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Enneagram Type 1: Acceptability and Behavioral Correctness

Enneagram type 1

Enneagram type 1 has a core focus on being acceptable or making things acceptable by way of correct behavior or doing things the right way.

Self-Concern: “I am unacceptable as I am.”

Compensation: "I must monitor and improve myself in order to be acceptable and remain above criticism."

Core Assumption: Acceptability comes from doing things right and acting appropriately according to internalized standards for what that is. This requires I discern what’s right and monitor, correct, and improve my behavior so I don’t fall short of these standards. Others should do the same.

Focus of Attention is on what’s not right and how that could or should be corrected.


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