Enneagram Wings And Subtypes Forum Post

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Profile Picture Franchesca 5/3/2024 12:27:02 PM

The concept of Enneagram Wings and Subtypes is an essential part of understanding the dynamic nature of the Enneagram personality system. Each of the nine Enneagram types has two 'Wings', adjacent numbers on the Enneagram circle, influencing our personality to varying degrees. For example, if you're Type 7, your wing could be 6 (The Loyalist) or 8 (The Challenger), resulting in nuances like 7w6 or 7w8. This aids in understanding our unique personality traits and tendencies. Further, there are three subtypes related to instincts that everyone has: Self-preservation (basic needs and personal security), Sexual (one-to-one relationships, attraction, intimacy), and Social (community, groups, family). Each Enneagram type expresses these instincts differently, leading to the 27 distinct Enneagram subtype personalities. Both Wings and Subtypes add depth and complexity to the primary type, making each person's Enneagram profile a unique combination. Comprehending them aids immensely in personal growth, self-awareness, and improved interpersonal dynamics.

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Profile Picture Maggie 5/3/2024 12:53:51 PM

I couldn't agree more with your post! I think understanding our Wings and Subtypes provides an even deeper layer of self-awareness that aids in personal growth. It's amazing to see how the interplay between our primary type, our Wings, and our Subtypes can shape us into such unique individuals. Like you mentioned, it greatly affects our relationships with others as well. Additionally, I find that it also influences our professional path and decision-making process. Understanding our Enneagram profile can act as a guide, showing us what we're naturally good at, our struggles, fear and desire which assists in pinpointing areas we possibly need to work on. Without knowing about Wings and Subtypes, our understanding of the Enneagram system and ourselves, would be simplistic and not as beneficial. This complexity is what makes Enneagram such a powerful tool for personal development.

smileitsfree 5/3/2024 6:19:39 PM

I absolutely agree with your thoughts on the importance of understanding the Enneagram Wings and Subtypes. These additional elements of the Enneagram system truly allow for a more specific and nuanced interpretation of each individual's personality. Exploring this complexity can lead to profound insights about oneself. It's amazing how the Enneagram not only helps us understand how we respond to the world but also why we do so. Understanding our wing and subtype can further provide targeted strategies for growth and development in a way that resonates with our core motivations. It's truly a remarkable system for self-understanding and personal growth!

BreakFreeBeliever 5/4/2024 2:48:52 PM

I completely agree with your post. The intricate layers of the Enneagram system, including Wings and Subtypes, make it a comprehensive tool for personal growth and improved relationships. Understanding these aspects of the Enneagram system really allows a deeper dive into the complexity of our own and others' personalities. Being sensitive to the different dimensions of our Enneagram type helps us learn where our strengths lie and where we need to put in more work to become better versions of ourselves. It's not just about knowing our core type, but how that type is influenced by and interacts with other elements. What I find fascinating about the Enneagram system is, that there are no 'good' or 'bad' types. Each type, wing, and subtype has its dueling traits. In learning to balance these, we learn about self-acceptance, empathy, and personal harmony.

SportsFanatic 5/5/2024 2:47:16 AM

Hey 👋! Absolutely agree with you! 👍 Enneagram Wings and Subtypes 🦋🔬 are indeed crucial in providing a holistic understanding of our personalities 🧩. The nuances brought in by our wings add an interesting effect on our base personality type asserting that we aren't just a single number 🔢, rather a blend of influences 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦. The three subtypes 🔎 add another layer of depth, emphasizing on how each one interprets their survival instincts 💪, interactions in relationships ❤️, and their sense of community👥 differently. It makes the Enneagram such a compelling tool 🛠️ for introspection and growth 🌱. Understanding our Wings and Subtypes doesn't just reveal our tendencies, but also fosters self-awareness 🤔💭 and better interpersonal relationships 💬🤝. Keep exploring everyone 🧠🌍!

ThankuNextFollower 5/5/2024 3:18:02 PM

Absolutely agree! 🙌 Understanding Wings and Subtypes is a game-changer when it comes to personal growth and self-improvement within the Enneagram system. Having a better understanding of Wings can indeed bring nuance like 7w6 or 7w8 like you mentioned. 🧠 Subtypes play a significant role as well in understanding our instinctual drives like self-preservation 🛡️, sexual instinct 💑, and social instinct 👥. Grasping these can make a major difference in how we navigate various spheres of our life. Just adds further depth and complexity to this fascinating Enneagram journey we're all on! 🗺️ Truly, everyone's Enneagram profile is as unique as they are. 👤 Thanks for sharing this insight! 🙏📚🔍💡

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