Wisdom in not about moral behavior, but about the “center”, the place from which moral perception and monral behavior flow.
Referred to as the Perfectionist. The type one individual is honest, disciplined and seeks a perfect world. Type ones work diligently to improve themselves and everyone and everything around them.
Their primary need is the “Need to be Perfect.”
Healthy Ones are typically ethical, productive, wise, idealistic, fair, honest, hardworking, righteous, self-disciplined and fiercely independent. They are often preoccupied with the “must” and “should be done”.
Unhealthy traits of type 1 include being overly judgmental, inflexible, dogmatic, obsessive-compulsive, very serious, anxious, jealous critical of themselves and others, and jealous.
Ones tend to live with a severe internal critic. This type of inner critic exists in others only if they have done something seriously wrong or harmful. Their internal critic judges their actions in everything they think and do. They follow the rules very strictly and become extremely self-critical as well as critical of others holding themselves and others rigidly accountable.
Their inner critic is so much a part of the way they think that they believe that everyone else is also living with the same judgmental way of thinking.
The predominant emotion that the One experiences are one of Anger and Resentment. Anger is referred to as the Passion of Type One, and Resentment as their Fixation. They resent themselves first feeling that they should know better or that in every situation they could have done better. They tend to beat themselves up, always finding fault with themselves and finding themselves lacking.
The Main Theme of One
- The need to be correct, do the right thing in the right way
- Being focused on being a good person and bringing things into order
- A tendency towards being overly critical, over-worked, angry and resentful
The Core Wound
They feel something is wrong with them, that they are bad and feel imperfect and need to do things well. They need to do things the right way and hold rigid standards of behavior.
Center of Intelligence: Gut
Interpersonal Coping Style
They are dutiful – taking “right” action in order to control feelings
The path of Integration for a One
The path of Integration for a One is to Seven. The Seven is playful, spirited, and dreamers. When the one integrates, they move to the Seven where they can experience life in a much more playful manner with their imaginations sparked and their dreams renewed.
The path of Disintegration for a One
The way of Disintegration for a One is to Four. Along this path, they lose themselves and begin to believe in their lie that they are alone. They start to dwell in their frustrations, considering that they are the only ones who understand and value excellence.
The 1 with a 9 wing tends to be an idealist. They tend to be objective and moderate in dealings with others, dispassionate, restrained in emotional expression, hold on to their opinions strongly and can abstract themselves and others rather than dealing with the messiness of relating personally.
The 1 with a 2 wing tends to be an advocate. They can be caring and personal. They are able to balance idealism with the needs of those around them. They might be involved in public causes.