Episode 43

Published on:

2nd Aug 2022

S3E8: Employee Picks - About a Boy

In this episode, Mario Sikora, TJ Dawe and TJ Ingrassia discuss “About a Boy,” starring Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult and Toni Collette. The three hosts explore the questions, “Does the pursuit of pleasure lead to happiness? Can any man or woman truly be an island?” They also examine the characters, Will, Marcus, Fiona and Ellie, and their Enneagram Types.

“As much a pursuit of happiness is part of the wiring of the Seven, the avoidance of unhappiness is just as critical.” - Mario Sikora [23:25]

“Sevens tend to be pretty good improvisers. They think quickly. They think on their feet, and they pull the answer out of thin air and get the golden fleece... until they can’t.” - TJ Dawe [25:53]

“It’s not super on the surface in the film, but it’s sort of implies a little bit that maybe Will has some unresolved daddy issues.” - TJ Ingrassia [55:26]


[00:00] Intro 

[00:29] This week’s movie: “About a Boy”

[02:55] About the movie

[06:40] Roger Ebert’s summary of the movie

[14:59] Mario’s hypothesis regarding Will

[23:02] Pursuit of pleasure

[26:06] The good intention of the Seven

[29:12] Distinguishing the Preserving Seven and the Five

[36:36] “I Love You, Man” and “Knocked Up”

[38:04] Marcus’s Enneagram Type

[46:43] Fiona’s Enneagram Type

[50:07] Ellie as a Type Eight

[53:11] The power of empathy

[56:52] The overall theme of the movie

[1:00:59] Outro

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About the Podcast

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!