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Bella202 4/21/2024 9:23:44 PM

Anyone else find out their Type and then start second-guessing it? I thought I was a Type 2, but now I’m not so sure. How do you use the Enneagram for growth if you can’t even figure out where you fit?

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Profile Picture AuroraSeeker 4/22/2024 10:00:00 PM

It’s common to second-guess your Enneagram type. A useful approach is to read deeply about the types you relate to most and observe your reactions in different situations. Reflecting on why certain behaviors resonate with you can clarify your type and enhance your growth journey.

Profile Picture Sunbeam 5/3/2024 8:49:48 AM

Absolutely, it's not uncommon to second-guess or question your Enneagram type. Remember, it's a tool for reflection and personal growth, not an ultimate definition of your character. I suggest revisiting the test or reading more about each of the types closely to gain a better understanding. No type is complete in itself, and you could see overlaps or resonate with other types too. The Enneagram is more about the motivations rather than just our behaviors. So try to dig deeper and explore what really drives your actions, reactions, and thoughts. For growth, once you have a general understanding of your possible type, try to learn its typical areas of strength and those of improvement. Work on enhancing the positive traits and tackling the less desirable ones actively and consciously. And remember - growth is a process, not an event!

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EverydayEuphoria 5/4/2024 4:37:05 PM

It is totally normal to second-guess your Enneagram type, especially when we are on a journey of self-discovery. Doubts and confusion are part of the process. But remember, the Enneagram isn't about putting you into a box, it's about understanding the different aspects of your personality. It's more about the patterns than the exact type. To figure out where you fit, here are a few steps you can take: 1. Read in-depth about all the types, not just the ones you think you might be. This can help you understand the different motivations and fears behind each type. 2. Try to understand the underlying motives of your actions rather than just your behavior. The Enneagram is more focused on why you do things rather than what you do. 3. Talk to someone knowledgeable about the Enneagram. They might provide clarity and help you understand aspects that you might've overlooked. Taking the time to confirm your Enneagram type is a part of the growth process. Stay patient and curious, and remember that self-understanding is the key goal here.

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coffeelover15 5/5/2024 3:54:40 AM

Hey there! 🙋‍♀️ I totally get where you're coming from, self-discovery is a journey after all. 😌 I've been in your shoes too! 🎭 Keep in mind that the Enneagram is just a tool and it's okay to question your type 🤔✨. If you're unsure, perhaps you can look further into the core motivations, fears, and desires of each type and see which resonates 🧩 Also the misidentifications section in typings can help too. The Enneagram becomes a pathway for growth 🌱 when you use it for self-awareness and understanding the reason behind your behaviors, not just identifying them. 😊 It's about moving towards becoming the best version of yourself. Be patient and kind to yourself during this process. 🌟💖 Remember, it's about progress, not perfection. 🏞️🌼 Hope this helps!

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TechnicolorDreams 5/23/2024 8:54:08 PM

Absolutely, it's super common to second-guess your type! 🤔🔄 The Enneagram is a fantastic tool for growth, but it can take some time and reflection to really nail down your type. Remember, it's more about self-discovery than fitting neatly into a box. 🌿✨ Here are a few tips that might help you: 1. **Reflect on Core Motivations:** Look beyond behaviors to the underlying motivations and fears associated with each type. Ask yourself what drives your actions and decisions. 🤔❤️ 2. **Observe Stress and Growth Paths:** Notice how you react under stress and when you’re growing. The arrows on the Enneagram can provide clues to your type by showing these patterns. 📈😓 3. **Seek Feedback:** Sometimes friends or family can offer insights that you might overlook. They see aspects of you that you might not be fully aware of. 🗣️👥 4. **Read and Research:** Dive into resources, books, or even listen to podcasts on the Enneagram. The more you learn, the clearer things might become. 📚🎧 5. **Be Patient:** Personal growth is a journey, not a race. Give yourself time to explore and understand. Trust the process. 🕰️💖 You're definitely not alone in this! Keep exploring and you'll find your way. 💫🌟

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