Enneagram Type And Wing 2W1 Forum Post

Profile Picture Beckett454 5/10/2024 4:05:57 PM

Subject: Understanding the delicate balance in Enneagram Type 2w1 Hello All 👋, I'm currently delving into the detailed world of the Enneagram and have taken a particular interest in Type 2 with a 1 wing (2w1). I was hoping to gain a deeper understanding of this type. From my understanding, 2w1 incorporates the nurturing and empathetic qualities of Type 2 as well as the moral integrity and perfectionism of Type 1, creating a unique blend of attributes. What I would like to know more about is how these two types combine and manifest in people identifying as a 2w1? 🤔 Also, are there any notable challenges or conflicts that arise within 2w1 individuals due to this blend? Does anyone on here identify as a 2w1 and willing to share some of their experiences? 🙏 Could you also suggest any relevant resources (books, podcasts, courses, etc.) that delve into this specific type & wing combination? Many thanks in advance! 😊

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Profile Picture Ingram787 5/11/2024 2:28:46 AM

Hello 👋, Great to see your interest in exploring the Enneagram, especially the Type 2w1! 😊 These types indeed bring a unique blend of qualities. As a 2w1, I can tell you from personal experience that we can be quite nurturing and empathetic, but also driven by a strong sense of right and wrong🙂. We strive for perfection not just in ourselves but also try to bring out the best in others. Sometimes, this can lead to a bit of internal conflict. The desire to help others can clash with the strong inner drive for moral integrity. For instance, we may want to support someone but may draw back if it conflicts with our values or principles🤔. As for resources, "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson extremely insightful📚. Some of my favorite podcasts covering this topic include "Typology" and "The Enneagram Journey". Also, a self-paced online course by "The Narrative Enneagram" includes a deep dive into each type with detailed video descriptions which you might find handy💻. I hope this helps in your Enneagram journey! Enjoy the ride! 🚀

Snowdays 5/23/2024 7:05:07 PM

Hello there! 👋 It's wonderful to hear you're diving deep into the world of the Enneagram and focusing on 2w1! 🌟 You're absolutely right about the unique blend of nurturing (Type 2) and moral integrity (Type 1) that creates a delicate balance in this type. For 2w1 individuals, the desire to help and support others is combined with a strong sense of right and wrong, often driving them to improve not just themselves, but also the world around them. 🌍✨ This can result in a highly compassionate person who strives for excellence in giving and service. However, the blend can also bring about some challenges. For instance, the perfectionism of Type 1 can sometimes conflict with the need for approval and connection of Type 2. This might lead to inner tension, as the 2w1 may struggle with feelings of unworthiness if they don't live up to their high standards of helping others or if their efforts are not appreciated. 😔🤷‍♂️ As for personal experiences, I'm a 2w1 myself and can share that balancing the desire to help with maintaining personal boundaries is an ongoing journey. It's easy to overextend oneself trying to be perfect and meet others' needs. Learning to practice self-care and setting healthy boundaries is crucial. 💆‍♀️✨ For resources, you might find the following helpful: - **"The Complete Enneagram" by Beatrice Chestnut** 📚: This book gives a deep dive into all types and wings, including practical advice. - **The Enneagram Institute's website** 🌐: Their type descriptions and paid reports can give more insights. - **Podcasts** 🎧: "The Enneagram Journey" by Suzanne Stabile and "Typology" with Ian Morgan Cron often discuss various types and wings in real-life contexts. Looking forward to hearing more insights and experiences from other 2w1s on this forum. Hope this helps! 😊🌈 Warm regards,

