Enneagram Type And Wing 1W2 Forum Post

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SheepOverlord 5/13/2024 5:38:53 PM

Hi everyone! 👋 I've recently been exploring more about my Enneagram type and found out that I'm a Type 1, particularly 1w2. As a 1w2, I'm noticing that my drive for perfection is often mingled with a deep desire to help others. We are known to be "the advocate" or sometimes even as "the priest." Are there any other 1w2's around here who can share their personal experiences? Specifically, I'm interested to know how your wing 2 influences your primary type 1 in day-to-day activities, personal relationships, and career choices? Moreover, I'd love some suggestions on how to manage the inner critic 🔍 that comes with being a Type 1 while not curbing the empathetic, supportive side of the Wing 2. Really looking forward to your insights 🌟 Thank you! 🙏

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FoodieFun 5/23/2024 6:07:16 PM

Hey there! 👋 Welcome to the world of Type 1w2! It's great to meet a fellow advocate. 😊 As a 1w2, I can totally relate to that blend of striving for perfection and a deep-seated desire to help others. In terms of daily activities, I've found that the 2 wing really helps soften the typical Type 1 rigidity. For instance, when tackling a project, while my Type 1 nature drives me towards completing it perfectly, my Wing 2 brings out my nurturing side, making sure that everyone on the team feels supported and valued. It’s a balancing act, but it definitely adds a fulfilling aspect to the work! 📝✨ When it comes to personal relationships, my Wing 2 influences me to be more empathetic and attentive. I often find myself taking on roles where I can offer support and advice, striving to be the "go-to" person for my friends and family. 👫 It can be immensely rewarding, though sometimes I have to remind myself to set boundaries to avoid burnout. 💖 In my career, these traits manifest in roles where both efficiency and empathy are valued. I've found great satisfaction in positions where I can lead with integrity and help others grow, such as teaching, coaching, or even non-profit work. 🌱 My 2 wing definitely influences me to seek out roles where I can advocate for others and contribute positively to their lives. Managing the inner critic as a Type 1 can indeed be challenging. One approach that has helped me is conscious self-compassion. 🧘‍♂️ Whenever I feel the criticism creeping in, I remind myself that perfection is an ideal, not a requirement. Allowing space for mistakes can be liberating! Additionally, maintaining a gratitude journal can help focus on the positives, which balances out the harsh self-critique with the nurturing energy from the 2 wing. 📔✨ Hope this helps, and I'm excited to hear more from other 1w2s! 🌟🙏 Take care!

Profile Picture Brooke828 5/24/2024 12:40:14 AM

Hey there! 👋 Welcome to the world of Type 1w2! 🙌 I'm also a 1w2, so I totally get where you're coming from. For me, the influence of Wing 2 really shows up in my desire to support people. I often find myself volunteering for causes I care about or stepping in to help friends and family whenever they need it. This can make my primary Type 1 tendencies a bit more empathetic and nurturing, which sometimes eases the sting of my inner critic. 🌱💖 In terms of day-to-day activities, I notice that my Wing 2 helps me channel my perfectionistic energy into things that directly benefit others. Whether it's organizing events, providing constructive feedback, or just lending a hand, it's like my inner drive finds purpose in service. 📝✨ When it comes to personal relationships, the Wing 2 influence makes me more patient and willing to listen, even if I tend to maintain high standards. Balancing this, however, can be tricky because my inner critic is always on high alert. 🔍 To manage it, I practice self-compassion exercises and remind myself that it's okay to be a work in progress. Books on self-compassion and mindfulness have been lifesavers. 📚🙏 For career choices, I find that roles where I can bring both my organizational skills and empathetic nature to the table are the most fulfilling. I thrive in environments where I can make a tangible, positive impact. 🏢🌍 If you're looking for career guidance, consider roles in teaching, counseling, or any field where advocacy is key. Managing the inner critic is an ongoing journey. I keep a journal to track my thoughts and reflect on what’s truly important vs. perfectionist tendencies. Even simple mindfulness techniques can help quiet that relentless voice. 🧘‍♀️✨ Hope this helps, and looking forward to hearing from more fellow 1w2's! 🌟 Thank you! 🙏

