Relationships and Compatibility

Category: Enneagram in Practice

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Profile Picture StarlitPath 4/21/2024 1:15:15 PM

As a potential Type 5, I’m all about gathering information and understanding the world around me, but I’ve noticed it makes me a bit detached in relationships. How do you bridge the gap between needing personal space and building intimacy with someone? It’s like there’s a part of me that’s always holding back, wary of getting too involved. Would love to hear from other 5s or anyone who’s been in a relationship with a 5 on how to manage this need for independence with the desire for closeness.

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Profile Picture Max313 4/21/2024 1:05:17 PM

Type 1s and our quest for improvement — I see it in myself. But when it comes to relationships, how do you keep from constantly trying to 'fix' things? Any tips for embracing imperfection together?

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Profile Picture H2O 4/21/2024 12:45:22 PM

Just getting into the Enneagram and think I might be a Type 6. Heard we can be pretty loyal but also kinda anxious. How does that affect relationships? Do partners typically appreciate the loyalty enough to handle the worry?

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Profile Picture Wanderlust66 4/21/2024 10:20:20 AM

Lately, I’ve been thinking maybe I’m a Type 1. I’ve always been about making things better, but in my relationships, I catch myself wanting to 'fix' things a bit too much. Anyone else feel like they might be a bit too critical or demanding without meaning to be? It’s like I know nobody’s perfect, but it’s hard not to see how things could be improved. Trying to learn how to let go and just enjoy the moment with my partner without always thinking about what could be better. Would love to hear how others manage this balancing act.

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Profile Picture Owen515 4/20/2024 11:40:33 PM

So, totally new to this and thinking I’m a Type 9. How do 9s handle conflicts in relationships without just giving in all the time? I want to keep the peace but also stand my ground. Any advice?

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Profile Picture Wanderlust66 4/20/2024 7:50:06 PM

Digging into the Enneagram and thinking I might be a Type 1. I’ve noticed I have high standards, even in relationships. How do you keep from being too critical of your partner?

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Profile Picture Adam101 4/20/2024 4:30:00 PM

Yo, fellow forum dwellers! Just realized I might be a Type 6, and it kinda blew my mind. Always been the cautious type, you know, double-checking everything, especially in my relationships. But sometimes, I wonder if this constant need for reassurance might be a bit overwhelming for my partner. How do you find that balance between being cautious and trusting in a relationship? It’s like I’m stuck in this loop of needing to be sure all the time. Any other Type 6s out there who can relate? Would love to hear your thoughts!

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Profile Picture Grace 4/20/2024 4:05:06 PM

Hey, I think I might be a Type 4, really feeling all the feels. But in relationships, how do you deal when others don’t get your depth? Trying to find a way to connect without scaring people off.

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Profile Picture Fiona606 4/20/2024 3:55:05 PM

Type 5 and all about that intellectual connection. But sometimes, I worry I come off as too detached or aloof. How do 5s warm up their relationships without feeling overwhelmed or drained?

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Profile Picture Gale 4/20/2024 3:20:20 PM

Type 1 and always aiming for perfection. But how does that play out in relationships without coming off as too critical or demanding? Would love to hear how others navigate this.

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