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    Self Preservation 3 - Episode 52

    Self Preservation 3 - Episode 52

    *General instinct knowledge @ 16 min
    *Self-pres 3 starts @ 26 min
    In this episode, we talk about the self-pres 3 (aka "Vanity No Vanity") and explore how they deny their passion of vanity (in a fixated state of mind).
    In our typical style, we kick the episode off with a personal catch-up and some banter.  
    We apologize ahead of time for the audio situation.
    In the intro, we talk about what we’ve been up to Review and refresher of all the instincts and levels of health in the instincts SP 3s can look like 1s Tara talks about her personal experiences with SP3 Compare the sexual/social/SP instinct’s relationship to vanity SP3 motivations and fixations Enneagram 3 anxiety and how it shows up from their over-identification with roles Celebrity examples of 3s - mostly of the reality trash TV variety Ideas for being less fixated Resources we used and may have mentioned for this episode:
    EnneagramMonthly.com, Beatrice Chestnut - The Complete Enneagram, Sandra Maitri - The Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram, Personality Types: Using the Enneagram for Self-discovery, A variety of books on the Enneagram by Russ Hudson, Oscar Ichazo 

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Self - Preservation 7 - Episode 51

    Self - Preservation 7 - Episode 51

    In this episode, we continue our series on the instinctual variants and focus on the Self-Preservation 7 AKA "The Hungry/Happy Hedonist", "The Gourmand", "The Keeper of the Castle" or... HUGH HEFNER?!?! A self-pres 7w8? Is this the same type as neurotic cult leaders? Anyway, here's what we talked about (resources are below):
    - How the 7s passion of gluttony + fear of emotional pain mixes with the self-preservation instinct
    - Anecdotal experiences of Maris' family, which is full of self-pres 7w6s
    - We explore how a self-pres 7 might like to exercise
    - Why do self-pres 7s want people in their circle to be comfortable and happy?
    - The self-pres 7s ulterior motives and the challenge (for us personally) in seeing it
    - Tips for self-growth and behaving in new ways outside of the SP7s fixations
    Resources: Dietnosis.com, Beatrice Chestnut, Russ Hudson, Personality Types: Using the Enneagram for Self-discovery, Oscar Ichazo
    Book a consulting session with us: http://enneagramforidiots.com

    • 54 min
    Self-Preservation 1 - Episode 50

    Self-Preservation 1 - Episode 50

    Intro/Outro - Powfu - Death Bed (Save the Sky Remix)
    In this episode, we continue our series on the instinctual variants and focus on the self-preservation 1 aka Hilary Clinton (we kind of sort of think). Here's what we talked about:
    We're doing consulting now, all the details are on our website at enneagramforidiots@gmail.com If you're a part of our Patreon community, we're planning a live virtual hang out session soon, stay tuned for that Thank you for emailing about the last SP4 episode, we learned a lot and you learned a lot and that is ALWAYS THE GOAL Instinct and Self-Pres 1 learnings and discoveries (22 minutes in)
    Each instinct has a different kind of energy  There's a lot of learning to be done around how the passions and fixations interact with the instincts, there's so much we all don't know The SP1: is characterized by a lot of worry, anxiety, perfection and apparently "almost paranoia?" can look like a 6 but the 6 knows the world shouldn't be against them and the 1 isn't so sure struggles with feeling inadequate or undeserving and react with anxiety and worry thinks that when they judge themselves it's actually helpful is possibly Hillary Clinton? lots of thoughts and exploration there lots more, dive in to hear it all And to wrap up, we would like all SP1s and 1s in general - YOU ARE NOT YOUR THOUGHTS
    Resources: Beatrice Chestnut, EnneagramCentral.com, 9Types.com

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Self-Preservation 4 - Episode 49

    Self-Preservation 4 - Episode 49

    In today's episode we talked about:
    We're doing consulting now! Details at enneagramforidiots.com We're continuing our series on the instinctual variants, featuring the self-pres 4s (aka I'm not sad and I don't want to be sad with you).
    Lots of descriptors for this instinctual variant: "tenacity" "defensive action" "dauntless". What resonates with you? We talk about the theory that the instincts have levels of health as well (Russ Hudson "Essence Emerging" meetups, A.H. Almaas, Creator of the Holy Ideas) Tara talked about her self-pres 4 experiences and then realized she's probably self-pres dominant Self-pres fours have a lot of endurance If you're SP4 are you in-tune with the temperature of the room? Other comforts? How do you go about getting your physical needs met? Talked about how the self-pres four is the counter type of the fours and can look like some other types Also talked about a self-pres four not wanting to be "held down" by other unhealthy or brooding/moping fours or people in general As always, email us your thoughts, feedback and if you're self-pres 4 or know a self-pres 4 we'd love to chat via email. Talk to us on the internet and thanks for listening to this episode. 3

    • 1 hr 16 min
    We're Back + Chris Hurts - Episode 48

    We're Back + Chris Hurts - Episode 48

    THE PODCAST IS BACK. Thank you so much for your patience with our break. 
    Intro: Music by Rujay
    Instrumental: "Next Level" by SeriouzBeats
    Channel: https://YouTube.com/user/RujayTV
    Here’s what we talked about in today’s return episode:

    Thank you for supporting us on Patreon while we were away, it helped us cover our online subscriptions and keep the podcast online We are going through all of your emails, please keep sending more, we want to connect in these weird pandemic times Life update: Tara had a baby and she can’t type him, she got married and moved in with her husband (1w2 sx), moved twice after discovering cockroaches, got scammed and had a period of postpartum depression Life update: Marissa got hit by a car and tore her ACL, got kicked out of her apartment by her landlord, moved back home, went through a miscarriage, was put in a new position at work,  Discussion about Chris Heuertz and a blog post that was written by 33 women and men who shared their stories of experiencing and witnessing abuse by him (Starts around 39-minute mark). *See our website for links to everything - enneagramforidiots.com We talk about: How we found out about this How we know Chris (Correction: Chris didn’t say that the IEA almost didn’t pay him, he said, as confirmed by email, “They really under paid me for the keynote and none of the 40+ workshop presenters got paid for their breakout sessions.”) The details of the blog post outlining how Chris has harmed many people (53 minutes in) Chris’s response and our issues with it Gravity Centre’s investigation and summary of findings and its conflicts of interest Our thoughts about all of this Correction: in this episode, we often say 33 women and men came forward saying they were abused by Chris. The blog post says that the 33 women and men were both abused and witnessed abuse.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    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
    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

Customer Reviews

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616 Ratings

616 Ratings

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Accountant Spouse and Actress/Activist Wife Both 4w5

This duo is a bit on the harsh side… it’s a femme feint I have associated with “not being like others,” and it’s a tad wearing. They seem incredulous that their analysis might not be The Oracle, but still include several points that stimulated my thinking. I think they could really benefit some folks; as for me, I prefer a more strengths-affirming approach than the “point and jeer” stance of these hosts.

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i started listening and really enjoyed it. went to play it later in the day and now it’s saying all of the podcasts on this page are unavailable

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Don’t Stop!

I have been binging Enneagram podcasts for a few weeks now and just found you guys. PLEASE DON’T STOP! This is the most fun of any enneagram podcast I’ve found and you guys are great. So happy that you’re still kind of active…?

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