Type 1 (“The Reformer”)

The perfectionist is the first personality type of the Enneagram theory, commonly called Type 1. Typically, type one’s are conscientious, ethical, organized and have a strong sense of right and wrong.

They are referred to as “perfectionists” or “reformers” because they like to maintain high standards and are advocates of change; often striving to improve things. However, they are afraid of making mistakes and can sometimes have be critical, impatient and overly perfectionistic.

Type 1 with a 9 wing (1w9)

People with a Enneagram with a type one wing nine (1w9) personality type tend to identify more with the type one, but also share several traits with type nine types. These type ones have a desire for justice and equality and are motivated by a strong sense or right and wrong. They tend to be calmer and more balanced than other type ones, meaning they see both sides of an issue easily.

Type 1 with a 2 wing (1w2)

Similarly, people with Enneagram with a type one wing two (1w2) personality type tend to identify more with the type one, but also share several traits with type two types. These type ones tend to be principled and desire justice and equality. They are, however, typically warmer than other type ones.

Type 1 careers

As type 1’s are afraid of making mistakes and strive for perfection, they will benefit from an environment where communication is key. They are also likely to thrive in careers that involve correcting errors and focusing on small details. Such careers may include an architect, an accountant, an auditor, an interior designer, an editor or a surgeon.

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