Type 1

THE REFORMER

Upstanding and responsible, Type 1s are always striving to do what they view as right. They walk through life focused on the way things should be, and seek to improve everything around them.

However, this is an imperfect world, and Type 1s often feel assaulted by the flaws they notice wherever they turn. In an attempt to appease this, they carry a personal obligation to correct the errors in their everyday life. This overwhelming burden leaves them with chronic dissatisfaction since the task of improving things never ends.

Type 1s often don’t acknowledge their frustration and even anger, because that would be “bad,” and their Core Longing is to be seen as “good.” They wrestle with internal resentment because they can’t control life and put everything the way it should be.

When trying to satisfy their longing for things to be good and right apart from Christ, Type 1s can become

self-controlling, but also perfectionistic and critical of others.

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