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    Default Why do the wings have to be next to the type?

    I mean sure, you can type yourself from Type 1 to 9, but the WINGS seem like a different story.

    Aren't wings supposed to provide variety to the type you are? So why are the wings defined so that it can only be next to the types?

    For example, you can be a Type 1 with 2 Wing, but not Type 1 with 6?

    Why?

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    Because there's not any peoples on heart who are 1w6, they just don't exist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Gavroche View Post
    Because there's not any peoples on heart who are 1w6, they just don't exist.
    so sayeth the enneagram

    (seriously though there's no good reason stop trying to find one)
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    Because then they would have to come up with 3.5x the material.

    And I do mean "come up with".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ming View Post
    I mean sure, you can type yourself from Type 1 to 9, but the WINGS seem like a different story.

    Aren't wings supposed to provide variety to the type you are? So why are the wings defined so that it can only be next to the types?

    For example, you can be a Type 1 with 2 Wing, but not Type 1 with 6?

    Why?
    The Enneagram is different from the MBTI in that it's based on the drawing (or 'gram' which is greek) of the circle with the nine points... each of the types are connected by those lines that make the star-ish shape. It's not random- there's reasons behind all of it.

    Wings have to do with where your type falls on the circle- here's an animated picture to help you visualize it:



    Does that make sense?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rena View Post
    The Enneagram is different from the MBTI in that it's based on the drawing (or 'gram' which is greek) of the circle with the nine points... each of the types are connected by those lines that make the star-ish shape. It's not random- there's reasons behind all of it.

    Wings have to do with where your type falls on the circle- here's an animated picture to help you visualize it:



    Does that make sense?
    and what are the lines connecting them noting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rena View Post
    Does that make sense?
    Not really, but it's not your fault.

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    Does one have to have a wing or can you just be straight up type 1 or whatever?

    I don't remember right now where I took the enneagram test, but I know it typed me as a 5, no wings or anything. Or should I just type myself? (In which case, I'm still a 5.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reflection View Post
    Does one have to have a wing or can you just be straight up type 1 or whatever?

    I don't remember right now where I took the enneagram test, but I know it typed me as a 5, no wings or anything. Or should I just type myself? (In which case, I'm still a 5.)
    To be honest I think the simple numbers work better than the wings, which I'm rather suspicous may be dictated by geometric more than psychological considerations. The instinctual variants look more promising though: I'm pretty sure they have more stable validity than the wings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyAnnaJoan View Post
    and what are the lines connecting them noting?
    They're the directions of integration (healthy behavior) and disintegration (stress point). For example, as type Fours exhibit more healthy behaviors associated with that style (compassion, spontaneous creativity), they also become more self-disciplined and practical like type Ones. When type Fours fall into lower stages of development, they may become manipulative and needy like an unhealthy Two. How the Enneagram Personality System Works can provide more accurate info, however.

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