Ones are a body-based type with an emphasis on personal integrity and self control. Their attention goes toward seeing and correcting what is wrong, and doing the right thing. They are known for their honesty, dependability and common sense. Ones are very responsible, so much so that they may resent other people who don't take life as seriously as they do. They have high standards and tend to see things in black and white, right and wrong. It's easy for them to be critical, of themselves and others. They work hard at being right all the time. They are idealistic and will exert great effort to improve the world around them, which often puts them in the role of social reformer.
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Type One in Brief
People of this personality type are essentially looking to make things better, as they think nothing is ever quite good enough. This makes them perfectionists who desire to reform and improve; idealists who strive to make order out of the omnipresent chaos. Ones have a fine eye for detail. They are always aware of the flaws in themselves, others and the situations in which they find themselves. This triggers their need to improve, which can be beneficial for all concerned, but which can also prove to be burdensome to both the One and those who are on the receiving end of the One's reform efforts.
Ones are defined by their desire to do things correctly and to avoid being wrong or making mistakes. To others, they appear perfectionistic, responsible, and exacting. Ones are typically sticklers for rules and details, and get frustrated when they are not given the opportunity to make sure things are up to their very high standards. Ones fear being flawed or imperfect, and cope with this fear by being very strict with themselves. They are always striving, seeking the best and most correct way to do things. Not sure if you're an Enneagram Type 1?
Type Ones are people who are conscientious, sensible, ethical, responsible, idealistic, serious, self-disciplined, orderly, and feel personally obligated to improve themselves and their world. Resentment—repressing anger that leads to continual frustration and dissatisfaction with themselves, others, and the world for not being perfect. Core Longing message they long to hear :. Are you a Type One and wish you understood yourself, others, and the Enneagram better? Then you are in the right place. Start your path of growth and purchase our Exploring You online coaching course for Type 1. When we know, trust, and believe we are Christ's beloved child, we will live more freely in his grace at the healthier levels. When we believe we are on our own, we move down the levels of development. Healthy Ones Healthy Ones live their life committed to serving the world and others with patience and integrity.