Type One - The Reformer Visionary

Idealistic, Rational, Perfectionist, Purposeful, Self-Controlled

Ones are conscientious and ethical, with a strong sense of right and wrong. They are teachers, crusaders, and advocates for change; always striving to improve things, but afraid of making a mistake. Well-organised, orderly, and fastidious, they try to maintain high standards, but can slip into being critical and perfectionistic. They typically have problems with resentment and impatience.

At their Best: wise, discerning, realistic, and noble. Can be morally heroic.

Type One Examplars

These personalities have the capacity to inspire millions with high ideals and activism within their socio-political/cultural demographic.

The Revolutionist

The Revolutionist advocates or engages in activities that bring about or promote a complete or dramatic change including political.


The quality or condition inherent in a body that exhibits opposite properties or powers in opposite parts or directions or that exhibits contrasted properties or powers in contrasted parts or directions : the condition of having poles.


Plato was an Athenian philosopher during the Classical period in Ancient Greece, founder of the Platonist school of thought and the Academy, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela dismantled the apartheid, tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. So dedicated was his vision to free his people, he led a sabotage campaign that brought about his imprisonment for 27 years. His commitment was to bring peace to the black majority and their right to vote in national and local elections. The suffering he endured to achieve his vision is remarkable.

Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi is a Burmese politician, diplomat, author, and a 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate who served as State Counsellor of Myanmar and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2016 to 2021.

Audrey Hepburn

British actress and humanitarian, Audrey Hepburn was recognised as both a film and fashion icon, she was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third-greatest female screen legend from the Golden Age of Hollywood, and was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame.

Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper was an American actor known for his natural, authentic, strong, silent and understated acting style. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor twice and had a further three nominations, as well as receiving an Academy Honorary Award for his career achievements in 1961.

Julie Andrews

Dame Julie Andrews DBE - English actress, singer, and author, a career nearly spanning eight decades. She has been the recipient of several accolades, including one British Academy Film Award, one Academy Award, two Emmy Awards, and three Grammy Awards.

Osama Bin Laden

Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, also rendered Usama bin Ladin, was a founder of the pan-Islamic militant organisation al-Qaeda. The group is designated as a terrorist group by the United Nations Security Council, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the European Union, and various countries.

Mahatma Gandhi

Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, political ethicist Mahatma Gandhi campaigned for India's independence from British rule by employing non-violent resistance. His leadership inspired a movement for civil rights and freedom across the world. A frail man dubbed “Father of the Nation”, for taking on one of the world’s mightiest empires, changing the history of India and Pakistan forever.

Joan of Arc

Martyr, Catholic saint and military leader Joan of Arc, left her peasant village in France to led the French army to overthrow the English Hundred Years' War and restore the throne.

Burnt at the stake at the age of 19, she was later exonerated and declared a national symbol of France.

Abraham Lincoln

American statesman and lawyer Abraham Lincoln, served as the 16th president of the United States, 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War, the country's first greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.

Amish Culture

The Amish are known for simple living, plain dress, Christian pacifism, and slowness to adopt many conveniences of modern technology, with a view to not interrupt family time, nor replace face-to-face conversations whenever possible, and to maintain self-sufficiency.

King Solomon

Solomon, also called Jedidiah, was, according to the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament, Quran, and Hadiths, a fabulously wealthy and wise king of the United Kingdom of Israel who succeeded his father, King David. The conventional dates of Solomon's reign are about 970 to 931 BCE, normally given in alignment with the dates of David's reign

Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II was the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 until his death in 2005. He was elected pope by the second papal conclave of 1978, which was called after John Paul I, who had been elected in August to succeed Pope Paul VI, died after 33 days.

Richard E. Byrd

American Naval Officer, Aviator, Navigator Richard Evelyn Byrd Jr. 1888 -1957 crossed the Atlantic Ocean and explored the Antarctic Plateau and organised polar logistics. He was the first to reach both the North and South Pole by air. He also discovering Mount Sidley,  the largest dormant volcano in Antarctica.

Peter Garrett

Peter Robert Garrett AM (born 16 April 1953) is an Australian musician, environmentalist, activist and former politician. In 1973, Garrett became the lead singer of the Australian rock band Midnight Oil.

Prince Charles

Charles, Prince of Wales is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II. He has been heir apparent as well as Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay since 1952, and he is the oldest and longest-serving heir apparent in British history.

