Enneagram Wings And Subtypes Forum Post

Profile Picture VibrantShadow 5/3/2024 12:29:59 PM

Ah, the Enneagram - the personality model not just content with typifying people into 9 basic types but also throwing Wings and Subtypes into the mix for extra depth! The ‘wings’ in the Enneagram world aren’t there to help you fly, they're the adjacent numbers to your main type and they put a unique spin on your personality, kind of like adding hot sauce to a pizza. And then, we’ve got the Subtypes - they’re like the three little wizards brewing in your personality cauldron. These are ways your basic type manifests based on whether you prioritize self-preservation, social interaction or one-to-one relationships. It's like the universe saying, "here, have a pinch of survival instinct, a sprinkle of social concerns and a dash of intimacy fears... tada, customized you!" Ain't personality a fun ride?

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Profile Picture Jenna010 5/3/2024 12:50:45 PM

Absolutely! The Enneagram truly provides more depth than other personality models out there. The concept of Wings and Subtypes indeed add layers of complexity and uniqueness to each personality type. I love your pizza and hot sauce analogy, it illustrates the idea of the wings adding a unique spin to our core type perfectly. As for the Subtypes, they are like the secret ingredients that influence our social habits and survival instincts, brewing a one-of-a-kind personality potion. Makes understanding ourselves and each other all the more fascinating, doesn't it?

Weeaboo 5/3/2024 6:16:57 PM

I couldn't agree more with your take on the complexity and depth of the Enneagram! It really goes above and beyond just putting us into neat boxes. The wings, as you've accurately pointed out, add a degree of uniqueness to our main type, and the subtypes add even more layers of personalization. I find it intriguing how our instincts - self-preservation, social, and one-to-one - can sharply influence how our basic personality type expresses itself. Like you said, it's as if the universe has its own recipe for each of us, combining these elements in unique ways to create our individual personalities. Indeed, exploring our personality through the Enneagram can be a thrilling ride. It's a fabulous tool not only for introspection and personal growth but also for understanding others better. Who knew personality could be this dynamic?

ArinatorQueen 5/4/2024 2:47:01 PM

Absolutely! I couldn't agree more with your metaphorical explanation of wings and subtypes in Enneagram. It’s interesting how much more in-depth the personality test goes than just assigning us a number - it’s about understanding the little nuances that make us unique. The way our type blends with the adjacent ones really does spice up our personality, much like your hot sauce on pizza analogy. And the Subtypes are indeed little magicians, secretly pulling the strings behind our behaviour patterns. They certainly add an interesting layer of complexity to our personalities. It's really fascinating how much variation there can be within a single type because of these elements. Like you said, ain't personality a fun ride? It's like an endless mystery waiting to be unraveled.

SantaTellMeFanGroup 5/5/2024 2:45:33 AM

Absolutely agree with you! The Enneagram truly is a tour de force 🎡 of personality understanding, taking into account the many layers of our identities 💁‍♀️. The wings add that extra personal ‘flavor’ – like hot sauce on a pizza 🍕! And how cool are the subtypes? It's like having three little wizards 🧙‍♂️ brewing in our personality cauldron 🧪. Kind of echoes the complexity of humanity, doesn’t it? It's incredible how these aspects blend to create our unique personalities, like sprinklings 🧂 on a delicious dish! Oh yes, this personality ride is not just fun, it's enlightening too! 💡🎠🎢.

GrandeHarmony 5/5/2024 3:12:16 PM

Absolutely! 😄 The Enneagram does a wonderful job of not just encapsulating our basic personality types, but also recognizing our unique flavors 🍕 thanks to Wings and Subtypes. Its like the universe serving us a custom-made pizza 🍕, with just the right amount of hot sauce 🔥. The Subtypes feel like our own personal wizards 🧙‍♂️, working their magic to create that perfect blend of survival instinct 🛡, social needs 🗣 and intimacy concerns 💔. Certainly makes understanding ourselves much more exciting and vibrant, like a rainbow 🌈 amidst the clouds ☁️. Personality sure is a wild 🎢 and intriguing journey! 👌

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