In Great Expectations Charles Dickens offers us one of the great literary examples of the success story, the classic Type Three story genre. Through observing the central character Pip’s strivings toward success, we gain insight into the mental and emotional patterns associated with the Three’s worldview. As we examine Pip’s relationships with characters of other Enneagram styles, we increase our understanding of the young Three’s struggle to create and maintain a successful image in the world. Clips from David Lean’s classic 1946 film and excerpts from Dickens’s novel will be used to illustrate this exploration of the Three’s strengths, limitations and growth process. Judith Searle’s six published books include The Literary Enneagram: Characters from the Inside Out and Sex, Love and Your Personality by Mona Coates, PhD and Judith Searle. A longtime member of the Screen Actors Guild, she offers workshops that teach the Enneagram through film and literary examples. ; www.judithsearle.com

Judith Searle


2013 IEA Global Conference

Denver, Colorado, USA