Ashlee Cowles — Enneagram in Friendship
Personality differences are an unavoidable reality of life, but embracing them can lead to growth. Friends love us as we are, with all our personalities quirks included, and they also gently call us toward growth and balance.
Welcome back to the Girls’ Club Podcasts Series!
How can we accept each other's personality quirks and help each other grow? That is what Joy and Ashlee discuss in this week's podcast which touches on friendship between extroverts and introverts, Enneagram, Myers Briggs, and so much more!
Ashlee is a novelist, an adventurer, a mom and a kindred spirit.
For the last five years or so, we’ve been chasing each other’s shadows. First, she went to St Andrews, and I followed a few years later, narrowly missing her. Then she joined the Anselm Society, which I joined slightly later, only for her to depart off to Michigan. We’ve rarely gotten to be in the same place for very long, but we cherish many of the same things and we get along like a house on fire! :-)
Oh, and did I mention she is the author of Beneath Wandering Stars? It’s a book about a girl from a military family who travels the Camino Santiago. I read it two summers and was engrossed and delighted. Such a scrumptious delight!
I loved doing this podcast with Ashlee.
I won’t ruin much more of it for you because you should listen to it!
Here’s a little taste of what we talked about:
an overview of the enneagram and how it can be a tool for self and others-knowledge
how Our personalities shape our friendships
how loving people with personalities different than ours can help us grow and change
how true friends both love us as we are (with all our personality quirks!) and call us toward growth and wholeness.