Jerry Seinfeld

Jerome Allen Seinfeld is an American comedian, actor, writer and producer. He is best known for playing a semi-fictionalised version of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld, which he created and wrote with Larry David. The show aired on NBC from 1989 until 1998, becoming one of the most acclaimed and popular American sitcoms of all time.

Sheldon Cooper

Sheldon Lee Cooper Ph.D., Sc.D., is a fictional character in The Big Bang Theory and its spinoff series Young Sheldon, portrayed by actors Jim Parsons in The Big Bang Theory and Iain Armitage in Young Sheldon.

John Cleese

English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer, John Cleese achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In the late 1960s, he co-founded Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Rowan Atkinson - Mr Bean

Mr Bean Rowan Sebastian Atkinson CBE is an English actor, comedian, and writer. He is best known for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder and Mr. Bean.

Sacha Baron Cohen

Sacha Noam Baron Cohen is an English actor, comedian, producer, and writer. He is best known for his creation and portrayal of the fictional satirical characters Ali G, Borat Sagdiyev, Brüno Gehard, and Admiral General Aladeen

John Safran

John Michael Safran is an Australian radio personality, satirist, documentary maker and author, known for combining humour with religious, political and ethnic issues.

Clint Eastwood

Clinton Eastwood Jr. is an American actor, film director, composer, and producer. After achieving success in the Western TV series Rawhide, he rose to international fame with his role as the "Man with No Name".

Jean Luc Piccard

Jean-Luc Picard is a fictional character in the Star Trek franchise, most often seen as the captain of the starship USS Enterprise.

Helen Hunt

Helen Elizabeth Hunt is an American actress and filmmaker. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award and four Emmy Awards.

Emma Thompson

Dame Emma Thompson is a British actress, screenwriter, activist, author, and comedian. She is one of Britain's most acclaimed actresses and is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, three BAFTA Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards.

Deva Premal

Deva Premal is a singer known for introducing Sanskrit mantras into the mainstream. Her meditative, spiritual music—composed and produced with Prabhu Music—puts ancient Tibetan and Sanskrit mantras into contemporary settings. Her album Deva received a Grammy Award nomination for Best New Age Album for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.

Nikola Tesla

Futurist, inventor, electrical and mechanical engineer, Nikola Tesla (1856–1943) invented a worldwide electric power distribution and modern alternative current (AC) and electrical system and of wireless communication but ran out of funds being too advanced for his time. In 1990's a resurgence of interest for his inventions now unfolds.

Nikola Tesla Psychology

"Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born."

John Lennon

John Winston Ono Lennon was an English singer, songwriter, musician and peace activist who achieved worldwide fame as the founder, co-lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles. His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains the most successful in history.

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

In 1965, at 69, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada left Calcutta on a cargo steamship for New York to preach Krishna Consciousness. He emerged as a major influential figure in the Western counterculture, initiating thousands of young Americans and founded the ISKCON movement that soon swept across the entire world.

Nanda Gopal Swami

Disciple of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and dedicated teacher of, "A Course in Miracles" Jesus and cow protection. He rescued 4 bobby calves from slaughter at the dairy and aided me in opening a temple in Suffolk Park. He has also revealed those responsible for Srila Prabupadha's poisoning.

Narah Nrsmha

Born on the same day as Srila Prabupadha according to the conditions as Lord Nrsmha (in a doorway, on dust, onto the lap of his father on a Nrsmha image, long nails, umbilical chord garlanded around his neck, Leo sun and golden snake in the Chinese.

In 2008 Eli Jaxon-Bear revealed to me the one fixation qualities and finally I understood my sons psyche.

Mia Cherry

Daughter of Sydoni Smith, Mia Cherry is a dancer and graduate of Byron High School.

Queen of Dragons - Daenerys Targaryen

Queen Daenerys I Targaryen is the younger sister of Rhaegar Targaryen and Viserys Targaryen, the paternal aunt of Jon Snow, and the youngest child of King Aerys II Targaryen and Queen Rhaella Targaryen, who were both ousted from the Iron Throne during Robert Baratheon's rebellion.

Pure Spirit of Aphrodite

Aphrodite is an ancient Greek goddess associated with love, beauty, pleasure, passion and procreation. She was syncretised with the Roman goddess Venus. Aphrodite's emblematic symbol is the dove and the sash for purity and peace - the cradle for Love.

