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    Self-Preservation 2 - Episode 47

    Self-Preservation 2 - Episode 47

    *Skip to around the 30-minute mark for mostly self-pres 2 content
    After we spend 15 minutes talking about public transit, we dive into the self-preservation 2 - aka the cutesy, childlike type. In this episode we talk about
    - Countertypes
    - Russ Hudson and A.H Almaas’ descriptions of the levels of health in the instincts and how instincts mature as we grow
    - How this instinctual variant moves both towards and away from others and is more self-protective and cerebral than other 2s
    - Why the self-preservation 2 positions themselves in a child-like role and how that relates to the protection of their self-image and pride
    - Sorry not sorry to Christians, we explore what it would look like if Jesus Christ was a self-preservation 2 for the last 20+ minutes of the episode
    Questions
    Does this 'cutesy' behaviour carry over into the bedroom? Do you have a lot of romantic partners or did you at any point? How do you DRESS? How do self-pres 2’s in your life dress?
    Resources: The Diamond Approach: A Path to Inner Discovery, The Facets of Unity: The Enneagram of Holy Ideas, Essence Emerging meetup (the simpler descriptions of instinct levels of health), Beatrice Chestnut (general descriptions of self-preservation 2 and path from pride to humility) Russ Hudson (levels of health in the instincts), Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram.
    *See enneagramforidiots.com for links and intro/outro song

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Self-Preservation 8 - Episode 46

    Self-Preservation 8 - Episode 46

    Intro/Outro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0pVXEBA3PU&list=RD--YiHE-06Rw&index=22 (pilgrim)
    Today we’re talking about Self-Preservation dominant 8s aka NOT Marissa but Donald Trump. Also known by Enneagram resources as the "Survivalist". In this episode we cover:
    How Marissa isn’t self-preservation dominant and Tara’s mind is blown, then we explore how the social (Maris) and sexual (Tara) instincts show up in our lives
    What a self-preservation dominant 8 may look like and behave
    How this type may be more angry and confrontational than the other instinctual variants of the 8
    Famous 8w7 examples (Donald Trump / Gene Simmons) and famous 8w9 examples (Liam Neeson / Morgan Freeman / Susan Sarandon)
    What it may be like to work with a self-pres 8
    How self-pres 8s might challenge people to be equals more than the other instinctual variants of the 8
    The unhealthy and average range of a self-pres dominant 8
    Also sorry 5s, the audio got cut in the beginning so a portion of your recap from the previous episode just wasn’t meant to be covered. Love you.
    Questions
    If you’re a self-pres 8 what is crying like for you? Or if you know a self-pres 8, do they cry often/rarely/ever? What’s that like?
    Self-pres 8s: do you call in sick?
    How does this instinctual variant soften themselves?
    Resources: Self-reported people talking on Reddit, Wisdom of the Enneagram, Some quotables from Beatrice Chestnut and Russ Hudson, Enneagram Institute message boards, Excerpts from Claudio Naranjo, Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram, our brains and lives

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Self-Preservation 5 - Episode 45

    Self-Preservation 5 - Episode 45

    Intro/Outro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--YiHE-06Rw (flowers in narnia)
    We kick off this episode with a discussion about speakers not getting paid at the International Enneagram Conference and then dive into what it's like to be a self-preservation 5. We talk about:
    Hermit life, being the most detached variant out of the three and how that may show up
    What it might feel like for a self-pres 5 to owe anything to somebody
    The self-pres 5 being “very good at boundaries”
    How the passion of avarice shows up in the 5
    a 5s active thinking voice
    Themes of separation, detachment, non-attachment
    Self-pres 5s apparently being thinner out of all the variants - is that true? Email us and let us know enneagramforidiots@gmail.com
    What do you focus on the most out of these things? How do you find yourself focusing on these things: food, housing, health, physical comfort, money, your body?
    Also a couple of additional notes:
    A correction: Karen Horney influenced the coping style triads of the Enneagram (moving against 3-7-8, moving towards 1-2-6 and moving away from others/the world 4-5-9) but according to many resources, did not relate these concepts to the Enneagram herself. Claudio Naranjo apparently was one of the first teachers to use some of her theories in the Enneagram and many other authors did as well, connecting Horney’s theories and the 9 types together.
    The last 5 minutes of the podcast was cut off so we’ll do the wrap up on the next episode (new equipment and training is expensive, and right now we’re trying to work with what we’ve got here).
    Resources: Enneagram Central, Self-reported people talkin’ on Reddit, Wisdom of the Enneagram, Some quotables from Beatrice Chestnut and Russ Hudson, Enneagram Institute message boards, Karen Horney: Our Inner Conflicts: A Constructive Theory Of Neurosis, our brains

