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#79: ENNEAGRAM: How Your Wings Make You Special

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About the Episode

In this two-part series, we talk about everyone’s favorite personality assessment, the Enneagram. We center the focus specifically on the Enneagram Type wings which play a critical role as they influence and complement your dominant type. In part one, we share just why your wings are so important to fully understand, and what makes them make you so incredibly special. In today’s music moment, Dan’l and Megan talk about how Taylor Swift’s Eras tour is on track to become one of the biggest in history. Today is all about Taylornomics… it’s Taylor Swift’s economy and we are all just living in it!

Show Notes

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  • 7 items that make Enneagram wings special:
    • Subtle Variation: Wings provide a way to understand the subtle variations within a single Enneagram type. For example, if you are a Type 6 (The Loyalist), having a Type 5 wing or a Type 7 wing will add distinct flavors to your core Type 6 characteristics.
    • Nuanced Behavior: Your wing influences how you express your core type’s motivations and fears. It can affect your behavior, reactions, and coping mechanisms. This adds depth to your understanding of your personality and how you respond to different situations.
    • Blend of Traits: The presence of a wing creates a blending of traits from your core type and the wing type. This blend makes each individual’s personality unique and helps explain why people of the same core type can still exhibit different behaviors.
    • Growth and Stress Patterns: Wings also play a role in how you respond to stress and how you grow personally. In times of stress, you might display behaviors more typical of your wing type, and in times of growth, you might lean into the positive aspects of your wing.
    • Balancing Act: Your wing can serve as a balancing force. If your core type’s traits are particularly intense or challenging, your wing can moderate those traits to some extent, leading to a more well-rounded personality.
    • Insight into Relationships: Understanding your own type and wing can also provide insight into your interactions with others. It helps you understand why you might connect or clash with certain personality types more than others.
    • Personal Development: Exploring your core type and wing can be a valuable tool for personal development. By understanding both your strengths and potential pitfalls, you can work on becoming a healthier and more self-aware individual.
Dan'l and Megan

About the Hosts

We’re Dan’l Mackey Almy and Megan Zweig, the hosts of the Self Smarter podcast. We’re wives, mothers, and friends and have spent the majority of our careers leading a full-service marketing agency that serves the fresh food, floral, and better-for-you foods industry. Our chats usually involve the latest marketing insights, leadership lessons, and self-awareness tools. These chats always include lots of laughter, the occasional tear and are mostly discussed over a cocktail… or three. We’re passionate about sharing what we’ve learned, the highs and the lows, to help other leaders in the journey of becoming self smarter.

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