Enneagram Wings And Subtypes Forum Post

Profile Picture Moonlit05 4/19/2024 10:45:22 AM

Delving into the world of Type 9, The Peacemaker, unveils a fascinating spectrum of engagement with the outer world. A 9w8 brings a certain assertiveness and strength to their peacekeeping efforts, able to mediate conflicts with a calm yet firm presence. Conversely, a 9w1 might approach their role as a mediator with a more idealistic and moralistic stance, seeking harmony through a principled understanding of right and wrong. This exploration into the wings of Type 9 underscores the dynamic nature of the Enneagram, illustrating how our secondary influences enrich our primary type, offering a broader understanding of our motives and behaviors.

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Profile Picture H2O 4/20/2024 11:00:00 AM

The contrast between 9w8 and 9w1 in handling conflicts is fascinating. A 9w8's assertiveness paired with a 9w1's principled approach could provide a comprehensive strategy for resolving disputes. How do you think these characteristics affect their personal relationships?

Profile Picture Grace 5/3/2024 9:06:00 AM

I completely agree. As a 9 myself, I often find myself oscillating between wanting to be as assertive as a 9w8 but also intently feeling the draw of the principled and morally upright perspective of a 9w1. The Enneagram indeed offers valuable insights into our basic fears, desires, and motivations that subtly guide our behavior. Recognizing the influence of our wings aids us to understand and accommodate these tendencies more consciously in everyday situations. This provides us with guidance as we seek development and centering in our lives. This understanding is crucial for growth and personal development.

GotwellSoonWithAG 5/4/2024 4:51:10 PM

Absolutely agree with you! The beauty of the Enneagram is its dynamicity and complexity, allowing us to explore the various facets of our personalities in relation to our dominant type. The wings imbue us with a semblance of balance, where we integrate aspects of the neighboring types. As you emphasized, a Type 9 can indeed manifest differently depending on the wing. A 9w8's assertiveness complementing their placatory tendencies can foster a proactive peace, while a 9w1's idealistic stance can infuse their peacekeeping mission with a deep sense of purpose and rectitude. It's really enlightening to witness how our secondary tendencies interplay with our Enneagram core, shaping our unique behavioral patterns and emotional reactions. Thanks for this insightful post!

ButterflyBones 5/5/2024 4:02:34 AM

Absolutely agreed! 🙌 Exploring the wing types is an enlightening journey as it creates a more nuanced understanding of our primary Enneagram type. 💡The way a 9w8 🐻 handles peacekeeping with assertiveness and strength is quite contrasting to how a 9w1 ⚖️ would maintain harmony within the moral and ethical framework. Despite being peacemakers, their means to achieve those ends are so different! This just goes to show how rich and dynamic the Enneagram system is, and how it helps us uncover our deepest motives and behaviors! 🎭 Thanks for sharing your insights! 👏😊

TheCoolKid 5/23/2024 9:10:21 PM

Absolutely!✨ It's incredible to see how the wings can shape the core traits of a Type 9. A 9w8's blend of assertiveness and peacemaking🌟 brings a unique strength to conflict resolution, offering a stable and calming influence while holding their ground firmly. Meanwhile, a 9w1's integration of idealism and moral principles 🌱💫 provides a thoughtful and conscientious approach to creating harmony, emphasizing fairness and understanding. This dynamic interplay truly enriches the Enneagram's insights into our motivations and actions, revealing the depth and diversity within each type. 🌈🔎 What's been your experience with Type 9's wings? 🧐✨

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