Typology

Typology

www.typologypodcast.com
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, theologians, artists, business leaders, neuroscientists, philosophers, and more. In other words, we’ll be talking with people who are trying to become the best version of themselves in the world.


Al Andrews on Facing Your Sorrows with the Enneagram (Enneagram 2) [S03-016]
Nov 14 • 54 min
This week on Typology, I welcome my friend, Al Andrews. Al is a counselor, author, speaker, and the director of Porter’s Call, a non-profit offering counsel, support and encouragement to recording artists and their families. Today, Al gives voice to: -…
Andrew Peterson and the true gifts of an Enneagram 4 (S03-015)
Nov 7 • 55 min
This week on Typology, I welcome my good friend, Andrew Peterson—award-winning singer-songwriter and author. As Enneagram Fours, Andrew and I share the strengths and weaknesses of our type and how the Enneagram has impacted our lives over the years.…
The Enneagram Made Simple with Don Miller (Enneagram 3) [S03-014]
Oct 31 • 51 min
Don Miller and I have talked about the Enneagram before—mostly from a business perspective. But in this episode, I invited him to get personal and vulnerable, and he graciously obliged. Learn how self-awareness helped Don move from: - Insecure to…
Part 2, Rev. Becca Stevens on Resisting the Enneagram [S03-012]
Oct 17 • 56 min
This week, Ian welcomes back Becca Stevens, the founder and president of Thistle Farms. Last week, they began to explore Becca’s resistance to the Enneagram. Today, Ian walks Becca through the process of discovering her type. This episode is full of great…
Mark Batterson on the Blessings of the Enneagram (Enneagram 3) [S03-013]
Oct 16 • 43 min
This week I welcome my friend Mark Batterson—author of 17 books including The New York Times bestseller The Circle Maker, founder and lead pastor of National Community Church, and an Enneagram 3. Mark gets personal about his ministry and his marriage.…
Part 1, Reverend Becca Stevens on Resisting the Enneagram [S03-011]
Oct 10 • 53 min
Not everyone will rush toward the Enneagram with enthusiasm. In fact, afraid of being labeled, some people can be really resistant to exploring the Enneagram at all. And that’s the case with today’s guest. In part 1 of this 2-part series, Ian invites Rev.…
Molly Fletcher on the Enneagram as a Game-Changer (Enneagram 3) {s03-010]
Oct 3 • 54 min
Enneagram Threes tend to be highly-successful, competitive, multi-tasking machines who have difficulty slowing down. But what happens when Threes learn to trust that if they just stop ‘doing’ that everything will still be taken care of? Today’s guest,…
Jon and Tristen Collins on the Enneagram and Why Emotions Matter (Enneagram 5 and 2) [S03-009]
Sep 26 • 46 min
Each Enneagram type approaches feelings from a different angle. Some types can be really in touch with their feelings, while others seem out of touch with their feelings. On today’s episode, our guests Jon and Tristen Collins talk about “Why Emotions…
Enneagram and Coffee with Sarajane Case (Enneagram 7) [S03-008]
Sep 19 • 48 min
On today’s episode, Founder of Enneagram and Coffee, Sarajane Case, opens up about how the Enneagram has helped her navigate the joys and sorrows of life, release the grip on her high-vibration lifestyle, and enabled her to sit in the truth that she is…
Allison Fallon on Articulating Your Inner Landscape with the Enneagram (Enneagram 4) [S03-007]
Sep 12 • 45 min
Enneagram Fours have a unique awareness of their feelings and are highly attuned to their environment. Their gift of connecting deeply with others allows them to see the beauty in all things and to give language to experiences for which others can’t seem…
Knox and Jamie on Pop Culture and the Personality (Enneagram 5 and 7)
Sep 5 • 55 min
Our guests today are hilarious, smart and up on the Enneagram. Cohosts of the popular Popcast, Knox McCoy and Jamie Golden join Ian in a conversation about self-awareness, the dynamics of working together as an Enneagram 5 and 7, and how pop culture and…
Part 2, Mike Pacchione on Public Speaking and the Enneagram [S03-005]
Aug 29 • 30 min
Last week, speaking coach Mike Pacchione walked through the speaking, or the communication styles, of the first three Enneagram types and how each type can leverage their gift and what to watch out for. Tune in today for part 2, as Mike and Ian cover how…
