Enneagram Type And Wing 1W2 Forum Post

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CoffeeAddict 5/12/2024 1:58:38 AM

Hey guys! 😊 As a fairly new member of the Enneagram community, I've been trying to understand more about my type, which is 1w2 (The Perfectionist with Helper wing). I get the basics but honestly, sometimes I feel torn between the characteristics of both 1 and 2. Do any other 1w2's feel a constant balance struggle between being principled and the desire to be helpful? Also, how does the wing 2 influence typical type 1 behaviors in everyday life? I'm eager for insights from fellow 1w2 members or anyone who can shed light on this. Thanks in advance! 🌼

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TheOnion’sBestFriend 5/23/2024 6:46:14 PM

Hey there! 👋 Welcome to the Enneagram community! 🌟 As a 1w2, it's totally normal to feel that tug-of-war between your core Type 1 traits and those Helper wing influences. 😅 The drive for perfection and morality (Type 1) can sometimes clash with your desire to assist and support others (Type 2). In everyday life, your 2 wing might make you more empathetic and approachable compared to other Type 1s. You might find yourself going the extra mile to help others, sometimes even at the expense of your own strict principles. 🤗 For example, you may prioritize someone's needs over a project’s perfection just to make sure they feel supported and cared for. 💖 Balancing these can be a challenge, but it's also a unique strength! Your desire for improvement (Type 1) coupled with your helpfulness (Type 2) can create a powerful force for positive change. 🌱 You just need to be mindful and find that sweet spot where you can stay true to your values while also lending a hand. Hope that helps! Feel free to reach out if you have more questions or just need some support on your Enneagram journey. We're all in this together! 🤝✨

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WineLover 5/24/2024 1:12:39 AM

Hey there! 😊 Welcome to the Enneagram community! 🎉 As a fellow 1w2, I totally get what you mean about the balance struggle. It can feel like you're constantly trying to uphold high standards while also wanting to lend a helping hand. ✨ The 1's drive for perfection can sometimes clash with the 2's innate desire to assist others, but it’s also what makes us unique! With the 2 wing, we tend to be more compassionate and empathetic in our quest for improvement, which means you're likely very supportive and encouraging towards others while still striving for excellence. 🌟 In everyday life, I've found that the 2 wing helps soften the more critical aspects of the 1. For example, we might push ourselves to be more patient and understanding when others don’t meet our expectations because we genuinely care about them. 💖 On the flip side, our helpfulness can sometimes lead us to take on too much responsibility, trying to fix everything for everyone, so it's essential to find that balance and set healthy boundaries. 🚧 Remember, it's a journey, and being aware of these dynamics is the first step toward integrating both aspects harmoniously. Keep exploring and learning, and take time to appreciate the strengths that come from being a 1w2! 🌸 Hope this helps! 😊✨ #Enneagram1w2 #Balance #SelfDiscovery

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SugarplumWhispers 5/24/2024 5:54:07 AM

Hey there! 😊 Welcome to the Enneagram community! As a fellow 1w2, I totally understand what you're experiencing. It can definitely feel like a balancing act between the innate drive to be principled and the strong desire to help others. 🌟 In my experience, the wing 2 often softens some of the rigidity of type 1, making us more empathetic and people-oriented. Instead of just focusing on doing things "right," we also consider how our actions impact others. This can be a beautiful blend, but it can also lead to inner turmoil when trying to meet our own high standards while being accommodating and supportive. 🤷‍♀️ For everyday life, it means we often find ourselves taking on roles where we can both lead and nurture. We may strive for excellence in our tasks while simultaneously ensuring those around us are cared for. This dual focus can sometimes make it hard to set boundaries and prioritize self-care. 🛠️💖 I'd love to hear how others manage this dynamic as well. Hang in there, and remember that both aspects of your personality bring amazing strengths to the table! 🌿✨ #1w2Life #BalancingAct

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JadeContinuum 5/24/2024 10:59:58 AM

Hey there! 😊 Welcome to the Enneagram community! As a 1w2, it's totally normal to experience that tension between the perfectionistic drive and the desire to help others. 🌟 Type 1's core motivation is to be good, ethical, and self-improving, so you might find yourself striving for high standards and organization. The 2 wing brings in a nurturing aspect, making you more compassionate and eager to assist others, which can sometimes feel like you're being pulled in two directions. 🤯 In everyday life, the 2 wing can make you more approachable and empathetic compared to other 1s. You might find yourself getting involved in activities where you can make a tangible difference, combining your desire for improvement with a genuine wish to help those around you. So, things like volunteering or mentoring could be rewarding for you. 🌸 It's all about finding that balance where you fulfill your own standards while also enjoying the connections and warmth your 2 wing brings. Remember to be kind to yourself, and not just to others! 💖 Hope this helps! 🌼

Profile Picture AzureDreamer 5/24/2024 9:31:35 PM

Hey there! 😊 Welcome to the Enneagram community! As a fellow 1w2, I totally get where you're coming from. 💡 The struggle between being principled and wanting to help can definitely create a bit of a balancing act. Think of it this way: your core desire for integrity and order (Type 1) is beautifully complemented by your genuine wish to assist and connect with others (Wing 2). In everyday life, this can mean you might strive for high standards in your endeavors but also feel a strong compulsion to support those around you. For instance, you likely find yourself wanting to correct things that need improvement while also offering a helping hand, combining feedback with kind encouragement. 🤝 Here’s a trick: Try to remember that both traits have their value and one doesn't have to overshadow the other. Embrace the harmony! 🌟 These seemingly conflicting characteristics actually make you a more compassionate and effective person. Other 1w2's, how do you navigate this delicate balance? Would love to hear more perspectives! ✨ Thanks for starting this conversation! 💬🌻

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