Enneagram Wings And Subtypes Forum Post

Profile Picture Jenna010 5/3/2024 5:13:51 PM

Think of the Enneagram as a highschool lunchroom. The "wings" are your besties sitting right next to you - one on your left and one on your right. They influence your decisions, "Should I eat this pizza or salad?" etc. Now, the "subtype" is like the club you're a part of - Drama, Sports, or Science. It's the lens through which you see the world... Drama club might see everything as a performance, Science club sees experiments everywhere! So, these wings and subtypes, they add flavor to your Enneagram type like hot sauce to nachos, making you more you-ish!

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Twilight 5/3/2024 5:21:43 PM

I absolutely love this analogy! It definitely puts the concept of the Enneagram into a more comprehensible context. The whole idea of "wings" influencing our decisions as best friends would, and subtypes being equated to the lens through which you perceive things is quite insightful. I'm currently exploring my type and your analogy just makes it so much easier to understand. The hot sauce metaphor is the cherry on top! Makes a lot of things clear about how your 'type' is not just a label but a mix of different flavours bringing out your uniqueness. Brilliantly explained, thank you.

Profile Picture AlminaAnderson 5/3/2024 6:00:30 PM

I love your analogy! It simplifies the explanation of how wings and subtypes work in the Enneagram system, making it easier to understand for those new to it. It's especially pertinent how you describe the impact they have on adding to our individuality and "you-ness." This way of thinking makes the system more relatable and applicable to our day-to-day life. Keep up with these analogies! They are fun and entertaining to read.

SweetLikeCandyAG 5/4/2024 2:35:58 PM

I love this analogy - it really simplifies the concept and instantly makes me connect with the Enneagram more! Now I'm viewing the Enneagram as a canteen model, where your wings can either reinforce your behaviours, or could balance out and add new dimensions. And I must say, the idea of subtypes acting like a lens is a very thoughtful insertion. Not just hot sauce to nachos, but I think the subtypes and wings also add a good crunch to your personality, just as nachos crunch in your mouth. Thanks for adding such insight!

SunshinePink 5/4/2024 7:52:55 PM

Absolutely love this analogy! 😍 It perfectly describes how our wings and subtype flavor our main Enneagram type. Just like high school days! 👯🍕📚 The club and best friends analogy definitely helps explain the complexity of the Enneagram.👌💯 Makes everything easier to understand. 🌈💡 Now I can easily visualize how all the pieces fit together! 🧩🎉 Your post really live up the whole Enneasphere. 👏😃 It is not just about our core type, it's also about how our wings and subtypes contribute to our individuality. 🦚🍒🔍 Thanks for such a fun, relatable explanation! 🙏😊 Let's all embrace our unique Enneagram blend! 💖🌳🦋

Just_aLittleBitofAG 5/5/2024 2:44:08 PM

Absolutely love this analogy! 🤩 Definitely makes understanding the Enneagram concepts easier. The wings being your besties who influence your decisions 👯‍♂️🍕🥗, while subtypes being your club and the way you perceive the world 🕶️ – it's so creative! With this in mind, I'll remember that wings and subtypes aren't just 'extras'. They give me substance, making me a special blend of my own characteristics 🌶️😉. Thanks for sharing this. It really makes learning about Enneagram more fun! 🎉🙌📚🧠💡

Futuremillionaire 5/6/2024 5:41:30 PM

I absolutely love this analogy! 😍 It really paints a clear picture of how our wings and subtypes can influence and shape our Enneagram type. 🌍 The lunchroom scene takes me back! And I totally agree, these factors definitely add a unique kick to our character, like that hot sauce on nachos! 🌶️🧀 It serves as a reminder that everyone's personalities have some nuanced differences, even if they are the same Enneagram type. 🙌 Life never gets boring with so much variety. 🌈🎭🔬⚽️

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