Crystal Blue Wave

The feeling of what a type one brings when they are tapped into their essence.


The Himalayas, or Himalaya are a mountain range in Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. The range has some of the planet's highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest. Over 100 peaks exceeding 7,200 m in elevation lie in the Himalayas.


Northwest European Netherlands, known for a flat landscape of canals, tulip fields, windmills and cycling routes. Amsterdam, the capital, is home to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the house where Jewish diarist Anne Frank hid during WWII. Canalside mansions and a trove of works from artists including Rembrandt and Vermeer remain from the city's 17th-century "Golden Age."


In Greek mythology, the Hyperboreans were a mythical people who lived in the far northern part of the known world. Their name appears to derive from the Greek ὑπέρ Βορέᾱ, "beyond Boreas", although some scholars prefer a derivation from ὑπερφέρω.


Lighthouse representing the Visionary - one who has original ideas about what the future may hold. A visionary thinks and plans the future with insight, imagination and wisdom.

Function of a One

The phoenix bird symbolises immortality, resurrection and life after death, and in ancient Greek and Egyptian mythology it is associated with the sun god.

One psychology

One Psychology always seeking purity but actually has the capacity to offer the freedom from adulteration or contamination to others.

One psychology

One Psychology - this is the only way a type one is able to fulfil their function, to embrace this psychology.

Essence of One

Essence of One is Purity - when type one has had their time in solitude to connect with their essence, this is what it feels like to be around them.

Function of the One

Function of the One is to be the light and extend it to others beyond judgement.

Purity of Aphrodite

Aphrodite was the Greek goddess of love and beauty. She was known to the Romans as Venus. To the perfection of her figure and the purity of her features she added an innocent grace. Aphrodite’s emblematic objects are the dove and a sash for purity and peace -the cradle of Love.

Qualities of Jesus

Christ Mind - fulfilling ones function. This image reflects the process a type one goes through by moving through the denser qualities until it rises to the top from deep within.

The Movement for Transcendence

The one who fulfils ones karma and performs ones dharma - fulfilling ones function.


Metatron is an angel in Judaism mentioned three times in the Bavli in a few brief passages in the Aggadah and in mystical Kabbalistic texts within Rabbinic literature. He represents an avatar for type one because he is one who fulfils ones karma and performs ones dharma - fulfilling ones function.

Shiva Mountain

Lord Shiva resides in Mount Kailash (Kailasam or Kailayam). There are three Kailayams. First one-Uttara(north) Kailayam. This place is also known as heaven where Lord Shiva resides.

Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash means crystal and forms part of the Tibet Autonomous Region, China and located near Lake Manasarovar and Lake Rakshastal, close to the source of some of the longest Asian rivers: the Indus, Sutlej, Brahmaputra, and Karnali also known as Ghaghara in India Mount Kailash is the most sacred site in four religions: Hinduism, Bon, Buddhism and Jainism. It is wear Shiva took Parvati for their honey moon. This difficult enduring pilgrimage is taken for purification.

Lord Chaitanya

Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu a 15th century Indian saint and the combined avatar of Radha and Krishna by his disciples. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's mode of worshipping Krishna with ecstatic song and dance had a profound effect on Vaishnavism in Bengal and across the world.

Vyasu Dev

Vyasu Dev appeared in the Yadu dynasty; mathurthe place known as Mathur; bhagavnthe Supreme Personality of Godhead; yatra wherein; nityameternally; sannihitaintimately

Lord Kalki

Kalki tenth avatar of Vishnu prophesied to appear at the end of the present Kali Yuga  age to punish the wicked, reward the good, rejuvenate existence by ending the darkest and destructive period to remove adharma  and usher the Satya Yuga age of sacrifice and dharma. 

Celestial Chariot

The carriage of the sun-god’s chariot is estimated to be 3,600,000 yojanas, 28,800,000 miles, long and one-fourth as wide 900,000 yojanas, or 7,200,000 miles. The chariot’s horses, which are named after Gayatri and other Vedic meters, are harnessed by Arunadeva to a yoke that is also 900,000 yojanas wide.

Click into the Reformer

The essence of the one is Purity, which born into a body runs on the passion of anger, or more accurately, resentment. Resentment is their chief feature and therefore the need arises to be seen as a good boy or girl. 

