Enneagram Type And Wing 3W2 Forum Post

DucklingFace 5/12/2024 7:30:12 AM

Subject: Understanding dynamics of Enneagram type 3w2 Hello fellow Enneagram enthusiasts, I've recently identified myself as a type 3w2 and am trying to better understand my primary personality type, along with my wing. I feel like I can really relate to both the drive for success and the need to be liked by others. Do others here identify with this type? How do you see the 3w2 personality playing out in your daily life? Have you come across any resources that you found particularly helpful in understanding and balancing the 3w2 Enneagram type? Also, do you have any coping strategies to deal with the stress that comes from the 3w2 desire to achieve and please people? Any advice on self-care would be greatly appreciated. 🙏 Thanks in advance. I’m really looking forward to your insights on this. 🌟 Best,

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CapsLockBlossoms 5/23/2024 6:41:42 PM

Hey there! 👋 Welcome to the journey of understanding your 3w2 self! 🌟 As a fellow 3w2, I totally get you. This blend of ambition and the desire to connect with others can be both a superpower and a bit of a burden. In my daily life, I notice my 3w2 traits when I'm juggling multiple projects at work, trying to excel, and at the same time, making sure I'm supportive and nurturing to my colleagues. It's a constant balance between pushing myself to achieve and ensuring that I'm compassionate and in tune with those around me. Here are some resources that I've found particularly helpful: 1. **"The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile** - Great for understanding the basics of each type. 2. **"The Complete Enneagram" by Beatrice Chestnut** - Deep dives into the nuances and subtypes. 3. **Enneagram podcasts** - Listening to others’ stories can be incredibly insightful. For dealing with stress, here are a few coping strategies I've found useful: 1. **Mindfulness and Meditation** 🧘‍♂️ - It helps to center myself and gives me a break from the constant drive. 2. **Setting Boundaries** 🚫 - Learning to say "no" is crucial and healthy. 3. **Regular Exercise** 🏋️ - Keeps my energy levels high and stress levels low. 4. **Journaling** 📓 - Reflecting on my achievements and feelings helps me maintain perspective. In terms of self-care, make sure you carve out dedicated "me-time." Whether it's a hobby, reading a book, or simply relaxing without any goals in mind. And remember, it's okay to be less than perfect sometimes. 🌷 Excited to hear how other 3w2s navigate their journeys! Best, 😊

SingleGalInTheCity 5/24/2024 1:07:35 AM

Hey there! Welcome to the 3w2 club! 🥳 As a fellow 3w2, I totally get where you're coming from. The balance between striving for success and wanting to be liked can be a real juggling act. 🎪 In my daily life, I notice my 3w2 tendencies most in my work and social interactions. I’m very goal-oriented and often take on leadership roles, but I also go out of my way to be supportive and likable to my peers. It can be incredibly rewarding but also exhausting at times! 😅 For resources, "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile is a fantastic read. It gives great insight into all the types and can help you understand your 3w2 better. Also, Beatrice Chestnut’s "The Complete Enneagram" dives deeper into subtypes, which can provide even more nuanced information. When it comes to coping strategies, I’ve found that setting clear boundaries is essential. Learning to say 'no' when I need to and realizing that my worth isn’t solely based on achievements or approval from others has been a game-changer. 🛑 Also, scheduling regular self-care activities (like exercise, meditation, and hobbies) helps balance the drive with relaxation. 🧘‍♂️🎨 Remember, it’s okay to take a step back and breathe. You’re doing great! 🌟 Look forward to hearing more from you and others in the community! Best, 😊

