What It's Like To Be You

What It's Like To Be You

Hosted by: Josh Lavine

Intimate, high resolution interviews with people of each Enneagram type and practitioners of transformative inner work. Produced by The Enneagram School & hosted by Josh Lavine. Watch on YouTube @TheEnneagramSchool.

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#21: Sarah, Type 9 – Positive Outlook Spin, Blurring Fantasy & Reality (and Gaslighting), and Finding Your No [SO/SP 9w1 937]

Sarah [SO/SP 9w1 937] is getting her PhD in psychology en route to becoming a therapist. In this conversation, Sarah is quite open and courageous in sharing what it's like for her on the inside of her "swirly 9-7...
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#20: Emily, Type 8 (Enneagram Skeptic) – Social Power Dynamics, Untouchable Independence, & Sensitivity [SO/SP 8w9 836]

Emily [SO/SP 8w9 836] is a beautiful example of a heart-forward 8 who has done significant inner work and values her sensitivity. We get into what it means to be in a social "power position," why that's important for...
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#19: Czan, Type 9 – Twice an Immigrant, Toggling "Existing" On/Off, & Owl Medicine [SO/SP 9w1 953]

Czan [SO/SP 9w1 953] is a software engineer for a gaming company and currently lives in the US. He's an original Enneagram thinker, and "Attachment to Disconnect" is his profound insight into how Attachment types...
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#18: Nancy Walter, Type 3 – Being Good at Things, Identity Experiments, and Choosing to Live [SP/SO 3w4 369]

TRIGGER WARNING: sensitive content. Nancy Walter (SP/SO 3w4 369) is a co-host on the Big Hormone Enneagram podcast and is currently navigating graduate school in genetics. In this extremely candid interview, we talk...
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#17: Charles, Type 9 – Resensitizing After 20 Numb Years, the Goldilocks Zone, and Being “Cool” Not Meticulous [SO/SP 9w8 963]

Charles is a 42 year old father of four that's been married for more than half his life. He’s started multiple businesses and currently runs a small internet marketing and web agency. He self-describes as a “body type...
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#16: Kier, Type 3 – Hiddenness and Secrecy, Avoiding Introspection Through Constant Activity, and Not Giving Up on the Heart [SO/SP 3w2 358(267)]

Kier is a trial lawyer, dad, and frequent commenter on Enneagram discussion boards like the Enneagrammer Universe Facebook group. This is our second conversation — we didn’t publish the first one for reasons we...
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#15: Emma Scott, Type 6 – "Resentful Accommodation," Making Things a Bigger Problem Than They Need To Be, and Getting Present in the Mental Center [SO/SP 6w7 612].

Emma is an Enneagram coach and mom, and she has her own podcast called There Are No Tangents. In this conversation, you get to see Emma model presence in the mental center as she incorporates a new insight about...
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#14: Jamie Eichar, Type 9 – Being a Comforting Presence, Making Space For Yourself in Conversations, and Rebelling Against Pressure [SP/SO 9w1 963]

Jamie (SP/SO 9w1 963) is an gifted cinematographer, an aspiring therapist, and a good friend that I met in my first Enneagram class. He has committed to his inner work in extremely courageous ways and has great...
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#12: Kaisa Jauhiainen, SX 9: "I'm Either Hooked or Catatonic;" Erotic Releases of Anger; and Seeking Essential Harmony through the SX Instinct (SX/SO 9w8 935)

Kaisa is a psychology and neuroscience graduate student and Enneagram enthusiast with an exceptional ability to articulate her experience of SX 9-ness. Enjoy. My website: https://www.joshlavine.com/ The Interview on...
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#13: Gray Cietek, Type 3 – Socially Tracking Others, Truly "Seeing" Others, and the Heart's Silent Communication Underneath Words [SO/SP 3w4 368]

Gray and I have similar typing, and in this episode we explore what social 3 is "really wanting," underneath the stereotypical social 3's polish and comportment. This conversation gets to the heart of the Social 3 in...
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#11: Sam Leuenberger, Type 7 – The (Avoidant) "Fun" of Talk Therapy; Vulnerability as an Attraction Strategy; and Going Back to Feelings School (SP/SO 7w6 712)

Sam is an essayist and poet who recently discovered he is a 7, having mistyped as a 4 for years. Before this interview, Sam sent me his beautifully articulated thoughts on being a 7 -- a link to which is below. This...
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#10: Joseph Stalteri, Type 4: Frustration in the Heart Center, the Resting Attitude of Disdain, and Seeking Refined Social Intimacy (SO/SX 4w3 461)

Joseph Salteri is a Type 4 (SO/SX 4w3 461) and is part of the team that runs Enneagrammer.com. He wrote all of the (excellent) content on the Enneagrammer website, including the written typing test, and he is one of...
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