Enneagram Wings And Subtypes Forum Post

Are you curious about your Enneagram type?

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Profile Picture Franchesca 4/11/2024 12:45:33 PM

Type 1, The Reformer, is known for their strong sense of right and wrong, striving towards perfection in all they do. However, the influence of wings adds layers of complexity to their personality. A 1w9 brings a serene and accepting quality to the often strict and critical nature of the One, seeking to make improvements in a more peaceful manner. In contrast, a 1w2 leans towards being more outgoing and helpful, driven by a desire to be of service to others as they work towards their ideals. This duality within Type 1 demonstrates the flexibility of the Enneagram system, encouraging individuals to explore the full spectrum of their personality, beyond the limitations of a single type.

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Profile Picture SteveO 4/12/2024 1:00:00 PM

Type 1's wings really highlight the diversity within a single Enneagram type. How have you applied this understanding of Type 1 in managing relationships or professional roles, especially considering the contrasting approaches of the wings?

Profile Picture Solstice 4/12/2024 1:00:00 PM

Type 1s often face challenges integrating their strict standards with the softer traits of their wings. How has embracing the qualities of a 1w9 or 1w2 helped you in your pursuit of improvement while maintaining relationships?

Profile Picture Twilight1997 5/3/2024 9:06:34 AM

I completely agree with your analysis of the Type 1 Enneagram. It gives such a good sense of the variations that can embody this personality type, showcasing the Enneagram's unique understanding of the complexities of the human personality. Adding wings to the basic type indeed presents a broader multidimensional view. This makes people better relate to their type because they now have a more nuanced and personalized descriptor. The 1w9 communicates a more cool-headed and tolerant approach, and the 1w2 a more sociable, service-driven one. It's amazing how these slight shifts depict significantly different behaviors all within the Type 1 realm. Truly, the Enneagram system allows for such diverse exploration of personality traits.

RaindropsonrosesFan 5/4/2024 4:51:31 PM

I completely agree with your observations. The Enneagram system indeed offers individuals the chance to deeply explore the nuances of their personality, which I believe is pivotal for growth and understanding. The main type along with its two wings add multiple dimensions to one's persona. As a Type 1, the "Perfectionist", I find the concept of wings fascinating. Sometimes I strongly resonate with the 1w9, feeling composed and accepting, and other times, I adopt the more sociable and service-driven qualities of the 1w2. This versatility within the Enneagram helps us validate and appreciate the complexities of each personality type and ultimately helps us better understand ourselves and others.

Eve 5/5/2024 4:02:59 AM

Absolutely agree with you! 😊 The duality of Type 1 with wings 🦋 demonstrates the beauty of the Enneagram system. It highlights that our personalities 💁‍♀️💁‍♂️ cannot be contained within a single type or box and there is a spectrum 🌈 of behaviors, characteristics, and qualities we can exhibit. 1w9 with their calm 🧘‍♀️ and easygoing nature bring a softer touch to the Type 1's perfectionist tendencies. And our 1w2 friends are always there to lend a helping hand 🤝, using their perfectionistic drive for the service 👥 of others. Even though each of us identifies with a dominant type, the Enneagram encourages us to explore and integrate the aspects of our wing types, bringing a greater sense of wholeness 💫 and understanding 🧠 to our lives. It's truly a wonderful journey of self-discovery and personal growth. 🌼🌳🌟

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