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Enneagram Type 5 Ego: Oscar Ichazo's Ego-Stinge


Enneagram type 5 originated from Oscar Ichazo's ego-stinge which consisted of the fixation of stinginess, trap of observer, holy idea of holy omniscience, passion of avarice, and virtue of detachment.

Type 5 Ego: Ego-Stinge

Below are descriptions of Oscar Ichazo's ego type 5 fixation, trap, holy idea, passion, and virtue reinterpreted for today's personality types.

Type 5 Fixation and Trap

Fixation: Stinginess comes fromĀ holding on to resources in a world that seems to take more than it gives back.

Trap: An observer stands back from the world in order to better understand it.

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 5 Holy Idea

Holy Idea: Holy omniscience requires participating in life to gain a more complete understanding than can be had by simply observing it.

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

Type 5 Passion

Passion: Avarice is a hoarding of resources and minimizing of needs in order to avoid intrusions. I'm more comfortable observing the world from a distance.

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

Type 5 Virtue

Virtue: Detachment appears when you allow yourself to more freely participate in the world instead of observing it from a place of separation and hiddenness.

The virtue is what appears when the passion subsides.

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