The Practical Enneagram

'Show me your way' - exploring type through literature/film and in community, with Dale Rhodes

August 03, 2021 Rezzan Huseyin Season 1 Episode 16
The Practical Enneagram
'Show me your way' - exploring type through literature/film and in community, with Dale Rhodes
Show Notes

The brilliant and fun Dale Rhodes M.S., M.A. (SX4) talks with me about his literature and film groups, and his men's groups. I learned a lot in this conversation, about what it means to teach or speak about the Enneagram in a way that is both effective and healing. 

  • How Dale came to the Enneagram [2.25]
  • His thoughts on the MBTI [7.35]
  • How and why Dale started the film and literature groups [10.30]
  • Who is the standard student for Dale's groups? [17.40]
  • Why look at type through the lens of gender [19.35]
  • A Daoist perspective on type [24.00]
  • How Dale communicates the instincts material [26.40]
  • Why is it important to learn the Enneagram in community? [31.30]
  • A movie and a book per type! [37.50] Starting with Type 2.

Learn more about Dale's work at his website, Enneagram Portland.

References:
Judith Searle's book, the Literary Enneagram.
Tom Condon's the Enneagram Movie & Video Guide.

Dale's list of movies and books for each type:
The Connector (Type 2): Cold Comfort Farm/ and Kiss of Spiderwoman
The Performer (Type 3): The Pursuit of Happyness/ and Black Narcissus
The Romantic (Type 4): Departures/ and Hedda Gabler
The Observer (Type 5): Lars and the Real Girl/ and Into the Wild
The Loyal Skeptic (Type 6): Divergent (teen novel Veronica Roth)/ and Flirting with Disaster (film by David O. Roarke)
The Epicure (Type 7): The Mayor of Castro Street/Milk/ and A Raisin in the Sun
The Protector (Type 8): My Ántonia/ and True Grit
The Peacemaker (Type 9): The Stone Diaries/ and Paterson
The Idealist (Type 1): A Man Called Ove/ and Remains of the Day

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