Discussion article for the meetup : San Diego experimental meetup
We're having a meetup in our usual haunt on Sunday, January 15th at 1pm. Food and drink are available for purchase, though you'll need your ID to get anything alcoholic.
In the spirit of developing Rationality Dojo curricula, we're going to test a newly developed training session. We want to see how it works and to get your feedback on how it came across to you. And I think we'll have good fun in the process. :-)
If there's time and interest, I'm also willing to continue the discussion from last time by giving a presentation on what I call the Enneagram keys. These are guidelines for interacting with the types that let you (a) build a good relationship with someone of a known type, (b) hit their hot buttons like nothing else (which is really meant to help you know why they get hurt or angry and how to avoid doing that), and (c) open communications and build rapport. Because each Ennea-type has a relatively specific way of reacting to specific keys, you can also use the keys to test hypotheses about someone's type. For instance, if you don't know whether you're dealing with a Four or a Nine, you can try suggesting something optimistic about their future ("Today might be a bit drab, but tomorrow is a new day!"). A Nine will typically respond with something positive (a spacey smile if they're withdrawn or a big grin and nods if they're feeling confident), whereas a Four will typically turn cold and might even give you an eyeroll. So the keys are where the Enneagram most blatantly pays rent.
But I'm definitely open to other options! I could stand to train my calibration better, and I have as yet to play any of the calibration games others have brought on occasion. (I'm looking at you, Jennifer!)
So! Please, show up, help us develop a solid Rationality Dojo curriculum by joining us in getting stronger, and join in on some delightful conversation!
See you there!
As a quick addendum: If you're interested in hearing about the Enneagram keys but weren't at the previous meetup, you'll get a lot more out of that discussion if you have some familiarity with the Enneagram beforehand. If you're totally new to it, I'd suggest reading this webpage. Just two caveats: