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Enneagram Type 8 Ego: Oscar Ichazo's Ego-Venge


Enneagram type 8 originated from Oscar Ichazo's ego-venge which consisted of the fixation of vengeance, trap of justice, holy idea of holy truth, passion of excess, and virtue of innocence.

Type 8 Ego: Ego-Venge

Below are descriptions of Oscar Ichazo's ego type 8 fixation, trap, holy idea, passion, and virtue reinterpreted for today's personality types.

Type 8 Fixation and Trap

Fixation: Vengeance comes from balancing the scales of justice when others attempt to take unfair advantage.

Trap: Justice comes from pushing for the hidden truths that others don't readily acknowledge.

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 8 Holy Idea

Holy Idea: Holy truth is knowing that each person has their own truth to live by and often it won't be the same truth that seems so obvious to you.

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

Type 8 Passion

Passion: An excess of energy that needs to be released through activity and expression. It feels natural for me but I may have to sit on it when others find it too much.

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

Type 8 Virtue

Virtue: Innocence appears when you allow yourself to experience tenderness and vulnerability instead of habitually pushing out against the world.

The virtue is what appears when the passion subsides.

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