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Enneagram Type 9 Ego: Oscar Ichazo's Ego-In

Ego-In

Enneagram type 9 originated from Oscar Ichazo's ego-in which consisted of the fixation of indolence, trap of seeker, holy idea of holy love, passion of laziness, and virtue of action.

Type 9 Ego: Ego-In

Below are descriptions of Oscar Ichazo's ego type 9 fixation, trap, holy idea, passion, and virtue reinterpreted for today's personality types.

Type 9 Fixation and Trap

Fixation: Indolence is about resisting demands and expectations that disrupt a feeling of harmony and continuity.

Trap: A seeker of harmony by accommodating others and not rocking the boat.

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 9 Holy Idea

Holy Idea: Holy love is realizing that love comes to you not by negating yourself for the sake of others but by discovering and pursuing your own path.

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

Type 9 Passion

Passion: Laziness is a difficulty with defining and accomplishing goals. I tend to go along with what others are doing and lose myself in routine and comfort.

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

Type 9 Virtue

Virtue: Action appears when you pursue what's meaningful to you instead of simply going along to get along or falling into habitual routines and comfort.

The virtue is what appears when the passion subsides.


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