Mike Pacchione on Public Speaking and the Enneagram, pt. 1 (Enneagram 9) [S03-004]
Aug 22 • 31 min
Have you ever thought about what makes a great speech or presentation? Whether you’re speaking to thousands this weekend, you’re speaking to the Rotary Club, or you just want to be a better communicator in the workplace, your Enneagram type has a specific…
Best of Season 2: Challenging Your Narrative with Ryan Stevenson [S03-003]
Aug 15 • 53 min
Though we can’t manufacture great conversations here on Typology, every now and then we do get to experience something deeply vulnerable and truly magical as we did in this episode with singer/songwriter, Ryan Stevenson. So, tune in as we celebrate the…
Best of Season 2: Instincts and Subtypes with Aaron Niequist [S03-002]
Aug 8 • 58 min
With so many of our listeners asking about subtypes on a daily basis, we decided to celebrate the end of Season 2 with this replay of Aaron Niequist and Ian discussing instincts and subtypes and using them as another way to help hone in on your Enneagram…
Dr. Richard Lindroth, Developing Your Emotional Side as an Enneagram Five [S03-001]
Aug 1 • 39 min
Others often perceive the interior world of the Enneagram Five, or The Observer, as mysterious. The Observer can appear to not have or be in touch with their emotions. This is simply not the case. Listen as our guest, Dr. Richard Lindroth takes us into…
Part 2 of Johnnyswim: The Enneagram and Abner (Type 7) and Manager Jay King (Type 4) [S02-052]
Jul 25 • 55 min
In part two of our interview with JOHNNYSWIM, Abner and Amanda’s manager Jay King joins the conversation and shares how the Enneagram has impacted their personal and working relationship.
Part 1 of Johnnyswim: The Enneagram and Abner (Type 7) and Amanda (Type 9) [S02-051]
Jul 18 • 62 min
What does it sound like when an Enneagram 7 (The Enthusiast) feels safe enough to reveal his true vulnerability? Tune in as JohnnySwim’s Abner and Amanda explore their deeper side and talk with Ian about how the Enneagram has played a role in their…
Carey Nieuwhof on the Enneagram and Self-Leadership, part 2 (Enneagram 8) [S-2-050]
Jul 11 • 26 min
In part two, Carey and Ian continue their discussion with tips on how leaders can manage anxiety and avoid burnout. Carey Nieuwhof is a former lawyer and founding pastor of Connexus Church. He’s the author of several best-selling books, including his…
Seven Core Challenges of Leadership, feat. Carey Nieuwhof (Enneagram 8) [S02-049]
Jul 3 • 41 min
How can leaders understand themselves and the world in which they live so they can be optimal in their various roles? One of the first steps is to strengthen self-leadership because you can’t successfully lead others unless you can first lead yourself. In…
There’s Power in Peace, feat. Lysa Terkeurst (Enneagram 9) [S02-048]
Jun 27 • 42 min
Enneagram Nines are adaptable, supportive, and easygoing. Their “go with the flow” attitude serves their need for internal and external peace at all times. To keep this peace, Nines often over-accommodate others in a unconscious effort to avoid conflict,…
Leveraging Differences to Motivate Your Team with the Enneagram, Boosterthon’s feat. Chris Carneal and Stan Holcombe (Enneagram 7 and 6) [S02-047]
Jun 20 • 50 min
Chris Carneal, founder and CEO of Boosterthon (Enneagram 7) plans for adventure while his CFO, Stan Holcombe (Enneagram 6) plans for dis-adventure. So how do these two leverage their differences to grow their company 800% over the past eight years? Today,…
Michael Hyatt, Your Leadership Mentor and the Enneagram (Enneagram 3) [S02-046]
Jun 13 • 39 min
How do you measure success? What does it look like and feel like? Often, we measure success by how we appear to others or by the things we accomplish. But for Enneagram Three, Michael Hyatt, success is defined as freedom – the freedom to focus, the…
Summer Vacation and the Enneagram with Ian Morgan Cron [S02-045]
Jun 6 • 49 min
Have you ever stopped to think about your travel personality? Or how the ideal vacation for your Enneagram type may be different than others? We all look for different things when choosing our next vacation…and even the planning process can greatly vary.…
Balancing Your Centers of Intelligence, feat. Beatrice Chestnut [S02-044]
May 30 • 36 min
