IEA Live with Jerry Wagner: Irony of Ironies

Presented By:
  • Earl J. Wagner
Wed May 19, 2021
IEA Live


Join us for the upcoming IEA Live session with 2019 conference presenter Jerry Wagner.  Jerry will continue the conversation from his conference session.

One of the reasons we concoct our defensive strategies is to protect us from the hurts, embarrassments, diminishments, sensitivities, that we experienced some time in our life. The irony of this approach is that it brings about the very thing we are trying to avoid. The solution becomes the problem. For example, if a ONE (or any other type for that matter) is hurt by unjustified (of course) criticism, they will deploy all their defenses to prove they are right and, in the process, may inadvertently hurt, embarrass, diminish the other. Now the accused other must defend themselves by criticizing the ONE to prove that they are right and the ONE is wrong. Thus begins the shoot out at the O.K. Corral. To keep our defensive drama going, we need to unconsciously solicit accomplices, fellow actors and actresses. Others get roped in unwittingly to play out the scenario, thereby ensuring a long run on Broadway or whatever street we live on.

This workshop will provide some guidance as to how this happens with all nine types followed by type-alike groups to explore how this occurs in their lives and what might be some alternate adaptive strategies. Each group will then share their insights and action plans with the whole group.


As you may know, after the 2019 IEA Global Conference, IEA launched a monthly, live and interactive webinar featuring a different conference presenter(s) each month to continue the conversation from their conference presentation.  We call them IEA LIVE webinars. Participation had previously been limited to conference attendees and to those who purchased access to the 2019 conference recordings.

We recently announced that we opened up participation in the monthly IEA LIVE webinars to anyone who would like to join in! The webinars will continue to be free to those that attended the conference or purchased streaming access and for those that did not attend/purchase access, the cost is just $10 USD for IEA Members or $25 USD for non-members.

If you have not watched the original conference presentation, the videos are available to anyone who attended the conference or purchased access (you may still purchase access). They are located in the IEA’s Library. FYI – you need not have attended or purchased access to participate in the IEA LIVE webinar.

Recording: This IEA LIVE webinar will be recorded and placed in the Library under the original 2019 Conference presentation. You will need to have attended the conference or purchase access ($60 USD) to the recordings in order to view the recording of this webinar.

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