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Understanding Yourself: MBTI, Enneagram, and Core Gift | Leslie McDaniel
Episode 94th June 2024 • Potent with Steven Lawson • Steven Lawson
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Are you holding yourself back from knowing the real you?

On today’s episode of Potent, Steven is joined by Leslie McDaniel to discuss her lifelong journey of self-awareness through personality typology and core gifts, as well as how her curiosity has shaped her life. Through emphasizing body awareness and presence, the two highlight some of the most common pitfalls in self-awareness pursuits and offer practical advice for living a more potent life. 

About Today's Guest

Leslie is a self-discovery coach, podcast host, and curious human whose quest for self-understanding leads her to see the positive ripple effects of self-love. With her open heart, intuitive questions, and deep wisdom, she guides clients to have insight into all that is transpiring in their lives. Leslie's clients gain clarity on their life's path with tools such as personality typology and the Core Gift Discovery Process so that they can have an authentic impact on the things that matter most.

Show Notes

02:24 The Role of Self-Awareness in Personal Growth

09:32 Overview of Personality Models: MBTI, Enneagram, and Core Gifting

14:14 The Scientific Debate: Validity of Personality Models

28:46 Personal Growth and the Pitfalls of Personality Typing

37:35 The Role of Myers-Briggs in Self-Awareness

40:34 The Journey of Personal Growth and Self-Discovery

44:56 The Core Gift Discovery Process

50:32 The Impact of Core Gifts on Personal Development

01:01:31 Expanding Self-Awareness Through New Experiences


The Potent Podcast is produced and edited by Justin Sinclair, who also composed the theme music. Additional editing support and mixing by Aaron Feeney.

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