Ego-Venge: The roots of Enneagram personality type 8

Type 8 Ego: Ego-Venge


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 8 fixation, trap, holy idea, passion, and virtue reinterpreted for today's Enneagram 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 pushes to reveal hidden truths that you imagine others to be hiding beneath the surface.

    The fixation of vengeance points to the mental preoccupation of the type 8 ego. The trap of justice keeps an 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 fixation of vengeance and trap of justice keep an individual stuck in the type 8 fixation. The way out of that fixation is through holy truth.

  • Type 8 Passion

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

    The passion of excess is the emotional energy that serves the fixation of vengeance and trap of justice.

  • 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 of innocence is what appears when the passion of excess subsides.

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