Ego-Flat: The roots of Enneagram personality type 2

Type 2 Ego: Ego-Flat


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 2 fixation, trap, holy idea, passion, and virtue reinterpreted for today's Enneagram 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 of flattery points to the mental preoccupation of the type 2 ego. The trap of freedom keeps an 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 fixation of flattery and trap of freedom keep an individual stuck in the type 2 fixation. The way out of that fixation is through holy freedom.

  • 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 of pride is the emotional energy that serves the fixation of flattery and trap of freedom.

  • 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 of humility is what appears when the passion of pride subsides.

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