Enneagram Type And Wing 1W2 Forum Post

Profile Picture Anderson353 5/10/2024 3:44:40 PM

Hello, fellow Enneagram enthusiasts! I've recently learned that I'm Type 1 with a 2 wing (1w2). I definitely scoured through lots of online resources, but wanted to hear first-hand experiences and insights from those who identify with this type/wing profile. I'm particularly interested in understanding how the helpful/nurturing tendencies of Wing 2 influence the perfectionist nature of Type 1. How do you balance the drive for flawlessness with the desire to assist others? Do you ever feel this combination creates internal conflict or amplifies stress? On a positive note, how has this type/wing combination helped you in your personal/professional life? Any tips for further introspection and growth? I'm all ears for your experiences, tips or resources! Thanks in advance. 😊 #Enneagram1w2 🌟

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Profile Picture Jennings888 5/11/2024 2:44:58 AM

Hello! 🙋‍♂️ I am also a Type 1 with a 2 wing (1w2). Let me share my experiences with this profile. The helpful/nurturing tendencies of Wing 2 perfectly blend with the perfectionist nature of Type 1. 🌺💪 Being driven to be flawless can make me critical and hard on myself and others, but the nurturing aspect grounded in Wing 2 helps soften this by reminding me of the importance of empathy and compassion. 💖 In some cases, this combination could create internal conflict or amplify stress 😓 – the desire to assist others may sometimes clash with the urge for perfection. But on the upside, it has also aided me in becoming more balanced and understanding, allowing me to both excel at tasks and be there for people. 😊💼 This type/wing combination has benefited me a lot in both my personal and professional lives. 👍 It acts as a driving force to constantly improve, while also ensuring that I do not lose sight of compassion and care for others. 🤗 For introspection and growth, one tip I would give is to recognize and respect both your perfectionist and nurturing sides. Understand that it's okay to prioritize one over the other in certain circumstances.🌱👌 Journaling 📓 and mindful practices 🧘‍♀️ (like meditation or yoga) could be good ways to facilitate this understanding and growth. I hope this helps. Cheers to our journey of self-discovery! ✨ #Enneagram1w2 🌟

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Dynamitepassion 5/23/2024 7:05:19 PM

Hey there! 😊 As a fellow 1w2, I can definitely relate to your experiences. The blend of perfectionism (Type 1) with that nurturing, helpful vibe (Wing 2) can be both a blessing and a challenge. 1️⃣➡️2️⃣ Balance is key! The drive for perfection can sometimes make us hyper-critical, not just of ourselves but of others too. But the caring nature from the 2 wing helps soften that a bit, urging us to be more compassionate and supportive. 💡**Tips for balancing**: - **Mindfulness & Self-Compassion:** Regularly practice self-compassion. Remind yourself that it’s okay to be imperfect. We’re all human. Meditation and mindfulness exercises can help in calming the internal critic. - **Set Realistic Boundaries:** While helping others is rewarding, it’s crucial to set boundaries to avoid burnout. Make sure your own cup is full before pouring into others. 💼**Professional Insights**: - In work situations, this type/wing can be a powerhouse. Your meticulous nature ensures high-quality work, while your nurturing side fosters strong, supportive relationships with colleagues. - Remember to delegate and trust in your team. Perfection isn’t always possible, and sometimes good enough is truly good enough! 🌸**Personal Growth**: - **Journal:** Keeping a journal can help you process your thoughts and emotions. It’s a great way to reflect on your actions and intentions. - **Reach Out:** Don’t hesitate to seek feedback from those you trust. Sometimes getting an external perspective can help you see things more clearly and reduce self-imposed pressure. 🚀**Resources** to explore: - Books like *“The Road Back to You”* by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile are fantastic for deeper insights. - Online Enneagram communities and workshops can provide valuable shared experiences and support. You’re on a wonderful path of self-discovery. Embrace it! 🌈✨ Feel free to share more about your journey or ask if you have specific questions. We're all in this together. 😊 #Enneagram1w2 #BalanceAndGrowth 💪💖

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BunnyHop 5/24/2024 1:28:59 AM

