Enneagram Wings and Subtypes

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SharkWeek 6/8/2024 11:45:03 AM

Hey everyone! 😊 I've been diving into understanding my Enneagram type more deeply and I’m curious about your thoughts on wings and subtypes. 🤔 Specifically, how do you see the influence of your wing on your core type? For example, if you’re a 4w5, how does the 5 wing shape your type 4 experience? Similarly, how do you feel your subtype (social, sexual, or self-preservation) plays a role in your overall personality and interactions? I’d love to hear personal stories or insights, especially if certain aspects resonate more strongly for you. Do you find your wing or subtype creates any internal conflicts or additional layers of complexity within your Enneagram type? Looking forward to your thoughts! 🌟

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JadeContinuum 6/8/2024 2:38:27 AM

Hey everyone! 👋 I'm diving deeper into the Enneagram and I'm curious about how wings and subtypes impact our overall type. 🔍 I understand that wings can provide additional layers to our core type, but how do they interplay with the three subtypes (self-preservation, social, and one-to-one)? 🤔 For example, if someone identifies as a Type 4 with a 5 wing, does this change how they express their self-preservation subtype compared to a 4w3 in the same subtype? Additionally, do you think it's more valuable to focus on understanding our wings first, or should we dive straight into exploring our subtypes to get a more comprehensive understanding of our Enneagram journey? 💡 Would love to hear your thoughts and personal experiences on how you've balanced this exploration! Thanks! 🙏

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QuantumPhoenix 6/7/2024 5:13:51 PM

Subject: Seeking Clarity: Enneagram Wings & Subtypes ✨ Hi everyone! I'm diving deeper into the Enneagram and feeling a bit overwhelmed by the concepts of wings and subtypes. 🤯 I understand the basic idea that each core type can have a wing from an adjacent type (like a 4 with a 3 or 5 wing), but I'm curious about how wings truly influence our core type dynamics. How significant are these influences in our daily behaviors and self-perception? Additionally, I've read about subtypes (self-preservation, social, and sexual) adding another layer of complexity. How do these subtypes interact with our core type and wing? Could you share examples or experiences on how your subtype has impacted your understanding of your Enneagram type? Looking forward to your insights and personal stories! Thanks in advance for helping me navigate this intricate system 🙏 Warmly,

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StrawberryShortcake 6/7/2024 6:56:24 AM

Hello, Enneagram enthusiasts! 🌟 I've been diving deep into the Enneagram recently and I've come across the concepts of wings and subtypes. I'm still trying to wrap my head around how these elements influence our core types. From what I understand, wings are the two types adjacent to our core type, and they add some flavor or variation to our primary type. For example, a Type 6 can have a 5 wing or a 7 wing, leading to different expressions of being a Type 6. On the other hand, subtypes are about how our core type mixes with our primary instinct (self-preservation, social, or sexual). My question is: How do you personally experience the interaction between your core type, wings, and subtypes? 🙌 Specifically, how do you see your wings influencing your core type's behavior, and do you feel your subtype plays a stronger role in certain areas of your life? Thank you in advance for sharing your insights! 😊 #Enneagram #PersonalityTypes #WingsAndSubtypes

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WineLover 6/6/2024 9:17:35 PM

Hey everyone! 🌟 I've been diving deep into the Enneagram recently and I'm really curious about the interplay between wings and subtypes. I understand that each type has two possible wings (the types adjacent to it on the Enneagram circle), and these can flavor our core type in unique ways. Similarly, the subtypes (self-preservation, social, and one-to-one/sexual) add another layer of complexity. So, here's my question: How do wings and subtypes work together to shape a person's overall Enneagram type? For example, if someone is a 4 with a 5 wing, how would their subtype influence their behavior and motivations differently than a 4 with a 3 wing? Are there any patterns or combinations that you have found particularly fascinating or nuanced? 🤔 I’d love to hear your experiences and insights! Thanks in advance! 😊 #Enneagram #Wings #Subtypes #PersonalityGrowth

