Episode 45

Published on:

13th Jul 2023

Cognitive Dissonance & Reshaping the Way We Think

In this episode of the Awareness to Action Enneagram podcast, Mario Sikora, María José Munita and Seth "Creek" Creekmore discuss an aspect of critical thinking – cognitive dissonance – and the mental stress we feel when we have two conflicting ideas. The three hosts talk about how this can shape not only the way we think about ourselves and the world, but also how we think about our Enneagram types and Enneagram theory.

I’m a big fan of this concept. I hate to feel it, but I love to see it, because it’s like catching myself in the act.” -María José [05:52]

“The thing that’s really important to keep in mind here is that people don’t do this on purpose. They don’t do it deliberately. They don't do it consciously. It is something that our brains do without us realizing that we’re doing.” -Mario [11:23]

“I’d imagine cognitive dissonance, no matter what form it takes, it’s the difficulty piece is has to do with identity.” -Creek [15:31]


[00:01] Intro

[01:36] A quick refresh

[04:01] Cognitive dissonance

[07:34] Personal examples

[10:08] Retreat back to what they’ve known

[18:18] Outro

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About the Podcast

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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Seth Creekmore

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