Enneagram type one

Enneagram Type One


The Rational, Idealistic Type:
Principled, Purposeful, Self-Controlled, and Perfectionistic



The type one are conscientious with a strong sense of right and wrong.

Career types are:

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Editor
  • Interior designer
  • Architect
  • Real estate agent
  • Surgeon
  • Event planner

Ones have a strong desire to be “good”. One’s tend to have trouble relaxing, get caught up in who is right and who is wrong, and can become obsessive about perfection.

Ones need to have a work environment that feels fair and where communication is straight-forward. They also like to know what’s expected of them, so they can not only meet expectations. They care about the tiny details, and they will make decisions based on whether it feels like the right thing to do. The best career choices for them are the ones where they can correct errors, and where the small details are important. They always striving to improve things but are afraid of making mistakes. They try to maintain high standards


  • Basic Fear: Of being corrupt/evil, defective
  • Basic Desire: To be good, to have integrity, to be balanced

Their Motivations are: Want to be right, to strive higher and improve everything, to be consistent with their ideals, to justify themselves, to be beyond criticism so as not to be condemned by anyone.

When they are stressed the type 1 became moody and irrational, nr 4

When they grow they can became spontaneous and joyful, nr 7

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