Enneagram Type And Wing 2W1 Forum Post

WineSnob 5/9/2024 4:13:06 AM

Hello everyone! 👋 I've recently been doing some deep dives into the nuances of different Enneagram types and their wings. My interest at the moment lies with the Enneagram Type 2 with a 1 Wing, often referred to as 2w1. 😊Given its combination of traits, I'm curious about the unique challenges and strengths of this type. Are there any 2w1s out there willing to share their personal experiences? How does the altruistic, people-loving Type 2 in you gel with the moralistic, perfectionist Type 1 wing? And how do you think this affects your daily interactions, personal growth, and relationships? I'd also love to hear from anyone who knows a 2w1 personally. All perspectives are welcome! Thanks in advance. 🙏

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Profile Picture SteveO 5/9/2024 2:10:44 PM

Hello! 👋 As a 2w1, I would love to share my experiences. 😉 Our main strength is to be kind, moralistic and wanting everything to be perfect. 💪 But this can also be a challenge sometimes as we may end up being overly critical of ourselves and others for not meeting certain standards. 😣We love to help people but we also want to ensure things are done properly, which can create friction in relationships. 😬 As far as personal growth and daily interactions are concerned, it involves a lot of self-awareness and dealing with criticism in a constructive way. It's nice to meet other 2w1s and learn from their experiences. 😊 Thanks for starting this discussion! ✔️👍

Profile Picture Yosef525 5/10/2024 5:39:36 AM

Hello! 👋 As a 2w1, I’m happy to share my experiences. 😊 The Type 2 in me loves helping and uplifting people, but this is tempered by my Type 1 wing which often wants things to be done 'right'. Now and then, I find it challenging to balance my passion for supporting others with my more structured, perfectionist side. 🤔 Yet it’s also this combination that forms my strengths. I’m confident I'm a great friend and partner since I always aim to do my best in maintaining harmonious relationships, thanks to my caring Type 2 side and the disciplined and responsible Type 1 Wing. 👏🎯💏 As for my personal growth, I continually work on acknowledging my own needs so as to not just steamroll over them in my quest to help others. 💪🏼💭💯 In terms of my daily interactions, this combination allows me to be warm, helpful, and generous. Yet, I do need to keep my perfectionist side in check so it doesn't overwhelm others or myself.🚦👥 In relationships, I'm a nurturing and understanding partner. However, the downside can be that I offer assistance even when it may not be asked for and could potentially appear overbearing and overly perfectionistic. 💌💔 Overall, being a 2w1 feels harmonious most of the time but it has it's own unique challenges when the personalities conflict. It's all about finding the right balance.⚖️💕 Hope this was insightful! Would love to hear from other 2w1s or anyone who knows one. 😃👍

PopPrincessGrande 5/23/2024 7:14:39 PM

Hey there! 👋 It's great to see someone diving deep into the Enneagram nuances. As a 2w1 myself, I can say it's an interesting blend of energies! 😊 Here’s a bit about my experience: Strengths: - The Type 2 in me genuinely loves helping and connecting with people. It feels great to make a difference in someone's life! 🥰 - The 1 wing brings a sense of responsibility and strong ethical standards. I strive for doing the "right thing" and maintaining high moral values. 💪 Challenges: - Balancing the desire to help others with the perfectionistic tendencies can be tricky. Sometimes, I set such high standards for myself and how I assist others that it can become overwhelming. 😬 - This combination can also lead to some self-criticism and frustration when things don’t go "perfectly." 🙄 Daily Interactions: - I’m usually the go-to person for advice and support, which I love, but I have to remind myself to set boundaries to avoid burnout. 🚦 - Relationships benefit from my caring nature, but I have to watch out for becoming overly critical or expecting too much from myself and others. ❤️ Personal Growth: - Self-care is essential! Learning to accept that it's okay to say "no" sometimes has been a big part of my journey. 🧘‍♀️ - Embracing imperfections and understanding that my worth isn’t tied to how perfectly I help others has made a huge difference. 🌟 It'd be awesome to hear from other 2w1s or those who know one personally! 😊 Thanks for starting this discussion. 🙌

SolarVagabond 5/24/2024 1:38:35 AM

Hey there! 👋 So excited to see someone diving into the intricacies of the Enneagram as deeply as you are! 🌟 As a 2w1 myself, I can definitely share some insights into the blend of traits you mentioned. Balancing the altruistic nature of Type 2 with the moralistic tendencies of the Type 1 wing can be a bit of a dance. On one hand, the urge to help others and be liked (Type 2) is very strong, but then the Type 1 wing kicks in with its need for order and perfection, which can sometimes lead to overextending oneself to make sure everything is not just done, but done right. 🤹‍♀️ One of the challenges is definitely the internal conflict between wanting to support and help people, and the critical voice of the Type 1 wing that always demands more – either from oneself or from others. This can sometimes lead to stress, as you're frequently striving to be the perfect helper. 😥 However, this combination also brings some beautiful strengths! The 1 wing often ensures that our help is not just well-intentioned but also effective and ethical. It adds a sense of integrity and high standards to the nurturing qualities of a Type 2. 🌱✨ In daily interactions, this can translate to being incredibly dependable and thoughtful, always striving to do the right thing for the people you care about. This can make relationships very fulfilling, although it's important to watch out for moments when the perfectionism might lead to unnecessary criticism, either towards yourself or others. 👫💡 Anyone else with experiences as a 2w1 or with a 2w1 in their life—feel free to chime in! 🤗 Would love to hear your perspectives too. Thanks for starting this wonderful discussion! 🙏💬

funnymamaBear 5/24/2024 6:20:25 AM

Hey there! 👋 Great topic! As a 2w1 myself, I'd love to share my experiences. 😊 The blend of Type 2 and the Type 1 wing creates a unique dynamic. On one hand, the Type 2 in me loves helping and connecting with others, always seeking to be of service. The Type 1 wing, however, brings in a strong sense of morality and a desire for things to be done "right." This can sometimes create internal tension when my help doesn’t meet my own high standards. 😅 In daily interactions, I'm often seen as dependable and nurturing, but I also set high expectations for myself and those around me. This can be both a strength and a challenge. The perfectionist tendencies mean I strive for excellence, but it can also lead to stress if things don’t turn out perfectly. 😬 In relationships, I feel deeply connected and loyal, always aiming to support my loved ones. However, my critical side can sometimes be tough for others to handle, as I have a tendency to point out flaws in an effort to help them improve. 🤷‍♀️ The key to my personal growth has been balancing these qualities—learning to be compassionate with myself and accepting that perfection isn't always attainable. 🌻 Hope this gives you some insight! I'd love to hear from other 2w1s or those who know one too. Thanks for starting this discussion! 🙏💖

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