One of the elements about the Enneagram that makes it different than other typologies is the principles behind working with Centers of Intelligence. The three centers of intelligence are the head, heart, and body. Each Enneagram type uses all three…
Moving Toward Wholeness, part 2 feat. Drew and Ellie Holcomb (Enneagram 8 and 7) [S02-043]
May 23 • 33 min
Drew and Ellie Holcomb return this week for part two of our two-part series. Today, Drew shares how he has learned to let go of his need to be in charge and is learning to lead from the heart., and Ellie gives us insight into what makes her feel really…
Moving Toward Wholeness, feat. Drew and Ellie Holcomb (Enneagram 8 and 7) [S02-042]
May 16 • 43 min
Enneagram Eights and Sevens make a high-energy couple. Both types are strong-willed, independent, and love adventure. But they manage their feelings in different ways. Eights embrace a challenge and express anger easily which can clash with a Seven’s…
BONUS REPLAY: Beatrice Chestnut, An Enneagram Two’s Journey Toward Finding Real Love [S02-041]
May 9 • 50 min
In today’s episode, we share a big announcement then replay Ian’s interview with renowned Enneagram teacher, author, consultant, and Enneagram Two, Dr. Beatrice Chestnut Ph.D. A student of the Enneagram system of personality since 1990, she is the author…
Trusting Your Gut as an Enneagram Two, feat. J.J. Peterson (Enneagram Two)
May 2 • 44 min
When it comes to relationships, how do you interact with and love other people? It’s often in our most intimate relationships that our most true self shows up and we realize that our view of the world is not necessarily the same as others. The Enneagram…
Transforming Relationships with the Enneagram, feat. Jeremy and Audrey Roloff (Enneagram 9 and 8) [S02-039]
Apr 25 • 50 min
How does the Enneagram affect how you communicate with your spouse? Each personality type has a different communication style and the Enneagram helps us appreciate and negotiate those differences. In today’s episode, former co-stars of Little People, Big…
Balancing Intellect with Emotion, feat. Dan Haseltine (Enneagram 5) [S02-038]
Apr 18 • 61 min
Enneagram Fives operate from a withdrawing stance and value their privacy. And though they can often appear detached there is actually a lot of vulnerability beneath the surface. The challenge for a Five is to not over-rely on their intellect but rather…
Facing Anxiety and Depression with the Enneagram, feat. Scott Sauls (Enneagram 3) [S02-037]
Apr 11 • 43 min
The more we come to know ourselves, to accept our own uniqueness and brokenness, the more we can begin to understand others. In fact, when we learn to speak into each other’s lives with a scalpel rather than a dagger, with the posture of gentleness, we…
The Enneagram and The Next Right Thing, feat. Emily P. Freeman (Enneagram 4) [S02-036]
Apr 4 • 49 min
How does your Enneagram type affect your decision making? Each Enneagram type has different motivations and makes decisions in different ways. So, when faced with making a decision, sometimes we need to go against the grain of how we normally do things in…
Addiction and Recovery with the Enneagram, feat. Nate Larkin and David Hampton [S02-035]
Mar 27 • 68 min
Addiction is a compulsion to continue doing something despite harmful consequences. And if we look at addiction through the lens of the Enneagram, we can view the passion of each Enneagram type as an addiction. The Enneagram helps bring to awareness what…
Top 25 Enneagram Resources [S02-034]
Mar 21 • 35 min
The Enneagram is a transformational tool for self-awareness and self-knowledge. It helps uncover the most unconscious parts of who we are. But how? Once you identify your Enneagram type, what’s the next step? On today’s episode of Typology, Ian shares his…
Honoring Our Differences, feat. Rabbi Evan Moffic (Enneagram 3) [S02-033]
Mar 14 • 46 min
How do we use the Enneagram to honor our differences? When we truly understand the Enneagram we see that one type is not better than another. Each type is different and that difference enriches us. In today’s show, we invited Rabbi Evan Moffic to join us…
Is Your Story True? Exploring Narrative through the Enneagram
Mar 7 • 38 min
Have you ever stopped to ask yourself, “What if the story I tell myself and others about who I am and who I’m becoming isn’t true?” As children, we all construct stories, or narratives, to help make sense of our environment. When you understand the false…
Part 2: How the Enneagram Impacts Emotional Intelligence and Leadership, with Scott Allender [S02-031]