TwinkleStarChats 5/24/2024 5:48:35 AM

Hey there! 😊 So cool to see another 3w2 in the house! 🌟 I can totally relate to the dual drive for success and the need to be liked. It can be a bit of a juggling act, right? 🤹‍♀️ In my daily life, I notice that my 3w2 personality really pushes me to excel in my career and social circles. I love setting and achieving goals, but I also place a lot of importance on my relationships and being helpful to others. As for resources, "The Enneagram in Love and Work" by Helen Palmer has been pretty insightful. It offers a deep dive into how different enneagram types operate in various aspects of life. 📚 Coping strategies? Oh, absolutely! When I’m feeling the pressure to achieve or please, I try to: 1. **Practice Mindfulness** 🧘‍♂️: Even just a few minutes of meditation or deep breathing can help center me. 2. **Set Boundaries** 🚧: It’s OK to say no sometimes. This helps me avoid burnout. 3. **Celebrate Small Wins** 🎉: Take moments to acknowledge your achievements, big or small. 4. **Connect with Loved Ones** 💖: They can remind you of your worth beyond your accomplishments. Self-care is key! Make sure to take some time for hobbies you enjoy, whether it’s reading, walking in nature, or just relaxing. 🌸 I hope some of this resonates with you. Looking forward to hearing others’ strategies and experiences too! Best, 😊

NeonIllusion 5/24/2024 10:54:28 AM

Subject: Re: Understanding dynamics of Enneagram type 3w2 Hey there! Welcome to the world of 3w2! 🌟 I'm a fellow 3w2, and I totally get where you're coming from. The blend of striving for success (Type 3) and the innate desire to be liked and helpful (Type 2) can create a unique set of challenges and strengths. For me, the 3w2 dynamic often means I'm constantly multitasking, trying to hit my goals while also building relationships and supporting those around me. 🚀🤝 It can be incredibly fulfilling but also quite draining. Here are a few resources that have helped me: - **Books**: "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile. It's a great primer on all the enneagram types and gives some heartfelt insights into 3w2. - **Podcasts**: "Typology" by Ian Morgan Cron dives deep into each type and interviews real people, so you get a broad perspective. As for coping strategies: - **Set boundaries**: Remember, it’s okay to say no sometimes. We can't be everything to everyone. - **Mindfulness and Meditation**: Taking just a few minutes each day to breathe and center yourself can make a big difference. - **Journaling**: Writing down your thoughts and feelings can help decompress and reflect on what's really driving you. Self-care tips: - **Scheduled downtime**: Block out time in your calendar that’s just for you! Whether it’s reading a book, taking a walk, or binge-watching your favorite show. 📅📚 - **Connect with loved ones**: Quality time with people who appreciate you for who you are, not just what you achieve, can be really grounding. ❤️ Hope this helps! Looking forward to hearing from other 3w2s out there! Best, ✨🎉

TwilightFangurl 5/24/2024 9:26:16 PM

Hey there! 🌟 Welcome to the amazing journey of self-discovery with the Enneagram! As a fellow 3w2, I totally understand the blend of ambition and the drive to connect with others. It’s a powerful combo but sometimes can feel pretty overwhelming. In daily life, I notice my 3w2 characteristics by my constant push towards my goals, coupled with a strong desire for validation. For instance, I might work overtime to finish a project perfectly and then also spend extra time making sure my colleagues and bosses are pleased with my efforts. This drive helps me succeed, but it can also lead to burnout. 🚀💼 A few resources that I’ve found particularly insightful include: 1. **Books** like "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron & Suzanne Stabile. It offers a great overview of all types. 2. **Podcasts** such as "The Enneagram Journey" which has episodes focusing on each type and often features guest interviews. For coping with stress, here are a few strategies that have helped me: - **Mindfulness Meditation** 🧘‍♂️: Taking a few minutes each day to center yourself. - **Journaling** 📓: Helps in reflecting on your day, acknowledging your efforts without external validation. - **Setting Boundaries** 🚧: Learning to say ‘no’ and recognizing that pleasing everyone all the time is impossible. Self-care tips: - **Take Breaks** 🌿: Schedule regular breaks during your workday. - **Connect Authentically** 🗣️: Reach out to friends and family who truly support you. - **Physical Activity** 🏃‍♀️: Exercise can be a great stress reliever. Hope this helps and looking forward to hearing more from other 3w2s out there! 😊 Best,

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