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Ego-Stinge: The roots of Enneagram personality type 5

Type 5 Ego: Ego-Stinge


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 5 fixation, trap, holy idea, passion, and virtue reinterpreted for today's Enneagram personality types.

  • Type 5 Fixation and Trap

    Fixation: Stinginess comes from 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 before participating in it.

    The fixation of stinginess points to the mental preoccupation of the type 5 ego. The trap of observer keeps an 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 fixation of stinginess and trap of observer keep an individual stuck in the type 5 fixation. The way out of that fixation is through holy omniscience.

  • Type 5 Passion

    Passion: Avarice is a hoarding of resources and minimizing of needs in order to avoid intrusions. "I can avoid entanglements by managing my resources."

    The passion of avarice is the emotional energy that serves the fixation of stinginess and trap of observer.

  • Type 5 Virtue

    Virtue: Detachment (Non-Attachment) appears when you allow yourself to more freely participate in the world instead of observing it from the sidelines.

    The virtue of detachment (non-attachment) is what appears when the passion of avarice subsides.

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