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Who are we? Why do we act, think and feel the way we do? How can we become our best, most authentic selves? Welcome to Typology, a podcast that explores the mystery of the human personality and how we can use the Enneagram typing system as a tool to become our best, most authentic selves. Hosted by author, speaker and counselor, Ian Morgan Cron, Typology features interviews with thought leaders from every sphere of life, including renowned Enneagram authors and teachers, psychologists, theol ...
 
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As we navigate the current climate it’s easy to become disconnected. But as humans, we’re actually wired for connection. We must look for opportunities to connect with each other. Connection is fuel for the soul. And who better to explain the beauty of connection, of togetherness, than Morgan Harper Nichols. For Enneagram Fives who may already isol…
 
I often get emails from our listeners asking how the Enneagram can help their marriage. And usually, the email is asking for advice on a specific type-combination. That can be difficult to answer because there are so many variants with the Enneagram. But, when you understand the Enneagram--and not just your own type--it can be an invaluable tool fo…
 
I’m often asked how trauma affects your Enneagram type. The answer is: it’s complicated. Trauma is the result of an extraordinarily stressful event that shatters your sense of security and safety and makes you feel isolated and helpless in the world. It can be a one-time event or ongoing, complex trauma. Your response to trauma largely determines t…
 
We often think of Enneagram Eights as powerful, charismatic, and natural leaders. They make great mentors with an uncanny ability to inspire and uplift people. Our guest today is a wonderful example of a healthy Eight leader who understands how to balance the power of her personality with self-restraint and vulnerability while motivating others. Dr…
 
At their best, Enneagram Twos truly radiate the unconditional, altruistic love of God. They just sort of signal love out into the world in a way that no other type can. But they also have a hard time being able to stop meeting the needs of others which can empty their tanks and lead to resentment. This episode resonated so well with a lot of our Tw…
 
Decision making takes courage. But sometimes the commitment to find the best option consumes an enormous amount of mental energy and can leave any of us exhausted and stuck. However, when you learn to stop overthinking you can start spending time on things that bring more peace, love, and joy into your life. Today, we're revisiting my interview wit…
 
What is right and what is wrong? What is good? What is not good? We all tend to believe we know, but each one of us would answer these questions differently. Enneagram Ones, in particular, tend to be pretty black and white when it comes to right and wrong. Typically, it’s harder for Ones to see the gray. So, learning to see the fundamental perfecti…
 
This week I continue the conversation with Leeann and Michelle. Blending humor, motherhood, and the Enneagram, Leeann and Michelle show how they approach self-awareness and personal growth with lightheartedness and compassion towards themselves and others. Tune in through the end of the show to hear the advice they each share for processing big emo…
 
What happens when two comedians who love the Enneagram get together to make YouTube videos? You get over 50 amusing Enneagram-related videos to entertain you. With backgrounds in commercial acting, television news and comedy, Leeann Dearing and Michelle Fortin are a firehouse duo who create great comedy in many mediums: parodies, sketch humor and l…
 
Enneagram Sevens typically appear confident, optimistic, and sunny. They’re experts at finding the silver lining in any given situation in an attempt to avoid psychological and emotional or even sometimes circumstantial discomfort or distress. But what people don't understand about Sevens is if you scratch the paint just a little bit you’ll find a …
 
The Enneagram is a wonderful instrument that helps us develop self-awareness and self-knowledge that allows us to move through the world more intelligently, with more love and compassion, but it doesn’t define us. It helps us develop an internal witness who can stand back and observe when we need to make a different choice or action. So, when life …
 
I’m often asked what it’s like for specific type-pairings to be in a relationship? I believe that any type can have a successful partnership as long as they are healthy in their type. That doesn’t mean there won’t be challenges along the way, but when you’re self-aware and also understand how your partner sees the world, it allows for more grace an…
 
We know that Enneagram Ones have a strong inner critic, but they're not alone. Just how loud is that inner critic for an Enneagram Four? What does it sound like? Tune in this week as former Bachelor, Ben Higgins talks about his inner critic, the healing journey of getting over his “Self,” and the role the Enneagram has played in finding true compas…
 
Enneagram Eights are charismatic individuals who lead through strength, competence, stability, and control. When self-aware, they learn to balance their intensity with a strategic approach and bring community leaders together to execute big changes. Today’s guest, one of our country’s top voices on community partnerships, Joshua Dubois, joins me in…
 
One of my favorite quotes by M. Scott Peck is, “Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths.” Once you accept that life is hard, and the sooner that you accept it, the better off you’ll be. With all the craziness of 2020, it’s important to remember that life is full of struggles and we all have to live with a certain amount…
 
When trying to figure out your Enneagram type it’s important to know all nine types. If you think you know your type and just read up on that type, you may actually do confirmation bias and just automatically assume, “That sounds like me.” But when you know all 9 types, you can really dig into the underlying motivation of each type to see which one…
 
There’s no question that we’re living in a time where a lot of unprecedented decisions are being made all around us. In our current climate, it couldn’t be more evident that we all approach decision-making in different ways — even our responses to decisions other people make vary. Last week, host of The Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast, founder of N…
 
How do you make decisions? Does your initial response come from the head, heart, or gut? Our natural tendency is to think that everyone makes decisions the same way that we do. But the reality is that each Enneagram type takes information in through a different lens which impacts the decisions we make on a daily basis. This week we’ve got a special…
 
What is your relationship with money? Do you have a healthy one? Do you have a conscious one? Most of us don’t receive a financial education or an emotional literacy education as we are growing up. But, given how much we think about money, understanding what it is for, and why it is uniquely important to you can help foster a better, more intention…
 
We all view the world through a different lens and the motivations that drive the decisions we make also vary. The Enneagram is a valuable tool for helping us understand those motivations so we can become more patient parents, communicate better with our spouses, and extend compassion to our coworkers. Our underlying motivations even play a large r…
 
Healthy Eights are great friends, exceptional leaders, and champions of those who cannot fight on their own behalf. These Eights are intelligent, self-confident, driven, and use their power in the right measure at the appropriate times. They are highly intuitive and read the world from their gut. And, today’s guest is no exception. Listen as Dave R…
 
The ever-present passion (fear) that drives the Enneagram Six’s way of acting, thinking, and feeling, is actually experienced as anxiety. Fear is what arises when you’re in the presence of a clear and immediate source of danger. Anxiety, in contrast, is a vague, free-floating sense of apprehension that arises in response to an unknown or potential …
 
The more I know about life and people, the more I love Enneagram Sixes. Called Loyalists, Sixes are the most faithful and dependable people on the Enneagram. They keep a watchful eye over us. They safeguard our values. In my opinion, they're the glue that holds our world together. And, by the time this episode is over, you’re going to understand wh…
 
Another one of my favorite episodes is my interview from Season 1 with Jo Saxton. She’s an author, speaker, podcast host, and leadership coach who has dedicated her career to growing leadership teams around the world and empowering women to find their purpose in their personal and professional lives. She’s also a strong voice for Enneagram Eights. …
 
As we continue to celebrate reaching over 11 Million downloads, I’d like to revisit my interview with Fr. Richard Rohr. I first encountered the Enneagram when I was a graduate student at a conservative seminary. While on a weekend retreat I came across a copy of Fr. Richard Rohr’s book, Discovering The Enneagram: An Ancient Tool for a New Spiritual…
 
We want to thank all of our listeners for tuning in and sharing our episodes -- helping us reach our biggest milestone yet -- 11 million downloads! As we celebrate this month, we'll be revisiting a few of Ian's favorite episodes that show just how powerful the Enneagram is as a tool for personal transformation. In today's replay, we take a look at …
 
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