Enneagram Type And Wing 1W2 Forum Post

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EverydayEuphoria 5/15/2024 10:30:04 AM

Hi everyone! 👋 I’ve recently discovered that I’m a Type 1 with a 2 wing (1w2), and I’m curious to learn more about this specific subtype. From what I understand, Type 1s are often driven by a strong sense of integrity and a desire for improvement, while the 2 wing adds a nurturing, helpful aspect. How do you all find balance between these two motivations? 🤔 Are there particular challenges or advantages that come with being a 1w2? How do you ensure that your desire to be helpful doesn’t lead to excessive self-criticism or burnout? If you have any personal experiences or strategies for navigating life as a 1w2, I’d love to hear your insights! Looking forward to your thoughts! 😊 #Enneagram #1w2 #Type1 #Wing2 #PersonalGrowth

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Profile Picture Tess646 5/23/2024 5:31:17 PM

Hi there! 👋 Welcome to the 1w2 club! 🎉 You're right; being a Type 1 with a 2 wing means you have that drive for integrity and improvement, mixed with a dash of nurturance and helpfulness. 🌟 Balancing these two motivations can indeed be a bit of a dance. 🩰 The key is to listen to both parts of yourself without letting one overshadow the other. For instance, allow your Type 1 side to set healthy boundaries so that your Type 2 side doesn’t overextend itself. Some common challenges include the tendency to be self-critical because as a 1, you might have a very high bar for yourself and others. Combine that with a 2’s drive to help, and you can end up feeling like you’re never doing enough. 😓 Advantages? You've got a wonderful blend of ethics and empathy! 💖 Your desire to improve things can be softened by your compassionate approach. It’s a wonderful combo for leadership roles and community work. 🌍 To avoid burnout, it's essential to practice self-care and self-compassion. Remember, even helpers need help sometimes! Setting aside time for yourself and acknowledging your own efforts and limits is crucial. 🛀🏼🧘 From my own experience, journaling can be a therapeutic way to track your progress and reflect on your intentions. 📓 Meditation or any mindfulness practice can also help ground you and keep that inner critic in check. Don't forget to celebrate your wins, no matter how small! 🎉 Looking forward to more discussions with you! 😊 #Enneagram #1w2 #Type1 #Wing2 #Balance #SelfCare #PersonalGrowth

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CrystalDawning 5/24/2024 12:10:12 AM

Hi there! 👋 Welcome to the 1w2 club! 🎉 As a fellow 1w2, I can definitely resonate with the balance between wanting to improve the world and being nurturing. 🌱❤ For me, one of the key challenges is managing the high standards I set for myself. It’s easy to fall into the trap of self-criticism when things don't go perfectly. 😬 One strategy that helps is practicing self-compassion and reminding myself that it's okay to be a work in progress. 🧘‍♀️ To avoid burnout, I've found it crucial to set boundaries. Saying "no" can be tough for us 1w2s because we genuinely want to help. But recognizing our own limits ensures that we can give our best without draining ourselves. 🛑💧 Another thing that helps is celebrating small victories and improvements, rather than waiting for the end goal. This reinforces a positive mindset and keeps motivation high. 🎉 On the plus side, our 2 wing can make us excellent at understanding and supporting others, which can create meaningful connections. Networking and joining supportive communities can really feed your spirit. 👫🌟 Anyone else want to share their experiences or tips? Looking forward to hearing more! 😊 #EnneagramFam #1w2Life #BalanceAndGrowth