Feb 28 • 31 min
Last week, Scott and Ian talked about how the Enneagram can help you in the workplace. This week, they continue the conversation highlighting the way the Enneagram feeds emotional intelligence, fosters empathy and compassion, increases productivity, and…
How the Enneagram Impacts Emotional Intelligence and Leadership, pt. 1 with Scott Allender [S02-030]
Feb 21 • 25 min
How does knowing a person’s personality style help you in leadership development? In today’s episode, Scott Allender shares how he has used the Enneagram in team building and leadership development. He explains how the Enneagram helps provide insight into…
What’s Your Stance? Part 2, feat. Amy Grant (Enneagram 9) [S02-029]
Feb 14 • 41 min
In Part 2 of our conversation with singer/songwriter Amy Grant, we continue to explore stances to hone in on whether or not she’s actually an Enneagram Nine. Discussing the differences between types in the gut triad and how they each relate to anger and…
What’s Your Stance? feat. Amy Grant, part 1 of 2 [S02-028]
Feb 7 • 32 min
What if you’re stuck and haven’t yet figured out your type? Today’s guest, singer/songwriter Amy Grant struggled to find her type too. So, we tackled the struggle from a different angle…using stances. In fact, one of the quickest ways to identify your…
Challenging Your Narrative, with Ryan Stevenson [S02-027]
Jan 31 • 47 min
In order to make sense of our lives in early childhood, we develop narratives that explain our life experiences. We often choose specific incidents that we string together into the plot we now live. But, have you ever stopped to ask yourself if the story…
The Challenger or The Perfectionist? Part 2 of 2 with Kirsten Powers, CNN Political Analyst [S02-026]
Jan 24 • 29 min
In order to truly use the Enneagram to better understand our own personality, it is important to have an understanding of, not just the unconscious motivations, but also the impact that subtypes and wings have on each type. In part two of our conversation…
The Challenger or The Perfectionist? Part 1 of 2 with Kirsten Powers [S02-025]
Jan 17 • 31 min
Let’s face it…there’s a deep complexity to the Enneagram. Yes, for some, it is extremely easy to nail down their type. But for others…well, it’s more complicated. We can’t determine our type by our behaviors. We really have to dig down into what’s driving…
Leveraging Your “Weird” for Success, feat. CJ Casciotta (Enneagram 3) [S02-024]
Jan 10 • 54 min
In today’s episode, Enneagram Four and author of “Get Weird: Discover the Surprising Secret to Making a Difference,” CJ Casciotta joins us to talk about becoming more comfortable in your own unique self and how using your innate ability to be creative can…
Finding Beauty in Imperfection, feat. Amy Julia Becker (Enneagram 1) [S02-023]
Jan 3 • 36 min
On today’s episode, Ian sits down with friend and author, Amy Julia Becker, to talk about how admitting her own needs, and learning to accept herself as beautiful and broken, vulnerable, needy and gifted has been a huge life lesson in perfectionism.
Replay: Moving from Happy to Joy, feat. Annie Downs (Enneagram 7) [S02-022]
Dec 27, 2018 • 60 min
This week we’re taking a break to spend time with our families over the holidays and hope you are doing the same. Enjoy this replay of one of our most downloaded episodes. Annie F. Downs discusses how she stopped running from pain and is learning to share…
Running Your Own Race, part 2, feat. Darren Whitehead (Enneagram 3) [S02-021]
Dec 20, 2018 • 40 min
This week we continue our conversation with pastor, author, and leader at Church of the City, Darren Whitehead, as he discusses where he gets stuck, why he learned to say no, and how he measures success through spiritual growth rather than statistics.
Running Your Own Race, pt.1, feat. Darren Whitehead (Enneagram 3) [S02-020]
Dec 13, 2018 • 36 min
When Enneagram Threes are self-aware they stop projecting an image to please the crowd and instead become more comfortable with their true-self. Healthy Threes make great role models who enjoy motivating others to become successful in their own right.…
Bonus Christmas Episode! Hilarious and Legit Gifts for Every Number
Dec 10, 2018 • 37 min
On this episode, Ian and Anthony drink WAY too much egg nog and start calling unsuspecting (former) friends to ask for the perfect gift for their type!
