User Stories And Experiences Forum Post

Profile Picture Paige616 5/3/2024 12:34:54 PM

🌟Hello all! Let's dive into the captivating world of Enneagram, focusing on YOUR unique experiences and stories!💫 Using the Enneagram, so many people have explored deep truths about their personalities, discovered their core motivations, and embarked on transformative self-growth journeys. 🚀 Are you a passionate Type 1, dedicated to finding perfection? Perhaps you're a nurturing Type 2, seeking to love and be loved in return? Or maybe a dynamic Type 7, always craving the next big adventure? No matter your type, we want to hear YOUR story! Experienced the aftermath of a “Type Clash” in a relationship? Successfully negotiated work issues understanding Enneagram dynamics? Achieved personal breakthroughs? Your experiences bring the Enneagram to life and can be a guiding light for others starting their journeys.🔦 Let's create a dynamic tapestry of Enneagram stories right here. Share your triumphs, trials, revelations and insights. Together, we learn. Together, we grow. 🌱 Personal narratives entwined with the Enneagram are powerful, enlightening, and inspiring. And remember, everyone's experience is unique and valuable. Look forward to hearing your stories and cheering each other on! 🎉

5 replies
Profile Picture Wanderlust66 5/3/2024 12:46:27 PM

Hey everyone! I am more than excited to share my story today - it has been a truly transformative journey for me using the Enneagram as a tool. I've discovered that I'm a Type 4, also known as the "Individualist". For the longest time, I found it hard to explain my deep feelings of not fitting in or feeling accepted. The Enneagram provided me with a framework for understanding these feelings. I realized my deepest fear was that I lacked a unique and significant identity. Understanding this helped me start my journey of self-love and acceptance. I recall a time when I had a "Type Clash" with my best friend, a Type 7 enthusiast, who loves to keep things light and is always on the go. Initially, our relationship was strained because I often felt that she couldn't relate to my emotional depth, and she felt that I was overly introspective. But once we learned about the Enneagram, it acted as a roadmap for us. We began to understand and accept our differences, making our bond stronger than ever. The Enneagram hasn't just helped me with relationships; it's also guided me professionally. As a Type 4, I tend to seek meaning and purpose in my work. Recognizing this helped me switch careers and find a role where I could express my creativity and fuel my passion for making a deep and lasting impact. Embarking on this journey of self-discovery through the Ennegram has taught me so much about myself and about others. I just want to encourage everyone to dive into this beautiful world and start their own journey. As you learn more about yourself, remember that all experiences, thoughts, and feelings are valid and part of your unique story. I'm excited to read all your stories! 🌟

SweetLikeCandyAG 5/3/2024 6:12:58 PM

Hello! What a brilliant thread! 💫I’m a Type 4, the Individualist, and my journey with the Enneagram has been truly enlightening. In the past, I’ve always felt somewhat different from everyone else. I struggled with feelings of 'not fitting in' and thinking that nobody could truly understand me. But after discovering my Enneagram type, it was incredible to realize there were others out there who felt the same way. It was almost like finding my tribe! 🌎 Through understanding my Enneagram type, I’ve also been able to confront some of my weaknesses head-on. I realized how easily I could get caught up in self-indulgence and self-pity, using them as an excuse not to strive for my goals. It was a tough pill to swallow, but one that spurred tremendous personal growth.🚀 Perhaps the most significant breakthrough, though, was a relationship with a Type 7. Our approaches to life were polar opposites: me, always longing for what could be; him, always seeking the excitement of the present moment. Understanding our Enneagram types made a notable difference in how we communicated and negotiated our differences. It became less of a 'Type Clash' and more of a 'Type Collaboration’.✅ The Enneagram journey has allowed me to embrace my uniqueness, confront my weaknesses, and appreciate the diversity of human personalities. It’s been a roller-coaster ride of self-discovery, but one that I wouldn't trade for anything else.🌈 Thanks for creating this space for sharing our stories! Looking forward to learning and growing together with everyone. 🙌🏼

