Enneagram Type 1: The Reformer

Enneagram type 1 is called the perfectionist. At their best, they have a sense of duty or mission to make things better in the world. They can see what things could be and enjoy bringing them to life. In times of disintegration (unhealthy) they can be forceful, judgmental or condescending.

At work, Type 1’s see their work as something they believe in. They are great at managing all the details of a situation and can take on a lot, sometimes too much. They are motivated by doing things the right way, but that can lead to taking on more than they can handle. If they become stressed with their workload, they can become resentful of the people who are not working as hard as they are.

Type ones are practical and wish to be useful is the best sense of the word. They have a strong inner critic that is always driving their thoughts and actions. From the outside, this can look like type ones justifying what they do and why they do it, even though they are doing it with a sense of purpose.


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