Living Awake and Balanced, feat. David Dark and Sarah Masen (Enneagram 9 and 6) [S02-018]
Dec 6, 2018 • 76 min
The Enneagram is a gateway for building strong relationships. It teaches us how to communicate, and in turn, strengthens our relationships with family, friends, and co-workers. This week, husband and wife, David Dark (Enneagram 9) and Sarah Masen…
Exploring the Shadow with Jonathan Merritt (Enneagram 3)
Nov 29, 2018 • 55 min
Threes are not naturally self-reflective. They tend to be externally focused rather than internally focused. The big message that threes receive growing up is that it’s not okay to have your own feelings and identity, so they expend a lot of energy…
Courage in Vulnerability, feat. Chris Cruz (Enneagram 8) [S02-016]
Nov 15, 2018 • 56 min
Eights are motivated by a powerful need to be strong and to avoid appearing weak or vulnerable. But healthy Eights understand that there are strength and power in vulnerability. Yes, it takes courage to risk vulnerability, but to love and be loved, Eights…
Part 2: Don Miller on Directing Your New Story (Enneagram 3) [S02-015]
Nov 8, 2018 • 31 min
Last week, StoryBrand’s Don Miller joined Ian to discuss the importance of directing your own story. Tune in today as the conversation turns toward understanding how each Enneagram type tends to lead and how that can impact the broader culture of a…
Part 1: Don Miller on Directing Your New Story (Enneagram 3) [S02-014]
Nov 1, 2018 • 61 min
The Enneagram is not just meant to help people understand themselves and then do nothing about it. Rather it’s a tool for fostering deep, inner work. In order to make lasting changes, you need to know the story and themes that run beneath the surface. The…
Embracing Wilderlove as an Enneagram Four, feat. John Mark McMillan [S02-013]
Oct 24, 2018 • 54 min
The wisdom that we can gain from the Enneagram is self-knowledge. No matter your Enneagram type, self-knowledge can help you dis-identify with those aspects of your personality that put you in an unhealthy place of habitual reactivity. But once you start…
Emotional Wellness and the Enneagram, feat. Miles Adcox (Enneagram 3) [S02-012]
Oct 18, 2018 • 65 min
One of the ways we learn about people in their types is through, what are called, Hornevian groups, based on the work of Karen Horney, or stances. What they indicate for us is the social style of each type, or the direction we move in, in relationship to…
Moving from Happy to Joy, feat. Annie F. Downs (Enneagram 7) [S02-011]
Oct 11, 2018 • 61 min
Sevens have a core belief that in order for them to be secure, loved and valued they have to bring the energy and excitement into every situation. There’s this expectation and pressure to be on all the time. And though they are generally wired with a…
A Thirst for Redemption, feat. Scott Harrison (Enneagram 8w7) [S02-010]
Oct 4, 2018 • 58 min
The intensity of an Eight is easy to spot in their concern with justice. Eights are very concerned with standing up for the underdog. They love to defend the defenseless, to be the voice of the voiceless. It gives them great satisfaction to stand in the…
Navigating Friendship with the Enneagram, feat. The Liturgists (Enneagram 5 & 9) [S02-009]
Sep 27, 2018 • 75 min
What’s your best friend’s number? Understanding the Enneagram can profoundly impact how you relate to others and help you build strong friendships. Knowing your friends’ number allows you to understand each other’s tendencies and creates space for…
Name It…then Tame It, Part 2, feat. Mark Scandrette [S02-008]
Sep 19, 2018 • 38 min
In last week’s episode, Mark Scandrette shared some simple steps to help you begin using the Enneagram to move from unconscious to conscious living. In part two, Mark and Ian continue their conversation by discussing the importance of doing work within a…
Name It…then Tame It, feat. Mark Scandrette, pt 1 of 2 [S02-007]
Sep 13, 2018 • 36 min
To really begin to heal and experience true transformation, we have to be willing to face our shadows because that’s where the distortions of our reality live and multiply. One of the many gifts of the Enneagram is that it provides us with an opportunity…
