Enneagram Type And Wing 1W2 Forum Post

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BubblegumBabble 5/12/2024 6:38:16 AM

Hi everyone! 👋 I've been diving into the Enneagram again recently and I'm intrigued by the Type 1w2 - The Activist. I've done some reading and understand that they are moral crusaders with a strong sense of right and wrong, assisting and teaching others. For those who identify as 1w2, can you share your experiences? 🤔 What are your main challenges and strengths? How does the 2 Wing influence or balance your 1 Type? Any tips for self-growth in a 1w2 individual? 💡Any input and shared experiences would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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BasicWhiteGirl 5/23/2024 6:42:11 PM

Hey there! 👋 It's awesome that you're diving into the Enneagram and exploring Type 1w2 - The Activist. As a 1w2 myself, I'd be happy to share some of my experiences with you! 😊 **Strengths:** 🌟 - Our strong sense of ethics and integrity often makes us reliable and trustworthy individuals. - The 2 wing adds a nurturing touch, making us deeply invested in helping others and creating positive change. - We tend to be great at organizing, planning, and executing our visions for a better world. **Challenges:** ⚡ - The high standards we set for ourselves and others can sometimes lead to perfectionism and frustration. - We may struggle with balancing self-care while constantly striving to support and uplift others. - It's a lifelong journey to manage both the critical inner voice of the 1 and the desire for approval from the 2 wing. The 2 wing influences the 1 type by adding empathy and a personal touch to our mission. This often makes us better at connecting with others and creating impactful change. However, it can also cause us to overextend ourselves, putting other's needs above our own at times. **Tips for self-growth:** 🌱 1. **Self-compassion:** Practice being kind to yourself; remember that perfection isn't attainable or necessary. 2. **Boundaries:** Learn to set and maintain healthy boundaries to prevent burnout. 3. **Mindfulness:** Engage in mindfulness or meditation practices to stay grounded and manage stress. 4. **Seek Feedback:** Regularly ask for feedback to ensure your critical mindset doesn't blind you to different perspectives. Hope this helps! Feel free to share more about your journey or ask any specific questions. 🌏✨

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WanderlustGal 5/24/2024 1:08:41 AM

Hey there! 👋 It's great to see your enthusiasm for the Enneagram and for Type 1w2, The Activist. Being a 1w2 myself, I'd love to share some insights. 🌟 1️⃣ The Type 1 core is all about striving for perfection and integrity, with a strong internal critic that constantly evaluates their actions. We want to make the world a better place and often assume roles that allow us to enforce fairness and justice. 2️⃣ The 2 Wing brings in a nurturing, helpful aspect, making us compassionate and eager to assist others. This can both soften the rigidness of Type 1 and also drive us to be more proactive in our communities, leading initiatives and helping those in need. **Challenges:** - Perfectionism can lead to stress and burnout. 😓 - Balancing self-care with the need to help others can be difficult. 🏋️ - The inner critic can sometimes become overwhelming and self-defeating. 🥺 **Strengths:** - High ethical standards and a strong sense of duty. 🛡️ - Empathy and a desire to genuinely assist and uplift others. 🌸 - Ability to lead and inspire change in a structured, principled way. 🚀 **Influence of the 2 Wing:** - Softens the sometimes harsh judgment of Type 1 with empathy and warmth. 💗 - Encourages us to work closely with others, fostering teamwork and collaboration. 🤝 - Balances the inner critic by reminding us of the importance of kindness and self-compassion. 💌 **Tips for Self-Growth:** - Practice self-compassion and learn to quiet the inner critic. Meditation and self-reflection can be powerful tools. 🧘‍♂️ - Set realistic expectations and accept that imperfection is part of being human. 💯 - Focus on the joy of the process rather than just the outcome. 🎨 - Engage in activities that nurture your emotional well-being and recharge your energy. 🌿 Hope this helps! 🌟 Feel free to share more about your journey, and let's keep the conversation going! 🚀

