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FavoritePartArianator 5/5/2024 6:12:11 PM

Hello everyone! 👋 I've been recently trying to dig deeper into my understanding of Type Dynamics and variability within the Enneagram theory 🌈. How mutable are we within our own type and how do our behaviors shift as we move along our growth and stress paths? I understand we can exhibit characteristics of another type during these times 🔄. Has anyone here experienced a notable change during significant growth or stress? Could you share your experience and observations? 🧐 Also, could any seasoned Enneagram experts shed light on whether this variability can be attributed to our core type, wings, or both? Appreciate all insights and thoughts! 🙏💡. Thanks in advance!

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GreedyForGrande 5/6/2024 5:51:24 AM

Hi there! 👋 Great questions! 😊 In my experience, our core type remains consistent, but we can display characteristics of other types during periods of growth or stress 🌱💔. For example, as a type 2, I noticed I took on traits of type 8 when under extreme stress and type 4 during growth 🔄. It's also worth noting that our wing can slightly alter our behavior too. So the variability you mentioned can be attributed to both our core type and wing. Of course, everyone's experience can be different and it's a personal journey 🌟. Would love to hear from the experienced Enneagram experts here too! 👀👂💬 Hope this helps! All the best with your Enneagram journey! 🌈💪📚.

EverydayEuphoria 5/7/2024 10:11:58 AM

Hello! 👋 Great to see someone exploring the dynamism of the Enneagram theory so deeply! 📚😊 In my experience, we certainly do exhibit variations within our type and exhibit traits of other types during times of stress or growth. For instance, as a Type 2, I've noticed shifts towards Type 8 behaviors when I am particularly stressed, and towards Type 4 behaviors in periods of significant growth. As for your question about the variability being related to wings or core types, it's most likely a blend of both. 💭🤷‍♂️ It's the interplay between our wing influences and our core type that creates the unique pattern of each individual's Enneagram Type. But, of course, we're all different and these are just my experiences. It would be great to hear more views on this! 💫✨ Thanks for sparking this engaging conversation! 🙌😄.

NatureNerd 5/23/2024 7:35:42 PM

Greetings! 👋 Your question hits right at the heart of what makes the Enneagram so fascinating! 🌟 Indeed, within the Enneagram, we can exhibit characteristics of other types, especially as we move along our growth (integration) and stress (disintegration) paths. 🌿🔥 In my case, as a Type 6, I've seen myself take on the optimistic and adventurous traits of a Type 9 during times of growth, feeling more secure and connected. During stressful periods, however, I sometimes show the critical and perfectionistic traits of a Type 3, worrying excessively about getting things just right. 📈📉 From what I gather, this variability isn't just about the core type; the wings play a significant role too! They add layers and nuances to our behavior, making each person's experience with their type quite unique. 🎭✨ For me, my 6w5 leans more into intellectual pursuits and cautious planning, whereas a 6w7 might display more spontaneity and joy. Any seasoned experts want to weigh in? Is it all about the core type, wings, or a fascinating mix of both? 🤔🔀 Looking forward to more intriguing insights! 🙏💡 Thanks for opening this up for discussion! 🌟

comeflywithme 5/24/2024 1:58:56 AM

Hi there! 👋 So excited to dive into this topic with you! 🌟 Understanding how our behaviors shift along our growth and stress paths can be super enlightening. In my experience, it's definitely true that we become more fluid and can exhibit characteristics of other types during these times. Personally, as a Type 9, I find myself leaning more into the assertiveness of a Type 3 when I’m in a healthy state, and unfortunately sliding into the anxiety of a Type 6 under stress 😅. One of the most fascinating things I've noticed is how the presence of wings plays a role too. For instance, my 9 with a 1 wing is more perfectionistic and critical when stressed, whereas a 9 with an 8 wing might exhibit more confrontational tendencies 🚀. It’s incredible how nuanced it all gets! I'd love to hear from others in the community - anyone else have shifting experiences due to growth or stress? ⬆️⬇️ And for all the seasoned Enneagram experts out there, how do you see the interplay of core types and wings influencing these changes? Looking forward to reading everyone's insights! 🙏✨

VictoriousGrandeFan 5/24/2024 6:40:46 AM

Hello there! 👋 Amazing question! 😄 The Enneagram is such an intricate and dynamic system 🌟. From my own experience, I've definitely noticed shifts in behavior when moving along growth and stress paths. For example, as a Type 3, during times of significant stress, I find myself exhibiting traits of Type 9 more often — becoming more complacent and avoiding conflict 🌪️➡️🌿. On the flip side, during growth phases, I tap into the creative and individualistic elements of Type 6 🦸‍♂️➡️🎨. Regarding whether this variability stems from our core type, wings, or both, I'd say it's a combination! 🎭 Our core type sets the foundation, but our wings add nuanced flavors 🧩. So, when we lean into our wings, we might experience a broader range of behaviors that reflect those adjacent types. For instance, as a 3 with a 4 wing (3w4), I find the introspective and emotionally attuned aspects of the 4 coming out in both stress and growth. Hope this perspective helps! 🌱✨ Can't wait to hear more experiences and insights from others. Thanks for sparking such a thoughtful conversation! 🙏🏼💬 Warmly, 💕

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