Relationships and Compatibility

Category: Enneagram in Practice

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Profile Picture Moonlit05 4/27/2024 9:30:00 AM

Ever since I found out I might be a Type 2, it’s like a light bulb went off. I’ve always been the one my friends turn to when they need someone to listen, and I love being that person. But, I’ve started to wonder, where do you draw the line? Being so focused on others’ needs, I sometimes forget to look after myself. It’s like I’m running on empty, trying to fill everyone else’s cup. I’m learning it’s okay to say no and that taking care of myself isn’t selfish. It’s necessary. How do other Type 2s handle this? How do you make sure you’re not losing yourself in the process of helping others? It’s a balance I’m still trying to find. Would love to hear your thoughts and any advice you might have.

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Profile Picture Hailey808 4/26/2024 6:20:22 PM

So, just figuring out I might be a Type 8 and wondering, does our natural leadership thing ever intimidate people in personal relationships? How do other 8s handle this without dialing back too much?

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Profile Picture Ian909 4/26/2024 5:45:20 PM

So, found out I might be a Type 6 and reading up on trust and security. How do you guys manage relationships where your partner is a completely different type? Like a Type 7 who’s all about freedom and spontaneity?

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Profile Picture Maggie 4/26/2024 4:40:20 PM

So, just started looking into this Enneagram thing and thinking I might be a Type 5. I love learning and tend to keep to myself, but I worry about how this affects my relationships. Sometimes I feel like I’m on a different page from everyone else. How do other 5s manage to open up and connect with people without feeling overwhelmed? I’m genuinely curious about how to strike a balance between my need for solitude and not making my partner feel like they’re left out. Any advice would be super helpful!

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Profile Picture Sapphire84 4/26/2024 12:45:00 PM

Just found out I might be a Type 6 and it’s kinda making a lot of sense. Always thought my cautious side was just me being paranoid, but maybe it’s this loyalty and security thing? In relationships, it’s like I’m always on guard, trying to protect what we have but also scared of getting hurt. How do you balance trust and doubt without driving yourself (and your partner) crazy? Would love to hear how others manage this, especially when it feels like your mind is your own worst enemy sometimes.

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Profile Picture Sunbeam 4/26/2024 10:45:20 AM

So, thinking I might be a Type 6 has been pretty eye-opening. I’m the person who always plans for the worst-case scenario, always a bit on edge, especially in relationships. Trust is huge for me, but it doesn’t come easy. It’s like there’s always this little voice in my head wondering if I’m really safe or if the other shoe is about to drop. But I’m working on it, trying to learn that it’s okay to trust, and not every situation will end in disaster. How do you guys, especially my fellow Type 6s, deal with this kind of anxiety? How do you build trust in a relationship without letting fear hold you back? It’s a journey, for sure. Would love to know your strategies or if you’ve found ways to quiet that voice of doubt.

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Profile Picture AlminaAnderson 4/26/2024 9:45:30 AM

Type 6 here and just diving into how this all works with relationships. Do you think being naturally cautious makes it harder to open up to people? How do 6s find the balance between trust and doubt?

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Profile Picture Grace 4/26/2024 8:30:25 AM

Recently got into the Enneagram and think I might be a Type 8. I’m all for being straightforward and taking charge, but I’ve noticed it can be a bit much for some. In relationships, how do you balance being strong without overpowering the other person? I’m trying to find that sweet spot where I can be my authentic self without it feeling like I’m dominating. Any other Type 8s out there who’ve navigated this successfully? Would love to hear your strategies.

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Profile Picture Jenna010 4/25/2024 6:55:33 PM

Just diving into the world of Enneagram and compatibility. As a potential Type 3, I’m curious about how ambition and drive affect relationships. Do other types find this intimidating, or can it be complementary?

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Profile Picture TerraExplorer 4/25/2024 5:50:30 PM

Hey guys, thinking I might be a Type 2 because I always find myself helping others and putting their needs before mine. But in my romantic relationships, I sometimes wonder if I do too much. Like, is there a point where it’s not helpful but actually kind of smothering? How do you find the line? I don’t want to stop being caring, but I also don’t want to overwhelm my partner or friends. Just trying to understand how to be supportive without losing myself in the process.

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