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Enneagaram Personality Type Descriptions

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Type 1 (The Dutiful Worker)


Motivation: To be ethical, orderly, hard working
Potential problem: focusing on details, specifics, ethics, traditions that don't matter or are wrong
Historic antecedent: Fundamentalism/Traditionalism
Historic example: Martha Stewart
Film example: Wyatt Earp (Wyatt Earp, Tombstone)
Characteristics: systematic, scheduled, planned, prefers structure, disciplined, desires the predictability of routine and habit, responsible, does things by the book, meets obligations on time, uncomfortable with imperfection, hard working, serious, practical, plans ahead, focuses on achieving goals, cautious, more logical than abstract, plays it safe, success driven, achiever, not easily distracted, law abiding, detail oriented and sometimes obsessed, prefers the familiar to the unfamiliar, likes the security of working for a company

Healthy Type 1: The Upstanding Citizen
hard working, does more than is expected of them; finishes most things they start; ethical
Average Type 1: The Perfectionist
clean, neat, punctual, organized; responsible, conscientious, tries to live up to morals
Unhealthy Type 1: The Anal-Retentivist
rigid, inflexible, obsessive compulsive, overly traditional

*for a low score assume the opposite of the above. the descriptions listed here are made up of personality items. people who scored high on this type scored higher on the above items compared to the average. (more info)
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