The Enneagram Type One
I am self-disciplined, hardworking and organised. In whatever I am doing, I am dedicated to doing the most perfect job I can.
I set myself very high standards and am highly responsible. The burden of responsibility to get things done right often falls on my shoulders because so many people have such lax standards. I am a reasonable person who always tries to do the right thing and it makes me angry when others don’t. I believe in justice and fairness and am a person of strong conscience, although sometimes I know I can be over strict and moralistic.
I tend to be a bit too serious and I often get worried, uptight and stressed. For me, work usually comes before play and it’s hard to relax if a job I’m doing isn’t perfect. Most of the time, I am hard on myself and think that what I do is not good enough.
I can be nit-picking and critical of others but most people don’t realise that I am much more critical of myself. I tend to beat myself up and tell myself that I am not good enough. I need to get everything right and this can hold me back from launching myself into something new. Although I can have fun, it’s often difficult for me to be spontaneous, and I get to feel angry towards others for being so able to enjoy themselves in a light-hearted way that I can’t.
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