This is the only type who's passion and avoidance are both the same, being anger. Anger in itself is not so much the problem, but more that it is repressed. This leads to continual frustration and dissatisfaction, with both themselves and the world. The way back to Self and to dissolve suffering is through the holy idea of perfection by the holy path of serenity.

Point One: The Internalised Anger Point

Essence: Purity

Holy idea: Perfection

Holy Path: Serenity

Chief feature: Resentment

Passion: Anger

Idealisation: I am righteous

Avoidance: Anger

Dichotomy: Rigid/Sensitive

Sub-types: Self Preservation – Worry

Social – In adaptability

Sexual – Sexual - Jealousy

Sinning Saint - I Do The Right Thing

A perfectionist, conservative, controlled lover, enjoying same sex routines and dares to be wild outside of their familiar environment. A rigid outlook in sex results in covert behavior.

Sex is conditional on working hard, being reliable, doing the right thing in order to earn the right sex and expect the same of their own partner.

Wing Nines and Twos and stretch/release points Four and Seven can all relate.

Paternal idealist persona plays the authority/teacher to make the world a better place.

I am a good partner and I love making love correctly.

Sexual frustration: my self improvement of skills are not being appreciated by my lover.

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In relationship, these types are compliant and need to be in service to others. The seek to obey the rules and meet the demands and expectations of their environment. Even if only subtle, they tend to become authority figures possessing a sense of being better than others. For instance, when ones enter a room they instantly see what's sloppy and what is needed for improvement. 

Dichotomy is Rigid/Sensitive, where on one side they appear emotionally sensitive and the other militaristic.

Ones tend to be sexually repressed. Having a resistance to aggression, they are often seen by others as highly self-controlled, even rigid, despite their contrary inner experience.

As an internal anger point, the experience for the One is like sitting on a cauldron of desire and passion, that they had better keep a lid on or they will regret later. 

In childhood the soul was forced to shut down and believe that to make mistakes was not okay. The idealisation then became I am righteous. 

The competent type who's main emphasis is to be correct, sensible and structured. They tend to focus on improving standards, improving themselves and knowing the rules. 

They resist the affects of instinctual drives by consciously not giving in to them, or alternatively, by expressing them freely.

They manage their feelings through repression and denial. Feelings are thus channeled into the activity of getting things done perfectly.

Feelings are also physical, held rigidly in the body. 


I am righteous.

Ones want to work with the system, and in trying to  be "good" they tend to get irritated with those who disrespect the rules (such as the 8). 

Lesson 263 of "A Course in Miracles" Jesus 

My holy vision sees all things as pure.

Father, Your Mind created all that is, Your Spirit entered into it, Your Love gave life to it. And would I look upon what You created as if it could be made sinful? I would not perceive such dark and fearful images. A madman's dream is hardly fit to be my choice, instead of all the loveliness with which You blessed creation; all its purity, its joy, and its eternal, quiet home in You.

And while we still remain outside the gate of Heaven, let us look on all we see through holy vision and the eyes of Christ. Let all appearances seem pure to us, that we may pass them by in innocence, and walk together to our Father's house as brothers and the holy Sons of God.


Lesson 347 of "A Course in Miracles" Jesus

Anger must come from judgment. Judgment is the weapon I would use against myself, to keep the miracle away from me.

Father, I want what goes against my will, and do not want what is my will to have. Straighten my mind, my Father. It is sick. But You have offered freedom, and I choose to claim Your gift today. And so I give all judgment to the One You gave to me to judge for me. He sees what I behold, and yet He knows the truth. He looks on pain, and yet He understands it is not real, and in His understanding it is healed. He gives the miracles my dreams would hide from my awareness. Let Him judge today. I do not know my will, but He is sure it is Your Own. And He will speak for me, and call Your miracles to come to me.

Listen today. Be very still, and hear the gentle Voice for God assuring you that He has judged you as the Son He loves.

One - A Deeper Look into the reformer

Advice for the One: "If you are asked to a dirty place to sit, you will not like it, and want to leave. Similarly, parmatma (god) will not sit well in a heart filled with sins and bad habits. Keep your heart clean and cultivate inner purity to experience your God nature rather than mental disturbances."

