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Centers: Why We Don't Teach Them
Episode 6019th October 2023 • The Awareness to Action Enneagram Podcast • Awareness to Action
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In this episode of the Awareness to Action Enneagram podcast, Mario Sikora, María José Munita and Seth "Creek" Creekmore continue their discussion on topics they don’t teach and talk about the Enneagram’s three Centers. They explain why they feel there are easier and more modern ways to talk about human nature and how this could also lead to mistyping.

“To reiterate, just because we don’t teach something, doesn’t mean that it’s quote-unquote wrong. It’s about the degree of utility that it brings corresponding to the degree of complexity that it adds. Does it answer more questions than it raises? And for me, the Centers, as they’re taught generally, raise more questions upon pressure than they answer.” -Mario [04:31]

“It’s just a contortion in that it only feels good when you’re talking to Enneagram enthusiasts. And if you try to explain that to reasonable people who are not familiar with the Enneagram, it looks like a crazy idea.” -María José [11:13]

“I think the thing we can all agree on is there’s both maladaptive and adaptive ways to think, act and feel.” -Creek [24:39]


[00:01] Intro

[01:30] What Creek likes about the Centers

[05:06] Centers and the Enneagram

[10:29] Centers can cause mistyping

[14:58] Can it be helpful?

[23:27] Maladaptive and adaptive ways

[25:05] The wisdom is still there

[32:31] Outro

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