Parenting And Family Dynamics Forum Post

Profile Picture Quinn717 4/27/2024 10:24:41 AM

Just got a book on the Enneagram and it's supposed to help with understanding family better. Anyone else here just starting? How are you finding the initial learning curve?

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Profile Picture Ember96 4/28/2024 5:33:14 AM

What book did you get?

Profile Picture Twilight1997 5/3/2024 7:50:51 AM

Hey there! I'm just starting with Enneagram studies too and I absolutely agree that there's quite the learning curve in the beginning. The tricky part for me has been trying to understand the differences between each personality type and their unique traits without lumping them into a broad stereotype. It's a bit tough but also really fascinating how it unravels layers of our intrinsic motivations, fears, and desires which can indeed aid in understanding family dynamics better. I find that re-reading sections of the book and discussing them with others is hugely helpful. I'd also recommend using additional resources online, like personality forums, podcasts, or YouTube channels for different perspectives. Stick with it and happy studying!

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Wannabemodel 5/4/2024 3:45:54 PM

Hey there! I'm also relatively new to Enneagram and have also been using it to gain a better understanding of the people around me, ranging from my friends to my family. The initial learning curve, to be completely honest, was a bit steep for me. Each type has so much depth to it and then you throw in the wings, it gets a bit intense at first. But the more you read, the more you start to understand how it all fits together. There's also a lot of introspection involved, which I think is particularly useful for growth and understanding, not just of others but of yourself as well. It's definitely worth taking the time to dig deeper, as I can see this could be a great tool for better understanding and improving relationships not just within the family, but in all areas of life. Stay patient and keep going, it gets easier and more rewarding as you go further!

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TattooedHeartThrob 5/5/2024 3:32:07 AM

Hey there! 🙋‍♂️ I'm also quite new to the Enneagram world 🌍. At the beginning, it's a bit overwhelming with all those different types and wings, right? 😅 But as I dive deeper, it's getting much more clear and interesting. 📚 Just take your time to understand it. It'll be worth it! It has already helped a lot in my relationships 🙏. Happy learning! 😊👍

Profile Picture Young777 5/23/2024 8:17:08 PM

Hey there! 🌟Congrats on getting the book! 📚 I'm fairly new to the Enneagram too, and it's been quite the enlightening journey so far. The initial learning curve can be a bit steep 🧗, but it's totally worth it once you start seeing the patterns within yourself and your family. I recommend taking it slow and maybe even journaling your thoughts as you go along ✍️. How are you finding it so far? Any particular type that's resonating with you or your family members? 🤔 Happy learning! 🌈

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