We Can Laugh: Life with Dave Barnes (Enneagram 7) [S02-006]
Sep 6, 2018 • 72 min
Open to new experiences, Sevens are self-confident, optimistic and joyful people who exude loads of energy. They bring a sense of adventure and energy to their relationships and generally try to avoid negative feelings. In today’s episode, Enneagram 7,…
The Bible Project, feat. Tim Mackie and Jon Collins (Enneagram 5) [S02-005]
Aug 30, 2018 • 84 min
In today’s episode, Tim Mackie and Jon Collins from The Bible Project, discuss how the Enneagram has helped them tackle undiscovered territory in their own temperaments and value systems, and how learning to name, pay attention to, and honor these parts…
Trusting Your Self, feat. Jeff Chu (Enneagram 6) [S02-004]
Aug 23, 2018 • 56 min
Sixes have excellent analytical minds, are great strategists, troubleshooters, problem-solvers, and of course, see worst-case scenarios that other people don’t see. The passion of the Six is fear which is often experienced as anxiety…anxiety that the…
Part 2 of 2: Looking into the Shadow…A Hero’s Journey, feat. Claire Diaz-Ortiz (Enneagram 3) [S02-003]
Aug 15, 2018 • 44 min
When you truly begin doing your work, the Enneagram really should mess with you. It should dis-equilibrate you, throw you back on your heals, make you wonder, “Who am I? Who is everybody else? What am I supposed to do now? This week we’re back with part 2…
Instincts and Subtypes with Aaron Niequist [S02-002]
Aug 9, 2018 • 60 min
So many of our listeners have asked me to talk about subtypes. Everybody asks, “Can you please say more about subtypes? What are they and how do I determine mine?” Those are great questions actually because there are multiple variations of type. I think…
Looking into the Shadow…A Hero’s Journey, feat. Claire Diaz-Ortiz Part 1 of 2 (Enneagram 3) [S02-001]
Aug 2, 2018 • 34 min
Kicking off season two, Claire Diaz-Ortiz returns to reveal how her research into Enneagram Threes has had impacted her and helped her become “quiet enough to listen” so real, deep change can happen.
054: [Revisited] :: Here, Hold My Beer…A Panel of Enneagram Twos
Jul 26, 2018 • 71 min
Enneagram Twos are called The Helpers. They are some of the most loving, kind, supportive, upbeat, and—when healthy—genuinely helpful to other people. Their underlying motivation is to feel loved and needed. But sometimes that need to be needed can lead…
053: Rob Bell (Enneagram 7), Author, Speaker & Gracious Provocateur, Revisited
Jul 19, 2018 • 55 min
Discovering the Enneagram was a game-changer for Rob. His knowledge and enthusiasm for the Enneagram runs deep, and as you’ll discover while we revisit this episode, Rob is an Enneagram “7 with a 7 wing.”
052: Science Mike Hacks the Enneagram, Revisited
Jul 12, 2018 • 75 min
This week we are revisiting Ian’s interview with ‘Science Mike’ McHargue as he shares his journey through the inner sanctum of an Enneagram Nine and his process of building a healthy connection to anger. To preserve their inner peace and harmony, Nines…
051: [REVISITED] :: Sarah Thebarge, Moving Out of Fear Into Love as an Enneagram 6
Jul 5, 2018 • 58 min
With a strong need for security and consistency, Sixes appreciate order, plans and rules and like the comfort and predictability of laws and guidelines. But their passion is fear, which is often experienced as anxiety—a vague, free-floating sense of…
050: Bob & Maria Goff, the Beautifully Imperfect Marriage of an Enneagram 9 & 7, Revisited
Jun 28, 2018 • 52 min
Today we are revisiting Ian’s interview with celebrated Author, Speaker Bob Goff and his wife Maria. Bob is an Enneagram 7 and Maria is a 9. And even though this episode provides a lot of insight into the worldview of a 7 and 9, the show today is really…
049: Julianne Cusick (Enneagram 1) Finds Her Inner Encourager
Jun 21, 2018 • 55 min
What would it look like if Ones reclaimed their childlike wonder? When Ones move toward health, they begin to let judgments go and become more at ease with imperfection. They begin to truly quiet that inner critic and turn it into an inner encourager.
