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