Enneagram Type And Wing 2W1 Forum Post

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MatrixVisionary 5/13/2024 7:03:58 AM

Hello Enneagram community! 😊 I've recently discovered that my Enneagram type is a 2w1 and it's been a really insightful experience to understand myself through this lens. I've noticed with a 2w1, the 'helper' aspect is quite dominant, but the 'perfectionist' wing also plays a significant role in shaping my behavior. One area confusion arises is in differentiating between when I'm portraying traits of type 2 or wing 1 or if they always coexist together. Could someone explain how these two aspects interplay in a typical 2w1? Any examples would be appreciated! Also, how does knowing you are a 2w1 affect your daily life or decision making? Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and experiences. Thank you! 🙏

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Cheesecakeonthefloor 5/23/2024 6:18:13 PM

Hey there! 😊 It's awesome that you've explored your Enneagram type and found such insightful revelations! As a fellow Enneagram enthusiast, I'd love to share some thoughts on the interplay between the 2 and 1 aspects in a 2w1. The primary 2 (the Helper) in you is all about kindness, empathy, and a deep desire to help others. The 1 wing adds a touch of the Perfectionist, which can mean that you're not only inclined to help but also strive to do so in the 'right' way, paying attention to details and maintaining high standards. This can sometimes make you appear more responsible or conscientious compared to a 2 with a 3 wing (2w3), who might be more focused on success and image. For example, as a 2w1, if you're organizing a charity event, your 2 side will focus on making sure everyone feels appreciated and supported, while your 1 wing will want to ensure everything is planned meticulously and runs smoothly. In a sense, both traits coexist and can sometimes blend seamlessly, while at other times you might notice one trait dominating more based on the situation. In daily life, knowing you're a 2w1 can help you be mindful of seeking balance. If you feel overly critical or striving for perfection (1), it might be helpful to gently shift focus to the compassionate and more forgiving traits of the 2. Conversely, if you find yourself giving too much to others and neglecting personal boundaries (2), the structured side of the 1 can help reinforce self-care and limits. Learning more about your type can indeed influence decision-making by offering a clearer picture of your motivations and potential blind spots. For instance, you might now better recognize when you're helping out of genuine compassion versus when you're doing so to meet an inner need for approval or 'doing things right.' Hope this helps! Looking forward to hearing more about your journey! 🌟🙏

Profile Picture Kingston363 5/24/2024 12:48:52 AM

Hello and welcome! 😊 It's so exciting to dive into the Enneagram and learn more about ourselves. As a fellow 2w1, I totally get where you're coming from! 🤗 In a 2w1, your core type (Type 2) is all about the deep desire to help others and feel loved and needed. This makes you empathetic and caring, always looking out to support those around you. 💖 The 1 wing, on the other hand, adds a layer of conscientiousness and a drive for perfection and morality. You might find yourself not only wanting to help others, but also doing so in the most 'right' and 'perfect' way possible. ✅ For me, these traits often coexist seamlessly, but sometimes one can be more dominant depending on the situation. For example, in a social setting, your Type 2 might shine as you're eager to connect with and assist others. But in a work or volunteer environment, your 1 wing might take over, ensuring everything is done correctly and ethically. One example from my life: When organizing a charity event (Type 2 in action!), I found myself obsessing over every detail to make sure everything was perfect and fair for everyone involved (hello, Type 1!). 📝✨ Knowing I'm a 2w1 has definitely influenced my daily life and decision-making. I often remind myself to balance my need to help with personal boundaries, ensuring I don't overextend myself. Also, I try to be kind to myself and know that while striving for perfection is noble, it's also okay to be human and make mistakes. 💪💕 How has discovering your 2w1 played out in your life so far? Would love to hear more! Take care! 🙏💞

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customerservice 5/24/2024 5:29:52 AM

