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.
REPLAY: Is Your Story True? Exploring Narrative Through the Enneagram
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. These childhood interpretations set in motion the patterns of behavior that shape our personality.
In today’s episode, we’ll walk through the false “stories” that each Enneagram type needs to let go of in order to allow your true self to emerge.
Master Class: The Challenger Moving to Grace, feat. Kirsten Powers
CNN senior political analyst and USA Today columnist, Kirsten Powers, is back to talk about her new book, Saving Grace: Speak Your Truth, Stay Centered, and Learn to Coexist with People who Drive You Nuts.
We explore her journey of moving from an unhealthy Eight—full of judgment, shaming, and blaming—to a healthy Eight with the capacity to extend grace towards those who hold opposing views without sacrificing her values and passionate beliefs.
Aging Faithfully with Alice and Bob Fryling
Alice and Bob Fryling join me for a wonderful conversation about aging together faithfully. This show is for people of all ages as we talk about better understanding and relating to our older friends, family members, and coworkers.
We also explore their knowledge of the Enneagram. They provide deep insights into how they navigate their differences, ways they support each other and work with the Enneagram to uncover their blind spots, and walking through challenging spaces as they grow older together.
Exploring the Soul of the Enneagram Eight w/Kayla Craig
Former journalist Kayla Craig joins me in a conversation about how understanding her social 8 subtype has illuminated different aspects of her personality and influenced her interactions with her family and others. She provides wonderful insight into what the soul of an 8 looks like.
We also explore:
-the distinctive characteristics of the social 8 subtype vs. the self-preservation and one-to-one subtypes
-why social 8s can be mistyped as Enneagram 2s, and
-the transformational journey for 8s
Author John Driver on Honest Conversations about Race and Faith
John Driver is an award-winning writer and collaborator of more than 25 books. Today, we explore how understanding himself through the lens of the counterphobic Six has impacted his relationships with others, his work in ministry, and his writing.
We also discuss his new book, Not So Black and White: An invitation to honest conversations about race and faith. He shares what impacted the writing of his book, and why it’s so important to engage in honest and conversations about race and faith.
Enneagram Mailbag: Ian Answers Your Questions
I receive so many questions from our listeners via email and social media that I can't respond to them all. But I am paying attention!
So, this week, Anthony pulls a few more audience questions for me to answer. This time I share a few tips for parenting an Enneagram 4, introduce the concept of Enneagram harmonic groups, and explore the similarities and distinctions between Types 1 and 3.
Got a question you want answered on air? Leave us a comment on social or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Excellent Enneagram Podcast
Ian is an amazing host. His interview style sets me at ease as he is kind, patient, and empathetic with each guest regardless of their number; his and Anthony’s ability to laugh and joke adds such brevity to the podcast. This podcast is pure joy, and I always find myself leaning in to hear what Ian has to say and end each podcast knowing and understanding more about myself and others.
I love Typology! Ian Is a fabulous host! I have learned so much about the Enneagram from this show! I love the rhythm of the Podcast and Ian's affection for each of the numbers and his easy yet probing way with his guests. His producer Anthony is terrific as well! My only wish? That they had a show drop everyday! 😘
I walk every morning for a little over an hour. My first pick is always Ian. I am waiting for his new book🤷♂️
I lead a discussion of the enneagram and the basic tool I used was Ian’s book.
Now that leads me into all the other great podcasts to listen to between Typology and Typology Institute shows.
When is the certification program going to be offered??