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In this episode, Joel and Antonia talk with guest host and media producer Christian Rivera about his life changing experience editing the 9 Personality Hacker Enneagram Owners Manuals.


In this podcast you’ll find:

  • Guest host Christian Rivera joins.
  • How did editing the new Enneagram Owners Manuals act as a catalyst for Christian to rediscover his best-fit Enneagram type?
  • How Christian learned to look at his personality and life story in a new light through discovering his type.
  • Christian talks about his experience as the “countertype-subtype”, the sexual instinctual variant – and why this made it difficult to find his best-fit type.
  • How did working on the Jung On Yoga program with Dr. Dario Nardi help Christian address his personal needs based on his Enneagram type?
  • Christian and Antonia both share the benefits they’ve reaped through learning to “release” through body-mind practices.
  • Christian talks about examining his desire to perfect and reform others, and his tendency to indulge in “spiritual bypassing”.
  • How bypassing is prevalent in the western world in general today.
  • How is Christian aiming to develop a mindset of serenity, through seeking the higher virtue of his type?
  • Discover Christian on Twitter @letsgocnote or learn more about his work at

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  • Christian M
    • Christian M
    • December 18, 2021 at 1:33 am

    Wow what a story. I can definitely relate to Christian (my name is Christian too lol) regarding being very critical of other people and their work. As a Type 1 self preservation (INTJ), I have high expectations of others, just as I have high expectations of myself. While I relate to the criticism part of others (not much of myself unless I make a huge mistake), I totally take care of EVERYTHING life related about myself- health, organization, streamlining processes, etc. to the point where I don’t really hang out with people. That’s the difference between myself (self preservation) than Christian’s sexual subtype. I mean I have a spreadsheet of all of my medical visits, color code my emails in addition to proper folders, a book of all my online accounts, and so on haha. It’s exhausting trying to keep up with life.

  • Rowan
    • Rowan
    • November 6, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    Great to hear from a type 1 who is an intuitive and doesn’t fit many of the STJ stereotypes of type 1s. As an INFJ type 1, who is very far from being STJ, I always enjoy hearing from a wider variety of type 1s. Christian was so articulate, interesting and honest in the way he described his story, so thank-you!

  • William (Ixxx)
    • William (Ixxx)
    • September 19, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    I mostly want to know because I just have no idea whether I should primarily try to grow through the lens of “Exploration” or “Harmony.”

  • William (Ixxx)
    • William (Ixxx)
    • September 15, 2021 at 8:34 pm


    So, here I am again, doing the whole “share your story” thing — all about confusion around my type… again.

    So sometime after finally discovering my Enneagram type (9w1, sx/so) the other day, I happened to ask myself the question: “Why am I so bad at connecting (as in vibing) with friends? I mean, I have Fe as a co-pilot process, right?” After delving into this much more and re-listening to content about Fe, I realized that only the points about Fe that I resonated with mirror typical descriptions about sx 9s. That is, I definitely merge with others’ desires to the point of rarely knowing my own, I have a strong desire to meet other’s needs, I have little motivation for myself, and I can’t bear an emotional disconnection.

    This and many other points have caused me to wonder if my best-fit type is actually INTP. Between taking a deeper dive looking at flow states, studying Ti more closely, realizing the fact that I lived my childhood in a relatively Ne-repressed household, also realizing the fact that I’ve allowed being a type 9 to prevent me from being authentic in several ways for most of my life, and other factors, I have one question that may or may not clarify things for me.

    Now that that little prelude’s out of the way:

    If traits usually displayed by your Enneagram type cause you to behave in ways that your 3-year-old function would on a slightly more developed level, and you have had very little opportunity to grow your co-pilot function (not to mention being relatively young, and thus relatively immature as a whole), is it possible for that 3-year-old function to be more prominent, mature, or sophisticated than the co-pilot at times, even when not stressed?

    Hope that any discussion that springs from this is actually useful to someone out there. I don’t want to be just filling up Personality Hacker’s comments with stuff just for myself.


    Sorry for the boatload of super long sentences. I did a bit of editing, but this is the best I have.

  • Antonia Dodge
    • Antonia Dodge
    • September 4, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    Hi, Elizabeth – The Enneagram starter kits are in the final stages of being produced. We will make them available in next couple of weeks. If you’re not on our mailing list, shoot us a note to to be notified.

    Thanks. :)


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