What tickles your funny bone? Laughter is universal, yet the type of comedy that triggers this gut reaction in each of us has clear connections to the things we habitually pay close attention to. At previous IEA Conferences Judith has discussed the relations between various story genres (e.g. fantasy, melodrama, the thriller, the western) and specific Enneagram points. For this 2009 Conference (set in Las Vegas, second home to all standup comics), it seems especially fitting for her to discuss nine distinct styles of comedy and their relation to particular Enneagram types. Some of these connections will already be familiar to students of the Enneagram: the relation of Romantic Comedy to Type Two, of Black Comedy to Type Five (for example, in films by Stanley Kubrick), and of “Fear Comedy” to Type Six (for example, in the films of Woody Allen). To illustrate her points, Judith will show movie examples related to each of the Enneagram types. Come and join in the fun!

Judith Searle’s five published books include The Literary Enneagram: Characters from the Inside Out. A longtime member of the Screen Actors Guild and the Writers Guild of America, she offers workshops that teach the Enneagram through film and

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Judith Searle


2009 IEA Global Conference

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA