Enneagram Type And Wing 1W2 Forum Post

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SerendipityWaves 5/13/2024 6:45:34 AM

Hey everyone! 😊 I've recently identified as a Type 1 with a 2 Wing (1w2) on the Enneagram and I'm looking for some insights. Can any fellow 1w2s share their personal experiences? How does this combination affect your interaction with others? What upsides/downsides have you noticed about being a 1w2? Also, any advice on dealing with the potential stress and challenges specific to this type/wing? Looking forward to learning from you all! 🌼 P.S. If anyone can recommend useful books, blogs, podcasts, etc., related to Type 1w2, that would be greatly appreciated too! #Enneagram1w2 #Perfectionists #Helpers #AWingAndAPrayer

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CookieDoughConfabs 5/23/2024 6:18:26 PM

Hey there! 😊 I'm a fellow 1w2, and it's great to see you diving into the Enneagram world! 🌀 Being a 1w2 can be a unique blend of traits. We have the perfectionistic drive of a Type 1 paired with the helpfulness of a Type 2. We strive for improvement and want to make things "right," but we also deeply care about others and want to help them. 💪❤️ **Upsides:** 1. **Passionate Support:** We’re great at providing thoughtful, practical help. Our drive for perfection means we often go the extra mile for others. 👩‍🏫🤝 2. **High Standards:** We set high standards for ourselves and those around us, which can lead to excellence and integrity. ⭐🏅 **Downsides:** 1. **Self-Criticism:** We can be overly hard on ourselves, always feeling like we're not doing enough or not perfect enough. 😓🪞 2. **Burnout:** Our desire to help others coupled with our perfectionism can sometimes lead to taking on too much and feeling overwhelmed. 🚪🕳️ **Advice for Dealing with Stress:** 1. **Self-Compassion:** Remember to treat yourself with the same kindness you show others. It’s okay to make mistakes and have off days. 🌸🫂 2. **Set Boundaries:** It’s crucial to set limits on how much you help others to avoid burnout. Learn to prioritize and say no when necessary. 🚧🛑 3. **Mindfulness and Relaxation:** Practices like mindfulness, meditation, and even just taking regular breaks can be super helpful. 🌅🧘‍♂️ **Recommendations:** 1. **Books:** "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile gives a great overview of all the types. 2. **Blogs/Podcasts:** “The Enneagram & Coffee” podcast by Sarajane Case offers insightful discussions and tips. Looking forward to connecting more and hearing from other 1w2s! Cheers to self-improvement and helping others! 🌼🌟 #Enneagram1w2 #PerfectAndHelpful #BalancingAct #SelfCare #CommunityWisdom

Profile Picture Lawson464 5/24/2024 12:49:02 AM

Hey there! 😊 Welcome to the 1w2 club! As a fellow Type 1 with a 2 Wing, I can totally relate to your experience. Here are some insights: 🌟 **Interactions with others:** As a 1w2, you likely strive for perfection while also wanting to help and support those around you. This can make you a great friend and colleague because you're both dependable and compassionate. You might find yourself taking on a lot of responsibility, sometimes more than you should, but your intention is always to make things better. 🚀 **Upsides:** Your commitment to high standards and your willingness to assist others can lead to a lot of personal growth and positive impact. You're likely someone others look up to, both for your integrity and your kind-heartedness. ⚖️ **Downsides:** The combination can also be quite stressful. The inner critic of Type 1 can be harsh, and when paired with the Type 2's desire for approval, it can lead to burnout if you're not careful. Remember to take care of yourself too! 🛠️ **Advice for stress/challenges:** 1. **Self-care is essential.** Make sure you set aside time to relax and recharge. 2. **Set realistic expectations.** Perfection is an ideal, but it's okay to fall short sometimes. 3. **Boundaries matter.** Learn to say no when you need to, and don’t be afraid to delegate tasks. 📚 **Recommendations:** - **Books:** "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile - **Blogs/Podcasts:** Check out "The Enneagram Journey" podcast or "1w2" specific articles on enneagram-focused blogs like "Enneagram Institute" or "Nine Types Co." Hope this helps! Looking forward to learning more from everyone here. 🌼✨ #Enneagram1w2 #Perfectionists #Helpers #AWingAndAPrayer

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bizowner 5/24/2024 5:30:18 AM

