My guest for The Happy Hour #333 is Ian Morgan Cron. Ian Morgan Cron is a psychotherapist, Enneagram teacher, and host of the popular podcast, Typology. He's also the author of the best-selling book, The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery. I would absolutely describe him as the ultimate Enneagram guru and teacher. He is filled with such depth of insight into the inner workings of the human heart and mind. And uses the Enneagram as a tool to help individuals cultivate self-awareness and emotional wisdom.

I had the honor of being a guest on Ian’s Typology podcast recently, and I am so thankful he is joining me on The Happy Hour today! He creates such a safe space for my classic Enneagram six thoughts, and I think you will walk away feeling the same! In today’s episode, Ian tells us about the importance of empathy and listening to the sufferings of others. He also shares how the enneagram is a great tool to shape self-awareness and has shown to be effective in lots of different settings, including corporate environments! One thing I really loved that he shares is how to be better consumers of people’s views even when we don’t know or understand how they see the world. It’s easy to make a quick judgment and villainize one another for our differences, but this is where the beauty of self-awareness steps in. I love when he says, “It’s a big mistake to think that your way of seeing the world is normal and that any other view is abnormal. It’s even worse to think, without any self-interrogation, that your way of seeing the world is right and the only right way of seeing the world.” I don’t know about you, but that was definitely convicting for me. I want to continue improving both my self-awareness and empathy for the sufferings and experiences of others. Chatting with Ian is always a pleasure, and I love that he provides so much hope to us and our different views of the world.

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