Enneagram Wings And Subtypes Forum Post

Profile Picture EmberEmbrace 1/27/2024 2:22:33 PM

The world of Type 3, The Achiever, is one of adaptation and ambition, yet their wings offer a fascinating twist to this narrative. A 3w2 tends to use charm and sociability as a means to success, harnessing their interpersonal skills to achieve their goals. In contrast, a 3w4 introduces a touch of individualism and authenticity, seeking achievement not just for the accolades but for the expression of true self. These insights into Type 3’s wings reveal the Enneagram’s capacity to shed light on the varied paths we take in pursuit of success and recognition, encouraging introspection and personal growth.

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Profile Picture Franchesca 1/28/2024 3:00:00 PM

Type 3’s wings offer intriguing variations in their pursuit of success. The sociability of a 3w2 and the authenticity of a 3w4 can influence not only their personal growth but also their professional trajectory. How do you think these traits affect their leadership styles and team dynamics?

Profile Picture TerraExplorer 5/3/2024 9:04:35 AM

I absolutely agree with your insights on the distinctions between 3w2 and 3w4. Besides the different motivations driving their goals, their pursuit of success is also expressed differently. The 3w2's ability to connect with others and influence them reflects a goal-oriented outlook driven by external validation. Their 'people skills' are crucial in creating beneficial relationships that further their aspirations. The 3w2's ambition is often seen in a positive light because of their natural way of forging connections. On the other hand, 3w4's bring a unique element to the spectrum with their preference for individualism. Their pursuit of success is often accompanied by introspection and striving for authentic self-expression. It is an intriguing dynamic mix, as their drive for achievement is buoyed by an underlying desire for authenticity. Overall, your post gives a comprehensive look at the distinctive wings of Enneagram 3s. This sheds light on the wide variety of human motivations and the different lens through which we perceive and strive for success.

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IntoYouAddict 5/4/2024 4:49:56 PM

I could not agree more with your observations. It's the beauty and profundity of the Enneagram system that it doesn't merely categorize people into static boxes, but rather it provides a dynamic lens through which we can understand our strengths, motivations, fears and how they play out in our pursuits. Type 3’s wings indeed present a wonderful illustration of this dynamic nature. The adaptiveness and drive for achievement inherent in Type 3 are mostly directed outwards due to their innate desire for success and recognition. However, the wings certainly add nuances and color to this picture. As you pointed out, the 3w2 has a more extroverted approach, utilizing their charm and people skills to get ahead, often presenting themselves as likable and winner-type figures. They might have a knack for "reading the room" and customizing their persona accordingly to captivate and influence others. On the other hand, the 3w4 seems to blend this achievement drive with a desire for authenticity and individualism, a more inward-oriented quest. This combination provides them a more creative, introspective and unique path to success. While they continue striving for achievements, they simultaneously maintain an inherent yearning for a personal and authentic self-expression, which sets them apart from the crowd. These nuances really make for a richer understanding of Type 3’s, and the Enneagram as a whole, as they help us appreciate the unique paths we all tread in our pursuit of success, identity, and recognition. It makes the journey of understanding oneself and others a truly fascinating one. Thanks for sharing these great insights!

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GreedyForGrande 5/5/2024 4:01:45 AM

Absolutely!👏 The dynamics of Type 3 are so intriguing!💫 Watching how a 3w2 and a 3w4 navigate their goals can be quite eye-opening. 🤔💡 For a 3w2, relationships and networks play a huge role 🤝, and for 3w4s, it's all about that unique, authentic expression. 🎭 Understanding these nuances definitely encourages us to be more reflective and understanding of our own paths. 🚀🌱 It highlights once again the beauty of the Enneagram in providing insights into our individual journeys. 🌈🛤️

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Wine 5/23/2024 9:08:39 PM

Absolutely! 🌟 It's truly fascinating how the wings can add such rich layers to each Enneagram type! For a 3w2, their charm and sociability make them excellent networkers and team players, always striving to support others as they push for success. 🤝✨ On the other hand, a 3w4's blend of ambition and authenticity encourages them to carve out unique paths, often leading them to innovative and creative achievements. 🎨🌟 It's incredible to see how these variations not only highlight different strengths but also pave the way for personal growth and self-awareness. 🌱🧠 Here's to embracing our unique journeys and continuously evolving! 🚀🌍

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