When a new friend, potential employer or romantic partner asks you about yourself, how do you meet the challenge of telling your story? Do you see your life as related to one of the standard story genres — a love story, a success story, an adventure story? Perhaps you perceive it more as a thriller (a series of close calls), an account of power struggles, a melodrama, or a web of fantasies.

This presentation shows film clip examples of standard forms stories take; it also offers opportunities to explore your habitual way of telling your personal story to others.We will examine connections between Enneagram types and story genres that have particular affinities with each of the nine basic worldviews. A significant portion of our work will be done in small groups.

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


2011 IEA Global Conference

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA