Let's go through a brief rundown of this episode:
(02:28) The enneagram is a deep dive into what makes you tick. Unlike other personality systems, it goes deeper than behaviors.
(04:23) Oscar Ichazo came up with the enneagram of Personality in the 70s, taking psychology and ego development and mapping it on the symbol.
(08:39) What you can get from learning the enneagram is a perpetual self-busting machine. You start to see things about yourself that you never realized.
(12:02) In the enneagram, what makes you your type is how "messed up" you are when it comes to your heart/passion (emotional distortion), head/fixation (mental distortion), and gut/subtype (instinct).
(16:42) There is a key emotion for each triad. Within each triad are three types: one type tends to overdo the key emotion, the other is the opposite, and the last has a weird relationship with it.
(18:06) An example of the gut triad. Gut triad: it's all about the boundaries, and their key emotion is anger.
(25:27) There are no accurate enneagram tests. We pick up our behaviors from our parents and social expectations. This wiring is not something you can include in a test, and the most it can do is give you a starting point of where to look.
(26:56) The gut triad (1, 8, 9), what makes them tick, their ego, and how they react.
(26:01) Type 1
(26:56) Type 8
(29:33) Type 9
(32:20) The heart triad (2, 3 4): what makes them tick, their ego, and how they react. This type focuses on social relationship dynamics. Their overarching issue is shame.
(33:33) Type 2
(37:26) Type 3
(42:25) Type 4
(46:16) The goal is to loosen the illusions of your type, not change your type. Your strengths are still there, but your weaknesses will be a lot easier to deal with.
(51:43) We're all going to have certain characteristics of nine types to some degree. Each has an interesting relationship with the two types beside them. Meanwhile, the two types that connect to yours in the diagram are your opposites.
(57:23) The head triad (5, 6, 7): what makes them tick, their ego, and how they react.
(57:45) Type 5
(1:00:58) Type 6
(1:07:46) Type 7
(1:13:37) Other theories from Katherine Fauvre and Claudio Naranjo, and the continuous evolution of the field
(1:21:52) Resources for your growth
(1:24:13) Going through the nine enneagram types and drawing a caricature for each