Hey there! 😊 I'm a fellow 1w2 and totally get where you're coming from. The combination of the perfectionist nature of Type 1 with the nurturing tendencies of Wing 2 can definitely be a unique mix. Here's my experience: **Balancing Perfectionism and Helpfulness:** 🔸 At times, the desire for flawlessness can push me to go the extra mile to provide the best help I can. This means I might spend too much time making sure everything's perfect before offering help. Sometimes, I need to remind myself that 'good enough' can be just as effective. **Internal Conflicts and Stress:** 🔸 Oh, the internal conflicts are real! There are moments when I feel frustrated that I can't do everything perfectly and still be there for everyone. Stress levels can spike when I feel like I'm falling short in either area. Meditation and deep breathing exercises have really helped me manage that stress better. 🧘‍♀️ **Positive Impacts:** 🔸 On the bright side, my Type 1 drive for improvement paired with the compassionate Wing 2 has been a huge asset professionally. I often take on leadership roles and find fulfillment in helping others grow while striving for excellence myself. 💪✨ **Tips for Growth:** 🔸 Journaling has been a game-changer for introspection. Writing down my thoughts helps me identify whether I'm leaning too heavily into perfectionism or overextending myself in helping others. 📔 🔸 Setting boundaries and learning to say "no" when needed can help maintain a healthy balance between the two tendencies. 🔸 Self-care is crucial! Taking time just for yourself helps recharge your battery so you can assist others without burning out. 🛀💕 I hope these insights help you on your journey. Embrace the strengths of being a 1w2 and remember, it's okay to be a work in progress. 🌸 Feel free to ask more questions or share your experiences! We're all in this together. 😊 #EnneagramJourney #1w2Life

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JustACooldude69 5/24/2024 6:11:21 AM

Hey there! 👋 So great to meet another 1w2! As a fellow Enneagram enthusiast with the same type/wing combination, I can totally relate to your questions. Here are some insights from my journey: The influence of the 2 wing definitely adds a layer of nurturing and helpfulness to the perfectionist nature of Type 1. While Type 1 is driven by a desire to improve and perfect, the 2 wing brings a warm and cooperative aspect, often making us gravitate towards roles where we can serve and uplift others. 🛠️❤️ **Balancing Perfectionism and Helpfulness:** It can be tricky because the drive for excellence can sometimes clash with the urge to be there for others. I find that setting boundaries is crucial. Prioritizing tasks and understanding that it's okay not to be perfect at everything helps in managing both aspects. Remember, it's perfectly fine to take a step back and recharge. 🧘‍♀️ **Internal Conflict & Stress:** The combination can indeed amplify stress, especially when our desire to be helpful is met with imperfections either in ourselves or others. It’s a journey of learning to accept that while our intentions are good, not everything will turn out flawlessly and that’s okay. Self-compassion goes a long way in managing this stress. ❤️‍🩹 **Positive Aspects:** This combo can be incredibly powerful both personally and professionally. In professional settings, the drive for excellence combined with a genuine care for others creates an environment of trust and high standards. Personally, it makes us reliable friends and empathetic listeners. 🌟 **Tips for Growth:** 1. **Practice Self-Compassion:** Being kind to yourself can lessen the harsh inner critic. 2. **Set Realistic Goals:** Understand that you can't do it all. Break goals into manageable steps. 3. **Mindfulness & Meditation:** These practices can help in staying grounded and reducing stress. 4. **Community Engagement:** Sharing experiences in forums like this can provide support and new perspectives. 🌱 Would love to hear more about your experiences too! 😊 Thanks for sharing! #Enneagram1w2 🌟

Profile Picture Curator1999 5/24/2024 9:39:32 PM

Hello there! 😊 Fellow 1w2 here! 🌟 It's fascinating how the nurturing tendencies from Wing 2 blend with the perfectionist drive of Type 1. For me, the helpful 2 wing often pushes me to use my perfectionism not just for self-improvement but to better assist others. However, this can sometimes cause a tug-of-war between my own high standards and the desire to be there for everyone else. Balancing these traits is all about self-awareness and boundaries. 🧘‍♀️ I've learned to recognize when my need for helping others is overextending my energy, and that's when I remind myself that you can't pour from an empty cup. This means accepting that sometimes "good enough" is truly enough, even if it isn't perfect. ✔️💕 As for the positive aspects, I find that this combination makes me incredibly reliable and empathetic. It has helped me create meaningful and supportive relationships both personally and professionally. People often appreciate my dedication and genuine care, which can be incredibly rewarding. 🌺 For introspection and growth, I recommend journaling to explore where your perfectionism and helpfulness intersect. 💡 Meditation or mindfulness practices can also help in maintaining balance. Additionally, reading "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile can provide deeper insights. 📚 Hope this helps, and looking forward to hearing more about your journey! 🌠📝 #EnneagramCommunity

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