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Introduction To The Instincts: A NEW Series - Episode 44

    Introduction To The Instincts: A NEW Series - Episode 44

    Intro / Outro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVLBaNQjQro
    Today we’re starting a brand new series on the INSTINCTS. Ahhhhh this is going to be SO EXCITING.
    In this episode, we kick it off with an introduction the instincts. We cover:
    what the instincts are (i.e. biological survival drives)
    language around describing instincts (variants and drives vs. using the word ‘subtype’)
    a breakdown of each instinct (self-preservation, sexual and social)
    why sexual does not mean one-on-one relationships
    what instinct stackings are or ‘sequences’
    how being neurotic or ‘unhealthy’ shows up in instinct land
    8s and mob bosses - is Tony Soprano a sexual 8?
    Resources and additional learning:
    Personality Types: Using the Enneagram for Self-Discovery (there’s a small section on instincts at the end), The Shift Network audio download on instincts with Russ Hudson, https://beatricechestnut.com/blog/

    • 1 hr 23 min
    The Holy Trinity: Type 3 + 6 and Type 6 + 9 - Episode 43

    The Holy Trinity: Type 3 + 6 and Type 6 + 9 - Episode 43

    Intro/Outro: J Roes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfWAxIk4xDw
    Today we’re wrapping up our compatibility series with the holy trinity - types 3 + 6 and types 6 + 9. Skip to 9:55 minutes to start the episode.
    In this episode we talk about:
    What it’s like to be with a 3, 6 and 9
    We analyze a relationship thread on Reddit between a 6 + 9 that has gone from monogamous to polyamorous and are now sleeping in separate beds
    A Redditor says he’s heard 9s are cheaters
    Marissa shares intimacy tips from the internet
    Vulnerability in 3, 4 and 8 relationships
    Enneagram study on compatibility: https://www.9types.com/writeup/enneagram_relationships.php
    Resources for today’s episode: Helen Palmer’s The Enneagram in Love and Work: Understanding Your Intimate and Business Relationships (most titles of our relationship series are based on Helen Palmer’s titles of the couplings), Enneagram Institute, REDDIT, Drdaviddaniels.com
    Enneagram conflict resolution styles: http://www.fitzel.ca/enneagram/conflict.html

    • 1 hr 32 min
    The Giver-Observer Couple, Type 2 + Type 5 - Episode 42

    The Giver-Observer Couple, Type 2 + Type 5 - Episode 42

    Today we’re continuing our compatibility series with type 5 and 2 aka Albert Einstein and Dolly Parton. If you want to start where we actually talk about the Enneagram, fast forward to 19 minutes in. In this episode we talk about:
    What it’s like to live with 5s and 2s and be in relationships with them
    What attracts these two to each other
    Some people on the internet talking about their 5 and 2 relationship experience
    Challenging areas for the coupling and possible ways to catch each other in stress and work well together
    Avarice and rejection
    Note: we apologize if the mic sounds are imbalanced between us, we’re looking into updating our mics over the next month so that our voices sound more equal
    Enneagram study on compatibility: https://www.9types.com/writeup/enneagram_relationships.php
    Resources for today’s episode: Helen Palmer’s The Enneagram in Love and Work: Understanding Your Intimate and Business Relationships (most titles of our relationship series are based on Helen Palmer’s titles of the couplings), Enneagram Institute, REDDIT, human beings, Drdaviddaniels.com
    Enneagram conflict resolution styles: http://www.fitzel.ca/enneagram/conflict.html
    Intro/Outro: J Roes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN2TVpsIo34
     
     

    • 1 hr 14 min

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