Episode 44

Intro / Outro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVLBaNQjQro

Today we’re starting a brand new series on the INSTINCTS. Ahhhhh this is going to be SO EXCITING.

In this episode we cover:

  • what the instincts are (i.e. biological survival drives)

  • language around describing instincts (variants and drives vs. using the word ‘subtype’)

  • a breakdown of each instinct (self preservation, sexual and social)

  • why sexual does not mean one-on-one relationships

  • what instinct stackings are or ‘sequences’

  • how being neurotic or ‘unhealthy’ shows up in instinct land

  • 8s and mob bosses - is Tony Soprano a sexual 8?

Resources and additional learning:

Personality Types: Using the Enneagram for Self-Discovery (there’s a small section on instincts at the end), The Shift Network audio download on instincts with Russ Hudson, https://beatricechestnut.com/blog/

Tara Wilkins