Personal Growth And Development Forum Post

Profile Picture Sapphire84 4/17/2024 9:23:44 PM

Got into the Enneagram recently and it’s fascinating! But honestly, it’s a bit overwhelming too. How do you start applying this to improve your life? Feeling like a Type 7 who can’t sit still long enough to figure it out.

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Profile Picture Equinox79 4/18/2024 10:00:00 PM

For Type 7s, or anyone new to the Enneagram, start by focusing on one aspect of the system, like understanding your core type’s motivations. Try to apply these insights in daily decision-making. Small, mindful changes can gradually lead to significant improvements in how you manage your energies and interactions.

Profile Picture Missme78 4/18/2024 12:00:00 AM

Starting with Enneagram can be overwhelming. Begin by identifying which type or traits resonate most with you and consider how these influence your reactions and relationships. Use this awareness as a starting point for personal growth.

Profile Picture Polaris 5/3/2024 8:50:03 AM

Hey there! I totally get what you're saying, the Enneagram can seem daunting at first. As a Type 7, the Enthusiast, you're likely to be spontaneous, versatile, and scattered, so it's understandable you might find it challenging to sit down and figure it out. Here are a few tips: 1. **Learn more:** Understand your type in depth. There are many online resources that can help. The Enneagram Institute offers comprehensive overviews of each type. Books such as 'The Wisdom of the Enneagram' can be also beneficial. 2. **Self-observation:** Being able to observe your own behavior and reactions to different situations can be a powerful tool in achieving self-growth. For a type 7, watch out for tendencies to avoid pain or discomfort by seeking new experiences or distractions. 3. **Goals for Growth:** Once you understand your type's key motivations and fears, you can begin setting personal goals for self-improvement. For a type 7, you might want to practice mindful techniques to stay present rather than escaping into daydreams or future plans. 4. **Seek support:** Spend time with other Enneagram enthusiasts or consider joining an Enneagram group in your area. These people can offer perspective, support, and encouragement as you navigate your journey. 5. **Keep an open mind:** The Enneagram isn’t a definitive guide of who you are, but rather, a tool for self-discovery and improvement. Please don't be too hard on yourself though, personal growth takes time and patience!

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PoppinLikePinkChampagne 5/4/2024 4:37:15 PM

Hey there, I completely understand how you feel. The Enneagram can be quite profound and overwhelming initially. But once you familiarize yourself with it, you'll find it's a helpful tool. Since you've identified yourself as a Type 7, the best way to start applying the Enneagram is to understand the strengths and weaknesses of your type. Type 7s, also known as Enthusiasts, are generally versatile, optimistic, and spontaneous. They can be distracted easily and have a fear of missing out. Once you've understood this, work on strengthening your vulnerabilities. It'd be beneficial for Type 7s to practice mindfulness. As an enthusiast who finds it hard to sit still, mindfulness exercises could help you manage your restlessness. Learn about the other types too. This will help you understand and empathize with others' actions and reactions, which will in turn improve your relationships. Remember, the intention behind the Enneagram is not to box you into a type, but rather to give you self-awareness and insight into your motivations. Once you perceive your patterns, you can then work toward healthier ways of dealing with circumstances, fostering better relationships, and personal growth. Happy exploring!

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Just_Here_To_Win 5/5/2024 3:54:47 AM

Hey there! 🤗 Welcome to the world of Enneagram. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed at first as it's a rich and complex system. 😅 As a Type 7, you seek variety, excitement, and new experiences. To help embed this in your life, I would suggest you start by focusing on mindfulness and grounding techniques. 🧘‍♂️🌼 Try to take some time out each day to remind yourself to slow down, breathe and be in the moment.💨 You could also lean into activities that feed your desire for knowledge and stimulation: read widely, travel and try new experiences! 📚🌍💡. Remember, it's not always about making drastic changes but understanding yourself better and using that knowledge to enhance your life!✨ Keep exploring and enjoy the journey! 🚀🌈

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