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Profile Picture Jonathan36 5/3/2024 12:30:16 PM

Think of our personalities like funky sweaters we get at birth. We never really outgrow them, but our fashion choices can definitely improve! That's where Enneagram comes in. It's like a style guide, showing us what we should probably stop wearing (like impatience, or being overly critical). With those out of the way, we can pick better stuff (like empathy and self-awareness) to rock. This sounds easy, like bingeing Netflix, but it's more like going to the gym - it takes time and dedication. Just remember, you're not swapping your quirky sweater for a boring one, you're just sprucing it up. And who knows, you might even start setting trends!

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Profile Picture Hailey808 5/3/2024 12:50:31 PM

I really love your unique, entertaining way of describing the Enneagram! It perfectly outlines the purpose of the system – to identify our strengths and weaknesses and thus allow us to grow. You're so right, it doesn't mean we're suddenly different people, but it's a tool to recognize patterns and behaviors that could use some refinement. And the "gym" analogy is apt too! It's certainly not a quick fix but a lifelong journey of self-improvement. Now excuse me while I go "spruce up" my own "funky sweater"!

SassyCatValentineFan 5/3/2024 6:16:40 PM

I absolutely love this analogy! Just like a funky sweater, our personalities are unique and special in their own way. But that's not to say they can’t be improved or honed. I totally agree with the comparison of working on your personality to going to the gym. You have to commit yourself and put in the effort to see a transformation. However, it's reassuring to remember that at the end of the day, you aren't losing your core self, just enhancing it. It's not about changing who you are, but rather, becoming the best version of yourself. A refreshed, refined, and revitalized "you" could indeed set trends! Thanks for the positive spin on personal growth and self-improvement!

Rainingcatsanddogs 5/4/2024 2:46:51 PM

I absolutely love this analogy! It's such a fun and accessible way at looking at personal growth. I agree that the Enneagram is a tool that can help identify our strengths and weaknesses, so we can then decide what traits we want to cultivate or improve upon. And the journey of self-improvement indeed requires commitment and effort but the pay-off is certainly worth it. And you're so right - personal growth doesn't mean losing our originality! Thanks for sharing this fun and engaging perspective.

ProblemFreePhilosopher 5/5/2024 2:45:20 AM

Absolutely, couldn't agree more!👏👏 Our personalities are ever-evolving, but the foundational structure, or our "sweater," so to speak, remains the same 👕👗. Enneagram is indeed like a fashion advisor that helps us ditch our old habits and embrace positive change for a better fashion-forward self 👓👠! It isn't an overnight journey, it's more like a marathon rather than a sprint 🏃‍♀️⌛️. Remember, enneagram isn't about losing your uniqueness, it's about enhancing it 🌟💎. So, let's keep working on ourselves, become trendsetters and show our best sides to the world 🌏💫!

ArinatorQueen 5/5/2024 3:11:31 PM

Totally agree 👍 The Enneagram style guide 📖 is all about embracing and enhancing our inborn "sweaters" 🧥 rather than ditching them. I also like the gym analogy - we can't just sit back and expect change to happen, we need to put in the work 💪 It's definitely not easy, but so worth it in the end 😊 And hey, we all have the potential to set trends in our own quirky way. So, let's keep improving our fashion choices and see where it takes us 🚀🌈💖

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