In honor of May the 4th, we shifted production schedule and brought you an episode on the most iconic characters from the Star Wars universe: Han Solo, Princess Leia, and Luke Skywalker.
Lance and Kate also agreed they only wanted to re-watch episodes IV-VI, which may have been a factor.
Princess Leia is principled and committed, defensive, yet kind. Lance and Kate agree, she’s probably an enneagram 1.
Han Solo is in a long term relationship with his ship, the Millennium Falcon. What, if anything, does that say about his enneagram number? Lance and Kate went back and forth on this one. Is he an 8 or a 7? Kate still says he’s a self-preservation 7. Help her change Lance’s mind.
Luke Skywalker gave us the most trouble. Lance made a convincing argument- based largely on A New Hope- that Luke is an enneagram 4, who integrates and leans into the behaviors of a 1 in the rest of the series. It’s not a bad argument. Did he convince you?
This episode concludes with a lightening round for secondary characters, based on our hosts’ gut reactions, so hang on until the end.
The Hargreeves children have superpowers. They’re also super dysfunctional. Raised by an emotionally distant genius who (spoiler alert) is also an alien, they spent most of their childhood fighting bad guys as the Umbrella Academy.
Now that they’re all grown up (except for the one who died and the one who disappeared). They’ve gone their separate ways and try (as best as they’re able) to live “normal” lives. But when their father dies, the Hargreeves children return for his funeral. To everyone’s surprise, they’re joined by their long-lost brother, Five, whose returned from the future to stop the end of the world. No big deal.
The Umbrella Academy is getting back together… whether they want to or not.
For this episode, Lance and Kate did something a little bit different. Since so many people in the internet like to type these characters according to their number in the family system, we tested out this theory to see if it holds water.
It does not.
Except for Klaus/Four. He is DEFINITELY an enneagram 4.
Tune into this episode and discover:
Why sixes and ones might resemble each other.
Why there could be three sixes in this family who act wildly different from one another.
All of our listeners have probably encountered Toy Story- either as a youngster or a parent of youngsters. Either way, these characters will live in our imaginations to infinity and beyond. *Take Note. Kate can make dad jokes, too.”
In this episode, we did our best to unpack the personalities of these beloved, animated characters.
Is Jesse an 8 or a stressed out 2? We’re leaning toward 8.
Rex is a phobic 6 all the live-long-day.
Is Hamm so dang funny because he’s an enneagram 5? Definitely.
We think Bo is a 7. What’s your sense?
Buzz stumped us a little. We kind of think he is an enneagram 1 going through a midlife crisis in the fourth film.
And then there’s Woody. Lance may have changed Kate’s mind on his type, and you’ll get some really great info about the enneagram 2 and 6 when they debate him.
Exotic setting. Lost treasures. Romance. Reanimated corpses. The Mummy has it all! Lance and Kate both adore this swashbuckling adventure, staring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz, and they had lots of fun typing the main characters.
Jonathan is a smart (but somewhat lazy) Egyptologist, whose “borrows” an artifact from a criminal. It just so happens that artifact is the key to finding an ancient lost city full of treasure. Is this fun-loving screwball a type 7?
Evie is dedicated to her studies, but struggles in everything else. She emerges as a heroine with tremendous strength and fortitude. We think she’s probably a 5.
Imhotep, the villain of the piece, was buried alive after murdering the pharaoh
(and stealing his girl), and then trying to resurrect his dead girlfriend. Apparently those things were frowned upon in ancient Egypt. Lance makes a case for his enneagram number. Kate had nothing. What do you think?
Rick O’Connell is the hero of this adventure. He’s a gun-slinging guide through the deserts of Egypt, and he just happens to develop a crush on the lovely Egyptologist (Evie) in the process. We really had to think on this one. Is he an 8? A counter-phobic 6? None of the above? Comment below and help us decide.
In 1868, Louisa May Alcott’s semi-autobiographical work, Little Women, captured the hearts of American readers, and continues to do so today. Whether you’ve come to Little Women through the novel, or one of it’s many film adaptations, the March sisters have become icons.
And since Alcott did such an excellent job creating these rich characters, they are excellent “test cases” for enneagram learning!
First things first… who was the best Jo March? You may choose from Winona Ryder, Saoirse Ronan, or Katherine Hepburn. We prefer to pretend the BBC never made that mini-series.
We thought Beth was probably a 9.
Meg… well… we were less sure about her. We are somewhere between a 2, a 3, and a 6.
Amy might be a 3, but we’re open to debate.
Lance and Kate are agreed, Jo March is a 4. All. Day. Long.
What about you? How would you type the March sisters?
For this episode, Lance convinced Kate to watch the cult-favorite, Dr. Horrible Sing-Along Blog, staring Neil Patrick Harris, Felicia Day, and Nathan Fillion. This 42 minute mini-movie (which you can watch for free on youtube), tells the story of a master villain, trying to earn a place in the Evil League of Evil. He’s also falling in love with a woman from the laundromat, a do-gooder named Penny. Unfortunately, Penny is dating Dr. Horrible’s nemesis, Captain Hammer. Join us as we flesh out these over-the-top characters, while doing some surprising deep enneagram work.
Join the conversation!
Do you agree that Billy (aka Dr. Horrible) is a 3?
Penny is a sweetheart. Does that mean she’s a 9?
What about Captain Hammer? Can you end Lance and Kate’s debate?
And then there’s Moist? Are you an enneagram Jedi who can convincingly argue a number for him?
Winter is coming. Actually, it’s just our second episode that’s coming today. In this installment, Lance and Kate dig in and discuss the members of the Stark family. Sometimes they agree. Sometimes they don’t, but there’s lots of good enneagram (and GoT) content in this one!
Rickon- We don’t know.
Bran- Is he even human?
Arya- 8 or counter-phobic 6?
Sansa- We think she’s a 3.
Jon- We’re leaning towards 1. What do you think?
Robb- Lance says he’s a 1. Kate doesn’t have a clue!
Ned- Join the sparky debate. Is he a 1 or a 6? Comment below and settle the debate!