048: Surrender and Acceptance, feat. Ashley Cleveland
Jun 13, 2018 • 73 min
Just as the Enneagram is broken into Triads, it is also be broken into Stances – the Dependent Stance, the Withdrawing Stance, and the Aggressive Stance. On today’s episode of Typology, Ashley Cleveland and I delve into the stances, right-sizing the…
047: Self to Lose, Self to Find, feat. Marilyn Vancil
Jun 7, 2018 • 70 min
Today’s show is packed with great information for those who know your Enneagram type and are interested in learning how to shift your attention and grow in self-awareness. Today, Marilyn Vancil talks about the focus of attention for each type, what to do…
046: How an Enneagram 8 learns to be vulnerable, feat. Patrick Chappell
May 30, 2018 • 59 min
Every type has a basic fear and desire coloring the waters of their personality. For Eights, the fear is not being in control of their self. Their basic desire is to avoid feeling weak or vulnerable. But Eights can often be misinterpreted. Though they can…
045: An Enneagram 7 Lets Go of His Expectations, feat. Luke Norsworthy
May 23, 2018 • 62 min
Sevens are the joy bombs of the Enneagram. The energy they give off is energetic, fun-loving and naturally cheerful. They are optimistic by nature and seize every moment of life. They live for the next adventure and are experts at reframing a negative…
044: Jen Hatmaker’s Fight for Grace using the Enneagram
May 17, 2018 • 58 min
In today’s episode, Jen Hatmaker and I discuss the similarities and differences of Threes and Eights and how that manifests under the umbrella of fighting for justice and grace. Listen as we talk about Jen’s need to stand up for various social issues, her…
043: An Enneagram 8’s Process of Defrosting, part 2 with David Gungor
May 10, 2018 • 48 min
Last week David Gungor shared his struggle in determining his type, how he embraces his “chaotic intentionality,” and what it means to need others to “get out of his face.” Today we continue the conversation about how the Enneagram can help Enneagram…
042: Practicing Vulnerability as an Enneagram 8, feat. David Gungor
May 2, 2018 • 41 min
Eights express their anger freely, are fueled by high levels of stimulation, and react very strongly against challenging injustices. But what does it sound like when an Eight acknowledges their weakness or vulnerability? What does it look like when you…
041: Who am I if I can’t DO anything? feat. Michele Cushatt (Enneagram 2)
Apr 26, 2018 • 59 min
It’s extremely difficult for a Two to admit their own “neediness.” They rarely ask for help and don’t know how to receive it when it’s offered. Instead, they focus their energy on meeting the needs of others. So for Twos to grow, they need to embrace the…
040: Part 2, May the Fours Be with You: A Panel of Enneagram Fours
Apr 19, 2018 • 40 min
This week we continue with our panel of Fours — Sandra McCracken, Megan Miller, Matthew Perryman Jones, and Don Chaffer. Tune in as we discuss the strengths and challenges of being a Four, and stick around to the end when Ian and guests pull some guitars…
039: May the Fours Be with You: A Panel of Enneagram Fours
Apr 12, 2018 • 50 min
To best illustrate the uniqueness of Fours, I brought in a panel of for this week’s show. The thing I love about panels is it’s so much better for people to learn about these different types straight from the mouths of those who live in the shoes of those…
038: How the Enneagram Unexpectedly Rocked Our World, feat. research psychologist Dr. Richard Beck and his wife, Jana
Apr 4, 2018 • 69 min
After a knee-jerk reaction of skepticism, Dr. Richard Beck and his wife, Jana, share how the Enneagram has had an unexpectedly profound effect on their family. In today’s show, we talk about the disjoint of how we conceive ourselves and how we behave on…
037: Part 2 of Exploring “The Shack” with the Enneagram and author Wm Paul Young
Mar 29, 2018 • 47 min
This week we jump back into our conversation with Paul Young to help nail down his type. Figuring out his type was hard, as it can be for many. But I think Paul has suffered and worked through so many things in his life, he has…
036: Exploring “The Shack” with the Enneagram and author Paul Young, pt 1
Mar 22, 2018 • 50 min
When learning the Enneagram and figuring out your number, one thing that complicates things is trauma and the effect of trauma on personality development and theory. I always say, I think personality, just the defensive nature of the personality thickens…
