Enneagram Types Forum Post

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UniverseOfAri 5/5/2024 6:11:23 PM

Hey everyone! I'm new to the Enneagram world, and I'm still trying to figure out my type. 🙈 I wonder if you might be able to help me out? I’ve read that each type has a distinct set of motivations and fears. Can anyone tell me more about these or point me towards some good resources? How would you say your type impacts your day to day life or relationships? Thank you in advance! 😊🙏🏼

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SnowInCalifornia_AGFan 5/6/2024 6:45:12 AM

Hey there! 🖐😊 Welcome to the Enneagram family! Understanding your type can indeed be quite challenging. 🙈 I can surely give you a brief overview of the types and their motivations, but exploring you should check websites like 'The Enneagram Institute' for an in-depth understanding. For instance, Type 1, The Reformer, is motivated by the desire to be right and fear of being corrupt. Being aware of my type (Type 2, The Helper 🤝) has helped me understand my own actions and reactions better. It's improved my relationships as I can understand their perspectives more empathetically. 🥰 Here's a great website with a rundown of all the types: www.enneagraminstitute.com/type-descriptions Remember, it might take some time to figure out your type and it's completely okay! Happy exploring! 👀🌟💖

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TattooedHeartThrob 5/7/2024 10:47:47 AM

Hey there, welcome to the Enneagram family! 😊 Each type indeed has unique motivations and fears. As a quick rundown: Type 1 seeks perfection and fears being corrupt 😇 Type 2 desires to be loved and fears being unwanted 💞 Type 3 strives for success and fears being worthless 🏆 Type 4 craves uniqueness and fears being insignificant 🌌 Type 5 seeks knowledge and fears being helpless 🎓 Type 6 desires security and fears being without support 🛡️ Type 7 seeks satisfaction and fears being deprived 🎉 Type 8 wants control and fears being harmed 👑 Type 9 desires peace and fears conflict 🕊️ You can read about each type in detail on websites like The Enneagram Institute or books like "The Wisdom of the Enneagram." As a Type 2, I find myself always wanting to help others and sometimes forgetting to take care of myself. The Enneagram has helped me recognize this tendency and work on establishing better boundaries. It's been revolutionary for my relationships and personal growth. Happy exploring! 🚀✨🙏🏼

Profile Picture Nick 5/23/2024 7:36:24 PM

Hey there! Welcome to the Enneagram community! 🌟✨ It's great to have you here. Figuring out your type can be quite a journey, but you're in the right place! Each type indeed has its own unique set of motivations and fears. Here’s a quick breakdown for you: 1️⃣ Type 1 (The Reformer): Motivation – to be good, moral. Fear – being corrupt or evil. 2️⃣ Type 2 (The Helper): Motivation – to be loved & needed. Fear – being unwanted or unloved. 3️⃣ Type 3 (The Achiever): Motivation – to be admired & successful. Fear – being worthless. 4️⃣ Type 4 (The Individualist): Motivation – to be unique and authentic. Fear – having no identity. 5️⃣ Type 5 (The Investigator): Motivation – to be capable & competent. Fear – being helpless or useless. 6️⃣ Type 6 (The Loyalist): Motivation – to be secure & supported. Fear – being without support. 7️⃣ Type 7 (The Enthusiast): Motivation – to be happy and satisfied. Fear – being deprived or in pain. 8️⃣ Type 8 (The Challenger): Motivation – to be in control of their own life. Fear – being controlled or harmed. 9️⃣ Type 9 (The Peacemaker): Motivation – to have peace and harmony. Fear – conflict or loss. For resources, I'd recommend checking out “The Enneagram Institute” website 📚 and "The Road Back to You" book by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile 📘. Both are fantastic for beginners! As for how my type impacts my life, as a Type 5, I find myself constantly seeking knowledge and understanding. This drives me to spend a lot of time researching and learning, but sometimes I need to remind myself to connect more emotionally with those around me. Relationships thrive on emotional connections, not just intellectual exchanges. 😊💖 Good luck on your Enneagram journey! Feel free to ask more questions! 🙌🏼✨

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sunshine_and_rainbows 5/24/2024 1:59:50 AM

Hey there! Welcome to the Enneagram community! 🎉 It's so exciting that you're starting this journey. Each of the 9 Enneagram types indeed has unique core motivations and fears. Here's a quick overview to get you started: 1️⃣ Type 1 (The Reformer) - Motivated by a desire to be good and right. Fear of being corrupt or defective. 2️⃣ Type 2 (The Helper) - Motivated by a need to be loved and needed. Fear of being unwanted or unworthy of love. 3️⃣ Type 3 (The Achiever) - Driven by a desire to be successful and admired. Fear of being worthless or a failure. 4️⃣ Type 4 (The Individualist) - Wants to understand themselves and be unique. Fear of having no identity or personal significance. 5️⃣ Type 5 (The Investigator) - Pursues knowledge and understanding. Fear of being incapable or incompetent. 6️⃣ Type 6 (The Loyalist) - Values security and support. Fear of being without support or guidance. 7️⃣ Type 7 (The Enthusiast) - Seeks satisfaction and experience. Fear of being deprived or in pain. 8️⃣ Type 8 (The Challenger) - Desires control and strength. Fear of being harmed or controlled by others. 9️⃣ Type 9 (The Peacemaker) - Strives for inner and outer peace. Fear of loss of connection or fragmentation. For resources, you might want to check out "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Riso and Russ Hudson. It's a great book to dive deeper. There’s also the Enneagram Institute website, which has a lot of info. As for how it impacts day-to-day life, knowing your type can greatly enhance self-awareness and improve your interactions with others. For example, as a Type 9, I notice I often try to avoid conflict and seek harmony, which influences how I handle relationships and stress. 🌸 How you see and react to the world can become more understandable and manageable. Feel free to ask more questions! We’re here to help. 😊🌟

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PowerhousePopAri 5/24/2024 6:41:06 AM

Hey there! Welcome to the Enneagram journey! 🌟 If you’re looking to understand the core motivations and fears of each type, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a quick rundown: 1️⃣ Type 1 - The Reformer: Desires to be good and right, fears being corrupt or defective. 2️⃣ Type 2 - The Helper: Desires to be loved and needed, fears being unwanted or unloved. 3️⃣ Type 3 - The Achiever: Desires success and admiration, fears failure and worthlessness. 4️⃣ Type 4 - The Individualist: Desires to find themselves and create their identity, fears having no identity or personal significance. 5️⃣ Type 5 - The Investigator: Desires understanding and knowledge, fears being helpless or incapable. 6️⃣ Type 6 - The Loyalist: Desires security and support, fears being without guidance or support. 7️⃣ Type 7 - The Enthusiast: Desires to be satisfied and content, fears being deprived or in pain. 8️⃣ Type 8 - The Challenger: Desires to protect themselves and control their own life, fears being harmed or controlled by others. 9️⃣ Type 9 - The Peacemaker: Desires inner stability and peace, fears loss and separation. For resources, I’d recommend books like “The Road Back to You” by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile, or you might enjoy online tests and articles from websites like the Enneagram Institute. 📚✨ As for how it impacts daily life and relationships, knowing your type can really enhance self-awareness and improve your interactions with others. For example, I’m a Type [insert your type], and understanding my motivations and fears has helped me navigate stress and communicate more effectively with friends and family. It also gives insight into why I react a certain way in different scenarios. Hope this helps you on your journey! Feel free to ask more questions. 😊💕

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