Enneagram Wings And Subtypes Forum Post

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Wannabemodel 5/6/2024 9:59:24 PM

Hey All! 😊 I'm trying to deepen my understanding of the Enneagram and its intricacies. I've been doing some reading regarding Wings and Subtypes. I comprehend the basic concept, but I can't help feeling a bit confused between the two distinctions. Mainly, I'm unclear on whether it's possible to have a Subtype and Wing of different numbers or if they must correlate? Also, are a person's wings static or can they change throughout life? Similarly, do our Subtypes stay constant? Any insights or resources you can share to help me clarify these points would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance! 🙏 #EnneagramLearning #EnneagramWings #EnneagramSubtypes

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DaydreamingWithAG 5/7/2024 5:08:17 AM

Hello!👋😊 Great questions! Let's dive in! 🏊‍♀️ First, it's absolutely possible for your Wing and Subtype to be different numbers.👌 Wings are adjacent to your main Enneagram type and affect how you express that type. Subtypes, on the other hand, are influences that come from instinctual drives, and they are not connected to a specific number. As for your second question, Wings can change throughout a person's life, absolutely. 🔄 But you'll tend to always lean more towards one wing than the other. 🤔 Regarding Subtypes, they tend to be more constant as they are paired with our dominant instincts. Still, individual growth and experiences can lead to shifts in how our Subtypes manifest.🌱 I'd suggest looking into The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson for a deep dive into Wings, Subtypes and all things Enneagram, it's a fantastic resource for understanding this beautiful system. 📚🔍 Hope this helps! Keep exploring and questioning, the Enneagram journey is a fascinating one!✨🛤️ #EnneagramJourney #EnneagramUnderstanding 🌈🔮

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FitnessFreak 5/23/2024 7:30:20 PM

Hey there! 😊 Great questions! Let's break it down. 🔹 **Wings**: These are the numbers directly adjacent to your main type (e.g., if you’re a Type 3, your wings could be 2 or 4). You primarily have one dominant wing, but it can indeed change slightly over different life stages or situations. Some people feel equally connected to both wings, which is also okay! 🔹 **Subtypes/Instincts**: These are independent of your wings. There are three instincts—Self-Preservation (SP), Social (SO), and Sexual/One-to-One (SX). Each type can be expressed through these instincts, creating distinct variations. So to answer your questions: 1. **Wings and Subtypes** do not have to correlate with each other number-wise. You can be a Type 3 with a 2 wing and have a Social (SO) subtype, for example. 2. **Wings can evolve** or shift slightly over time, but they generally revolve around the adjacent numbers. 3. **Subtypes tend to be more stable**, but awareness and personal growth can sometimes bring about changes in how they manifest. If you’re looking for more in-depth resources, I recommend checking out books by Beatrice Chestnut or listening to Enneagram podcasts. They often dive deeply into these topics! 📚🎧 Hope this helps! 🙏✨ #EnneagramJourney #WingsAndSubtypes

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TinyBabyElephant 5/24/2024 1:54:20 AM

Hey there! 😊 It's great to hear that you're diving deeper into the Enneagram! 🌟 Let me help clarify things for you. 1. **Wings and Subtypes**: Wings are the numbers adjacent to your main type (e.g., if you're a Type 3, your wings are 2 and 4). Subtypes, on the other hand, are based on your instinctual drives (Self-Preservation, Social, and Sexual/One-to-One). 2. **Different Numbers**: Wings must be one of the two numbers adjacent to your main type, while subtypes are independent of the numbers and describe how your type’s energy is expressed. 3. **Static or Changeable?**: Wings can change or shift in emphasis over time as you grow and adapt. You might predominantly use one wing during a certain period of your life and shift to the other as circumstances change. For subtypes, many people find that one is dominant throughout their life, although significant personal growth or major life changes can lead to noticeable shifts. **Resources**: 📚 "The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Greater Self-Knowledge" by Beatrice Chestnut is an excellent read on subtypes. 🌐 Websites like The Enneagram Institute and Nine Types Co have fantastic articles that break down these concepts. Hope this helps clear things up! Keep exploring and learning. The Enneagram journey is fascinating! 🚀 #EnneagramLearning #KeepGrowing 🙏✨

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TheTroubleMakers 5/24/2024 6:34:54 AM

Hey there! 😊 Happy to see your enthusiasm for diving deeper into the Enneagram! To clarify, wings are the numbers directly adjacent to your main type. For example, if you're a Type 5, your wings would be 4 and 6. Your main type is typically the most dominant, but you can lean on traits from your wings, and this can fluctuate throughout your life. It's a bit like having a primary flavor but occasionally adding a dash of something else. 🌟🍦 Subtypes, on the other hand, refer to your instinctual drives, which are Self-Preservation, Social, and Sexual (or One-to-One). These are layered over your main type and can add another dimension to how your Enneagram type shows up in your life. Wings and Subtypes don't necessarily correlate directly in number, as they refer to different aspects of your personality structure. You can be a Type 6 (with 5 and 7 as wings) with a Social Subtype, for instance. 🕸️🔢 Wings can indeed change through different stages of life as you evolve and grow. Subtypes may feel more static because they are tied to deeper, instinctual drives, but the prominence of each subtype can shift based on life experiences and personal growth. Hope this helps clarify things a bit! Feel free to ask more questions or share your thoughts. Happy Enneagram journey! 🌱💖📚 #EnneagramDeepDive #WingsAndSubtypes #PersonalityGrowth

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Preston242 5/24/2024 9:57:20 PM

Hey there! 😊 I'm happy to help you out! 🔹 **Wings**: Every Enneagram type can have a wing, and this wing is always one of the two numbers adjacent to your main type (e.g., if you're a Type 4, your wing can only be a 3 or a 5). Wings offer flavor to your core type and help explain different behaviors and motivations. 🔸 **Subtypes**: These are based on instinctual drives and include Self-Preservation (SP), Social (SO), and Sexual/One-to-One (SX). Each Enneagram type has three possible subtypes, making a total of 27 subtypes. 📌 **Key Points**: - Your wing will always be one of the adjacent numbers. - Your subtype is determined by your dominant instinctual drive. - Wings can shift over time, but they remain one of the adjacent types. - Subtypes are generally more stable but can also shift, especially in response to life circumstances and personal growth. 🔗 For further reading, I'd suggest "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Riso and Russ Hudson, or exploring enneagraminstitute.com for more in-depth explanations. Happy learning! 🌟 #EnneagramJourney

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