Friday, April 10, 2009

Enneagram Misidentifications - Type 1


In this article, I will try to clear up some of the differences between Enneagram Type One and the rest of the Enneagram types respectively. The comparison tables will be subject to modifications and additions as more information reveals itself.

I hope it will be a useful tool for people who have trouble mistyping or aren't sure of their type - I'm one of them too.

1 and 2

Mistyping frequency: sometimes (usually between 1w2 and 2w1).

One
Impersonal
Autonomous
Criticize
Focused on principles
Emotionally restrained
Logical
Reserved
Wants to be right
Two
Personal
Merging
Compliment
Focused on people
Emotionally expressive
Loving
Warm
Wants to be loved



1 and 3


Mistyping frequency: sometimes (usually 3s mistype as 1s).

One
Idealistic
Focused on principles
Rigid
Irritable
Angry
Indignation
Supression of feelings
Self-righteous
Perfection
Focus on means
Three
Pragmatic
Focused on goals
Highly adaptable
Masked feelings
Arrogant
Hostility
Detachment from feelings
Charming
Desirability
Focus on ends



1 and 4


Mistyping frequency: rarely (usually unhealthy 1s mistype as 4s).

One
Focus on duties
Self-denying
Pushing people
Disciplined
Constant
Principled
Emotionally constrained
Judgmental
Four
Focus on feelings
Self-indulgent
Withdrawing from people
Whimsical
Changeable
Self-centered
Emotionally expressive
Empathetic



1 and 5


Mistyping frequency: sometimes (5w6 and 1s can resemble each other).

One
Action
Certain
Convinces people
Practical
Rigid
Correct
Judgmental
Discerning
Controlling
Involved
Realistic
Deductive logic
Follows rules
Perfection
Moralist
Five
Thought
Uncertain
Disturbs people
Impractical
Playful
Ingenious
Non-judgmental
Confuse
Withdrawn
Detached
Imaginative
Inductive logic
Questions rules
Discovery
Iconoclast



1 and 6


Mistyping frequency: rarely (6w5 can resemble 1s).

One
Self-confident
Decisive
Certain
Contained
Angry
Indignated by others
Controlled
Seek perfection
Independent
Becomes an authority
Six
Self-doubting
Indecisive
Ambivalent
Reactive
Anxious
Suspicious of others
Temperamental
Seek security
Affliative
Looks to authority



1 and 7


Mistyping frequency: very rarely (unhealthy 7s mistype as 1s).

One
Pessimistic
Planned
Self-conscious
Know their purpose
Methodical
Diligent
Rather close-minded
Work
Dislike changes
Mature
Duty
Frugal
Restrained
Seven
Optimistic
Spontaneous
Nonchalant
Intuit their purpose
Scattered
Easily distracted
Very open-minded
Play
Want changes
Childlike
Fun
Spendthrift
Uninhibited



1 and 8


Mistyping frequency: often (generally 1s mistype as 8s)

One
The right way
Convince
Focus on morality
Abstract
Objective
Concern for humanity
Ashamed of their anger
Moral justice
Cerebral
Moderated
Reserved
Refined
Formal
Eight
"My way"
Impose
Focus on power
Visceral
Subjective
Concern for “their people”
Proud of their anger
Revenge
Physical
Openly aggressive
Expansive
Crude
Informal



1 and 9


Mistyping frequency: often (usually between 1w9 and 9w1).

One
Driven
Focus on principles
Take on conflict
Works too much
Moody
Fight for beliefs
Tense
Assertive
Critical
Persuade
Diligent
Nine
Relaxed
Focus on harmony
Avoid conflict
Loves a break
Anxious
Hide beliefs
Laid-back
Withdrawn
Accepting
Mediate
Unmotivated




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