Jack Butler Interviews Beatrice Chestnut on Enneagram Countertypes

I like to be able to recommend books that have positively impacted my world – especially ones that are put on my path casually by a friend, not via some Amazon or uber-marketing hype.

I get even more excited when I get to interview the authors.

Here is a concise and compelling interview I did with Enneagram author, Beatrice Chestnut.

What I think you’ll appreciate in Beatrice is that she knows her stuff, talks clearly and without jargon and – most importantly – if you’re not fully conversant with ‘countertypes’, then I would really encourage you to tune in.

Here’s some of what we cover:

  • Beatrice’s personal journey with the Enneagram and how it’s helped her be more awake
  • what is countertype?   Why is it important in helping people actually find their type
  • a run-through of the countertypes – from type 1 to type 9   (this is gold:  if you’re really short on time, you could just cut to this)
  • some countertypes explored – social 7, self-pres 3, self-pres 4  (these do not look like normal 7s, 3s or 4s – this will challenge your understanding!)
  • what don’t we know yet?  Where is the inquiry heading for Beatrice and the Enneagram community?

Beatrice Chestnut, PhD is a psychotherapist and has been working with the Enneagram for 24 years. She is author of  The Complete Enneagram: 27 paths to self-knowledge and has a psychotherapy, coaching and business development practice in San Francisco.  www.beatricechestnut.com

About Jack Butler

Jack Butler is a social entrepreneur, coach, workshop leader and speaker. His latest venture provides full spectrum human development through coaching, programmes and other development resources for leaders and entrepreneurs. He founded Future Foundations (www.future-foundations.co.uk), a leading youth personal development training organization. He is a professional member of the International Enneagram Association and a former fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Jack was the IAB 2007 Young Entrepreneur of the Year runner-up and took a double first class degree in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge. Jack spends his time between London and Brighton in the UK and Boulder, CO and the Bay Area in the US. In his spare time, he enjoys physical challenges (3 Peaks Challenge 2010, Tresco Marathon 2006) and supporting The Simultaneous Policy Organisation (www.simpol.org.uk). He is a Partner in Passion and Purpose of the Grubb Guild, a voracious reader of personal, cultural and spiritual development, and likes to inquire, journal, travel and write.
No comments yet.

Leave a Reply