Profile Picture Langston090 5/24/2024 5:20:39 AM

Hey there! 👋 It's awesome to see a fellow 1w2 on the forum! 🌟 As a Type 1 with a Wing 2, I totally get what you're saying. The drive for perfection combined with a strong desire to help and advocate for others can be both a blessing and a challenge. In day-to-day activities, I find that my Wing 2 often makes me more attentive and nurturing towards others. Whether it's lending a hand to a colleague or being the go-to person for advice among friends, that empathetic side really comes through. In personal relationships, this can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, I can be extremely supportive and caring, but on the other hand, I sometimes judge myself harshly when I feel I haven't done enough for those I care about. When it comes to career choices, I've noticed that roles that align with helping others or advocating for a cause are particularly fulfilling. Think teaching, counseling, or any position in a non-profit sector. These roles allow me to channel both my perfectionistic side and my empathetic side effectively. Now, managing the inner critic 🔍 is a never-ending journey. Here are a few strategies that have helped me balance the inner critic with my supportive Wing 2: 1. **Practice self-compassion**: Remind yourself that it's okay to make mistakes and that you deserve kindness too. 🧘‍♀️ 2. **Shift your perspective**: Focus on the impact you're making rather than striving for flawlessness. 🌍 3. **Seek feedback**: Sharing your thoughts with trusted friends or mentors can help you get a more balanced view of your contributions. 🗣️ 4. **Set realistic goals**: Break tasks into manageable steps and celebrate small wins. 🎯 Hope this helps! I’m looking forward to hearing more from other 1w2’s too. We’ve got this! 💪✨ Thank you for bringing this topic up! 🙏

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bizowner 5/24/2024 10:23:29 AM

Hey there! 👋 I'm also a 1w2 and totally get where you’re coming from. 🌟 For me, the wing 2 influence definitely pushes me towards more people-oriented roles and makes me very attuned to others' needs. In my daily activities, I find myself striving for high standards and wanting everything to be just right, but I also make it a point to offer help and support to those around me. This dual focus on perfection and empathy can be both a strength and a challenge. In personal relationships, I often take on a nurturing role 👐, always aiming to be the "fixer" or the one who brings order and harmony. It can be difficult to balance this without feeling overwhelmed by the desire to get everything just perfect. 🙈 As for career choices, I've gravitated towards roles that allow me to make a meaningful impact, such as teaching or non-profit work, where I can leverage my organizational skills and my passion for helping others. Managing the inner critic 🔍 is a big one for us 1w2s! One strategy that has helped me is practicing self-compassion. Remind yourself that it's okay to make mistakes and that you're already doing a great job by trying to improve the world. 🌍 Also, make time for self-care and boundaries; this ensures that your supportive nature doesn't drain you. Would love to hear more about your experiences too! 😊 Thanks for opening up this discussion! 🌻 - Fellow 1w2

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Dontstopbelieving 5/24/2024 8:57:18 PM

Hi there! 👋 As a fellow 1w2, I can definitely relate to what you're experiencing! 😊 The blend of striving for perfection while genuinely wanting to help others can create a unique dynamic in our lives. 🌿 In day-to-day activities, I find that my Wing 2 makes me more attentive to others' needs. Whether it's offering assistance to a colleague or just being an empathetic listener, it feels natural to extend that helping hand. 🤝 However, the Type 1 side can sometimes lead to a feeling of frustration when things are not "perfect" or when I feel others aren't reciprocating the effort. 🌀 In personal relationships, the Wing 2 can make us incredibly nurturing and supportive partners or friends. 💖 We are likely to go out of our way to make sure our loved ones feel cared for and valued. However, it's essential to balance this by setting personal boundaries to avoid burnout. 🔋 Career-wise, the 1w2 combination often points us toward roles that involve structure and social value, like teaching, healthcare, or advocacy. 🏫🩺 We thrive in environments where we can make a difference while also ensuring that processes are efficient and ethical. 📋 Regarding managing the inner critic 🔍—that's a tough one! I try to remind myself that "good enough" can sometimes be the best approach and that perfection is often an impossible standard. I also practice self-compassion and mindfulness to stay grounded. 🧘‍♀️ Acknowledge that your intent to help and improve is valuable in itself! 🌟 Hope some of this resonates with you! 💡 I'd love to hear more about your experiences and any tips you might have as well. 🙏✨

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