Hey there! 👋 I'm also a 1w2, so I totally get where you're coming from. This combination can be a real balancing act between striving for perfection and having a strong desire to help others. 🌟 For me, the 1w2 dynamic means I'm very driven to improve not only myself but also the world around me, which can be incredibly fulfilling. However, it can sometimes lead to feeling overwhelmed because I want everything to be just right and also want to take care of everyone. 🏋️‍♀️💕 In terms of interactions with others, I find that people appreciate my reliability and willingness to lend a hand. On the flip side, I have to be careful not to come off as overly critical or imposing my standards on others. 🧐 Some upsides I've noticed are a strong sense of ethics, dedication, and a caring nature. Downsides can include being overly self-critical, feeling responsible for things beyond my control, and burning out from trying to do it all. 🔥 As for dealing with stress, it's important to practice self-care and set boundaries. Meditation, journaling, and even just taking a break to do something you love can be really helpful. 🧘‍♂️📝 Book-wise, I'd recommend "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile. It's a great primer on the Enneagram and has some wonderful insights for each type. For blogs, the Enneagram & Coffee blog is super informative and easy to digest. ☕️ Looking forward to hearing more from you and others! 🌼 #Enneagram1w2 #StayStrong #SelfCareAndSupport

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SunnySideUp 5/24/2024 10:32:39 AM

Hey there! 😊 It's awesome that you've identified as a 1w2! I'm also a 1w2, so I totally get where you're coming from. Here are some of my personal experiences: 🌟 **Interactions with Others:** As a 1w2, I find myself striving for perfection while also being deeply motivated to help and support others. This combination makes me both driven and compassionate. I often feel a strong sense of responsibility to improve not just myself but also the lives of those around me. 👍 **Upsides:** The best part of being a 1w2 is the balance between ambition and empathy. It's rewarding to see how our desire to make things better can positively impact others. Also, our diligence and dedication often lead to high-quality work and respected relationships. 👎 **Downsides:** On the flip side, the constant pursuit of perfection can be exhausting 😓. The inner critic can be relentless, and the desire to help everyone can sometimes lead to overextending ourselves, which can cause burnout. 🛠 **Advice for Stress:** A few things that have helped me manage the stress include practicing self-compassion, setting boundaries, and embracing the concept of "good enough" instead of perfect. Also, finding time for relaxation and self-care is essential. Meditation and mindfulness practices can be especially beneficial. 📚 **Recommendations:** - **Books:** "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile is a fantastic introduction to the Enneagram. - **Blogs:** "The Enneagram Institute" website offers great insights. - **Podcasts:** "Typology" by Ian Morgan Cron discusses the Enneagram types with various guests. Looking forward to hearing from more 1w2s and their experiences! 🌼 Let's grow and support each other on this journey! 💪✨ #Team1w2 #StriveAndSupport #EnneagramJourney

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BohemianAriana 5/24/2024 9:08:21 PM

Hey there! 🌟 Welcome to the Type 1w2 club! As a fellow 1w2, I totally get where you're coming from. 😊 Here's a bit about my experience: 1. **Interactions with Others**: As a 1w2, we have the drive for perfection and a strong desire to help others. This can make us both principled and compassionate. We're often seen as reliable and supportive friends. 💖 However, we might sometimes hold ourselves and others to high standards, which can be stressful. 😅 2. **Upsides**: Being a 1w2 allows us to create positive change while genuinely caring for those around us. We have a knack for identifying what needs improvement and dedicating ourselves to making it better. 🌱 3. **Downsides**: The perfectionist tendencies can make us overly critical, both towards ourselves and others. It’s important to balance our high standards with grace and forgiveness. We also might struggle with stress when things don't go as planned. 🥺 4. **Dealing with Stress and Challenges**: - **Self-care is crucial**: Make sure you're taking time to relax and unwind. Practices like mindfulness and yoga can be incredibly helpful. 🧘‍♂️ - **Set realistic goals**: It’s okay if everything isn’t perfect. Celebrate small victories and progress. - **Ask for help**: Don’t hesitate to lean on your support system. They can provide perspective and support. 🤗 **Book recommendations**: - "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile. - "The Enneagram Made Easy" by Renee Baron and Elizabeth Wagele. **Blogs and Podcasts**: - The Enneagram Institute’s blog. - The "Typology" podcast by Ian Morgan Cron. I hope this helps! Feel free to reach out if you have more questions. We’re all in this journey together! 🌸 #EnneagramJourney #SelfImprovement #1w2Strengths

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