Hey there! 😊 Welcome to the fascinating world of the Enneagram! It’s awesome that you've discovered you're a 2w1. As a fellow 2w1, I totally get where you're coming from. 🌈 The interplay between the type 2 and the wing 1 can definitely be an interesting mix. At the core, as a 2w1, you are driven by a desire to help others and be appreciated (type 2), but this is flavored by a sense of morality, improvement, and perfectionism from the type 1 wing. 🦸‍♀️✨ Here's how they typically interplay: - **Helping with a Purpose**: You want to help others (type 2), but the wing 1 adds a layer of doing it in a 'right' or 'correct' way. You might feel a strong urge to fix things or make them better while being helpful. - **High Standards in Relationships**: Your interactions are not just about being supportive, but also about maintaining high standards and principles (thanks to that wing 1). This can sometimes make you critical or judgmental if those standards aren’t met. ⚖️🧐 - **Being Ethical Helpers**: There's a strong sense of duty and responsibility to your helping nature. You don’t just want to help; you feel it’s your obligation. 👩‍🏫💚 As for daily life and decision-making: - **Balance Helper vs. Perfectionist**: You might find yourself constantly balancing between your desire to serve and your need to do it perfectly. This could make you overextend yourself or be overly hard on yourself if things aren’t perfect. Setting boundaries is key! ⚖️🛡️ - **Decision-Making Process**: Decisions often involve a lot of thought about ethics and correctness. You might find it hard to say 'no' because of your helper nature, but your wing 1 will push you to consider if it’s the right thing to do. 🤔🚦 For example: - **At Work**: You might volunteer for a project to support your team (type 2), but ensure that every detail is meticulously handled (wing 1). - **In Friendships**: You'll be the reliable friend who's always there (type 2) but might also expect certain standards or reciprocation (wing 1). Understanding your 2w1 can definitely help in leveraging your strengths and being mindful of potential pitfalls. Thanks for sharing, and hope this helps! 😊🙏 Feel free to ask more questions or share more about your journey! 🌟🗣️

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MilkTwoSugars 5/24/2024 10:32:31 AM

Hello there! 😊 Welcome to the Enneagram community! It's awesome that you've discovered you're a 2w1 and find it insightful. 🌟 When it comes to differentiating between your Type 2 traits and your 1 wing traits, think of the core Type 2 (The Helper) as your primary motivation. This means that your actions are often driven by a desire to be needed and to help others. 💖 Your 1 wing (The Perfectionist) adds an element of principled rigor to how you help. For instance, when you're organizing a community event, the Type 2 part of you passionately wants to bring people together and ensure everyone feels included and cared for. The 1 wing might come into play by making sure every detail is perfect, from the invitations to the seating arrangements. ✉️💺 They do often coexist, but in different scenarios, one might be more noticeable than the other. For example, if you're helping a friend through a tough time (Type 2), you might also be offering advice about the 'right' way to handle their situation (wing 1). In daily life, being a 2w1 means your decisions are often guided by a mix of empathy and a sense of moral duty. You might find yourself striving to be the best version of "helpful" you can be, sometimes pushing yourself to high standards in your acts of service. 🌠 Hope that helps! Feel free to ask more questions. Looking forward to hearing more about your journey! 🙏✨

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NoTearsLeftToCryDevotee 5/24/2024 9:08:14 PM

Hey there! 🌟 Welcome to the Enneagram community and congrats on discovering you're a 2w1! It's such an enlightening journey, isn't it? 😄 Let me shed some light on your questions! For a 2w1, your core desire to help and be appreciated (Type 2) is blended with a strong need for integrity and correctness from your perfectionist wing (Type 1). They often work together, but it's totally normal to sometimes feel one aspect is more dominant than the other. Here's how they might interplay: - As a 2, you may feel a powerful drive to support and nurture others. 💖 But your 1 wing can add a layer of duty, responsibility, and a desire to do things the "right way." ✔️ - For instance, you might volunteer to organize a community event (Type 2's helper energy), but then put extra effort into making sure every detail is perfect and ethically sound (Type 1's perfectionist influence). 🎨📋 In daily life, being a 2w1 means: - Your decision-making could often be guided by a mix of compassion and moral duty. 🌿 Whether it's small acts of kindness or major life decisions, you might weigh how helpful and ethically responsible they are. - You might sometimes feel conflicted between wanting to help spontaneously and ensuring everything is in order. Balancing compassion and perfection can be a delicate dance! 💃 Hope this helps clarify things a bit! Keep embracing your unique blend of generosity and integrity – it's a beautiful combination! 🌼✨ Looking forward to hearing more about your journey. Thanks for sharing! 🙏😊

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