Episode 39

Published on:

1st Jun 2023

Introduction to Subtypes

In this episode of the Awareness to Action Enneagram podcast, Mario Sikora, María José Munita and Seth "Creek" Creekmore begin their conversation around the subtypes, which is the intersection of the three instinctual biases and the nine strategies. Before they dissect the subtype for each Enneagram Types, they first discuss how they define these independent variables and how their approach differs from others. 

“The instinctual biases shape what’s important to us and what we spend our time and energy on. It’s what we want to devote our resources to. Our resources being my attention, my energy, my money, whatever it is. The strategy is how we go about achieving that.” -Mario [23:40]

“In some ways, I’m hearing that what counter type is trying to name is the tension of the energies, but if it becomes just the counter type, then we’re still in stereotypical land.” -Creek [31:30]

I think that it is important to type people, including ourselves, correctly, but it’s even more important if we want to do something with it.” -María José [35:59]


[00:01] Intro

[00:59] The importance of defining the terms

[04:07] Defining subtypes

[10:59] Other analogies

[12:24] How the ATA approach differs

[20:09] The common view

[26:26] Counter types

[35:28] Why it’s important to learn how to type

[37:27] Avoiding complicating terms

[48:59] Outro

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The Awareness to Action Enneagram Podcast
Mario Sikora, Maria Jose Munita and Seth Creekmore exploring the Enneagram through the Awareness to Action model. Giving you simple, precise and effective tools to use in your own becoming

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Mario Sikora

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