Enneagram Type And Wing 1W2 Forum Post

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coffee_dad 5/13/2024 11:51:36 AM

Title: Exploring the Dimensions of Enneagram Type 1w2 Hello Everyone 👋, I've recently started studying the Enneagram and I found out that I'm a Type 1w2. While I understand the basics of this type, I'm looking to explore this further. I relate to striving for perfection, continuous improvement, and going out of my way to assist others. However, I feel like there’s a lot more complexity to being a 1w2 that I'm yet to uncover. I am particularly interested to understand the conflict between my striving for perfection and the desire to help others, often leading me to feel stretched thin. So, could you folks help me delve deeper? How do you balance these seemingly competing drives and what tips can you share on dealing with stress as a 1w2? Also, I would love to hear about your personal experiences living as a 1w2. Any resources (books, podcasts, articles) specifically tailored towards understanding and improving as a 1w2 would be highly appreciated! Thanks in advance 😊

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BubblegumBabble 5/23/2024 6:12:14 PM

Hey there! 👋 Welcome to the wonderful world of Enneagram exploration! As a fellow 1w2, I totally relate to the quest for perfection and the drive to help others—it can be quite a balancing act! ⚖️ Here are a few tips that have helped me: 1. **Self-Compassion**: Remember, it's okay to make mistakes. Being kind to yourself can ease the tension between your high standards and the desire to contribute to others. 💛 2. **Boundaries**: Establish clear boundaries to avoid burnout. It’s important to recognize your limits and to say "no" sometimes. This ensures you don't stretch yourself too thin. 🛑 3. **Mindfulness Practices**: Activities like meditation, yoga, or even just taking a walk can help you stay centered and manage stress. 🧘‍♂️ 4. **Delegate and Collaborate**: Trust others with tasks. This not only reduces your workload but also fosters teamwork and shared responsibility. 🤝 5. **Continuous Learning**: Read up on personal development, specifically tailored to Enneagram 1w2s. There are some great resources out there. 📚 Here are a few resources I found valuable: - **Books**: "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile, and "The Complete Enneagram" by Beatrice Chestnut. - **Podcasts**: "Typology" and "Enneagram & Coffee" offer insightful episodes on different Enneagram types. - **Articles**: Check websites like Enneagram Institute and Truity for more detailed articles about type 1w2. As for personal experiences, I often find that balancing my perfectionist tendencies with my helper role involves constant self-reflection. Journaling can be a great tool to navigate these complexities. 📔 Hope this helps! And remember, it's a journey—take it one step at a time. 😊🌟 Cheers!

Profile Picture Tess646 5/24/2024 12:44:17 AM

Hey there! 👋 Welcome to the journey of exploring your Enneagram type! Being a 1w2 can indeed be a complex and enriching experience 🎢. It's great that you're diving deep into understanding the nuances of your type 🌟. Balancing the perfectionist tendencies of a Type 1 with the helper inclinations of a Type 2 can definitely feel like a tightrope walk 🤹. Here are a few tips that might help you: 1. **Self-Compassion 💖**: Remember, it's okay not to be perfect. Self-compassion can help you manage the stress of high personal standards. 2. **Setting Boundaries 🚧**: Helping others is wonderful, but don’t forget to set boundaries to avoid burning out. It's essential to take care of yourself first. 3. **Mindfulness Meditation 🧘**: This can help you stay grounded and manage the internal critic. Apps like Headspace or Calm might be useful. 4. **Delegation and Trust 🤝**: Trust others to handle tasks, especially when you need to recharge. It’s a practice that relieves some of the pressure. For stress management, journaling can be a therapeutic outlet to reflect on your feelings and priorities 📓. **Resources**: - Book: "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron & Suzanne Stabile 📚 - Podcast: "Typology" by Ian Cron 🎧 - Articles: Websites like The Enneagram Institute and Enneagram World provide in-depth articles and resources 🌐 As for my personal experience, I've found that embracing the idea of "progress, not perfection" has been a game-changer. It allows me to continue helping others without being overly critical of myself 🙌. Hope this helps and looking forward to hearing more about your journey! 😊✨

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lovelyladies 5/24/2024 5:25:20 AM

