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Typology

Ian Morgan Cron

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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, theol ...
 
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We all have stories that we tell ourselves and others about who we are and how we think the world works. Our daily behaviors and habits follow suit. Part of changing our automatic behaviors is by interrogating and changing the stories that no longer serve us. Today’s guest, writer James Clear, joins me to talk about how he became the author of the …
 
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…or how we show up for life.…
 
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 g…
 
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. Both Bob and Alice provide deep insights into how they navigate thei…
 
The Enneagram tells us that there are nine basic personality types, one of which we each gravitate towards in childhood. But if you dig a little deeper, each type actually has three instinctual variants called subtypes that help explain why people of the same type can look so different. For each type, there is the self-preservation subtype, social …
 
John Driver is an award-winning writer and collaborator of more than twenty-five books. In our conversation, 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 c…
 
I receive so many questions from our listeners via email and social media that I don’t get to respond to them all. But I want you to know I’m 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, an…
 
How has your past uniquely prepared you to experience more joy? Dr. Dan Allender and I explore this question today in an insightful conversation about healing the heart from trauma, rewriting the broken stories we adopt as children and the overlap with the Enneagram. Professor of counseling psychology at The Seattle School and founder of The Allend…
 
We’ve got another great guest for you today. Amy Porterfield, host of the top-ranked podcast, Online Marketing Made Easy, joins me for an insightful conversation about using the Enneagram to illuminate certain aspects of her personality, the benefits of using the Enneagram in the workplace, and how understanding your blindspots fosters empathy and …
 
New York Times bestselling author Jon Acuff joins me for an in-depth conversation about the power of our thoughts, the harmful effects of overthinking, and the importance of changing our negative, repetitive thoughts into positive soundtracks. In this episode, Jon: Shares valuable insights into the mind of an Enneagram 7 Identifies the top 3 negati…
 
This week pastor, speaker, and bestselling author, Max Lucado and his wife Denalyn join me to talk about Max’s new book, You Were Made for This Moment: Courage for Today and Hope for Tomorrow. We discuss how each of us is created specifically for this moment in time and dig into the nuances of the Enneagram. In this episode, we explore: How the Enn…
 
Overworked? Overwhelmed? Overcommitted? How do you balance your time, energy, and priorities to build the life you want? Today’s guest, Carey Nieuwhof returns to Typology to share the strategy that works for him (and countless others) to set a new, sustainable pace for thriving tomorrow. Carey explains what the Stress Cycle and Thrive Cycle look li…
 
Let’s face it...people are complicated. Our personalities are shaped by multiple factors, including temperament, character, environment, and life experiences. But when we dig in and really learn to understand ourselves better, we not only connect with others with more kindness and empathy, but we begin to see the beauty that arises when we live as …
 
Joy and sorrow can coexist. But how do you live within the intersection of the two? KJ Ramsey, Enneagram 4w5 and Author of This Too Shall Last: Finding Grace When Suffering Lingers, joins me for a vulnerable conversation about suffering and faith, the tension between joy and sorrow, and finding redemption when we learn to truly live in the middle. …
 
To surrender is to accept what is...and until you surrender, you can’t find healing. In today’s episode, author Rebekah Lyons joins me to talk about the power of acceptance, using your time and energy to live a life of intention, and cultivating a space that allows you to embrace what is. Throughout our conversation we cover: What it truly means to…
 
How do you stop meeting the expectations and pressures of others and start living your life the way you want? In this empowering conversation, author Allie Casazza shares the importance of challenging the beliefs you grew up with and aligning your environment with your new story. In today’s episode we talk about: Why she stopped cleaning up after h…
 
Loneliness. Brokenness. The desire to belong. These are feelings we all share. But how do these emotions inhibit you from living as your most authentic self? So often we forget that true belonging can only arise when we “accept that brokenness is beautiful” and embrace our own story. That’s where the true treasure lies. This week, Bonnie Gray and I…
 
In the studio today, we welcome Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus of The Minimalists. They've been featured in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, and of course, they have their own podcast. Their popular documentaries Minimalism and Less is Now are featured on Netflix and now they’ve got a brand new book that you have got t…
 
Wouldn’t it be great if you had an arsenal of conversation starters for the young adults in your life? Today’s guest, Dr. Kara E. Powell joins me for an important conversation on how to best communicate with teenagers and young adults. We explore the 3 pivotal questions to ask young adults and share strategies for developing better, more life-givin…
 
We’ve got another great guest today. Darren Tyler is the Founder of Conduit Church of Franklin, TN. Conduit Church has been the vehicle of generosity to people in Asia, Africa and The Americas...drilling wells, building schools and clinics, and freeing slaves. He’s an Enneagram savvy Five who not only uses the Enneagram in his organization building…
 
With over 40 years in law enforcement, Mike Alexander, MA, C.I.S.M. is a principal partner at LION Strategy Group which focuses on leadership development, healthy work environments, officer wellness, ethics, and emotional intelligence. He also sits on the Board of the Enneagram Narrative Tradition and brings his knowledge to organizations and law e…
 
We received such a great response from all of you after our last mailbag episode, that we’re doing it again! Today, Anthony pulls a few more audience questions from the bag for me to answer. If you love what you’re hearing from the mail bag, you can experience Q&A with me LIVE on our next Town Hall for Typology Institute members. Members get to ask…
 
Whether you’ve known your type for years or just can’t seem to nail it down, typing is not always easy. The Enneagram can be complicated and really uncovers the complexities of the human personality. Today’s guest, actress, producer, and director Brooklyn Sudano joins me for a fun and revealing conversation about her struggle to identify her type. …
 
What does it look like when a young entrepreneur discovers his Enneagram type and commits to doing his work and encourages his team to do the same? Today’s guest, co-founder of New Story Charity, Brett Hagler gives a clear picture of how powerful the Enneagram is as a tool for self-growth. In this episode you learn: How self-awareness positively im…
 
This week, Former Governor of Tennessee, Bill Haslam returns to the show. This time we talk about his new book, The Promise and the Peril of Faith in the Public Square, turning his attention inward to matters of the soul since his term ended, and what he’s learning about himself as an Enneagram 3. Bill Haslam is the former two-term mayor of Knoxvil…
 
“Mental health is health. We all have it. We can ignore it. We can mistreat it. We can take care of it. No matter what though, we can't deny that it exists.” This was Ryan Casey Waller’s response when I asked about his new book, “Depression, Anxiety, and Other Things We Don’t Want to Talk About.” This opened the door to a great, shame-free discussi…
 
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