Your result for The Quick & Painless ENNEAGRAM Test …
1- the Perfectionist
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Perfectionists are realistic, conscientious, and principled.
They strive to live up to their high ideals.
How to Get Along with Me
• Take your share of the responsibility so I don’t end up with all the work.
• Acknowledge my achievements.
• I’m hard on myself. Reassure me that I’m fine the way I am.
• Tell me that you value my advice.
• Be fair and considerate, as I am.
• Apologize if you have been unthoughtful. It will help me to forgive.
• Gently encourage me to lighten up and to laugh at myself when I get uptight, but hear my worries first.
What I Like About Being a ONE
• being self-disciplined and able to accomplish a great deal
• working hard to make the world a better place
• having high standards and ethics; not compromising myself
• being reasonable, responsible, and dedicated in everything I do
• being able to put facts together, coming to good understandings, and figuring out wise solutions
• being the best I can be and bringing out the best in other people
What’s Hard About Being a ONE
• being disappointed with myself or others when my expectations are not met
• feeling burdened by too much responsibility
• thinking that what I do is never good enough
• not being appreciated for what I do for people
• being upset because others aren’t trying as hard as I am
• obsessing about what I did or what I should do
• being tense, anxious, and taking things too seriously
ONEs as Children Often
• criticize themselves in anticipation of criticism from others
• refrain from doing things that they think might not come out perfect
• focus on living up to the expectations of their parents and teachers
• are very responsible; may assume the role of parent
• hold back negative emotions (“good children aren’t angry”)
ONEs as Parents
• teach their children responsibility and strong moral values
• are consistent and fair
• discipline firmly
Renee Baron & Elizabeth Wagele, The Enneagram Made Easy. Discover the 9 Types of People.
Harper: San Francisco, 1994, 161 pages
Reaction: Just what I was expecting, having been reading about enneagrams in another book.
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