Episode 72

Published on:

27th Jun 2021

Hot Seat Session: An Enneagram Type 4 Gets Real

Shelley and Chad aren't going to ask anyone else to do what they aren't willing to do themselves. In this episode, Shelley puts Chad on the hot seat. What has the Enneagram taught him about himself? What insights has it led to for personal growth? Where is he aware he still has work to do? What's so special about an Enneagram 4 (sexual subtype) anyway? Will Chad crack under the pressure? All this and more on today's special Enneagram deep dive.

Time Stamps:

3:35-How fours need to think they're special

9:37-Overview of the heart, head, and body types

11:40-How sadness shows up for fours

13:08-How learning the subtypes really helped in understanding exactly who Chad was

17:40-How authenticity feels for a four

22:40-The issue of inferiority versus superiority

26:17-Dealing with the humility of failure

45:50-The growth path as Chad currently sees it

54:13-The arrows in growth and stress for a four

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About the Podcast

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.

About your host

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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.