The Challenger or The Perfectionist? Part 2 of 2 with Kirsten Powers, CNN Analyst [S02-026]


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In order to truly use the Enneagram to better understand our own personality, it is important to have an understanding of, not just the unconscious motivations, but also the impact that subtypes and wings have on each type.

In part two of our conversation with CNN Political Analyst, Kirsten Powers, we dive into the role subtypes and wings play in determining your type.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • how understanding unconscious motivations can help you find your type.

  • how the finer distinctions of subtypes and wings can make one type look completely different.

  • how friends and family pointing out your blind spots can help on your journey toward transformation.

Kirsten Powers currently writes for USA today, and is an on-air political analyst at CNN. She appears regularly on Anderson Cooper 360, CNN tonight with Don Lemon, and The Lead with Jake Tapper. Before joining CNN, Kirsten worked at Fox News as a political analyst and contributor, where she appeared regularly with Special Report with Bret Baier, Fox News Sunday, the Kelly File, the O'Reilly Factor. Her latest book, The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech, can be purchased on Amazon and you can find her podcast, co-hosted by Jonathan Merritt at





There’s a big difference between how I am relationally and how I am professionally. I’ve kind of been like in my personal life, I want to be happy more than I want to be right. I think in my professional life, I want to be right more than I want to be happy. Just because what I’m trying to be right about, isn’t about me. It’s about systemic racism, it’s about white privilege, it’s about misogyny, it’s about whatever.
— Kirsten Powers, CNN Political Analyst