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.
Enneagram Mailbag: Ian Answers Your Questions [S05-012]
27:50I 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, and explore the similarities and distinctions between Types 1 and 3. Tune in to hear our discussion on these topics, plus a few more. And for a chance to have your questions answered on-air, leave us a comment on social or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healing from Past Sufferings, feat. Dr. Dan Allender [S05-011]
1:04:11How 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 Allender Center, Dr. Dan Allender has pioneered a unique therapy centered around his innovative theory and training in transforming betrayal, ambivalence, and powerlessness into faith, hope, and love. He’s a popular podcaster on The Allender Center Podcast and the author of Healing the Wondered Heart, The Wounded Heart, The Healing Path, To Be Told and God Loves Sex, and Redeeming Heartache: How Past Suffering Reveals Our True Calling. Learn more about Dr. Allender at https://theallendercenter.org or follow him @allendercenter on Facebook and Instagram.
Amy Porterfield on the Gifts of Self-Awareness [S05-010]
43:26We’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 compassion for others. In this episode, we also cover: The subtypes of an Enneagram Two, The gifts of self-awareness, and How she performs under stress Amy is known for teaching business owners, educators, and entrepreneurs the profitable strategies and action steps for building a highly engaged email list, creating online training courses, and using online marketing strategies to sell with ease. Learn more about Amy by visiting https://www.amyporterfield.com or following her on Instagram.
Soundtracks, feat. Jon Acuff and His Solution to Overthinking [S05-009]
1:08:01New 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 negative thoughts he’s still working on Lists the top 10 hits for popular broken soundtracks, and Outlines 3 questions to ask yourself to change your thinking ABOUT JON ACUFF Jon Acuff is the New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including his most recent Wall Street Journal #1 bestseller, Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done. He's an INC Magazine Top 100 Leadership speaker and has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences and companies around the world including FedEx, Nissan, Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, Chick-fil-A, Nokia and Comedy Central. His large and highly engaged social media following includes nearly 300,000 Twitter followers, more than 187,000 Facebook followers, more than 125,000 Instagram followers, and more than 90,000 email subscribers who look to him for his unique blend of humor, honesty, and hope. He lives outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife and two teenage daughters. His latest book, Soundtracks, was released in April 2021 and is already a bestseller.
What Were You Made For? feat. Max and Denalyn Lucado [S05-008]
55:37This 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 Enneagram has had helped them better understand each other and their children The differences between an Enneagram 3 and an Enneagram 9 What it means to live into what we are made for Max Lucado is a pastor, speaker, and bestselling author who, in his own words, “writes books for people who don’t read books.” His newest book, You Were Made for This Moment: Courage for Today and Hope for Tomorrow is a relevant and timely release for a society still reeling from racial divides, political strife, and a global pandemic. He encourages others to live fully in the grace and love of God, to step out in bold courage and faith, and to trust God for victory over all injustices. As a writer, Max is known for combining poetic storytelling and homespun humor with the heart of a pastor.
Escaping Burnout and Living At Your Best, feat. Carey Nieuwhof [S05-007]
1:00:26Overworked? 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 like, and how to use the Energy Clock as a roadmap for escaping burnout. Not only do we discuss Carey’s new book, At Your Best, but we kick off our conversation with a brief typing interview to help distinguish between the overlap of types 3 and 8. Watch now on YouTube or listen on Apple, Spotify, or your favorite podcast player. P.S. Love Typology? Leave us a review on Apple to help others find our show!
Overcoming Crippling Codependency, feat. Taylor Tippett [S05-006]
46:24Let’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 our true selves. Today’s guest, Taylor Tippett is a great example of how this plays out. Taylor is a flight attendant nationally known for leaving random notes of kindness on airplanes to make people’s day. She joins me in an open conversation about how the Enneagram has helped her love herself better and the impact it has had on her personal journey of growth. In this conversation, you’ll discover: how codependency can show up for an Enneagram 7 ways anxiety and control can influence our personalities, and the importance of showing up just as we are We also make a special announcement today you won’t want to miss! Watch now on YouTube or listen on your favorite podcast player. P.S. Love Typology? Leave us a review on Apple to help others find our show!
Can Joy and Sorrow Coexist? feat. Author K.J. Ramsey [S05-005]
1:00:02Joy 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. K.J. Ramsey is a licensed therapist, writer, and recovering idealist who believes sorrow and joy coexist. Her writing has been published in The Huffington Post, Health Central, Catalyst, and Fathom Magazine on the integration of theology, psychology, and spiritual formation. She and her husband live in Denver, Colorado. Follow K.J.'s writing at kjramsey.com and across social media at @kjramseywrites.
Author Rebekah Lyons on Surrender and Acceptance [S05-004]
56:25To 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 surrender Daily practices to open yourself to acceptance Tools for managing anxiety and fostering joy Rebekah Lyons is the author of A Surrendered Yes, Rhythms of Renewal and Freefall to Fly. She is a mother of four, wife of one, and dog walker of two living in Nashville. An old soul with a contemporary, honest voice, Rebekah reveals her own battles to overcome anxiety, depression, and consumer impulses. Finding joy in raising two special needs children—she invites everyone to embrace the unique calling God has for each of us. Rebekah wears her heart on her sleeve, a benefit to friends and readers alike. Alongside her husband, Gabe, Rebekah serves as co-founder of Q Ideas, an organization that equips Christians on how to winsomely engage culture. Her favorite hours are spent with her nose in a book and a discriminating cup of coffee in hand.
Living Lighter w/Allie Casazza [S05-003]
58:04How 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 her life and instead began living it. The toxic nature of self-suppression and self-betrayal. How the Enneagram helped her reclaim her true self. Allie Casazza is an author and businesswoman who empowers other women to take control of their own lives and start living lighter. She’s been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Scary Mommy, and The New York Times. She hosts the popular podcast The Purpose Show and her new book Declutter Like a Mother: A Guilt-Free, No Stress Way to Transform Your Home and Life drops on September 7.