In Hollywood films, it is the exception, rather than the rule, for movie characters to be explicitly written and performed true-to-type-Enneagram type, that is. It is even less common to see film characters faithfully represent and embody clear and distinct Enneagram Type and Instinctual Variant (Subtype) combinations. Instinctual Variants (Subtypes) at the Movies. The importance of the Instinctual Variants, and in particular the “Instinctual Stack”and its significant impact on personality and behavior, is rightfully one of the most compelling subjects of contemporary Enneagram research and development. This year we will explore how the Dominant Instincts/Subtypes can show up convincingly in welldrawn movie characters. Using entertaining film clips from movies old and new, we’ll look at different Enneagram type film characters who clearly exhibit the focus, energy, and behavioral traits of the Self-preservation, Sexual/Attraction, and Social/Adaptive Dominant Instincts. This is a fun and entertaining way to develop your recognition and deepen your appreciation of the Instinctual Variants, and see them in action on the big screen.

Gayle Scott is Senior Faculty of the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Institute. She consults and leads Enneagram workshops and trainings around the world. A 25-year veteran of the Hollywood movie and television industry, she introduced the Enneagram as a tool for character development with actors and screenwriters. Gayle served on the IEA Global Board of Directors 2005-2010.

Gayle Scott


2013 IEA Global Conference

Denver, Colorado, USA