Episode 73

Published on:

25th Jan 2024

Compassion - The Core Quality of Enneagram Point 2

In this episode of the Awareness to Action Enneagram podcast, Mario Sikora, María José Munita, Seth "Creek" Creekmore talk about the core quality of Enneagram Point Two – compassion – and the dynamics with the connecting points. Compassion is feeling what other people are feeling, which moves you to do something about it. They share practical ways to cultivate compassion for others as well as ourselves and how to handle compassion fatigue.

“I like to think of boundaries as more of where relationships begin rather than where they end. It’s the starting point of a healthy relationship, not just keeping you out of it.” -Creek [08:53]

“When we only feel affective or emotional empathy, we tend to project what the other person needs from what we think, as Mario was saying. But with cognitive empathy, we think more around, kind of taking more perspective and see what the other person really needs.” -María José [21:48]

“In order to be good at empathetically or compassionately reading other people, we have to have some sense of who we are.” -Mario [31:34]


[00:01] Intro

[00:58] The baby analogy

[05:30] How the other points interact with Point Two

[09:13] Defining compassion

[16:06] Dealing with compassion fatigue

[19:33] Cognitive empathy

[29:32] The dynamics of the connecting points

[32:30] Be careful of Enneagram cosplay

[37:06] Practical ways to cultivate compassion

[47:39] 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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