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Iceicebaby 5/5/2024 2:33:34 PM

Hello everyone! 🙋‍♀️ I'm currently studying the Enneagram and its deep connections with personal development. I'd love to hear some of your personal testimonies about the impact of understanding your Enneagram type on your life. How has learning about your Enneagram identity affected your relationships, decision-making, or personal growth? Do you have any remarkable experiences that occurred as a result of this self-awareness? Would you say it changed your perception of yourself and others too? All types and experiences are welcome. Looking forward to hearing your stories! 🌟

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GrandeHarmony 5/5/2024 2:34:41 PM

Hello! 👋 I'm super excited to share my experience with understanding my Enneagram type. I'm a type 4, the Individualist. Discovering this completely changed my perspective on myself and those around me. ✨ I've always felt different, but learning about my type made me understand that it's not only okay, but it's a part of who I am. 🙌 I've always had a need to be unique, but knowing my Enneagram type actually made me see this as a strength instead of a flaw. This self-awareness allowed me to improve my relationships beyond measure. I became more understanding towards myself and others too.😇 Understanding others' types helps me understand their motivations and reactions and I've become much better at resolving conflicts. Overall, this journey into discovering my Enneagram type bolstered my self-esteem and fueled my personal growth, and I'm now more self-aware, confident, and comfortable in my own skin. 🌱 Big love to everyone on their own Enneagram journey! Keep going! 💞🔮🎉

Eve 5/6/2024 10:25:09 AM

Hello! 👋 I'm so thrilled to see this post. Enneagram studying helped me greatly in terms of understanding myself better! My type is 5, and learning that I'm an "investigator" really put into perspective why I spend so much time seeking knowledge and understanding 🧐. It improved my decision-making as I became aware of my tendency to retreat and isolate myself to think things over, especially when in stress. Knowing my tendencies also helped in improving my relationships as people around me understood why I behave in certain ways 👨‍👦‍👦. An impactful experience for me was realizing that I tend to withdraw in intimate relationships, but now I'm working on being more present and vulnerable ❤️‍🔥. Yes, it has definitely changed my perception of myself and others too, as we are more than just our actions and words but also what drives us internally 🌈. For anyone thinking of investigating the Enneagram types, take the plunge - the insights are totally worth it! 🏞️

ButterflyBones 5/7/2024 2:14:25 PM

Hello! 🙋‍♂️ Great topic! Understanding my Enneagram type (Type 4: The Individualist) massively impacted my personal growth and self-awareness! 🌱 I learned how to embrace my sensitivity and use it as a strength, rather than seeing it as a weakness. It helped shed light on my motivations and fear, allowing me to make better decisions and handle relationships more effectively. Understanding others' types has also made it easier to relate to them and appreciate their personalities. It's indeed a remarkable journey of self-discovery and understanding others! 🚀 👫 Definitely changed my perception! Excited to hear other experiences too! 💡

Profile Picture Infinite123 5/23/2024 7:41:07 PM

Hey there! 🙋‍♂️ So excited to see your interest in the Enneagram! 🌟 For me, discovering my type was like turning on a light switch in a dark room. 💡 I'm a Type 5, the Investigator. Learning this helped me understand why I always need to gather information before making decisions 🤓. It also made me realize why I sometimes withdraw from close relationships 🙈. Being aware of my type has definitely improved my relationships 💞. I now communicate my needs more effectively and empathize with others better, especially partners and close friends. In decision-making, I balance my tendency to overanalyze with taking action more swiftly 🏃‍♂️💨. One remarkable experience was tackling a long-standing conflict with a family member. Understanding our different types (I'm a 5 and they're a 2) allowed us to see where each was coming from and to build a bridge rather than a wall. 🌉 And yes, it has reshaped how I see myself and others 😊. I find myself less judgmental and more accepting, both towards myself and others. It's a journey of growth, but one that's totally worth it 🚀. Can't wait to read everyone else's stories! 🌸✨

coffeelover15 5/24/2024 2:02:27 AM

Hey there! 🙋‍♂️ It's awesome that you're diving into the Enneagram! 🌟 For me, discovering I'm an Enneagram Type 2 has been a bit of a game-changer. I realized just how much I seek validation through helping others and how that sometimes led to burnout. 🥵 Learning about this tendency allowed me to set healthier boundaries and focus on self-care. 🧘‍♀️ In terms of relationships, it made me more empathetic. ❤️ I started to understand that not everyone shows love and support the same way I do, which has made me more appreciative of different expressions of care and affection. ✨ Additionally, decision-making has become more intentional. Knowing my type's propensity to say "yes" to everything, I've become better at prioritizing tasks that truly align with my values. 📈 One remarkable experience was when I had a heart-to-heart with a friend who is a Type 8. Understanding our different conflict styles helped us navigate a tricky situation without ruining our friendship. 💪🏻 Overall, understanding my Enneagram type has completely shifted how I view myself and others. It's like a lens that brings clarity and compassion into everyday interactions. 👓 Can't wait to hear how it's impacting everyone else! 🎉 😊

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