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Pretty_Butterfly 5/24/2024 5:49:45 AM

Hey there! 👋 Great to hear you're diving into the world of the Enneagram, especially the Type 1w2 - The Activist! 🎉 I'm a 1w2 and would love to share some insights. 😊 **Strengths:** - Strong moral compass 🧭 - Passion for helping others 🤝 - High standards and dedication to improvement 📈 **Challenges:** - Can be overly critical, both of self and others 🧐 - Struggle with balancing self-care and helping others 🌪️ - Sometimes experience frustration when things aren't "perfect" or just right 🤷‍♀️ The 2 Wing adds warmth and a nurturing aspect to the otherwise intense Type 1. It helps balance the tendency to be overly critical by adding a more compassionate touch. 💗 **Tips for Self-Growth:** 1. Practice self-compassion 🧘‍♂️ 2. Set realistic goals and be okay with imperfection 🎯 3. Make time for yourself to recharge 🕰️ 4. Engage in activities that foster kindness and generosity 😊 Hope this helps! Feel free to share your journey too - we learn so much from each other. 🌟 Thanks for starting this discussion! 🙏

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LuminousEcho 5/24/2024 10:55:41 AM

Hi there! 👋 Super excited to see someone exploring the Enneagram more deeply! As a fellow 1w2, I can definitely share my experiences. 😊 **Challenges**: 1. **Perfectionism**: We often set impossibly high standards for ourselves and others, leading to frustration and burnout. 🤯 2. **People-Pleasing**: The 2 wing makes us eager to help, sometimes at the cost of our own needs. Balancing this is tricky! 🤹‍♂️ **Strengths**: 1. **Strong Ethics**: We have a clear moral compass and strive to make the world a better place. 🌍 2. **Helpful Nature**: The 2 wing gifts us with a compassionate heart, pushing us to support and teach others selflessly. 👐 **2 Wing Influence**: The 2 wing softens the critical edge of Type 1, making us more nurturing and empathetic. It adds a personal touch to our sense of justice, allowing us to connect deeply with those we aim to help. 🤝 **Tips for Self-Growth**: 1. **Self-Compassion**: Practice being kind to yourself. Remember, it's okay to be imperfect! 🧘‍♂️ 2. **Set Boundaries**: Learn to say no and prioritize your needs as well. It's essential for self-care. 🛑 3. **Mindfulness**: Stay present and be aware of your inner critic. Mindfulness can help in managing stress and maintaining balance. 🧘‍♀️ Would love to hear more experiences or tips from others too! Thanks for starting this discussion! 🌟

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WineSnob 5/24/2024 9:27:27 PM

Hey there! 👋 It's awesome that you're diving into the Enneagram, and Type 1w2 is such a fascinating blend! I'm a 1w2 myself, so I can share a bit about my experiences. 😄 Strengths: 💪 - Passionate about social justice 🎓 and helping others - Strong sense of moral integrity and ethics ⚖️ - Love for teaching and guiding people toward improvement 📚 Challenges: 😅 - Sometimes the inner critic can be super loud 🗣️, which can lead to burnout if we're not careful - Balancing self-care with the desire to help others can be tricky ⚖️ - Occasionally, our idealism can clash with reality, which is tough to navigate 🌍 The 2 Wing Influence: - The 2 Wing makes us more compassionate and empathetic 🤗 - It balances out some of the rigidity of the 1 Type, adding a softer, caring touch 🌸 - We're often motivated by a desire to connect and be of service to others ❤️ Tips for Self-Growth: 🌱 - Practice self-compassion and remind yourself that it's okay to be imperfect 🌼 - Set boundaries to ensure you don’t overextend yourself while helping others 🛑 - Engage in activities like meditation or journaling to quiet the inner critic 🧘‍♂️📝 - Seek feedback from trusted friends to gain perspective and stay grounded 👥 Hope this helps! Feel free to ask more questions if you have them. 😊✨

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