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Enneagram Type 2 Ego: Oscar Ichazo's Ego-Flat


Enneagram type 2 originated from Oscar Ichazo's ego-flat which consisted of the fixation of flattery, trap of freedom, holy idea of holy freedom, passion of pride, and virtue of humility. 

Type 2 Ego: Ego-Flat

Below are descriptions of Oscar Ichazo's ego type 2 fixation, trap, holy idea, passion, and virtue reinterpreted for today's personality types.

Type 2 Fixation and Trap

Fixation: Flattery comes from praising and giving to others in order to connect to them and be liked or gain favor.

Trap: Freedom comes from being attentive to the needs and desires of others so they'll take care of yours.

The fixation points to the mental preoccupation of the ego and the trap seems like the way out but keeps the individual stuck in the fixation. 

Type 2 Holy Idea

Holy Idea: Holy freedom is taking care of your own needs so that you can freely give to others without expecting anything in return.

The holy idea is the actual way out of the ego fixation.

Type 2 Passion

Passion: Pride is an inflated feeling of self-importance in the lives of others. Others need me because I uniquely understand and can meet their needs and desires.

The passion is the emotional energy that serves the fixation and trap.

Type 2 Virtue

Virtue: Humility appears when instead of seeking favored treatment and regard you accept that you are no more or less important than anyone else.

The virtue is what appears when the passion subsides.

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