Chapter 3
Type 1: The Perfectionist/ Reformer
In This Chapter
• Living by the rules
• I’m here to fix me, you, and the rest of the world
• Oh! The pressure to be good is killing me
• Let’s see, there’s guilt, and resentment, and …
• Doing it right—no time to play and relax
Perfectionist/Reformers strive to make everything right, have high ideals, and expect the same traits in others. 1s have a hard time with ambivalence and the gray areas of life. It’s always an either/or proposition for the 1: black or white, good or evil, right or wrong. That someone could be good and bad at the same time is difficult for the 1 to accept.

Understanding the Type

1s believe there is only one way—the right way! Their ideal vision of how life must be lived drives ...

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