Enneagram Personality Type One – The Reformer

Key Motivations:
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.

Healthy:

L1 At Their Best: People whose  default personality is type One, become extraordinarily wise and discerning. By accepting what is, they become transcendentally realistic, knowing the best action to take in each moment. Humane, inspiring, and hopeful: the truth will be heard

L2 Conscientious with strong personal convictions: they have an intense sense of right and wrong, personal religious and moral values. Wish to be rational, reasonable, self-disciplined, mature, moderate in all things.

L3 Extremely principled, always want to be fair, objective, and ethical: truth and justice primary values. Sense of responsibility, personal integrity, and of having a higher purpose often make them teachers and witnesses to the truth.

THE WAKE UP CALL
Feeling a sense of personal obligation to fix everything themselves

Average:

L4 Dissatisfied with reality, they become high-minded idealists, feeling that it is up to them to improve everything: crusaders, advocates, critics. Into "causes" and explaining to others how things "ought" to be.

L5 Afraid of making a mistake: everything must be consistent with their ideals. Become orderly and well organized, but impersonal, puritanical, emotionally constricted, rigidly keeping their feelings and impulses in check. Often workaholics-"anal-compulsive," punctual, pedantic, and fastidious.

L6 Highly critical both of self and others: picky, judgmental, and perfectionistic. Very opinionated about everything: correcting people and badgering them to "do the right thing"--as they see it. Impatient, never satisfied with anything unless it is done according to their prescriptions. Moralizing, scolding, abrasive, and indignantly angry.

THE RED FLAG FEAR
That their ideals are actually wrong (or at least questionable) and counterproductive

Unhealthy:

L4  Dissatisfied with reality, they become high-minded idealists, feeling that it is up to them to improve everything: crusaders, advocates, critics. Into "causes" and explaining to others how things "ought" to be.

L5 Afraid of making a mistake: everything must be consistent with their ideals. Become orderly and well organized, but impersonal, puritanical, emotionally constricted, rigidly keeping their feelings and impulses in check. Often workaholics-"anal-compulsive," punctual, pedantic, and fastidious.

L6 Highly critical both of self and others: picky, judgmental, and perfectionistic. Very opinionated about everything: correcting people and badgering them to "do the right thing"--as they see it. Impatient, never satisfied with anything unless it is done according to their prescriptions. Moralizing, scolding, abrasive, and indignantly angry.

Stress Point 4                         Security Point 7