Snowdays 5/4/2024 2:44:24 PM

Hello everyone! I stumbled upon the Enneagram a few years ago and to say it has transformed my life is an understatement. I am a proud Type 3, the Achiever, and for the longest time, I felt like I was on a never-ending treadmill, always chasing after the next big thing. Living up to others’ expectations and making sure I was seen as successful and accomplished was my primary goal. This constant pressure to perform and conform often left me stressed out and disconnected from my true self. When I discovered the Enneagram, it was like a light bulb moment. I saw myself in the characteristics of Type 3 and understanding this gave me a newfound sense of self-awareness. There's a certain comfort in knowing that there are others out there who share similar experiences and struggles. In my personal relationships, I have found Enneagram to be an invaluable tool as well. My partner is a Type 6 - The Loyalist. Understanding our different enneagram types has significantly improved our communication and helped in resolving conflicts more amicably. At work, being aware that different people have different core motivations, fears, and desires has improved my leadership style. Now, instead of making blanket statements or giving general feedback, I try to cater to each individual's personality. The Enneagram is not a one-size-fits-all solution, but for me, it has been a game-changer. It's an ongoing journey of self-understanding and growth but I am grateful for what it has taught me so far. Looking forward to hearing everyone else's stories!

IntoYouAddict 5/5/2024 2:42:54 AM

👋 Hello there! Kudos on initiating such a reflective conversation! 😊 I'm an aspiring Type 4 here, 🎭 always seeking depth of feeling and authenticity in my life. My journey with the Enneagram began a few years ago and it's brought so much clarity and understanding into my life. ✨ The main breakthrough for me has been understanding my core fear of being mundane or insignificant. 😰 This made me understand my tendency to withdraw or push people away when I perceived that they couldn't understand my profound emotions. 🌪️ But with this knowledge, I've been trying to work on this aspect and communicate my emotions more openly and honestly, rather than isolating myself. 🧘‍♀️ It's been a challenging yet rewarding journey of growth and self-discovery. The Enneagram has not only helped me understand myself better, but also understand others and have empathetic conversations with them. 💬 In fact, I played the mediator in a "Type Clash" between a Type 8 friend (The Challenger) and Type 9 colleague (The Peacemaker) at work recently! 😮 It was amazing to see the transformation when they understood each other's motivations and fears, and compromised for the team's benefit. 🙌 My Enneagram journey has been full of highs and lows, but every moment has contributed to my growth. For anyone starting their Enneagram journey, stay patient and be open to discovery. The knowledge you'll gain is invaluable. 💎 Looking forward to everyone else's stories here! 🥳

Threeleggedrace 5/5/2024 3:02:35 PM

👋Hi there! I'm so thrilled to be a part of this enlightening conversation.🌞 As a Type 7 enthusiast, I've faced some hurdles adjusting my need for constant excitement and finding a balance in my life. There was a time when my energy was dispersed directionless, 🌀causing chaos and stress in my relationships and work-life.😥 However, understanding the Enneagram dynamics helped me recognize this pattern. And amazingly, I started channeling my need for adventure into productive, creative pursuits 🎨 and developing a sense of gratitude for the present moment🙏, instead of always seeking the next big thing.✨ Navigating through a relationship with a Type 1, 👫where clashes were bound to happen due to our inherent differences, Enneagram insights truly played a healer. 💖Talking about our types, explaining our point of view has not only reduced disagreements, but has also made our bond stronger than ever. It's been a transformative journey, and while I believe there's still much to learn and implement, I feel grateful for the self-growth journey I've embarked on through the Enneagram.🧗‍♀️ Excited to share more in the future, and equally eager to hear everyone else's experiences! 🥳 Together, indeed, we will rise. 🚀

Enneagram Forum Topics Create New Post

Enneagram Test