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This is a discussion on Enneagram Wing(s) Strength within the Enneagram Personality Theory Forum forums, part of the Personality Type Forums category; Originally Posted by Karkino 1) Do you think that your dominant wing is relatively weak or strong compared to other ...

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    Type 5w4

    Quote Originally Posted by Karkino View Post
    1) Do you think that your dominant wing is relatively weak or strong compared to other people that share the same Enneatype and wing prefence with you? How would you describe the strength of your wing in your personality compared to your core type?
    It's only a wing (an influence not core) but the w4 is distinctly noticeable in me. Out of all nine enneagram types, I relate to 6 least -- so I seem skewed to the far right of 5, covering that gap in the bottom of the enneagram symbol between 5 and 4; I'm a 5 with a strong 4 wing.

    The 4s romanticism, aestheticism, sensitivity, introspection, authenticity valuing is all there in me. Where I seem to fall short (no surprise as a 5), is in the 'sitting in emotions/identity from emotions' stuff. I don't use my independence defensively or do any emotional amplifying/temperamental/dramatic/self-absorbed/self-pity/melancholy stuff said of 4s. I don't experience that sense that something is missing or wrong with me either and I don't wish to be rescued. Health levels should be factored in though -- with that suddenly it's humorous how much I relate (to the brief description of the 4 at my health level):

    "Level 3: Highly personal, individualistic, "true to self." Self-revealing, emotionally honest, humane. Ironic view of self and life: can be serious and funny, vulnerable and emotionally strong." -- All true but that last line in particular describes me perfectly.

    https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/type-4

    I'm a typical 5w4 in that I spend my time trying to push the limits of understanding (the independent/creative e4 + the e5 observer, driven to understand, mixed together). The 5w6 descriptions don't describe me.

    2) What's your opinon regarding people who develop both wings over time (ex : a core 4 with both a 3 and a 5 wing). Do you think it's relatively uncommon?
    Balanced wings seem to be less common although I have heard some describe themselves that way.

    Would a wing dominate over the other strength-wise or both would appear to be quite weak compared to the core type?
    It's possible to have one stronger wing and a weaker one. I see the 3 in my tritype this way (w4 is the bigger wing but a little w2 is there). Both will be weak in comparison to the core type regardless of how strong the wings are -- they are only wings afterall.

    A wing can never surpass your core type. If your core type isn't working in a challenging situation, you may behave more like your wing, but even then, core motivations/fears/desires should still be the core type's. In other words, no matter how 4ish I appear, for example, 5 issues relating to fear/competency/understanding are still with me and are still primary (4 core issues relating to shame/lack of identity/significance are still absent -- I remain a 5 and a 'head' type).
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    Type 5w6

    1) Do you think that your dominant wing is relatively weak or strong compared to other people that share the same Enneatype and wing prefence with you? How would you describe the strength of your wing in your personality compared to your core type?
    I can feel a stronger influence of the 6's questioning tendencies only when I'm in a situation where I feel uncomfortable, otherwise I'd say it's just a bit of skepticism or playing around with ideas/possibilities in m head. As far as I can remember, I've always been much more of a hoarder/economizer then a doubter.

    Can't compare myself to other 5w6s because I'm not sure I know any IRL (but I would assume I'm average).


    2) What's your opinon regarding people who develop both wings over time (ex : a core 4 with both a 3 and a 5 wing). Do you think it's relatively uncommon? Would a wing dominate over the other strength-wise or both would appear to be quite weak compared to the core type?
    I actually think everyone "has" both wings, but most of the time the dominant "represses" the manifestation of the other one. Still, I don't think it is uncommon for people to not have a "repressed wing".


     
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