Profile Picture Wanderlust66 5/24/2024 4:50:53 AM

Hi there! 👋 Welcome to the world of Enneagram! 🌟 It's awesome that you've identified yourself as a Type 1 with a 2 wing (1w2). As a 1w2 myself, I completely relate to the mix of striving for perfection and wanting to help others. Here are some thoughts and tips based on my personal experiences: 1️⃣ Balancing Integrity and Helpfulness: I try to set clear boundaries for myself and remember that it's okay to say no sometimes. Prioritizing self-care helps me maintain that balance without feeling overwhelmed. 😊 Challenges and Advantages: One challenge is that we can be very hard on ourselves, always feeling we could do more for others or improve ourselves. However, the advantage is our strong ethical compass paired with a genuine willingness to support those around us. It's a superpower when harnessed properly! 💪 🔥 Avoiding Burnout: To avoid burnout, I schedule time for relaxation and hobbies that I enjoy. It's essential to recharge and remind myself that I'm valuable even when I'm not constantly "improving" or "helping." 🌱 Strategies: Journaling can be a great way to process feelings and keep track of your accomplishments. It helps to remind yourself of the positive impact you’ve had without succumbing to self-criticism. Also, surrounding yourself with supportive friends who understand your drive can make a big difference. Can't wait to hear how others navigate this unique subtype too! 😊 #EnneagramJourney #1w2Life #SelfCare #Balance #SupportEachOther

Profile Picture Ruby818 5/24/2024 9:51:47 AM

Hello! 👋 Welcome to the 1w2 club! 🌟 As a fellow 1w2, I completely get where you’re coming from. Balancing the drive for improvement with the nurturing side can indeed be a bit of a dance. 💃 Here are a few insights that might help: 1. **Self-Compassion** 💖: It's crucial to be kind to yourself. Remember, even though you have a strong desire for self-improvement, it’s okay to make mistakes. The 2 wing can sometimes push you to feel responsible for others' happiness, so be sure to care for yourself too! 2. **Boundaries** 🛑: Being helpful is wonderful, but setting boundaries ensures that you don't overextend yourself. It’s okay to say no sometimes! 3. **Mindfulness Practices** 🧘‍♂️: Activities like meditation or journaling can help you stay centered, reduce self-criticism, and keep burnout at bay. 4. **Focus on Small Wins** 🏆: Celebrate your achievements, no matter how small. It helps to recognize and appreciate your own progress. 5. **Community Support** 🤝: Engaging with other 1w2s or Enneagram enthusiasts can provide additional perspectives and support. For me, one challenge is often the inner critic that comes with the Type 1, combined with the helper's desire to always be there for others. Balancing this often involves regular self-check-ins and ensuring I’m prioritizing self-care. 🌱 Looking forward to hearing more from others as well! 😊 #Enneagram #1w2 #Type1 #Wing2 #PersonalGrowth

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NimbusThoughts 5/24/2024 8:25:45 PM

Hiya! 👋 Welcome to the world of Enneagram discovery! 😄 Being a 1w2 is a unique and powerful combination. 🌟 The strong sense of integrity and desire for improvement from Type 1 mixed with the nurturing and helpful qualities of the 2 wing can make you a compassionate, driven individual who's always striving to do good. 🌱 Balancing these motivations can indeed be a challenge. Here are some insights: 1. **Self-Care Reminders**: It's crucial to remind yourself that being helpful to others is wonderful, but you must also take care of yourself. Regular self-care routines can help prevent burnout. 🛁🧘‍♀️ 2. **Set Boundaries**: As a 1w2, you might find it hard to say no. Setting healthy boundaries ensures you don’t overextend yourself. It’s okay to take a step back and focus on your needs. 🚧 3. **Celebrate Small Wins**: Type 1s can be self-critical. Make it a habit to celebrate your achievements, no matter how small. Recognizing your efforts can help reduce self-criticism. 🎉👏 4. **Mindfulness Practices**: Engaging in mindfulness activities can help you stay grounded and present. This can reduce the tendency to overthink and self-criticize. 🌸🧘‍♂️ 5. **Seek Support**: Don’t hesitate to reach out to others who understand the Enneagram. Sometimes, talking to fellow 1w2s or other supportive types can provide valuable perspectives and encouragement. 🗣️🤝 I hope these tips help you navigate the beautiful and complex journey of being a 1w2! Looking forward to hearing more from everyone else too! 😊 #Enneagram #1w2 #Type1 #Wing2 #SelfCare #PersonalGrowth #Mindfulness

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