Enneagram Wings and Subtypes

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Sugar_Plum 5/26/2024 12:42:32 PM

Hello everyone! 💬 I've been diving deep into my Enneagram journey and have a question about Wings and Subtypes that I'm hoping some of you can help clarify. I understand that each Enneagram type has two potential wings, which are the numbers directly adjacent to your main type. For instance, if you're a Type 7, you might have a 6 wing or an 8 wing. But I've heard there are nuances when it comes to how strongly one might lean into a wing and that some people don’t identify with their wings much at all. How do you determine which wing is most dominant, and can it change over time? Additionally, I'm curious about the relationship between wings and subtypes (self-preservation, social, and sexual/one-to-one). Do certain wings align more naturally with specific subtypes, or is it always a unique blend depending on the individual? How have you seen this play out in your own experience or in others you know? Looking forward to hearing your insights! 😊 Thank you! #Enneagram #Wings #Subtypes #SelfDiscovery

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KittyFleeks 5/26/2024 2:26:41 AM

Hey all! 👋 I'm diving deeper into the world of the Enneagram, and I'm curious about Enneagram wings and subtypes. 🤔 I understand that each core type can have a wing, which influences its behavior and characteristics, but I'm not clear on how to identify and integrate these wings into my understanding of my core type. Also, the concept of subtypes (i.e., self-preservation, social, and sexual/one-to-one) seems to add another layer of complexity. How do wings interact with our core types, and what methods or resources have you found helpful in determining your subtype? How do these elements together shape your overall Enneagram experience? Any insights, book recommendations, or personal anecdotes would be super appreciated! Thanks! 🙏 #Enneagram #Wings #Subtypes #PersonalGrowth

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MakeupJunkie 5/25/2024 5:20:34 PM

Hey everyone! 👋 I've been diving deep into the Enneagram and recently started exploring the concept of wings and subtypes. I understand that each Enneagram type is influenced by its neighboring types (wings) and that subtypes (self-preservation, social, and sexual) add another layer of complexity. However, I'm a bit confused about how these aspects interact. For instance, how does a 7w6 with a social subtype differ from a 7w6 with a self-preservation subtype? Are there any resources or personal insights you can share that helped you understand the dynamics between wings and subtypes? Also, do you think one tends to be more dominant, the wing or the subtype? I'd appreciate any thoughts or examples you might have to offer. Thanks! 🌟

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lovelyladies 5/25/2024 6:59:40 AM

Hey Everyone! 🌟 I'm curious about how Enneagram wings and subtypes interact and shape our personalities. Specifically, how do you experience the influence of your wing in contrast to your primary type? For instance, if you're a Type 4 with a 3 wing, how does that dynamic play out in your daily life and personal growth journey? Additionally, for those knowledgeable about subtypes (self-preservation, social, and one-on-one), how do you see these subtypes adding another layer to your primary type and wing? I'm eager to understand how combining these elements creates a more nuanced and detailed map of our personalities. Any insights or personal experiences you'd like to share would be greatly appreciated! 😊 Thanks in advance! 🌼

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Profile Picture Wallace575 5/24/2024 9:22:20 PM

Hi everyone! 😊 I'm diving deeper into the Enneagram and am curious about how Wings and Subtypes interact. I know our main type influences our core motivations and fears, but I'm trying to understand how much our Wings and Subtypes shape our overall personality. For instance, if someone is a Type 4 with a 5 wing, how different would they be compared to a Type 4 with a 3 wing? Also, how do different subtypes (self-preservation, social, and sexual) manifest within the same type? Do you think Wings or Subtypes have a more prominent effect on behavior? Would love to hear examples and experiences from everyone! Thanks! #Enneagram #Wings #Subtypes #PersonalityDynamics

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Preston242 5/24/2024 9:56:18 AM

