Enneagram Type 1

Enneagram Type 1 - The Perfectionist, The Reformer - they are rational, disciplined, and practical, while they fear being corrupt, losing their sense of integrity, and being wrong or lazy. 

Enneagram Type 1 symbolic animal - the bee

They are exemplified by the bee - industrious, and working for the advancement of their community.

They tend to focus on what’s right and what's wrong.  They are highly motivated to be good.

At their best....

Type 1s are life's moral idealists.  They are principled, pragmatic, and devoted to the greater good.

They are natural schedulers and organisers who are always prepared, and maintain control through attention to detail. 

They are hard-working, conscientious, and care about quality.

They have the ability to bring allowing and acceptance to the present moment.

Patterns that might cause problems....

Enneagram Type 1s might have noticed that they:

  • like to be ordered, punctual, serious, or consistent
  • strive to be restrained and controlled
  • don't accept anything less than perfect
  • are critical and judgemental in an effort to get things right

They use these behaviours in an effort to maintain their sense of correctness.

Type 1s may eventually come to realise that their focus on what is wrong is creating the opposite effect and causing more problems instead.

A desire to break free from these patterns of behaviour is the first step for those who are dominant in Enneagram Type 1 to turn their lives around, and reorient themselves towards their soul's true intention.

How do I know if I'm a Type 1?

Multiple choice quiz

Taking an Enneagram test will give you an indication of what your dominant type MIGHT be, but it cannot give you a definitive answer. 

Some people can spot their dominant type straight away just by reading a description.  Others may take some time to work out which description fits best.

My advice is to start by looking at the motivation for each type. 

Type 1s are motivated by the desire to have integrity, to be good, to be correct, to be virtuous.

Which of the 9 motivations is most important to you?

EFT Tapping for Enneagram Type 1

Look for specific events where you experienced arbitrary or constantly changing standards.

How did you know it was important to police yourself and have your own guidelines?

Remember! - EFT Tapping is extremely powerful and can uncover intense emotions very quickly. 

If you know or suspect that there are unsettling or traumatic events in your past, do not use EFT without the assistance of a suitably qualified practitioner.

Tapping Affirmation for Enneagram Type 1

I release my need to continually set standards that are impossible to reach.

Mindful Meditation for Enneagram Type 1

I can reorient myself towards my DiamondFire when I:

STOP trying to find and create perfection in the world

START to recognise the perfection of Being that I already am


Quick List
Enneagram Motivations

Type 1 - to be good

Type 2 - to be appreciated

Type 3 - to be successful

Type 4 - to be unique

Type 5 - to be knowledgeable

Type 6 - to be prepared

Type 7 - to be free

Type 8 - to be self-reliant

Type 9 - to be at peace