How Ones Fit in the Triad
Ones belong to the physical, or anger, triad, which means they rely primarily on their physical instincts, gut reactions, or belly wisdom to navigate the world. Like the other types within this triad (Eights and Nines), Ones tend to be somewhat flawed in the thinking department. Ego-driven and pathological Ones typically limit the amount of original thinking they do by adopting a religious or moral creed that does their thinking for them.
Ones will often relinquish their own sense of self in order to perfectly conform to an idea, principle, or tradition. Many develop judgmental attitudes and moral strictures to implement and reinforce their imported self — the self they formed to belong to a philosophical, religious, professional, or corporate theology. They erase their own preferences by criticizing themselves according to the norms of the ideal or rules of that tradition or principle.
Like the other members of the anger triad, Ones have a baseline of low-level anger that they usually express through well-intentioned, but sometimes abrasive, criticism of others who they feel don't measure up to their moral standards.
Like Eights and Nines, Ones erased their own authentic self and adjusted their needs in order to survive. While Eights fight to get their own way and Nines quietly surrender their life without getting their way, Ones typically insist on implementing the rules that they have chosen to follow and then make what they think is their way the only way.
Integrated Ones are altruistic, genuinely loving, evangelists that inspire the world; pathological Ones often become both hypercritical and hypocritical tyrants.