More than any other play of Shakespeare’s, King Lear focuses on issues related to family–especially fathers and children. As in all great literature, the characters fall clearly into the nine types described by the Enneagram. Lear is a Selfpreservation Two (the countertype of Two), and as he moves through his stress and security points in the course of the story he follows a character arc that ends in tragedy and transformation. Judith will use extensive film clips to illustrate her points and make the plotline of the play clear to those who may be unfamiliar with it.

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 literary examples. , www.judithsearle.com

Judith Searle


2010 IEA Global Conference

San Francisco, California, USA