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Enneagram Type 3 Ego: Oscar Ichazo's Ego-Go


Enneagram type 3 originated from Oscar Ichazo's ego-go which consisted of the fixation of vanity, trap of efficiency, holy idea of holy hope, passion of deceit, and virtue of truthfulness.

Type 3 Ego: Ego-Go

Below are descriptions of Oscar Ichazo's ego type 3 fixation, trap, holy idea, passion, and virtue reinterpreted for today's personality types.

Type 3 Fixation and Trap

Fixation: Vanity comes from gaining a sense of value through accomplishments and subsequent recognition.

Trap: Efficiency comes from pursuing the most effective path forward to get to your goal.

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 3 Holy Idea

Holy Idea: Holy hope is finding intrinsic value in just being rather than needing affirmation and validation through your accomplishments.

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

Type 3 Passion

Passion: Deceit involves taking on a persona that appeals to an intended audience. I have difficulty knowing who I am separate from the image I'm presenting.

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

Type 3 Virtue

Virtue: Truthfulness appears when you find a sense of self that is true to who you are instead of playing to the expectations of an intended audience.

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