Episode 78

Published on:

8th Aug 2021

Enneagram 3s Talk Work, (Self)Deceit, and Compassion

Our two Enneagram 3 panelists this week have done a great deal of work on themselves. While Jim Gum certainly has done a tremendous amount of work over his 30 years of working with the Enneagram, Steph Barron Hall's six years or so has brought her a long way as well.

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Time Stamps:

1:25--Jim Gum introduces himself

3:42--Steph Barron Hall introduces herself

7:41--30 years ago, Jim discusses the intense emotional conflict he was experiencing before he learned about the Enneagram

12:30--Steph discusses the validation she felt that 3s are potentially the most emotional type of all

18:55--Steph agrees with Jim's point about feeling fragile, and goes on to explain her experience as an Instagrammer

33:55--Jim discusses how he has grown out of always having to do something even on his time off

40:41--Jim discusses the Thomas Merton prayer that he's memorizing, and also the concept of deceit and how that plays into our lives (and specific to 3s)

53:35--Steph discusses the importance of self-compassion for her inner growth

62:30--How 3s are so misunderstood

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The Big Self Podcast
Inner Growth. Outer impact.
Shelley and Chad kick off each week with a provocative thought leader who has something to say about the power of inner growth to drive outer impact. From building resilience to life design to life transitions to leadership to growing ourselves up, we touch on all things Big Self. At the back end of the week Chad and Shelley dish on their experiences and expertise.

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Chad Prevost

Dr. Chad has advanced degrees in creative writing, literature, and theology. Being married to a psychotherapist has been another education. A workshop leader and entrepreneur, he has started and participated in writing and literary arts communities in New York, Austin, Atlanta and Chattanooga. He also has experience writing as a journalist for startups in tech and logistics. He is the author of several books of poetry, as well as interactive-fiction for youth. Over the years, he has innovated writing processes to foster reflection and insight, narrative strength, and authentic voice.