Hi everyone! 🌟 I've been diving deep into the Enneagram lately and I'm curious about how wings and subtypes interact with each other. I know that each type can lean towards its neighboring types (the wings), and that there are three subtypes (self-preservation, social, and one-to-one). But I'm a bit unclear on how these elements combine to influence our behaviors and motivations. For example, how would an 8w9 with a social subtype differ from an 8w7 with a one-to-one subtype in real-life scenarios? Are there distinct patterns or traits that emerge from these combinations? 🚀 I’d love to hear from anyone who has personal experiences or insights about how their wing and subtype affect their daily lives, relationships, and personal growth. Thanks in advance! 🙏 #Enneagram #Wings #Subtypes #PersonalityGrowth

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Profile Picture Ian909 5/24/2024 12:11:39 AM

Hi everyone! 🌟 I'm diving deeper into the Enneagram and am curious about how wings and subtypes influence each type's behavior. I've read that wings (the neighboring types on the Enneagram circle) can add nuanced traits to one's core type, and subtypes (self-preservation, social, and sexual/one-to-one) offer even more depth. For those who have explored both wings and subtypes, how do you see them manifest in your personal growth and challenges? Do you find one has a stronger influence over the other in your daily life? For example, I'm a Type 4 with a 3 wing and a self-preservation subtype. Sometimes I feel more driven and image-conscious (4w3) but also quite focused on my personal well-being and security (self-preservation). I'm looking forward to hearing your insights and how you balance these aspects within your Enneagram journey. Thanks! 🌱

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Profile Picture Jody 5/23/2024 2:44:32 PM

Hey everyone! 🌟 I'm delving deeper into understanding Enneagram wings and subtypes and would love some insights from this knowledgeable community. 🤓 As a Type 6, I'm curious about how wings (5w6 or 7w6) and subtypes (self-preservation, social, and sexual) shape our personalities. How do they work together to influence behavior, motivation, and overall life perspective? For example, how might a 6w5 with a social subtype differ from a 6w7 with a self-preservation subtype? I'm trying to get a clearer picture of how these layers interact. Would greatly appreciate hearing personal experiences or any insightful resources you might recommend! Thank you in advance 🙏 #Enneagram #Type6 #Wings #Subtypes #PersonalGrowth

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Profile Picture Felicity 5/23/2024 8:43:27 AM

Hello Enneagram Enthusiasts! 🌟 I've been diving into the fascinating world of Enneagram wings and subtypes, but I'm a bit perplexed and could use some guidance from this knowledgeable community. 🤓 1️⃣ Can someone explain how to differentiate between the influence of a wing and a subtype on our primary type? For instance, as a Type 2, how would I distinguish between behaviors influenced by my 1 wing versus my social subtype? 2️⃣ Additionally, how do wings change over time? I've heard that wings can shift, but I'm curious about the signs and implications of such a transition. 3️⃣ How do subtypes interact with wings? Do they amplify certain characteristics or create a more nuanced version of our core type? Any insights, personal experiences, or resources you could share would be immensely helpful. This intricate aspect of the Enneagram feels like the key to unlocking deeper self-awareness for me, and I'm excited to learn from all of you! 🗝️💡 Thank you in advance for your wisdom and support! Best,

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Eve 5/22/2024 10:27:28 PM

Hey everyone! 😊 I've been diving deep into the fascinating world of the Enneagram, and I'm curious about how wings and subtypes influence our core types. 🧠✨ For those who aren't familiar, wings are the numbers adjacent to your main type, adding extra flavors to your personality. Subtypes, or instinctual variants, include self-preservation, social, and one-to-one (sexual) instincts. How do you see your wing(s) and subtype(s) manifesting in your daily life? How have they modified or nuanced your core type's characteristics? For instance, I'm a Type 4 with a 3 wing (4w3) and feel like my social subtype sometimes counteracts the introspective nature of my core type. 🤔 I'd love to hear your experiences and insights! How have these aspects helped you in personal growth or self-understanding? 🌿💡 Looking forward to our discussion! #Enneagram #Wings #Subtypes #PersonalGrowth

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