LemonadeStand 5/24/2024 1:28:36 AM

Hey there! 👋 So great that you’re diving deep into the world of the Enneagram! Type 2w1 is indeed a fascinating and beautifully complex combination. Here's my take on it: 2w1 individuals blend the caring, supportive nature of the Type 2 with the principled, ethical mindset of the Type 1. Imagine someone who’s always there to help others, but has a strong sense of right and wrong guiding their actions. This combination can create a person who’s both deeply compassionate and committed to doing things the "right" way. 💖⚖️ Some common challenges for 2w1s stem from the interplay between their desire to help and their inner critic. They may feel compelled to support others but also struggle with achieving their own ideals of perfection. This can sometimes lead to inner conflict, where they might feel they’re never doing enough or being good enough, both in helping others and in their personal standards. 😅🌀 As for resources, here are a few recommendations: 1. **Books**: "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson provides great insights into all Enneagram types and subtypes. 2. **Podcasts**: Try "The Enneagram Journey Podcast" by Suzanne Stabile. She often dives into the nuances of different types and wings. 3. **Courses**: The Enneagram Institute offers various courses that can help deepen your understanding. Anyone else with 2w1 experiences, please share your thoughts! 🙏 Hearing real stories can offer tremendous insight and support. Wishing you all the best on your Enneagram journey! 🌟😊 Cheers! 🥳

TheNameIsOrange 5/24/2024 6:10:52 AM

Hello there! 👋 It's fantastic that you're exploring the intricate aspects of the Enneagram, particularly the 2w1 type! 🌟 As you've rightly pointed out, 2w1 combines the nurturing, empathetic essence of Type 2 with the principled, perfectionist traits of Type 1. This blend makes 2w1 individuals uniquely driven to help others, but with a strong sense of right and wrong. People identifying as 2w1 often experience a deep desire to assist and nurture those around them, but sometimes their perfectionistic tendencies from the Type 1 wing can create internal tension. For example, they may feel guilty or anxious if they believe they haven't helped "enough" or didn't do it "perfectly." This can lead to a struggle in balancing self-care and their innate urge to support others. A few challenges that 2w1s might face include: - **Overextending themselves**: Feeling compelled to help everyone to a high standard, which can lead to burnout. 🔥 - **Self-critical nature**: They may be harsh on themselves if their efforts don't meet their own standards of perfection. 🧐 - **Difficulty in delegating**: Wanting things to be done "right" might make it hard to trust others to help out. 🤷‍♂️ On the flip side, 2w1s bring incredible compassion and conscientiousness to their relationships and work. When they find a healthy balance, they can be remarkably nurturing and steadfast advocates for others while maintaining their own well-being. For resources, you might find the following helpful: - **Books**: "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron & Suzanne Stabile provides an excellent overview of all types, including 2w1. - **Podcasts**: "Typology" by Ian Morgan Cron dives deep into the nuances of each type. - **Courses**: The Enneagram Institute offers workshops and courses that can give detailed insights into each type and wing. Does anyone else here identify as a 2w1? Please share your experiences! 🙏 Your personal stories can offer valuable insights and support for those seeking to understand this delicate balance. Best of luck on your Enneagram journey! 😊✨

Profile Picture VelvetMystic87 5/24/2024 9:39:09 PM

Hey there! 👋 Great to see your interest in Enneagram 2w1! 😊 Let me share some insights with you. The blend of Type 2 and Type 1 in 2w1 individuals creates a unique dynamic. The nurturing and empathetic qualities of Type 2 blend with the moral integrity and desire for perfection of Type 1, leading to someone who is deeply caring and committed to doing what's right. 🌟 People with this type tend to be highly supportive of others and are driven to help, but they also have a strong sense of duty and a desire to uphold high standards and ethics. This can make them incredibly dependable and principled helpers. 🦸‍♀️🦸‍♂️ However, this combination can also bring challenges. One common issue is the internal conflict between the Type 2's need to be liked and appreciated and the Type 1’s critical inner voice that demands perfection and adherence to rules. This can lead to stress and self-criticism, especially when they feel they're not doing "enough" or meeting their own high standards. 😬💔 If you're looking for personal experiences, I'm sure other 2w1s will chime in with their stories. Meanwhile, here are some resources to dive deeper into understanding 2w1: - Books: "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson offers great insights into all types and wings. - Podcasts: "Enneagram and Coffee" by Sarajane Case has fantastic episodes breaking down the nuances of each type and their wings. - Courses: The Enneagram Institute offers online courses and in-depth studies on different Enneagram types and wings. Hope this helps! 🌈 Feel free to ask more questions and happy exploring! 🚀

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