The Purity of the One fixation is the summit of the mountain few can attain. The white snow glistens on the mountain peak. They judge right action in every thought and deed, churning judgement and anger from within from the sphincter to the crown of the head. Just as the intense compression of coal creates a diamond, the life of the one goes through a similar process and cycle with every revolutionary idea they have come to bestow upon us if they are able to transmute that anger and judgement into insightful diamond clear vision of where we could potentially head for a brighter future.

Ones struggle with anger and turn in upon themselves finding fault with everything both in themselves and in others.

These are visionaries and missionaries ushering in the change needed for a brighter world.

They are rational idealists and perfectionists, with an acute sense of right and wrong driving their mental and emotional systems to boiling point. Ones strive for higher values at great personal sacrifice, overcoming moral adversity and self sacrifice in order to shine the way forward. They are history makers, visionaries and activists who tend to leave their comfort zones to answer the call for bringing extraordinary change to the world, or at the very least to reduce the disorder they assess within in the world around them. (Sonja Watson Sunaina.)

The following Ones have inspired huge numbers of people towards a joined goal to lift them from a density they are having to endure:

In 1965, at 69, A.C. Bhativedanta Swami Prabhupada left Calcutta on a cargo steamship for New York to preach Krishna Consciousness. He emerged as a major influential figure in the Western counterculture, initiating thousands of young Americans and founding the ISKCON movement that soon swept across the entire world.

Gandhi left behind his wife, family, and life as a successful lawyer to become an itinerant advocate of Indian independence and non-violent resistance to lead a successful campaign for India's independence from British rule, and in turn inspired a movement for civil rights and freedom across the world.

Nelson Mandela led his government towards dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. So dedicated was his vision to free his people that he led a sabotage campaign that brought about his imprisonment for 27 years. His life legacy was his commitment to bringing peace to the black majority, and give the black majority the right to vote in national and local elections. The suffering he endured to achieve his vision is remarkable.

Abraham Lincoln, 16th US president, led the nation through the greatest moral, constitutional and political crises - the American Civil War (1861-1865). He preserved the Union, abolished slavery, bolstered the federal government and modernised the US economy.

Martin Luther King, an American Christian minister, became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. During his life he advanced civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, and was inspired by his Christian beliefs and by his enneagram One fixation brother, Mahatma Gandhi.

In 2011, Osama Bin Laden fled with 8 family members to a cave complex of the White Mountains at Tora Bora, Afghanistan, on the country's eastern border, and survived 10 days on minimal rations. Scapegoated or not, as the one responsible for 9/11, a One is capable of feeling rich even on frugal means.

Martyr, Catholic saint, and military leader, Joan of Arc left her peasant village in France to lead the French army in overthrowing the English in the Hundred Year War to restore the throne. Although burnt at the stake at the age of 19, she was later exonerated and declared a national symbol of France. Heroine of France "Maid of Lorraine", was considered a Catholic saint.

Raoul Wallenburg left his comfortable middle-class life to work for the protection of thousands of European Jews from invading Nazis during the war.

Each of these personalities have educated and inspired millions by their legacy of high ideals and activism within their socio political/cultural demographic and beyond.

Ones feel they have to justify their actions to themselves and others, keeping themselves from behaving contrary to their convictions. Being purity, they seek an objective truth and rationale and are thus compelled towards activism. Instinctive and passionate for their convictions, they use judgment to control and direct themselves and their actions.

The experience of being in a body as purity is constant churn between an inner disparity due to their innate need to stay true to their principles. As a result they resist the affects of instinctual drives, by consciously not giving in to them or expressing them freely. This creates suffering in the form of repression, resistance, and aggression (including sexually) while being seen by others as highly self-controlled, even rigid, despite their contrary inner experience.

As an internal anger point, the experience for the One is like sitting on a cauldron of desire and passion, that they must “keep the lid on” lest they regret it.

Ones believe in strictness to perfect themselves, but end up creating their own personal hell. Ones disagree that God created good, making it difficult to trust their inner guidance or to trust in life, and instead they rely heavily on their superego. This is a learned voice from childhood, guiding them toward “the greater good” they so passionately seek.

When Ones have gotten completely entranced in their personality, there is little distinction between them and a severe, unforgiving voice. Separating genuine strengths and limitations is considered growth for a One and can therefore lead them towards extreme diets and disciplines.

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