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Category: Enneagram in Practice

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Profile Picture Evan505 4/1/2024 12:58:36 PM

So I’ve been reading about Type 9s and their peacemaking stuff, which is cool and all, but sometimes I feel like I’m too laid back. Like, I don’t want to rock the boat, but also, I don’t want to just float along with it either. How do you 9s assert yourselves or make decisions without worrying about upsetting everyone? Just curious how to grow into being more proactive without losing that chill vibe.

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Profile Picture Jenna010 3/29/2024 5:20:18 PM

Okay, so I think I might be a Type 1, and the whole perfectionism thing really hits home. But it’s kind of exhausting, right? Always trying to make everything just right. I’m curious how other 1s manage to give themselves a break. Is there like a secret to not being so hard on yourself all the time? Would love to hear how you balance striving for improvement without the self-criticism.

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Profile Picture Ruby818 3/28/2024 11:11:11 AM

Just found out about being a Type 1 and this whole perfectionist label. It’s kind of freeing to know there’s a reason I’m like this, but also a bit daunting. How do you deal with the internal critic that’s always on your case? I’m starting to see how it’s about growth, not just being hard on myself. Would love to hear how others cope with that pressure and turn it into something positive for personal development.

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Bella202 3/27/2024 10:42:18 AM

So, learning about Type 8s and their knack for being assertive and in charge. It’s pretty cool but also seems intense. How do you 8s find a way to lead without steamrolling over others? Trying to get a handle on this for my own growth journey. Any advice on balancing strength with sensitivity? Just starting to see how this plays into improving myself.

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Profile Picture EmberEmbrace 3/25/2024 12:50:20 PM

Alright, this might sound odd, but figuring out I’m likely a Type 5 has been a bit of a trip. I love diving deep into topics and learning all I can, but it’s also kinda isolating? Trying to balance that thirst for knowledge with actually connecting with people. It’s tough. Anyone else struggling with finding the line between their inner world and the outside one? How do you make sure you’re not just living in your head?

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Profile Picture Moonlit05 3/20/2024 4:55:18 PM

So, after a bit of reading, I’m thinking I might be a Type 6, and the whole loyalty and anxiety thing? Spot on. I’ve been exploring ways to harness that in a positive way, like channeling the anxiety into preparedness without letting it overwhelm me. It’s definitely a process. Curious if there are other 6s out there who’ve found strategies for growth that work. Maybe some grounding techniques or ways to build confidence? Sharing is caring, right?

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Profile Picture Sunbeam 3/17/2024 2:10:26 PM

Hey, so I’m kinda new here and just starting to figure out my Enneagram type... I think I might be a Type 3? It’s all about achieving and looking good, which hit me harder than I thought. Started to wonder how much of my hustle is really for me. Anyone else questioning if they’re chasing their dreams or just trying to look good? Would be cool to know I’m not alone and hear how you’re dealing with it.

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Kyle111 3/13/2024 12:48:56 PM

Just getting into this Enneagram journey and it’s been a ride. Finding out I might be a Type 6 has explained a lot, especially the whole being prepared for anything vibe. But how do you keep that from turning into constant worry? It’s like my brain doesn’t have an off switch. Any tips from fellow 6s or anyone really on how to chill out a bit more?

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Profile Picture Twilight1997 3/11/2024 1:45:22 PM

Okay, diving into personal growth has led me to realize I might lean heavily into Type 8 territory, which... explains a lot, actually. Always thought my go-getter attitude was just me being ambitious, but seeing it as a part of a bigger picture is eye-opening. I’m curious, how do others deal with the whole control aspect? Like, finding that balance between leadership and listening? Any tips or insights would be super appreciated!

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Profile Picture Fiona606 3/7/2024 4:34:10 PM

Just stumbled on Type 7 and the whole chasing excitement thing. It’s like reading a page out of my diary, lol. But I’m wondering, how do 7s deal when things get boring or when you have to face the not-so-fun stuff? I’m all for seeking adventure but realizing maybe I need to find a way to be okay with the ordinary too. Any thoughts on how to balance this out for personal growth?

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