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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.

Typology Ian Morgan Cron

    • Mental Health
    • 4.7, 2.5K Ratings

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.

    How to Apply the Enneagram in Your Business and Marriage with Tim and Beckie Farrant [S03-045]

    How to Apply the Enneagram in Your Business and Marriage with Tim and Beckie Farrant [S03-045]

    How many teams do you belong to? Personally, I am part of numerous teams. Be it my marriage, my friendships, my church, my AA group, or my business, I use the Enneagram with each of my teams to reduce conflict, improve communication, and promote cooperation. It’s an invaluable tool for building stronger teams.

    In this episode, author/pastor Tim and DIY blogger Beckie Farrant join me to talk about how they apply the Enneagram in business, in leadership, and in marriage.

    • 59 min
    Dr. Curt Thompson on the Enneagram and Shame

    Dr. Curt Thompson on the Enneagram and Shame

    One major theme that operates as a thread in each of our lives is shame. Next to love, I believe shame is the most powerful force in the universe, but in the wrong direction.

    In today’s profoundly moving episode, Dr. Curt Thompson joins me for a deep conversation about shame and how it plays out as a human experience for all nine types.

    In this episode we cover:
    -What shame does as opposed to what it is
    -Ways shame manifests in each Enneagram type
    -How we can begin to heal shame through community

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Chuck Degroat on the Nine Faces of Narcissism [S03-043]

    Chuck Degroat on the Nine Faces of Narcissism [S03-043]

    Today, psychologist, author, and spiritual director Chuck Degroat joins me for a killer episode about the nine faces of narcissism. We’re not talking about people with full-blown narcissistic personality disorder per se. We’re talking about narcissism on a continuum and what it looks like when each Enneagram type is manifesting a narcissistic style or type.

    In this episode you’ll learn:
    1) What narcissism actually is
    2) How narcissism shows up in each type
    3) What the healing path is for each

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Fulfillment NOT Achievement with Molly Fletcher (Enneagram 3) [S03-042]

    Fulfillment NOT Achievement with Molly Fletcher (Enneagram 3) [S03-042]

    Earlier this season, Molly Fletcher and I talked about her struggle to relax and “turn it off”. At the end of our interview, I asked her to come back after she had done some work and really dug into the Enneagram. Now, seven months later, she joins us to share how time and reflection have truly helped her slow down and shift her focus to chasing fulfillment rather than achievement.

    What does that look like for an Enneagram Three? Tune in to find out.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Enneagram and Parenting Insights from the Olricks [S03-041]

    Enneagram and Parenting Insights from the Olricks [S03-041]

    Today we wrap up our series on Enneagram and Parenting with parenting experts, Amy and Jeffrey Olrick, Ph.D. Together, they run GrowingConnected.com, offering scientifically grounded and faith-informed resources for parents.

    Today we discuss:
    - How the Enneagram can help parents identify and live into their strengths
    -What the 6 Needs of Every Child are and how they feather with the Enneagram
    -Co-parenting to meet the needs of your children with balance

    • 59 min
    Dave Hollis on Growth and Fulfillment with the Enneagram [S03-040]

    Dave Hollis on Growth and Fulfillment with the Enneagram [S03-040]

    Author of "Get Out of Your Own Way: A Skeptic’s Guide to Growth and Fulfillment," Dave Hollis joins Ian to talk honestly about the lies human beings tell themselves and how those lies feather with the Enneagram.  Together, Ian and Dave review the most common lies people tell themselves, offer tips for neutralizing those lies, and discuss the importance of rewriting our stories to become the best, truest version of our selves.

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

katie 415 ,

I learn a lot

Such excellent guests. I enjoy the ones the most that have “done the work.” They offer insights as I do the work. Ian is so good and I love how he guides the interviews. He asks great questions.

BeckG5 ,

Love Typology!

I read The Road Back to You and was hooked. I wanted more enneagram content. As a fellow 4 I think you guys are the best! I listen to other enneagram podcasts but I really enjoy the conversations and guests on Typology. It’s practical, not too heavy, and fun!

Nocturnalei ,

More variety, please

I truly enjoy this podcast and have been an avid listener for almost a year now, but recently I find it difficult to relate to. There seems to be an overwhelming number of interviews from the Heart Triad and extensive discussion about the Heart Triad numbers in the interviews that go through all 9 types. However, there is a noticeable lack of attention on the other types, specifically the Body Triad. Now, I'm not sure if this is just because those of us that claim 8, 9, & 1 are more hesitant to be interviewed or what the case may be. But I've grown frustrated recently as I search for content on 8's and I just can't find much (again, we're a bit anti-vulnerability, but it's been 11 months since the last 8 interview...). If this podcast had more diversity among the numbers interviewed, it would no doubt be stellar. As it stands, it's a little too asymmetrical towards 2, 3, & 4.

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