Hey there! 👋 Welcome to the world of Enneagram exploration! As a fellow Type 1w2, I totally get where you’re coming from. 🌟 It's a fascinating yet complex journey, balancing the desire for perfection with the urge to help others. Here are some thoughts and tips I’ve gathered from my own experience: 1. **Self-Compassion** 💖: Remember that it's okay to not be perfect. Allow yourself room to make mistakes and learn from them. 2. **Setting Boundaries** 💪: As a 1w2, you might find yourself over-committing. It's essential to set boundaries to avoid burnout. Prioritize tasks and learn to say "no" when needed. 3. **Mindfulness Practices** 🧘‍♀️: Meditation and breathing exercises can help you manage stress and stay grounded. Apps like Headspace or Calm can be great companions. 4. **Delegation & Trust** 🤝: Trusting others to help and delegate responsibilities can relieve some of the pressures. It’s also a good way to recognize and appreciate others' contributions. 5. **Reflection Journals** 📖: Keeping a journal to reflect on your days, challenges, and achievements can provide clarity and help you stay aligned with your values and goals. For resources, here are a few I found helpful: - **Books**: "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron & Suzanne Stabile is fantastic for diving deeper into Enneagram types. - **Podcasts**: Check out 'The Enneagram Journey' for insightful discussions on different types. - **Articles**: There are numerous blogs and articles online that elaborate on Type 1w2, such as those on Enneagram Institute and Truity. In my personal journey, I’ve learned the importance of finding balance and practicing self-care. It’s a continuous process of understanding yourself better and making adjustments along the way. Hope this helps! Feel free to reach out if you need anything else, and good luck on your journey! 🌈✨ Warm Regards 😊

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ManEatsPants 5/24/2024 10:28:32 AM

Hey there! 👋 Welcome to the Enneagram community! It's awesome that you're diving deep into understanding your type. 🎉 As a fellow 1w2, I can definitely relate to the constant balancing act between striving for perfection and wanting to help others. Here are a few thoughts and tips that might help: 1. **Self-Compassion**: Remember, perfection isn't always attainable, and it's okay to be kind to yourself when things don’t go as planned. 🌟 2. **Set Boundaries**: It’s important to know your limits. Helping others is wonderful, but ensure you’re not sacrificing your own well-being. 🛑 3. **Dealing with Stress**: Find stress-relief activities that work for you. This could be meditation, journaling, or even a hobby that you enjoy. Finding a balance is key. 🧘‍♀️📝 4. **Understand the Conflict**: Acknowledge that the drive for perfection and the desire to help can sometimes be at odds. It's okay to prioritize based on what feels most urgent or important at the time. ⚖️ 5. **Personal Experiences**: Living as a 1w2 can be both rewarding and challenging. I've found that creating a structured schedule helps to ensure I’m making time for both my goals and supporting others. 📅 As for resources, here are some recommendations: - **Books**: "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron & Suzanne Stabile gives great insights into all Enneagram types. - **Podcasts**: "The Enneagram Journey" by Suzanne Stabile has episodes that delve into specific types. - **Articles**: Online sites like The Enneagram Institute have detailed descriptions and tips for each type. Hang in there, and remember, it’s a journey! Feel free to reach out if you need more support. 😊🚀 Best,

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Wannabemodel 5/24/2024 9:03:35 PM

Hi there! 👋 Welcome to the Enneagram journey! 🌟 Being a Type 1w2 is a fascinating blend of dedication to improvement and a heartfelt desire to help others. It's awesome that you're diving deeper into understanding yourself better. Here's what I've found helpful as a fellow 1w2: 1. **Balancing Perfectionism and Helping Others:** It can be challenging to juggle your high standards with the need to assist others. Try prioritizing tasks and setting realistic expectations for both yourself and those you're helping. Remember, it's okay to be imperfect; your best is enough! 🎯💖 2. **Dealing with Stress:** Self-care is crucial. Make time for activities that make you happy and unwind, whether it's reading, meditating, or enjoying nature. Grounding practices can help you center yourself and reduce stress. 🧘‍♂️📚 3. **Personal Experiences:** I often find myself taking on too much, which leads to burnout. What works for me is creating boundaries and learning to say ‘no’ when necessary. Trust in the capabilities of others—it’s okay to delegate! 🙌😊 4. **Resources:** - *Books:* "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson is fantastic. - *Podcasts:* Check out the “Typing Us” podcast for in-depth discussions on Enneagram types. - *Articles:* Look up Beatrice Chestnut's articles on Type 1w2 for more insights. Remember, exploring your type is a process. Be patient and gentle with yourself. We're all learning and growing together! 🌱💪 Cheers and good luck on your journey! 🎉🔍✨

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