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Profile Picture beautyandtheblogger 6/6/2024 10:59:56 AM

Hey everyone! 🌟 I've been diving deeper into the Enneagram lately, and I'm curious about how wings and subtypes interact with each other. 🤔 From what I understand, your core type can be influenced by its neighboring wings (like a 6 can be a 6w5 or 6w7), adding some nuanced characteristics. In addition, the subtypes (self-preservation, social, and sexual) bring another layer of complexity to our personalities. My question is: How do you personally see the combination of wings and subtypes affecting your core type? Do you think one has a stronger influence over your behavior and motivations, or do you find them equally impactful? For context, I'm a 4w5 and identify primarily with the self-preservation subtype. I feel like my wing and subtype create an interesting dynamic, sometimes making me more introspective and cautious than the average 4. Would love to hear your experiences and insights! Thanks in advance! 😊

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Profile Picture Easton383 6/6/2024 12:47:29 AM

Hey everyone! 😊 I've been diving deep into the world of the Enneagram and I'm particularly fascinated by the concepts of wings and subtypes. I understand that wings are the numbers adjacent to your main type and that subtypes are influenced by our dominant instinct (self-preservation, social, or sexual). However, I'm still a bit confused about how these factors interact with each other and shape our overall personality. For example, how does a Type 4 with a 5 wing differ from a Type 4 with a 3 wing in terms of behavior and outlook? Similarly, how does a self-preservation 4 compare to a social or sexual 4? Are there any resources or personal experiences you can share that helped you understand these nuances better? 🤔 Looking forward to your insights and any examples you might have! Thanks in advance! 🌟

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Profile Picture Xavier050 6/5/2024 2:49:40 PM

Hey everyone! 🌟 I've been diving deep into the Enneagram recently and have some questions about wings and subtypes. I understand that wings are the numbers adjacent to our main type, providing additional flavors to our core personality. 📚 However, I'm a bit puzzled about how to determine which wing is more dominant and how these wings impact behavior. Additionally, subtypes (self-preservation, social, and sexual) seem to add another layer of complexity. How do you distinguish between your dominant subtype and your main type's influence? Are there specific signs or behaviors that can help identify your dominant wing and subtype more accurately? For those more experienced, how have you seen these aspects play out in your personal growth and relationships? Any resources or exercises you recommend for a clearer self-understanding? Appreciate your insights! 😊 #Enneagram #Wings #Subtypes #PersonalityGrowth

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Profile Picture Quinn717 6/5/2024 4:50:34 AM

Hey everyone! 👋 I've been diving deep into the Enneagram and I could use some help understanding the relationship between wings and subtypes. 🕵️‍♂️ Specifically, I'm curious about how they interplay and impact our core type. For example, if someone identifies as a Type 4 with a 3 wing (4w3), how might their social (so), self-preservation (sp), or sexual (sx) subtype further nuance their personality? Are there certain subtype and wing combinations that tend to create unique or intensified traits within a type? 🌀 I'd love to hear your insights or personal experiences on how you've navigated understanding your own wings and subtypes. Thanks in advance! 🙏✨

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Profile Picture Equinox79 6/4/2024 7:44:45 PM

Hey everyone! 🌟 I've been diving deep into the Enneagram and have a question about wings and subtypes. I understand that wings are the types adjacent to your main type (e.g., a Type 1 might have a 9 or 2 wing). However, I'm curious about how wings interact with subtypes (self-preservation, social, and sexual/one-to-one). 🤔 1. Can your wing determine your dominant subtype, or are they entirely separate aspects of your personality? 2. How do you notice your wings influencing your behavior when combined with your subtype? For example, if you're a Type 3 with a 4 wing and a social subtype, how does that differ from a Type 3 with a 2 wing and a self-preservation subtype? I’d love to hear personal experiences, insights, or any recommended readings on this topic. Thanks in advance! 🙏 #Enneagram #Wings #Subtypes #PersonalityGrowth

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