035: Sarah Thebarge, Moving Out of Fear Into Love as an Enneagram 6
Mar 15, 2018 • 56 min
How do Sixes achieve spiritual growth? A lot of Sixes think the answer is bravery, but there’s never enough bravery to fill the bucket of “this is a scary world and I need support.” But in today’s episode, Sarah Thebarge shares the difference between…
034: How to fix your broken record with the Enneagram, Feat. Amena Brown (Type 2)
Mar 7, 2018 • 67 min
Each Enneagram type has misbeliefs and errant unconscious motivations that get us to do, think, and feel things that are not in our best interests. The hurtful words and experiences of our past determine the record we play in our head as an adult. In her…
033: The Enneagram on Tour with Tenth Avenue North
Feb 28, 2018 • 97 min
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go on tour with a band? What’s it truly like to live on a bus with 11 other people day-in and day-out? When the road manager of Tenth Avenue North reached out to talk about how the Enneagram, and The Road…
032: Reading People through the Lens of the Enneagram, with author Anne Bogel (Enneagram 9)
Feb 22, 2018 • 57 min
In her book, Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of the Personality Changes Everything, author Anne Bogel talks about being at peace with who you are. And, who doesn’t want peace with themselves, to have a sense of consonance, a sense of…
031: Here, Hold My Beer…A Panel of Enneagram Twos
Feb 13, 2018 • 69 min
Enneagram Twos are called The Helpers. They are loving, kind, supportive, upbeat, and—when healthy—genuinely helpful to other people. Their underlying motivation is to feel loved and needed. But sometimes that need to be needed can lead to burn out. This…
030: Blowing up the Personality Box, feat. Brian Hardin, creator of the Daily Audio Bible podcast
Feb 8, 2018 • 55 min
Our personality types can put us into an almost hypnotic trance, something I’d call the shadow. We relegate to the shadow those parts of ourselves we don’t want to see. What the Enneagram does is it takes a flashlight and it goes into the shadow with you.…
029: An Enneagram State of the Union, feat. Author & Former White House staffer Michael Wear
Feb 1, 2018 • 46 min
About a month ago, I sat down with author and former White House staffer, Michael Wear, to talk about personality, power, and politics. And I know this is a hot-button topic, but I do think it’s an important conversation to have. When we’re talking about…
028: The Grace of Letting Go—the conversation continues with Michael Cusick (Enneagram 2), Part 2
Jan 24, 2018 • 28 min
Ian Cron and Michael Cusick continue their conversation about Enneagram Twos letting go of shame and embracing failures and shortcomings. Learning how letting go allows you to live from a place of self-acceptance.
027: “I’m OK if you’re OK” A conversation with Michael Cusick (Enneagram 2) Part 1
Jan 17, 2018 • 28 min
A large piece of the journey for Enneagram Twos is to understand that you do have needs, acknowledge those needs, and actually learn how to articulate them. On today’s show, Michael Cusick shares how the Enneagram has taught him to become more conscious…
026: Living Out Loud - A Conversation with Jo Saxton
Jan 11, 2018 • 65 min
Healthy Eights are great friends, exceptional leaders and champions of those who cannot fight on their own behalf. They have the intelligence, courage and stamina to do what others say can’t be done. And, as with most Enneagram Eights, Jo Saxton is…
025: Life, Family and the Enneagram with the Crons
Jan 4, 2018 • 74 min
In today’s episode, the Cron Family gathers over the holidays to discuss how the Enneagram has helped them grow closer and understand each other better. Listen as they share how their family finds balance and appreciation among each other.
Episode 24: Part 2 - Science Mike hacks the Enneagram
Dec 21, 2017 • 33 min
This week on Typology, we continue our conversation with ‘Science Mike’ McHargue. This show is bursting with wisdom about Nines. You’ll learn how Nines can spiritually wake up and leverage their unleashed energy for some really cool things, what…
Episode 23: Science Mike hacks the Enneagram
Dec 14, 2017 • 41 min
Enneagram Nines, or The Peacemakers, are open and receptive in every way. They can see both sides to everything and they have a profound awareness of the interconnectedness of all things in creation. Their unconscious motivation is to avoid…