Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde: Nites Out for All Types

Literature, Theatre and the 9 Types

Presented By:
  • Dale Rhodes, M.S., M.A.
Wed May 17, 2023  -  Wed May 31, 2023


All TimeZones Welcome to Attend...
Evenings Out for Us All in The Theatre of Life:
​Exploring: Reaction Formation Amongst the 9 Types using Robert Louis Stevenson's masterpiece novella

  • Wednesday May 17th 7pm-8:30pm online
  • Thursday May 18th 7pm at PCC Theatre ( optional for locals * )
  • Wednesday May 31st 7pm-8:30pm online
  • Join us as we explore what is true (in some version) for all Nine Types ...

    Dale Rhodes (sx4) and Maren Symonds (so9) are excited to facilitate together new explorations on reaction formation, one of the primary defense mechanisms that hold all our type structures in place. We will find a grand example we can all relate to in Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.  

    Reaction formation glues your personality structure together by helping you oppose “bad” or "unacceptable" urges or behaviors. It moves against baser instincts in favor of alignment with social standards instilled by parents and teachers. In making the case for a self-image you wish to uphold, reaction formation places you in direct opposition to a standard or desire you have not fully integrated in yourself and often demonize in others.
    To explore this theme in great literature and theatre, class members will read Robert Louis Stevenson’s *very short* novel masterpiece prior to the first class and receive some self-reflection questions for preparation.

    Key components of this short course include a critical look at ourselves through the lens of type, a critical look at a novella and (optional) theatre performance, and a willingness to explore how to integrate more of ourselves. All types and student levels are encouraged to attend.  All timezones are welcome in all our programs that explore The Nine Types in Literature, Film and Community:  EnneagramPortland.com    If you talk type, you should be with us.   

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