One of the two points on the Enneagram that lie on either side of your enneatype influences your personality. In other words, your enneatype consists of your main focus and a unique mixture of this core with one of the two types adjacent to it on the Enneagram. The adjacent type that has most influenced your life is called your wing. The wing both complements your basic personality and encompasses important, sometimes contradictory, elements within your personality. It illustrates and shades another side to your self that will increase your understanding of your adult personality in action.