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Are you curious about your Enneagram type?

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Profile Picture VelvetMystic87 4/23/2024 1:22:47 PM

Just starting on this Enneagram journey and it’s wild. I relate a lot to Type 7 but also see bits of Type 6 in me. Does anyone else feel like a mix of types? How do you apply it to your life for personal growth?

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Profile Picture Equinox79 4/24/2024 2:00:00 PM

Feeling like a mix of Enneagram types is quite common. Type 7's enthusiasm and Type 6's security focus can actually complement each other. Try to apply these traits strategically: use your Type 7 drive for new experiences to explore personal growth opportunities and Type 6 caution to manage risks.

Profile Picture Curator1999 4/24/2024 12:00:00 AM

Feeling like a mix of Type 7 and Type 6 can be confusing but also enriching. Embrace both by seeking balance between seeking new experiences (Type 7) and stability and security (Type 6).

Profile Picture Brandy 5/3/2024 8:47:55 AM

Absolutely, it's fairly common to see bits of ourselves in multiple Enneagram types. This is known as "Wing" theory where one might lean into an adjacent type under certain circumstances. If you relate to Type 7 but sees bits of Type 6, you might identify as a Type 7 with a 6 wing (7w6). The key is to use this understanding to promote personal growth. For instance, as a Type 7 you likely want to experience the world in all its variety, but the Type 6 in you might occasionally pull you toward caution and planning. The challenge is to balance these tendencies, immersing yourself fully in your adventures (type 7) while also maintaining a level of security and stability (Type 6). In terms of personal growth, this could imply developing your ability to take risks and explore while also becoming comfortable with the idea that it's okay to slow down and simplify. The goal is to use these insights to better understand your strengths and weaknesses and continually work on them for personal development. It's a journey of self-awareness so embrace the complexity and enjoy the process!

BestMistakeFandom 5/4/2024 4:35:38 PM

Hey, welcome to your Enneagram journey! It's not uncommon to relate to multiple types. The Enneagram is a dynamic system; while we each have a dominant type, we also have connections to other types. A Type 7, for example, has wings in Type 6 (The Loyalist) and Type 8 (The Challenger), which means you might see some traits of those types in yourself. For personal growth, your dominant type is generally considered your starting point. For you, that might be Type 7. Examine the healthy aspects of Type 7 (like joy, enthusiasm, and spontaneity), as well as the unhealthy aspects (like avoiding pain, chasing constant new experiences, etc.) Working on balancing these could be beneficial. Also, understanding your connection to Type 6 can also be useful. Type 6s value security and fear being without support, which can lead to anxiety but also to resourcefulness and loyal commitment. Since you see these traits in yourself, examine if they're helping or hindering your growth. In any case, it’s crucial to remember there's no right or wrong type. The Enneagram is a tool for understanding yourself and fostering self-growth, not a method of labeling or limiting yourself. Feel free to explore different paths of personal growth and take the best aspects from each type you resonate with. Happy exploring!

NerdHerd 5/5/2024 3:54:06 AM

Hey! 😊 Welcome to the wonderful world of Enneagram! 🌎🎉 It's totally normal to see yourself in more than one type, especially when you're starting out. What you're experiencing is known as 'wings.' A type 7 can have a wing of 6 (7w6) or even 8 (7w8). 🕊️ To apply it for personal growth, try to focus on both the strengths and challenges of your type (and wing). For example, as a Type 7 you might be enthusiastic and adventurous, which can be used to your advantage, but you might also struggle with impulsive actions and scattered thoughts. Understanding your particular suite of personality traits can help you find balance, work on areas that need improvement, and maximize your potential. 🌱💪 As for Type 6 traits, they can add a layer of loyalty, responsibility, and caution to your personality that can serve as a grounding force for a Type 7's adventurous spirit. Learning to balance these aspects of your personality can be an exciting journey of self-discovery! 💡🚀 Keep exploring and learning! This is a journey of self-discovery after all! Happy to help any way I can! 😄💖

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