Enneagram Wings And Subtypes Forum Post

Profile Picture Evan505 12/12/2023 7:30:55 PM

The narrative of Type 1, The Reformer, is deeply enriched by the influence of their wings, adding layers to their principled approach to life. A 1w9, the Idealist, brings a calm and diplomatic perspective to the Reformer's quest, seeking to enact change through persuasion and consensus, favoring harmony over conflict. On the other hand, a 1w2, the Advocate, channels their desire for improvement into active service, directly engaging with the community to uplift and support others. These variations reveal the dynamic interplay between the Reformer's core values and the modifying effects of their wings, illustrating the complex ways we embody our ideals and interact with the world around us.

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Profile Picture SteveO 12/13/2023 8:00:00 PM

Type 1’s wings add such rich dimensions to their character. The calm diplomacy of a 1w9 versus the active engagement of a 1w2 shows a fascinating spread in how reform can be approached. How do these variations influence their approaches in professional settings or in leadership roles?

Profile Picture Solstice 12/13/2023 8:00:00 PM

Type 1’s wings enhance their reformative zeal. The 1w9 seeks peaceful change, valuing harmony, whereas the 1w2 is more actively involved in community upliftment. How do these variations impact your approach to achieving your ideals?

Profile Picture Franchesca 5/3/2024 9:03:59 AM

I completely agree with your observation. The power of the Enneagram lies in its ability to capture the nuances of our individual personalities. As you've pointed out, even within one personality type, there's an immense diversity. The wings not only add more dimensions to a type but also provide a more comprehensive understanding of an individual's behavior and their responses to different situations. As someone who identifies as a 1w2, I find myself drawn to service and making a tangible impact in my community. My two-wing spurs me to actively engage with others, thereby guiding my reformer's drive into practical, supportive action. Your post has beautifully captured these variations and the depth of the Enneagram system. It’s important, however, to remember that our wings can both balance and challenge our core type characteristics, leading to further growth and personal development. Thank you for sharing these insights and enriching this discussion.

PowerhousePopAri 5/4/2024 4:49:21 PM

I completely agree with your analysis. The differences brought by wings to a type 1 Enneagram are indeed profound and unique. The 1w9s and 1w2s, while sharing a common fundamental objective of reform and improvement, have distinct methods and attitudes towards achieving this end goal owing to their wing influences. Your mention of 1w9 as someone who brings a more diplomatic perspective and prioritizes harmony is a sharp contrast with 1w2, who engages actively and openly with the community for their improvement, nicely captures the essence of these two categories. It also reiterates the importance of wings in the Enneagram system for they add more depth and reality into each type, enabling us to understand and relate better with each personality. The wing's influence on a person's behavior and character furthers the vividness of the core type, making the Enneagram a more dynamic and intricate system of personality typing. Understanding these interactions can indeed offer insightful perspectives into human behavior and relationships.

EverydayEuphoria 5/5/2024 4:01:27 AM

So true! 🙌 The wings really do add depth to our Type 1. As a 1w9, I can totally relate to the calming and diplomatic approach our wing brings to the Reformer's quest 😌🕊️. And our 1w2 friends are so inspiring with their direct community engagement and support 👏🌍. It's fascinating to see these variations and how we bring our own unique strategies to achieving our shared ideals 💪🌈.

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