Legendary: Typing the Characters from How I Met Your Mother

How I Met Your Mother (TV Series 2005–2014) - IMDb

Lance is what you might call a “super fan” of HIMYM. Kate, on the other hand, had only seen a handful of episodes. Thanks to Lance, she’s now drinking the HIMYM koolaid.

These characters are fun and endearing. It’s a sitcom, so of course they’re a little over the top from time to time, but they also have personalities that developed over a decade and there’s lots of enneagram work to be done!

Let’s begin with Marshall. Lance made a great argument for a 1. Kate is still leaning towards a 9. We’re confident he’s one or the other.

Then there’s Lily. Though she has a few 7 moments, we think she’s a 2. She sure does meddle like a 2!

Barney comes off as a shallow character, but we had a really deep conversation about this guy. Lance made a shocking case for him being a 4… and it’s surprisingly compelling. Kate still thinks a 3w4 is possible. How about you?

Then there’s Robin. That tough cookie is an 8. You probably won’t change our minds on that.

And then there’s Ted. Is he a 2 or a 9? These two numbers can look very similar, but it always comes down to motivation. Does he want love or peace? What do you think?

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A Few Bloody Noses: Typing the Characters from the Patriot

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In the spirit of Independence Day, we wanted to revisit something patriotic. There’s nothing more patriotic than The Patriot, staring Mel Gibson.

Even though Mel Gibson is the obvious lead, there’s a strong ensemble cast (at least where male characters are concerned).

Aunt Charlotte is a bland character. We don’t get that many lines from her, and when she does speak, it’s fairly blah. We’re going with a 2 or 9, but it’s hard to type a character with so little data.

We don’t get much from Ann Howard either, but there were a few key moments that made us type her as a 1. Similarly, we think her beloved, Gabriel, is also an enneagram 1.

Col. Tavington is another classic villain, and we feel pretty confident he’s a 3. Success is everything for him.

And then there’s Benjamin Martin. Once again, we had the hardest time typing the lead. Is he an 8? A 5? A 6? You tell us!

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Hellooo, It’s Called a Lance: Typing the Characters from A Knight’s Tale

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It’s hard to believe A Knight’s Tale is twenty years old! Despite the questionable costuming and historically inaccurate armor, A Knight’s Tale is a delightful story that continues to entertain!

As for enneagram typing… well, it’s not as great as we’d hoped. There are several characters we can’t even begin to type (like Kate, the blacksmith). For the rest, we did our best (it rhymes!), and had a few solid enneagram conversations.

Roland and Wat both struck us as 6s, but we believe one is phobic and the other is counter-phobic.

Jocelyn and Chaucer are most likely 4s. After all, we meet Chaucer while he’s “trudging.”

Count Adhemar is really just a caricature of a a villain. If we had to guess his type, we’d say 3, but that’s probably unfair to most 3s.

And then, there’s Will Thatcher. Considering he’s the lead character, one would think he’d be easier to type. Yet, Lance and Kate struggled mightily. What enneagram number do YOU think best suits Sir Ulrich Von Lichtenstein?

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La Vie Boheme: Typing the Characters from Rent

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We’re on a musical kick here at the Nerdagram Podcast. This week, we’re diving into the characters from Rent- the musical that took Broadway by storm.

We felt like the music, in particular, gave us a window into the inner worlds of these eight characters, all of whom are connected to a Bohemian community in New York in 1989. In Rent, you’ll find themes on love, friendship, art, poverty, addiction, and living with Aids. It’s worth watching, even if you aren’t interested in the enneagram.

But if you ARE interested in enneagram, these characters give us a lot to work with.

First there’s Benny. He doesn’t get much screen time, but he seems 3-ish.

Then there’s Joanne, Maureen’s paramour. Is she a 5 or a 1? Kate still thinks a 5 wouldn’t have the emotional energy for a girlfriend like Maureen.

Next we have Tom Collins. We’re leaning towards 9, but there are definitely some 7 vibes. Lance’s question remains- “Is he a 9, or is he just high?”

Angel- the most beloved character of all- strikes us a really healthy 2. She’s generous, helpful, kind, resourceful, and a befriender who is confident in her identity.

We are still debating on Maureen. Is she an 4 or a 7? Is her wandering eye the result of a push/pull dynamic so common in 4s. OR, is she just seeing what’s out there and struggling to commit (like some 7s). Help us decide?

Mark is a 4, probably with a 5 wing. Like many 4s, he’s suffering for his art.

Mimi comes off as an 8 to us. She’s confident, shameless, and confrontational (in a good way).

Finally, there’s Roger. Poor Roger has a lot of self-loathing, very little drive, and largely untapped creative energy. We argue he’s a 4.

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24601, Typing the Characters from Les Miserables

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We begin this post with an apology to our single, French listener who tunes in faithfully each week. Lance and I (Kate) don’t speak French. Nor do we have a grasp on French pronunciations. We did our best… and that probably wasn’t very good.

With that out of the way, let’s jump into the content of the episode- ENNEAGRAM!

Les Mis is a musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel. With such a rich ensemble cast, it makes for excellent character study.

In this episode, we discuss:

Fantine- whose eneagram number we couldn’t discern. Sorry Fantine.

Enjolras- Who we believe is an 8, who aptly portrays the drive and rashness of many young 8s.

Eponine- who we believe is probably an enneagram 2.

Marius- who was harder to type. Do you see him as a 6, 7, or something else?

Cosette- who Victor Hugo didn’t write with much personality

and finally…

Jean Valjean and Javert. Javert is DEFINITELY an enneagram 1, but we were less certain about Jean Valjean. We think a case can be made for him as an 8, 2, or possibly even a 6. What do you think?

