Ego-Resent: The roots of Enneagram personality type 1

Type 1 Ego: Ego-Resent


The roots of the Enneagram types come from Oscar Ichazo's ego types. The ego types identified how a person was fixated in ego and the remedy for finding freedom from that.

Below are descriptions of Oscar Ichazo's ego type 1 fixation, trap, holy idea, passion, and virtue reinterpreted for today's Enneagram personality types.

  • Type 1 Fixation and Trap

    Fixation: Resentment comes from trying to live up to standards for what's acceptable and right while others aren't.

    Trap: Perfection comes from striving to attain or model an ideal that is free from flaws or criticism.

    The fixation of resentment points to the mental preoccupation of the type 1 ego. The trap of perfection keeps an individual stuck in the fixation.

  • Type 1 Holy Idea

    Holy Idea: Holy perfection is about discovering the perfection of the world as it is instead of trying to impose your own set of standards upon it.

    The fixation of resentment and trap of perfection keep an individual stuck in the type 1 fixation. The way out of that fixation is through holy perfection.

  • Type 1 Passion

    Passion: Anger is an energy that corrects and improves what's unacceptable. "It's primarily directed at myself and secondarily at others and the world at large."

    The passion of anger is the emotional energy that serves the fixation of resentment and trap of perfection.

  • Type 1 Virtue

    Virtue: Serenity appears when you become more accepting of things as they are instead of demanding that they meet your standards for how things should be.

    The virtue of serenity is what appears when the passion of anger subsides.

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