Episode 25

Published on:

17th Jan 2022

S2 E6: Wes Anderson and Enneagram Type Four (Part 1)

Mario and TJ explore Enneagram Type Four, “Striving to Feel Unique,” through the films of Wes Anderson, starting with “Rushmore.” Wes' body of work in the last 25 years has his distinct fingerprints in his writing, his directing style and the unique aesthetic filled with vivid primary colors. All you have to do is look at a single frame and say “That’s Wes Anderson.”Join us as Mario and TJ discuss these comedies that are also woven with melancholy, tragedy and romance.

“I think the key lesson for Fours to learn is that they don’t have to force uniqueness. They don’t have to manufacture uniqueness.” - Mario Sikora [12:17]

“I generally am blind to clothing as I make my way throughout the world. Not when I’m watching a Wes Anderson movie. You can’t not notice it.” - TJ Dawe [29:36]


[00:04] Intro

[01:15] The featured director: Wes Anderson

[01:34] Enneagram Type Four

[08:25] The vice and virtue of the Type Four

[14:35] Accidentally Wes Anderson

[16:50] Wes Anderson and why he represents Type Four

[21:26] The three subtypes of the Four

[24:20] Reflective in his characters as well

[26:48] His film style and aesthetic

[32:10] First movie: “Rushmore”

[37:05] The fantasy creation of a Four

[39:50] Ms. Cross

[44:24] Theme of adoption

[46:11] Max puts on a play

[50:55] Casting Max

[53:54] On the next episode: “The Royal Tenenbaums”

[54:07] Outro

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The Enneagram in a Movie
The Enneagram in a Movie Podcast is a fun and informative way to take a deep dive into understanding the Enneagram.

In the third season of The Enneagram in a Movie podcast, Mario Sikora and TJ Dawe are joined by TJ Ingrassia to explore themes related to the Enneagram in a variety of movies, starting with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

You’ll never see movies—or the Enneagram—the same way!