic tool for self-discovery and personal growth! 🌱✨

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