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Just a Boy Who Works in a Shop: Typing the Characters from Stardust

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We have to start with a confession. When we initially picked this film to cover on the podcast, we thought we’d have more to work with. Stardust (2007) is an absolutely charming movie (and book), but it turns out we don’t get *that* much in the way of character personality and motivation. We did the best we could.

That being said, we still had fun and there’s some solid enneagram dialogue!

We typed Tristan as a 2, but Lance has since read the book and thinks he’s more of a 4. More evidence leads to better conclusions, so he’s probably right.

Captain Shakespeare is definitely in the heart triad (2,3,4). Where do you land for this lovely character?

Yvaine was harder to nail down. For this character, we went through all nine types and talked about why she could (or couldn’t be) any given number.

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Yer a Wizard, Harry: Typing the Characters from Harry Potter

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Is there any series millennials love more than Harry Potter? Probably not.

Lance and Kate are both lovers of the series- both in print and film, and so it was only a matter of time before they attempted to type the main characters.

Typing Lord Voldemort led to some interesting discussion about the differences between 3s and 8s and their relationships to power.

Lance and Kate both felt confident in typing Ron as a phobic 6. More than anything, Ron shows us that courage can be greater than our fears.

Hermione looks a lot like a 5. She’s bookish and thinks expulsion is worse than death, but when we teased her character out, we landed on a 1 instead.

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And then there’s Harry Potter. He was the trickiest of all- in part because (spoiler alert) he carries around a piece of Voldemort’s soul. How much does that impact him? We aren’t sure. Through process of elimination, we narrowed his type down to an 8w9 or 9w8. Kate lobbied for the 9 and- after an impassioned speech- convinced Lance of the same.

The episode closed with a lightening (scar) round of our favorite secondary characters.

How would you type the characters from Harry Potter? Comment here, or jump over to IG and join the conversation.

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Live Long and Prosper: Typing the Characters from Star Trek

What is the best way to learn your enneagram type? A lot of folks start with a free test they find on the internet. While that’s not necessarily BAD, it’s not really GOOD either.

Tests- even good tests- are wrong as often as they’re right. And the freebies you find on the internet are basically hot garbage. So what is an enneagram beginner to do? We’re so glad you asked!

As students of the narrative tradition, we think the best way to discover one’s type is through a) learning about all nine types and finding yourself in them or b) a typing interview with an enneagram teacher or coach. A coach cannot tell you what your type is, but they can help you narrow it down on your journey to self-discovery.

For this episode of the Nerdagram Podcast, we were joined by our guest, Matt Sonnenberg. Matt is the host of the Beam Me Up podcast, and he helped us conduct a typing interview using Captain Kirk and Captain Picard as our test cases!

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It’s a little weird to conduct a typing interview on fictional characters, but somehow it worked!

First we looked at Captain James T. Kirk, and we think he’s an enneagram 8.

Next we interviewed Matt on Captain Jean Luc Picard. We think he might be an enneagram 1.

What do you think?

Did we get these characters right? How do you feel about the process of a typing interview? We’d love to hear from you!

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And if you’d like to connect more with our guest, Matt Sonnenberg, you can find links to his podcast and Youtube page here:



Anybody Want a Peanut: Typing the Characters from the Princess Brid

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“Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday.”

Actually, it’s just the latest episode of the Nerdagram Podcast.

The Princess Bride is one of those iconic films that every American has seen and most Americans can quote.

It may seem inconceivable, but it’s true.

In this episode, Lance and Kate dug into these characters we love, and mostly typed their enneagram numbers.

Vizzini may be a genius, but does that necessarily make him an enneagram 5? We say, “No.” Count Rugen, on the other hand, strikes us as the classic observer.

Prince Humperdinck is evil. He’s also clever, competent, and very good and accomplishing his goals. We’re leaning towards a 3 for him.

Fezzik isn’t just a member of the brute squad. He is the brute squad. This gentle giant strikes us an an enneagram 9.

Inigo Montoya is a man in search of revenge. Too bad there’s not a lot of money in that. Inigo was difficult for us to type. Is he a 6? An 8? Something else? Maybe the six-fingered man will know.

Princess Buttercup, unfortunately, has no enneagram number. While watching this, Lance and Kate realized she was written with very little personality. What a disappointing discovery for two feminists who’ve loved this film for three decades.

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Finally, we come to Westly. Lance and Kate agree he is an “ideal man.” His enneagram number was less clear. What do you think?

It was a lot of fun to revisit The Princess Bride. After all these years, we still tip our hats and say, “As you wish.”

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Toss a Coin to Your Witcher: Typing the Characters from The Witcher

The Witcher (TV Series 2019– ) - IMDb

In this episode, Lance and Kate typed four characters from The Witcher universe: the Bard, Ciri, Yennefer, and Geralt.

Lance and Kate agree the Bard is probably a 4. You’d better not insult his singing voice.

Ciri is a bit harder to type. We’re thinking she’s in the gut triad, but we’re not positive. She’s a kid who is constantly in life or death situations. That’s not a great time to type someone.

Yennefer comes off as an aggressive number. At first, she looked like a 3, but we both moved in a different direction. Kate came into the episode thinking she was an 8, but Lance made his case for the enneagram 2, and changed her mind. Well done, Lance.

Geralt -everyone’s favorite monster killer- is probably a 9. He’s indecisive (and so are we). He’s also beautiful, not that his looks impact his personality. Kate just wanted to mention it.

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Shout out to friend of the pod, Jill Ann, for giving us her Witcher recommendations.